2015

Finding An Experienced Roofing Company Can Help Your Roof Breathe

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Not only does a roof have to keep the water out of a home, it has to “breathe.” Finding an experienced roofer that understands how soffits, fascias and roof vents work together can help your roof do just that. Below, you’ll find descriptions of these roofing items, as well as a brief explanation of how a roof breathes. Soffits and Fascias A roof is much more that the covering that reaches from the center point to the edges.…

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How To Determine If An Overlay Or Complete Repair Is Right For Your Asphalt Roof

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If you have an asphalt roof that has reached the end of its life, you don’t always have to pay for a complete tear-off and replacement. In some cases, the roofer can place new shingles directly over the old ones. However, whether this is a good idea or not depends on many factors. What’s Your Budget? Budget is often the leading deciding factor when it comes to home repairs. If you’re looking to save money, an overlay may be a better option.…

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Does Your Spouse Engage In These 7 Risky Roofing Behaviors?

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It’s great to have a DIY spouse or partner who enjoys learning how to repair things around the house, but the roof is one place that shouldn’t be used as a DIY training ground, because a minor mistake could result in major problems down the road. If your spouse or partner engages in any of the following seven behaviors, he may not know as much about roofing as he lets on.…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In A Metal Roof

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Asphalt shingles may be the most prevalent roofing material, but they shouldn’t be your only choice for new roof. Once thought to be only for barns and cabins, metal roofs are fast becoming a durable and attractive alternative to asphalt and other common roofing materials. The following offers 5 fantastic and interesting reasons why you should make a metal roof your next investment for your home. 1. A Metal Roof Can Last for a Lifetime…

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What Every New Commercial Building Owner Should Know About Rubber Roofing

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When you launch a business and invest in your first commercial space, make sure you include the roof in your renovation plans. After all, even if it looks like it’s in good shape during the initial inspection, you don’t want to risk an otherwise avoidable roofing leak by not being as proactive as you can. In fact, one of the best things you can do for your commercial building is to install a rubber roofing material.…

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Blistering And Heat: What Can You Do To Cool Off Your Hot Flat Roof?

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If the surface of your flat roof blisters from heat every summer, it’s time to take action. Blistering or bubbling occurs when heat enters the eaves surrounding the roof and traps moisture between the roof deck and insulation or between the roof deck and roofing membrane. As they try to escape the home, heat and moisture pushes against the asphalt or tar membrane on your roof and forms bubbles. If you don’t stop the problems now, the bubbles pop open and your roofing system fails.…

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Should You Upgrade Your Roof From Asphalt Shingles?

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When it is time to upgrade your roof, you have a choice to make. Do you stick with the ever-popular asphalt shingles, or do you try something different? There are several options to choose from, and learning about how they benefit you will help you come to an informed decision. Slate Will Stand the Test of Time Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials, and one of the longest lasting.…

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How to Determine if You Should Buy a House With a Questionable Roof

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If you are looking to buy a house, one of the most important aspects about the home you should consider is the roof. Roof repairs can be among the most costly of home repairs, so it is important to have a good idea of when you will need to replace the roof on your home. If the roof will need to be replaced immediately or in the near future, this could affect how much you are willing to offer for the house and whether you want to make an offer at all.…

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