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What You Need To Know About Asphalt Shingles

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Asphalt Shingles

Approximately 75 percent of residential buildings in North America have asphalt shingle roofs, and there’s a good reason. Asphalt shingles are cost-effective and readily available. However, before you have an asphalt shingle roof installed, you need to learn more about the different types, styles, and colors of shingles available. Asphalt Shingle Basics Asphalt shingles are available in two different varieties: organic and fiberglass. Organic asphalt shingles are made by covering a layer of recycled felt paper with asphalt that’s...

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A Look At Three Natural Roofing Choices For Cottage Owners

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Look At Three Natural Roofing Choices For Cottage Owners

If you have a little cottage out in the woods, you probably want it to maintain as natural a look as possible. Thus, asphalt shingles or gaudy metal roofing just won’t do. You need a natural roof for your cottage. Thankfully, you have a few choices. Cedar Shakes Cedar roofing is probably the easiest roofing option to choose since many conventional roofing companies offer it. Cedar shakes are essentially “chips” of cedar wood that are attached in an overlapping pattern to form a roof. While the prospect of a wood roof might...

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3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Business’s Roof

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Business’s Roof

Owning a business comes with a number of responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is taking care of your roof and making sure it is in top condition at all times. Otherwise, you could end up with a lot of problems down the line that could have been prevented by following a few simple tips along the way. To make sure your roof stays looking amazing for quite some time, here are a few tips to begin implementing into your routine today. Have an annual inspection done to check for anything that needs to be repaired. One of the best things...

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4 Maintenance Tips To Help Extend The Life Of Your Slate Roofing

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Maintenance Tips To Help Extend The Life Of Your Slate Roofing

Slate roofing can be a very durable material that lasts for decades, but it does need to have maintenance. Some of the things you may need to do include inspecting the roof for damage or replacing slate tiles. With the proper care of your slate roofing, you can get many years out of it without replacing it. Here are some maintenance tips to help you get the most out of your slate tiles: 1. Do An Annual Inspection Of Your Roof To Find Potential Problems Inspecting the condition of your roof regularly can help to catch problems before they lead...

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Best Roofing Materials For A Roof With Multiple Skylights

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best Roofing Materials For A Roof With Multiple Skylights

Skylights are a beautiful way to let in some natural light, and the beautiful stars at night, without compromising your privacy. However, skylights can prove to be a challenge when you need a new roof and are selecting the roofing material. Protrusions such as skylights can create waterproofing issues in the area where the roof meets the skylight perimeter. Choosing the right roofing material, with the assistance of your roofer, can ensure you have the most attractive yet functional roof possible. Here are a few of the roofing materials that...

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Clay Vs. Metal Roofing: Which Is Right For Your Home?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Clay Vs. Metal Roofing: Which Is Right For Your Home?

When deciding on a roofing material for your house, you need to make considerations that go beyond the price of materials. Things such as longevity, weight, and energy efficiency can all be a factor in the lifetime cost of the material. Two materials that you may be considering are clay and metal roofing. Here are the major differences between them in three key areas. Longevity Clay tiles are very brittle, but if left untouched, they can potentially last indefinitely. One of the biggest threats to the longevity of clay tiles...

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Do’s And Don’ts For Installing Vinyl Siding On Your Shed

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do’s And Don’ts For Installing Vinyl Siding On Your Shed

If you are going to build your own shed to store your garden equipment in, then the easiest way to protect its exterior from the elements is by installing vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is inexpensive and will last for decades with very minimal care.  Follow these do’s and don’ts to install your shed’s vinyl siding like a professional contractor: Do opt for a thicker starter strip rather than using a thinner one. Since the starter strip for your shed’s siding is placed at the bottom of its exterior walls, a thick...

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How To Find Leaks In Your Roof

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Find Leaks In Your Roof

A leaky roof can be a nightmare for any homeowner. A leak in the roof can mean damage in other areas as well, such as water damaged drywall, ceilings and ceiling light fixtures, as well as mold in the attic insulation and on the beams, not to mention the damaged area of the roof itself. This can all be costly if the leak is not found quickly before causing any further damage. You can find these leaks yourself, but it can be a little tricky. See below for tips on how to find leaks in your roof. Look For Interior Damage Water spots on the...

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