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Commercial Roofing: Four Common Problems to be Aware Of

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When you manage a business, you might keep the interior organized and clean, but don’t forget about the exterior. Your roof is susceptible to damage and wear, which worsens if you are not getting it inspected on a regular basis. Here are some common problems with roofs that you should be aware of. Damage, Missing or Broken Shingles If your commercial roof is made with shingles, you need to have them inspected and maintained on a regular basis.…

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Four Improvements To Do To Your New Roof With Solar Panel Installations

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When you are renovating your home and doing things like replacing the roof, you may also want to invest in solar energy. This can be done with solar panels or newer solar roofing products. No matter how you choose to have solar energy installed on your roof, there may be some other improvements that need to be done with your roof replacement, such as installing rubber underlayments and reinforcing the area were solar arrays are located.…

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Safety Tips When Dealing With Water Damage From A Plumbing Problem

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A flooded room can pose many hazards, both to your home and to your safety. When flooding is the result of a burst pipe, chances are the flood will be relatively contained and the flood waters will be relatively clean. The following tips can keep you safe. Tip #1: Shut Off the Power It’s no secret that water and electricity don’t mix. Turn off the power at the breaker box to the room or area of the home that is flooded.…

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Four Tips To Help You Choose The Ideal Materials For Your Roof Replacement

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When you are ready to have your asphalt shingles replaced, there are many different choices of materials to consider for your new roof. You may want to use an asphalt alternative, which can be a more durable solution. Depending on your you live, you may also want a cool roof or systems to protect your home from winter ice dams. Here are some tips to help you choose the ideal materials to use for your roof replacement: …

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Four Tips To Help You Do Your Own Roof Tear-Off And Repairs

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If you have an asphalt roof, it will eventually need to be replaced. One of the major costs of a roof replacement is tearing off the old shingles. This is why you may want to do this work yourself if you have a roof that is low-pitched and easy to get on to. You may also want to do repairs to decking and other problems before you have a new roof installed.…

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Repairing a Damaged Cedar Roofing Shingle

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Cedar is a beautiful material to use in a home. For one, it is natural material, and when harvested in a sustainable way, it will not create problems for the environment. Moreover, when your roof reaches the end of its purpose life, you can use the shingles for other projects like bird houses or folk art, but you can also put them in a landfill with the knowledge that they are completely biodegradable.…

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Three Ways To Green Your Roof Without Getting A Roof Replacement

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If you’re not planning on replacing your roof anytime soon (for example, if you have a metal roof that’s expected to last another 45 years), you may wonder what you can do to improve its eco-friendly properties and save on cooling bills. Never fear; there are a number of things you can do to an existing roof to make it cooler and more earth-friendly. Here are four options, some non-invasive and some more complex, that can transform your current roof into a more eco-friendly one.…

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How To Replace Spanish Style Roof Tiles

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The beauty and style of Spanish tiles on a sloped roof is hard to beat. The rounded design of Spanish tiles give your roof a more dynamic look. Clay and adobe Spanish roofs are also very durable, but the individual tiles can crack. If you have ever tried to walk on a roof with authentic Spanish tiles, there is good chance that you have spotted cracked tiles or even cracked a few while trying to walk across them.…

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Getting A Century Of Use From Your Clay Roof

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You could get more than 100 years of service from a clay roof. Clay roofs need little maintenance, but a periodic cleanup will keep the roof looking good. These surfaces are more difficult to work on than wood or asphalt so you may defer any work to one of your local roofing contractors. But if you’re the DIY kind of homeowner, here are some tips for keeping your clay roof protecting your home for decades.…

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Preventing Your Wood Roof From Being Damaged By Moss And Algae

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You can expect to get up to 25 years of service from your new wood roof, if maintained properly. Damp wood is a favorite place for moss and algae to grow. They can slowly crack and destroy wooden roof shingles. Here are some ways to prevent these plants from shortening the life of your roof. Keep the Roof Clean Debris on the roof allows water to collect and sit on the roof.…

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