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  • Shakes and Fakes: Everything You Need to Know About Alternatives to Asphalt Shingles


    Asphalt shingles are ubiquitous. Across much of America, homes are protected by asphalt shingles and there is nothing wrong with that; they are durable, effective, and inexpensive. Sometimes, however, you want a different look for your home. From cedar shakes to faux products, there are choices out there to fit every style and budget.  1. Metal Roofing: While traditional, standing seam metal roofs in a silver-tone are what comes to mind when someone mentions installing a metal roof on their home, the options available today in metal roofing are almost limitless.
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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Roof Is Energy Inefficient


    Feel like your energy bill is higher than it should be? Does it seem like your home struggles to reach your desired temperature, even when the air conditioner or furnace are running? If so, there's likely something in your home that is creating a draft. If you've installed insulation, sealed your windows, and taken other energy efficiency steps to minimize waste, you may want to consider issues in your roof.
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  • Flat Roof Follies: Three Roofing Mistakes


    Your metal shop, warehouse, garage or shed was likely outfitted with a rubber, flat-top roof before you even thought of purchasing the place. It could be serving your facility well, weathering storms and brightly sunny days without trouble. Ignoring it as business consumes your hours is easy. This, however, typically leads to roofing structure trouble as the natural deterioration of the materials occurs without notice. These particular mistakes--or follies--could threaten not only the roof, but everything happening inside the building.
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  • Don't Get Stuck With Roof Problems This Year: How To Get Your Flat Roof Ready For Winter


    Winter is coming. If you have a flat roof on your home, now's the time to take care of the pre-season maintenance. The last thing you want is to be left dealing with winter roofing damage. Unfortunately, that's what you'll be facing if you don't give your flat roof the care it needs before winter arrives in a few months. To help you avoid serious winter damage, here are some care instructions you'll need to follow.
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  • 4 Tips For Repairing Your Roof After Hail Damage


    One of the issues you may face as a homeowner is damage to your roof due to a severe hail storm. This can cause you a great deal of stress and expense in the process. The key to getting your home back in order will start with repairing your roof as quickly as possible. Knowing specific tips that will help you complete this task is sure to be ideal. Tip #1:  Gather several estimates
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  • 4 Tips To Help Get Roof Replacement Estimates And Reduce The Cost Of Your Project


    One of the costliest home improvements do you do you need to do to your home is replacing the roof. When your roof begins to age and shows signs of wear, you need to have it inspected and get an estimate to know what the cost of replacement is going to be. There are also some things that you may want to do to help reduce the cost of roof replacement, such as turning off the old roof in yourself or installing the underlayment.
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  • Rock On! The Benefits Of Slate Roofing


    If you are looking to replace the roofing on your home, you will quickly find that there are many different roofing options available to you. Trying to determine which one is best for you may seem like a daunting task. However, looking at the advantages of different types of roofs can help you zero in on the roofing option that has the benefits that make the most sense for your situation and needs.
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  • What You Should Know About Using Seamless Gutters for Your Home


    Has the time finally come to replace your home's gutters? If so, you may be looking to switch to seamless gutters to eliminate the problems that the old ones had. Here are some things to know about using seamless gutters. Seamless Gutters Still Have Seams Don't be misled by the name since seamless gutters still have seams in them. The catch is that there will just be fewer seams along the gutters.
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  • What Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Hail Damage & Protecting Their Property


    A hail storm can cause a massive amount of damage. In fact, Colorado had an enormous hail storm that initially resulted in 1.4 billion dollars in damages to homes and vehicles, but a year later the estimates were closer to 2.3 billion. This is because, sometimes, damage from hail isn't readily seen immediately after a hail storm. If you live in an area that has had a hail storm or is prone to hail storms, it's important that you understand the types of damage hail can cause to roofing and siding.
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  • 3 Step Guide To Safely Removing Vines Growing On Your Shingled Roof


    If you have ivy growing on your home's roof that has gotten out of control, you may worry that the vegetation may start breaking up the shingles. If you want to remove the ivy without causing further damage to your roof, use the three steps below. Step 1:  Cover Any Important Plants Near Your House During the first step, you need to cover any important plants that are growing along the side of your house.
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