2017

  • Why Wood Is A Prime Roofing Material


    Choosing the best product for your roof replacement can be overwhelming but exciting. You have the opportunity to choose a material that is going to drastically improve how your home looks. You can modernize your exterior and make your house more energy efficient if you choose the right product. Of course, there is no right or wrong product when it comes to style; you want to choose something that fits well with your exterior walls.
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  • How To Care For A Flat Roof


    Does your new home have a flat roof? If so, you may not know kind of maintenance has to be done to it when compared to a traditional pitched roof. By knowing a few simple tips, you'll help prevent problems from forming that can lead to an unnecessary repair: Perform a Fall Cleaning It is important to have your roof cleaned when fall is starting to wind down. It is likely that organic debris like leaves have collected on the roof, which will cause problems by not allowing water to evaporate underneath it.
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  • Ice Dams And Roof Repairs In Winter: Why Prevention Is A Better Idea


    Ice dams are the direct result of bizarre weather in winter. First you get a major blizzard, then you get fifty-degree days that melt the snow. Then everything freezes up again and gets stuck in the eaves troughs and becomes a massive chunk of ice. While fascinating and pretty to see, these ice dams wreak havoc on your roof. You may even be faced with roof repair in the middle of winter.
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  • Is There A Blizzard In Your Future? How To Protect Your Roof This Winter


    Winter is on its way. If you've already seen a few snow flurries, now's the time to get your roof ready for the full-blown snowstorms. Weather forecasts are calling for a snowy winter, which means you may be in store for a few blizzards. If that happens, you could be looking at unexpected roof damage, especially if you don't take steps to protect your roof. Here are some methods you can use to prevent damage to your roof during winter blizzards:
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  • Keeping Your Metal Roof In Good Condition


    Maintaining the structural integrity of your home's roofing system is a simple and effective way to ensure that water leaks don't compromise the quality of your home. Investing in a metal roof allows you access to a roofing system that is low-maintenance, but you still need to take action to ensure your metal roof remains in good condition. Here are three simple things that you can do to keep your metal roofing materials looking great and functioning properly in the future.
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  • Treat Rusted Aluminum Siding Prior To Adorning Your Home With Holiday Decorations


    If you are going to be decorating your home for the holidays with colorful sting lights and homemade wreaths, rusted aluminum siding that borders your home's front door may undermine the festive decorations that you plan to secure to the outside of your residence. Completing the project that follows will improve the siding so that it provides an attractive backdrop to the holiday decor. You Will Need: heavy duty waterproof cloths power sander sanding disk spray bottle water rust remover sponge metal cleaning compound cotton cloth or towel soft-bristled paintbrush weather resistant primer and paint decorations Sand And Clean The Aluminum Siding
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  • The Facts And Falsehoods About Wood Shingle Roofing


    Your old roof has ad a good run, but the broken shingles and discrepancies in evenness tell you that it is time to start looking at new roofing types. From metal sheets to asphalt shingles, there are definitely plenty of choices from which to choose, but there is one form of traditional roofing you may skip right over: wooden shingle roofing. Wooden shakes and shingles have been used for home roofing for a long time, but with the development of more modern materials, many homeowners totally ignore this roofing type.
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  • When Walls Cry "Blood" And The Foundation Trembles: Why It Isn't A Supernatural Thing


    Edgar Allen Poe wrote The Fall of the House of Usher. It is a story about the descent into madness, but what really grabs you is the end scene, where the walls begin to bleed and the foundation trembles. As terrifying as this sounds, it may very well not have been a supernatural thing. In fact, really old homes often experience "bleeding" walls and trembling foundations. Here is why these seemingly supernatural events are not supernatural at all:
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  • Four Things To Consider Before Completely Renovating Your Roof


    If you want to replace your entire roof with something totally new, then you have to make sure that certain criteria are met. Your home was originally designed and built for a specific type and style of roof. Putting up something entirely new takes a lot of planning and work to make sure your new roof not only looks good, but is also safe. Here are four things you should examine before picking out entirely new material for your roof.
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  • Why You Should Never "Leaf" Tree Debris On Your Roof


    Leaves are a constant hassle to homeowners every fall. You have to clean them out of your gutters and hope they fall off the rest of your roof. You should know that you cannot leave leaves on your roof. Here are some good reasons why. Organic Debris Begets Rot Leaves and seed pods from trees create small piles of organic matter. This organic matter immediately begins to break down on your roof.
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