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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»

Mass Confusion: Explaining Why The Density Of Foam Roofing Isn't What You Think It Is

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When you think of foam, you think of a thick layer of padding that goes into many different products. Foam is meant to puff things up and provide a cushion. Ergo, when you hear of residential foam roofing, you cannot help but picture something akin to shoulder pads for your roof. That cannot be farther from the truth. Foam roofing is a more energy-efficient alternative to all other kinds of roofing materials. Read More»

Exterior Home Maintenance Tips For Spring

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After a long, gloomy winter, spring’s bright skies and warm weather are a breath of fresh air. It’s the perfect time to get outside and inspect the exterior of your home for any problems and make necessary repairs. By inspecting your home’s exterior in the spring, it’s easier to catch issues before they become major problems. This way, you’ll have a lot more time for fun and relaxation in the summer. Read More»

4 Reasons Why You Should Install A Metal Roof On Your New Home

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Are you building a new home? If so, very early in the process, you’ll need to decide what type of roof you want on the house. Many homeowners opt for traditional choices like asphalt shingles, clay tiles, or even cedar shakes. However, metal is an alternative that you should consider. Metal has long been used as a roofing material for commercial building. However, many homeowners are now seeing that it’s an appealing choice for residential buildings too. Read More»

Make Your Roof A Cool Roof With Asphalt Shingles

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If you need or want to update your roof, you should consider investing in shingles. There are many great things about roof shingles. One the top of the list are the facts that it is energy efficient and affordable at the same time. This article will explain what you should look for if you are going to change the shingles on your residential roof. Cool Roofs As you are researching roof shingles, you will often hear the term cool roofs. Read More»