Replacing My Old Roof

Protecting Wood Siding

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Protecting Wood Siding

Moisture can seep into unfinished or poorly finished wood siding and lead to rot issues. This in turn will require a full replacement of the siding. Proper treatment of the siding is the key to avoiding rot and keeping your wood siding in good condition. Oil or paint are your two main treatment options, and this guide will provide you  with information on both, so you can choose the one that is right for your home. Oil Treatment How it works The oil fills in the pores of the wood, making it impossible for water to penetrate. You can use...

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How To Make A Repair To Asphalt Shingles

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Make A Repair To Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are ubiquitous on most houses across this country. Thus, if you decide to move into a new house, chances are you will have asphalt shingles on your house. While asphalt shingles can age nicely, a falling limb or hail can poke holes in your shingles and wind can rip shingles right off of your roof. Thus, you should take the time to learn how to make repairs to asphalt shingles in order to keep your maintenance costs low.  How to Make Repairs to Asphalt Shingles Whether your shingles are wind or hail damaged, you will make...

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Copper Roofing Vs. Asphalt Shingles

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Copper Roofing Vs. Asphalt Shingles

When choosing a roofing material for your home, it is easy to focus on the installation cost. After all, it is the most immediate cost that you will encounter, but it it not necessarily the most important cost in the long run, An inexpensive roofing material in terms of installation cost might actually leave you exposed to higher costs down the road, whereas an expensive roofing material might actually save you money. This, in essence, is the argument for choosing copper roofing instead of asphalt shingles.  The Cost of Asphalt Shingles...

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Super-Roof: Three Superpowers Your Roof Will Gain When You Make It A Cool Roof

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Super-Roof: Three Superpowers Your Roof Will Gain When You Make It A Cool Roof

Whether you’re responsible for the roofs of multiple warehouses or only that of your family home, you may not realize the great impact a roof can have on the world around it. But after you read about these three roof superpowers you’ll be better able to appreciate the importance of installing a cool roof. 1. Super environmentalism A conventional dark roof wears out faster, requires more AC effort, and contributes to global warming just to pass the time. A cool roof, on the other hand, is much more conscientious about its...

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Replacing Asphalt Shingles

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Replacing Asphalt Shingles

When you install asphalt shingles on your home, you should be aware that they are susceptible to the weather. A strong wind can rip them off your roof, hail can puncture them, and moss can cause them to rot. Thus, if you have an asphalt-shingle roof, you should inspect your home frequently and make repairs as necessary. If you know what you are doing, you should be able to make the repairs on your own.  What Damage Looks Like What damage to an asphalt shingle roof looks like will depend on what caused the damage. For example, a strong...

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3 Considerations When Choosing A Roofing Material For A Flat Roof

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Considerations When Choosing A Roofing Material For A Flat Roof

Despite the name, flat roof styles are really roofs with very little slope. Flat roofs are common on businesses and smaller residences, usually those with a modern design. The shape of the roof takes out some common roofing material considerations like curb appeal, but a flat roof has several special characteristics that help determine the best roofing materials.  Here are a few of the considerations you should discuss with a roofing company. Waterproofing The low slope of a flat roof means that water has a harder time naturally running...

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How to Clean and Maintain Slate Roofs

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Clean and Maintain Slate Roofs

Slate roofs need to be properly maintained and kept clean, because any plant or moss growth on them can retain moisture. If the temperature drops below freezing, this moisture will expand, which can translate into cracking in the winter months. Because of slate’s unique material properties, they require a specific method of cleaning to avoid damaging or discoloration. Thankfully, if you follow a few easy steps, cleaning a slate roof is a fairly straightforward process. Use a Ladder Slate roofing tiles are fairly brittle, and walking on...

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Tips For Choosing Where To Install A Skylight

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Choosing Where To Install A Skylight

When you consider what a large area your roofing covers, you can see how much potential lighting space is going to waste. A skylight is the perfect solution, but you have to decide where it will serve your home best. Use the tips below to decide where you should install a skylight now and where you might plan to install one later: Decide on the Purpose Is the purpose of your skylight to add character to your home and decor or do you plan to use it for something more? If you just want it for the looks, then the decision of where to put it...

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Preparing Your Roof For Winter Weather

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preparing Your Roof For Winter Weather

With the winter weather finally starting to make its way to the area, last-minute preparations are a must. When it comes to the roof on your home, there are a few things that you can do to help make the harsh weather more bearable. Ignoring problems with your roof can make them worse in the springtime. Now is the time to fix things before the snow and ice start to fall. Here are some things that you can do to make sure that your roof is well prepared to brace the weather ahead. Do A Spot Check Before inclement weather hits, take a day to get...

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