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  • How To Care For Your New Clay Roof


    You've just had a clay roof installed on your home and you want to protect this costly investment. After all, your clay roof took a lot of time to install and you want to maintain its beauty and unique allure as long as possible. You chose this type of roofing structure for its longevity and visual appeal as well as the energy savings you can have by the way this material works with sunlight.
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  • 4 Tips To Help You With Care And Repair Needs Of Your New Solar Roof Installation


    If you are wanting to invest in solar energy for your home without installing large, unsightly panels, solar roofing is the solution you are looking for. These are attractive roofing materials that have the solar cells integrated into their design. Solar roofing also needs maintenance and occasional repairs. The following tips will help you with the maintenance and repairs for your new solar roof is going to need. 1. Choosing the Type of Solar Roofing to Install on Your Home
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  • Three Extremely Durable Roofing Materials


    The durability of your roof plays a central role in determining just how much maintenance, cleaning and repair work you'll have to complete over the course of its lifespan. Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of the three most common types of highly durable roofing solutions can help you pick the one that is best suited for your home's needs. Metal Roofing Metal roofing can come in either larger panels, which can be installed much quicker, or in shingles, which can recreate the classic appearance of asphalt roofs.
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  • Commercial Roof Protection Tips


    Check Flashing Commercial roofs aren't as barren as residential roofs. In addition to shingles, your commercial roof is likely the foundation for the building's main HVAC unit and might have protruding chimneys or similar objects. For that reason, thin metal strips or panels, called flashing, have been laid around these protrusions to support them and prevent substantial leaks at those points.  However, flashing can wear down like anything else might. Corrosion is a possibility, as is loosening of individual metal strips.
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  • Tips For Locating Leaks On Commercial And Residential Roofs


    The winter rains are coming and now is the time you need to repair any leaks in your roof that developed over the summer. However, before you can get to work repairing leaks, first you need to locate them. While this may seem like a simple thing, it isn't always as obvious as you might imagine because the source of the leak can be a long way from the place the roof shows any obvious water damage.
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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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