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Bird Droppings On Your Roof? Know About Potential Damage And Prevention

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Your home's roof will put up with a lot of damage to protect it, but a danger that is often overlooked are bird droppings that land on the surface. They can actually damage your home's roof, which is why it's important to know how damage happens and how to prevent it. Can Bird Droppings Actually Damage The Roof? The primary way that bird droppings can create damage to a roof is from them being acidic.

23 June 2016

3 Areas Around Your Roof That You Need To Check Frequently To Prevent A Future Problem

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A well-maintained roof should last for 20, 30 years or more. But if you want to see that kind of longevity out of your roof, you'll need to take proper care of it with regular maintenance check ups. In addition to walking the roof and looking for shingles that are in disrepair, you'll also want to keep an eye on some other key areas on and around your roof. Here are 3 potential trouble spots to keep in mind.

13 June 2016

How To Patch A Leaky Steel Gutter

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If you notice roof leaks where the ceiling connects to the walls, check your steel gutters for holes. A steel gutter are made from a process called galvanization, but they can develop holes letting rain seep into your home. The gutter is supposed to divert water frorm your home to avoid extensive damage. Luckily, holes are fixable even by a beginning DIY person. Here are some tips to fix steel gutter leaks.

7 June 2016

Commonly Believed Roofing Myths Debunked

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The roof that protects your home can be a part of the house that you may rarely give much attention. In particular, it can be common for homeowners to put faith in a few of the more frequent myths about this part of a house, which can make it difficult to avoid some common roofing issues. After you have these notions refuted, you will be a better-informed homeowner.   Myth: Storm Damage Always Results From Strong Winds

7 June 2016

Benefits Of Concrete Siding

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When you choose siding for your house, you may be tempted to look at saving money. If you solely focus on saving money on installation costs, you can leave yourself exposed to higher costs down the road. While you might have to pay more money to buy durable siding, you will be glad for the protection it provides your home against maintenance costs. Concrete siding is one of the most durable materials you can use to clad your home.

6 June 2016

The Benefits Of Metal Roofing For Housing With Heavy Winters

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When you live in an area that experiences heavy snowfall each season, you know that the several inches of weighted snow can cause damage to your roof. Excess snow can cause roofing to sag and can warp shingles. If you want to protect your home against snowfall this winter, consider the many benefits a metal roof can offer. Easier snow removal Since metal roofing is reflective, this allows for better snow removal in the winter.

6 June 2016

3 Tips To Help You Prepare Your Roof For Summer

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If you live in a climate where winters are harsh, these weather conditions can take a toll on your roof. As summer approaches, it becomes important that you prepare your roof to make the transition from one season to the next. Here are three tips you can use to help ensure that your roof is ready for summer. 1. Do a visual inspection of your shingles. The integrity of your home's roof starts with the quality of its shingles.

6 June 2016

First Time Homeowners: 4 Signs Of Storm Damage To Your Roof

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Buying your first home is a tremendous accomplishment, yet home ownership comes with some new responsibilities. As a renter, you might not have worried much about your roof as long as it didn't have water leaking through it. However, times have changed. When it comes to protecting your most valuable investment, your roof is your first line of defense. Since storms are one of the leading causes of roof damage, here is what you need to check for after severe weather has cleared.

12 May 2016

How Ot Fix Holes In Metal Roofs

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If you have a residential metal roof that leaks, check for holes.Holes on a metal roof are often caused by rust or falling debris such a limbs. It important to fix holes, so the water won't damage the inside of your home. Here are some tips to fix holes on a metal roof. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: ladder disposable work gloves rubber-sole shoes safety harness marker rag broom household cleaner hose red food coloring (optional) paint (optional) urethane sealer cement sand paper putty knife tin snips sheet metal screws sheet metal Set a ladder on a flat, dry area, and attach the safety harness to a chimney or window opposite the house.

3 May 2016

Special Considerations When Choosing A Roofing Material For A Gambrel Garage Roof

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Gambrel roofs are also called barn roofs due to where these roofs are most often seen. But the low sloping upper and steep sloping sides are a great way to add more storage space to the upper part of a garage. If you have or are considering a garage with a gambrel roof and need to choose roofing materials, there are a few things to keep in mind that are inherent to this roof style.

5 April 2016