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Building a Shed? Know Your Roofing Options

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The shed in your backyard will need to have a roof just like your home does. However, you may not necessarily need the exact same type of roofing material that you use for your home. There are different roofing material options no matter what your budget is. By understanding what they are, you can select the material that will work best for you. Roofing Felt Need a low-budget option? A cheap roofing material you can use is roofing felt. Read More»

Removing Unsightly Moss From Your Asphalt Shingled Rooftop

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If you have a roof composed of asphalt shingles, and you noticed there are areas with green moss growing on or between them, you will most likely want to remove this in its entirety to improve the appearance of your home. Moss occurs when excessive moisture is present and can lead to damage to your shingles, which in turn can lead to leaking into your house. Here are some tips you can use in removing this substance in its entirety and some ways you can keep it from returning in the future. Read More»

Reducing Interior Moisture During The Winter To Preserve Roof Intergrity

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Roofs are vulnerable to condensation at any time, but the winter season makes them especially susceptible to condensation-related damage. The condensation can form large water droplets that can drip into your house and cause damage. Apart from that, the condensed water can also encourage mold growth, decay, and rust. Therefore, it’s important to reduce the level of moisture in your house when the winter starts. Here are four ways in which you can do that: Read More»

Stop Animals And Debris From Clogging The Vent Pipes On Your Roof

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Just about every home has one or two vent pipes sticking out of the roof. When someone flushes the toilet in your home, a vent pipe helps to push air down the pipes to create venting so that the water can easily be pushed all the way down into your septic system. The only problem with these vent pipes is there are times when animals can clog them or debris can get into them. Read More»

Five Common Metal Roof Repairs

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Metal roofing offers a lot of advantages over other types of roofing materials. It’s attractive, very durable, impervious to water and insect damage, and fire resistant. However, metal roofing isn’t indestructible. It is likely that your metal roofing will need a few repairs over the course of its long lifespan. Common metal roofing repairs 1. Loose nails and leaky seams. While metal roofing panels are waterproof, the seams are vulnerable to leaks. Read More»

Four Reasons To Replace Your Roof With An Eco-Friendly Cool Roof

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Whether you’re about to have a roof replacement or whether you’re planning far into the future, now is a great time to start thinking about whether you’ll make the switch to a cool roof and save money and energy over the years. But as a homeowner you may wonder if the advantages of such a roof will make up for the disadvantages of higher-priced materials and having fewer contractors to choose from. Read More»

Commercial Renovations: Four Reasons To Consider Rubber Roofing

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As a business owner, making decisions about the roofing investments for your building can sometimes be challenging. After all, you’re an expert in your business, not in roofing. However, if you have a commercial building with a flat roof, one of the roofing types you should consider for your renovation is rubber roofing. Here are some of the many reasons why your commercial building needs a rubber roof. Affordability Rubber roofing is an affordable option for most any business. Read More»

Is Fiberglass Roofing Right For Your Home?

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There are so many material options for building, and it’s common to get confused at choosing between them. Fiberglass is just one option, and you may be considering it for your needs. There are many pros and cons to the use of fiberglass in roofing. Here’s a look to see whether it’s right for your needs. How Is Fiberglass Made? Fiberglass is made up of four different layers. There is a protective mat that is topped with a fiberglass base. Read More»

Creative Green Roofing Options For Your Business

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Having access to trees and grass in a city can be considered a premium for a business, but it doesn’t have to be. With the typical commercial roof being flat, it opens your options to creative green commercial roofing ideas to bring green benefits to your business. Turn Your Roof Into A Park or Garden A rooftop can be transformed from a place that is never visited to one that is a beautiful escape for employees with flowers and grass. Read More»

How To Maintain Stucco Siding

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Stucco is a popular siding option that provides a natural stone appearance and a high degree of durability to your home. However, like all building materials, it needs to be properly taken care of to ensure that it remains strong and unmarred over time despite extensive weather exposure. Here are a few things that you can do and that you should avoid to help ensure that your stucco siding stays in the best shape possible. Read More»