Repair or Replacement? Getting Advice from a Roofer

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2015

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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Three Roofing Underlayment Solutions To Improve Energy Efficiency With Your Replacement

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If you are planning on having your roof replaced, there may be other improvements that you are considering. This can include things that help improve the energy efficiency of your home. This can be done by using different underlayment solutions, such as rigid composite decking and synthetic membranes. Here are some of the solutions that you may want to consider for underlayments that help improve the energy efficiency of your home:…

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How To Clean Asphalt Shingles

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Over time, your home’s roof can become discolored and covered in moss and algae growth due to extended weather exposure. This can ruin the aesthetic of your roof and the rest of your home as a whole. Thankfully, cleaning off an asphalt roof is a fairly simple process that doesn’t require a lot of time or a significant investment–and one that can be completed by most homeowners with the right tools.…

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Types Of Roof Flashing

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Flashing is the metal or plastic covering that is placed on locations of your roof where two surfaces meet, in order to keep water from seeping through your roof and into your home, where it can cause mold growth and water damage. Flashing is most commonly made out of aluminum (due to its natural anti-corrosive qualities), but it also comes in a wide variety of different materials. Understanding what the different types of flashing are and where they are located can help make roof maintenance much easier.…

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A Roof Made From Foam? It's Not As Crazy As It Sounds!

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When exploring your roofing options, you may come across one known as polyurethane spray foam. Your first thought will likely be along the lines of “how can a roof made from foam possibly offer protection?” or “won’t it just absorb water?” The truth is, polyurethane spray foam roofing is made from a different kind of foam than you typically see in pillows and pool noodles. In fact, this type of foam makes an excellent roofing material.…

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3 Materials To Use For Replacing Your Roof

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Keeping your home in good condition is sure to be at the top of your to-do list. This may mean putting a new roof on your house when necessary. The cost of doing so is typically one of the top considerations for most people, and this is based on the type of material you will use. By knowing the roofing materials that are available to you, this can help you make the most cost-effective decision.…

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