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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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5 Facts About Metal Roofing For Your Home

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Many homeowners are enjoying the benefits of metal roofing. Since the material lasts a long time, is recyclable, and often comes with a long warranty, it is becoming a more practical material to use. If you were not already convinced to use metal roofing on your home, these 5 facts may cause you to consider it. A Metal Roof Can Disperse Lighting Strikes A misconception is that a metal roof will increase the chance of your home getting hit by lightning.…

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5 Common Causes Of Roof Damage

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Your roof is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your home. With the average roof costing around $12,000, you want it to last as long as possible. Knowing common causes of roof damage can help you prevent unnecessary damage. While you can’t prevent a hail storm, there are steps you can take to minimize other damage. Storms. Hail, water from excessive rains and falling limbs can all damage a roof severely.…

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Up On the Rooftop? Follow These Tips to Install Holiday Decoration On Your Home's Roof

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Decorating the home for the holidays is a time-honored tradition. Unfortunately, doing it the wrong way can do damage to your roof. These tips will help you protect the structural integrity of your roof while lighting up your home. Avoid Walking on the Roof Walking on the roof can do unnecessary damage, so the best way you can protect your roof from your holiday decorations is to only decorate what you can reach from a ladder on the ground.…

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Dirty Gutters? Tips On Getting Them Clean And Keeping Them That Way

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If your gutters are constantly getting dirty and backed up with debris, you need to make sure you keep them clean.  They are made to remove water off the roof and away from your home. When they become clogged this water has nowhere to go so instead of away from you home, the water can work its way into the foundation, siding, and ruin your landscaping. The tips below tell you how to clean your gutters, and how you can keep them clean.…

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How To Easily Replace Plumbing Vent Flashing

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Over time, the flashing around your plumbing vents can become rusted and deteriorate. This can lead to water leaks around your plumbing vents. Follow the steps below to easily replace old flashing around your plumbing vents. Confirm The Leak The first thing you need to do is confirm the location of the leak. If the flashing around your plumbing vents are made of metal, look for holes or gaps created by rust.…

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3 Benefits to Installing a Metal Roof Over Your Current Roof

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If you need to replace your roof and you are looking at a metal roof, you are making a wise choice. Modern metal roofs no longer look industrial on a home, plus many have a lifetime warranty. However, you may balk at the idea of pulling your entire roof off to install a metal roof. Fortunately you do not have to do that; you can install a metal roof right over the top of your old shingled roof.…

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Three Benefits Of Using Foam Roofing

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Foam roof coatings consist of a material made out of polyurethane foam. The foam is made using polyol and isocyanate. The foam is heated up and then sprayed on in liquid form and becomes one continuous layer once it is complete. When applying the foam roofing, the surface needs to be clean of contaminants like oil, and it must be dry or the material will not adhere correctly. When you are choosing a new roof material, you should consider using a foam roof coating in place of other materials like shingles.…

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Snow Safety Tips for Flat Commercial Roofs

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Flat roofs are a common choice for many commercial buildings. This is in part because many of the vital equipment, such as HVAC systems, are placed upon the roof. The issue with flat roofs is that unlike sloped roofs, snow collects and doesn’t slide off. This can lead to major damage or even a roof collapse. The following tips can help you avoid this risk. Tip #1: Schedule Annual Inspections…

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