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5 Early Warning Signs Your Roof May Develop A Leak

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Many people wrongly assume that they can’t do anything to prevent their roof from leaking. However, your roof generally gives you a few warnings before it starts to leak. Here are five early warning signs you need to look for this summer to make sure that your roof does not develop a leak. If you notice or spot any of these signs on your roof or in your home, you need to call a roofing contractor to come in and assist you right away. Read More»

Securing A Tarp on A Leaky Roof

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For one reason or another, you may have a leaking roof. Sometimes, it can be difficult to get the leaks repaired on your roof. As a temporary solution, adding a tarp to your roof can help keep the water out of your home and prevent more extensive damage. But, first you will want to find the leaks and then add the tarp. Here are some tips to help you find the leaks on your roof and cover them temporarily with a tarp: Read More»

Three Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Wood Siding Installation

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If you want to have new siding installed on your home, wood can be a great choice. It is also a type of siding that will require care and maintenance to get the most life out of it. With the right care and a few repairs, though, your siding can last for decades without replacement. If you want to get more life out of your wood siding, here are some tips to help you with the installation of new wood siding for your home. Read More»

Eco-Friendly Roofing Choices

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When it’s time to replace your roof, taking the environment into consideration can be both good for your wallet and the earth.The options available today include using recycled roofing materials as well as the use of light-reflecting colors to reduce home cooling costs and reduce the ecological footprint of your home. Read on for the top roofing methods to save money, energy and be earth friendly. Cool Roofs Traditional dark-colored asphalt shingles do nothing to reflect heat off your roof; they actually adsorb the heat and pass it on to your interior spaces and then out into the atmosphere. Read More»

What To Look For When Inspecting Your Roof For Potential Problems

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The best way for you to avoid costly roofing repairs is to inspect the condition of your roof regularly. You may be put off by the thought of climbing up on your roof, but if this is the case, you’ll be glad to know you can do a visual inspection from the ground. All you need is a pair of binoculars. You want to look for the following signs of trouble on your roof: Read More»

3 Roofing Mistakes You Don't Want To Make With Your Shingled Roof

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When it comes time to repair the roof on your home, it might not be as easy as you think to figure out what the problem might be. Oftentimes, a leak is the first sign that something isn’t right. However, finding where the leak is at might be the problem. If the shingles aren’t installed correctly, it can cause water to make its way underneath the shingles and accumulate far away from where the leak actually started. Read More»

4 Things To Consider Before Installing A Cool Roof On Your Home

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There are many things to consider when you are thinking about making improvements to your home. When it comes to installing new roofing, this is especially true. The roof of your home plays a major role in keeping you comfortable in your home and well protected from the weather conditions outside. If you are thinking about installing a cool roof to help reduce your cooling costs, then you will want to consider these four things: Read More»

Wise Home Owner: A Few Steps To Prepare Your Roof For Autumn

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Your roof takes a lot of heat and other natural elements, which can take their toll in the long run. This could minimize the life of your roof and force you to replace it prematurely. But, you can help prolong the life of your roof by simply taking a few steps to maintain your roof with the help of your roof specialist. Be Sure to Check The Gutters The first thing you want to pay attention to is your gutters. Read More»

The Advantages Of Greenhouse Roofs

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Greenhouse roofs, sometimes called green or living roofs, are special roofs that are made up of a waterproof membrane with special installations that allow plants to grow on your roof. Due to their organic nature, greenhouse roofs carry a number of advantages over traditional roofing materials, and can provide your home with a truly unique aesthetic while at the same time satisfying your practical roofing needs. While the following advantages apply to all greenhouse roofs, each roof will differ in their characteristics due to different amounts and types of plant growth, as well as different climate conditions and roof sizes. Read More»

4 Ways To Green A Commercial Roof

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Are you looking for ways to green your company’s roof? Corporate green initiatives are a wonderful way to reach out to a community and show them that your business cares about improving the environment. A green roof is one of many ways that you can visibly and substantially reduce energy use.  1. Install Solar Panels Solar panels can be used to provide a portion of a commercial building’s energy needs. Many commercial roofing applications, such as low slope installations, are perfect for solar panels because they provide a flat, even surface that is always exposed to light (unlike residential solar panels, which can sometimes be blocked off as the sun moves across the sky). Read More»