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

Should You Install An Asphalt Shingle Or Metal Roof?

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It isn't easy to decide whether your new roof should be made from asphalt shingles or metal. Both materials make good roofs. The good thing is, knowing the pros and cons of the different materials can help you narrow down your options. Learn more about asphalt shingle and metal roofs so that you can decide which material is ideal for your new roof. Things to Consider The type of roofing material that your neighbor used may not be the right roofing material for your home.

26 March 2016

What Can You Do To Maintain Your Roof This Spring?

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Many homeowners use spring to clean their homes and perform maintenance. Part of your seasonal routine should including taking care of your roof. Here are some ways you can make sure your roofing is properly serviced.  Check the Roof's Condition Spring is a good time to check your roof's condition. Even though some days bring rain and other harsh elements, there are enough sunny days to thoroughly inspect your roof. 

22 March 2016

3 Ways To Manage Waste When You're Getting Your Roof Redone

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Calculations, shopping around, making design tweaks. These are some of the many things that homeowners consider when getting a roof replaced. One thing that many homeowners overlook, however, is the nasty issue of getting all that waste out of your yard in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Of course, this issue depends on a number of factors, including whether or not you'll have any other construction projects running concurrently with the roofing project, or if you're a particularly competent DIYer with an eye for repurposing old building materials.

21 March 2016

Follow These Tips For Getting Your Roof Ready For Hurricane Season

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When hurricane season starts approaching, it is time to get your home ready for it. One way to do this is by preparing your roof. Hurricanes and the strong winds associated with them tend to be harsh on roofs, causing materials and entire roofing structures to detach from the home. Here are some tips for getting the roof ready for hurricane season. Inspect the Roofing Materials To start getting the roof ready for hurricane season, head up to the roof and inspect every inch of it.

18 March 2016