2 Tips To Prolonging The Life Of Your Roof

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Tips To Prolonging The Life Of Your Roof

Whether your roof is new or years old, keeping it in good shape is essential to preventing leaks and premature damage. A roof replacement is a costly proposition, so maintaining your current one is the best way to save money and keep your indoor space safe and comfy. Read on for practical measures you can take to ensure your roof stays intact for longer. Get rid of leaves and overhanging branches A roof that is surrounded by towering trees can have a major problem with piling leaves, which can collect on roof valleys or near chimneys,...

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Want An Energy Efficient Roof? Consider The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Spray Foam

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want An Energy Efficient Roof? Consider The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Spray Foam

With so many energy efficient roofing options to pick from, one of the materials you may be considering is spray foam. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of using the material. Advantages of Using Spray Foam Many homeowners love spray foam because of its durability and strength, which is comparable to having a multi-layered roofing system. Spray foam is seamless, waterproof, and will completely adhere to an existing roof structure. It will even withstand hail damage since any damage will be localized to the top surface of the...

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3 Best Roofing Materials For A Skillion-Style Porch Roof

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Best Roofing Materials For A Skillion-Style Porch Roof

Skillion roofs are also called shed roofs because that is where these one-sided, steeply upwards sloping styles are traditionally found. But a skillion roof can also serve as the roof for a long but narrow front porch. Need new roofing material for your skillion porch under roof repairs?  If your home’s upper roof is visible from the road, you will want to match the porch roof to the home’s roof. If the upper roof isn’t visible, you have more design flexibility. Here are a few of the best roofing materials for a...

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Three Choices To Give Your Home A Custom Look With New Asphalt Shingles

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Choices To Give Your Home A Custom Look With New Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles come in many different shapes and sizes. The most affordable shingles are single-tabbed materials that have a plain look and shorter life. Today, you have a choice of many other types of asphalt shingles to give your home more of a custom look with textures and 3D details. These materials can also last longer than the conventional single-shingles. Here are some of the choices you may want to consider when replacing your roof: 1. Decorative Roofing To Give Your Home A Classic Look Decorative shingles used to be very popular on...

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Pros And Cons Of Wooden Roofing Shingles For Homes

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pros And Cons Of Wooden Roofing Shingles For Homes

If you’ve begun to look into alternative, eco-friendly roofing options for your home, one of the choices you may come across is wooden shingles. While these shingles certainly are a green choice since they are made from natural materials, they are not necessarily the best choice for every home. Carefully weigh these pros and cons to determine if they’re right for your needs. Pro: Wooden shingles make for an energy-efficient home. Wooden shingles are a rather good insulator. This means they will do a good job of keeping heat in...

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How You Can Turn Your Modern Home Into A Historical Masterpiece

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How You Can Turn Your Modern Home Into A Historical Masterpiece

If you love the unique appeal of historical homes, you may have considered how you could live in one. For many homeowners, however, the purchase of an actual historical home is way out of their budget. Today, you can turn your newer house into one that appears to have been there for a century or more.  Start With Your Home’s Siding Your home can be sided with old bricks from demolished historical structures in your town. Many construction companies take the time to salvage old bricks, clean them up, and re-sell them. Homeowners...

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Is Your Damaged Tile Roof An Eye Sore? Repair Your Hidden Gem

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Your Damaged Tile Roof An Eye Sore? Repair Your Hidden Gem

If you live in a home with an old clay roof and a lot of the shingles are damaged, you can restore the roof and you don’t have to sacrifice energy efficiency. There are a lot of benefits to having a clay roof, and it may be cheaper to make a few repairs than to replace the roof entirely. Clay is an incredibly high–quality roofing material that is expensive to install, so keeping the shingles that are in good condition and just changing the faulty ones is best. Here are a few things you should ask the roofing professionals to do. Replace...

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Battle Of Longevity: Slate Vs. Copper Roofing

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Battle Of Longevity: Slate Vs. Copper Roofing

If your roofing material will only last for 15 years, then you have to not only worry about the cost of your roof, but also the cost of replacing your roof down the road. On the other hand, if you install a roof that will last for two-hundred or more years, you might never have to worry about replacing your roof. A wise, forward-looking homeowner will consider buying a long-lasting slate or copper roof instead of settling for the least expensive option.  Trends in Roof Purchases You can learn a lot about what motivates people when they...

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A Summer Storm Damage Checklist For Homeowners

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Summer Storm Damage Checklist For Homeowners

If you live in an area of the country that experiences intense summer storms that include high winds, rain, hail, thunder and lightening, you need to have a summer storm damage checklist on hand. After a large and damaging summer storm, make sure you complete this checklist: Check For Live Wires Before you start inspecting your house and checking on your animals, make sure that there are not any down and live wires on your properties. Large summer storms regularly knock down power lines. If you see a power line down, the most important thing...

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4 Repairs And Improvements You Can Have Done When Replacing Your Roof

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Repairs And Improvements You Can Have Done When Replacing Your Roof

Asphalt roofing only lasts for so many years before it needs to be replaced. When removing the old shingles, it is likely that you are going to uncover damage and repairs that need to be done. Decking and rafters can have hidden water damage that needs to be addressed. You may also want to improve things like flashing on your roof. Here are some of the repairs and improvements you may want to do with a roof replacement: 1. Replacing Damaged Decking Materials When replacing your roof, the decking materials can be damaged due to many things...

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