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2015

Why You Need To Make Sure Your Home Has A Rainwater Drainage System

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Most homes you see have a drainage system, also called rain gutters, running along the edge of the roof leading to a downspout. If your home does not have rain gutters, you need to get them installed immediately. Below are three reasons why. Keeps Water Away When it rains, the water on your roof has to go somewhere. If you do not have a rainwater drainage system, the water would run off the roof and down the side of your home.…

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Three Durable Roofing Materials That Will Help You Save On Repairs And Replacements

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Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular materials used for roofing homes. They have some disadvantages, such as needing to be replaced or being damaged easily. This is why you may want to consider a more durable roofing option for your roof replacement. Materials like metal, tile and synthetic roofing can last longer and are much more durable. Here are some of the choices you may want to consider for a material that is durable and can save you money on replacements:…

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Considering Composite Roofing? Know The Truth Behind 4 Misconceptions

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A roof is the protective layer that separates your building from the outdoor elements, which is why it’s important to select the best material possible. One roofing material that’s been used for many years is composite roofing, but it has several misconceptions about it that may cause you to look at other materials more favorably. Here is the truth behind 4 of those misconceptions. Misconception #1: Composite Roofing Is Prone to Deteriorating From Excess Moisture On Low Slant Roofs…

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Repair Vs. Replace: What To Do About Your Home's Roof

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When your home’s roof is starting to show signs that it is wearing down, homeowners tend to ask themselves the same question: Should it be repaired or replaced? While a repair is usually preferred because it is much cheaper in the end, sometimes replacement is the better option. In fact, doing a repair on a roof that clearly needs replacement will just lead to spending more money by not getting it replaced from the start.…

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Three Reasons Having Your Roof Replaced In The Winter Isn't Such A Bad Idea After All

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If you’re in need of a new roof, you may be under the impression that you need to wait out the winter until it is nice enough to have it replaced in the spring. You’re not alone in this misconception. A lot of homeowners do not realize that roofers can replace a roof during the winter (on days when it’s not snowing heavily). In fact, there are a few benefits to having your roof replaced during the winter months.…

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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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