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3 Roofing Materials For Your Home

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If you are a homeowner, you will want to ensure you do the necessary amount of maintenance to keep your home in good condition. One of these may include replacing your roof. This can be an expensive project and one that you will want to ensure is done correctly.  Knowing the various types of roofing materials that are available to you will allow you to make the most well-informed choice. Read More»

Ask These Three Questions Before You Hire A Roofing Contractor

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A roof that needs repair or replacement is best entrusted to a licensed roofing contractor. Not only is the job dangerous for the amateur to tackle on his or her own, but failing to complete the work properly can also lead to significant expenses in the future. It’s conventional to talk to a few roofing contractors and obtain quotes for your job. During this process, you’ll likely ask about the contractor’s license, experience with similar jobs and even for some references. Read More»

Four Tips To Help Identify And Repair Your Roof Leak Problems

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If you have water marks on the ceilings inside your home, the likely cause is small roof leaks. These can be problems that are difficult to find. If the problem is being caused by an exposed nail, it can literally be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Here are some tips to help you find your roof leaks and put an end to these problems. 1. Finding And Repairing Small Roof Leaks From Nails Read More»

How To Properly Cut Rolled Roofing Material

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There are multiple ways you can purchase roofing material; you can purchase individual shingles or you can purchase rolls of roofing material with the shingles attached. If you decide to use rolled roofing material, you may want to cut it before you take it up to your roof in order to make it more manageable. Needed Materials In addition to the role of asphalt roofing material, you are going to need a hook-blade utility knife, a tape measure and a large sheet of plywood in order to cut the roofing material. Read More»

Different Inspections That Can Tell You How Much Work Your Roof Really Needs

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When your roof needs work but you are not sure how much, it is important to get that answer. Luckily, with the help of a qualified roofer, you can get the answer you need by completing a few inspections. With these inspections, you will be able to know what problems you have and then determine which repair or replacement options you prefer to do. Visual Inspection A visual inspection is the initial way any roofer determines the quality of a roof. Read More»

Everything You Need To Know About Your Mossy Roof

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As a homeowner, you know the importance of keeping your roof healthy. If you live anywhere where the climate can be damp or humid, you may notice dots of green moss on your shingles. Before you panic and start throwing bleach or lemon juice all over, realize that while you should remove the moss, there’s no need to fret. Why is Moss Bad? Moss in itself isn’t bad, but the effects it can have are. Read More»

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»