Repair or Replacement? Getting Advice from a Roofer

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2015

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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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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