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4 Tips For Removing And Keeping Mold And Algae Off Your Home's Metal Roof

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If you have mold and algae growing on your metal roof, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to remove the fungal growth and keep it from returning. If so, use one or more of the tips below to restore your roof’s beauty and prevent possible rust damage. Avoid Standing On The Roof While It’s Wet Before you start cleaning your roof, a word about safety is in order. Read More»

5 Signs That It May Be Time To Replace Your Roof

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If you’re like most homeowners, you already know that a leaky roof means trouble in the form of repairs and possible replacement. Most people outside of those employed in the roofing industry, however, don’t have the expertise necessary to determine whether a roof can be repaired or if a total replacement in is order. Following are five things to take into consideration when deciding on a course of action to take when your roof starts to show unmistakable signs of wear and tear. Read More»

Your Options For Exterior Siding

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Exterior siding does more than give your home plenty of curb appeal. It also provides a protective barrier against rain, snow, wind, and anything else Mother Nature throws at it. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your old one, chances are you want siding that offers great protection as well as great look. Siding comes in a wide array of materials, each one with its own set of advantages and drawbacks. Read More»

4 Updates That Will Improve Energy Efficiency and Increase Safety

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Are you looking for ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and safety? Here are four updates to consider planning for. Have Metal Roofing Installed There are many advantages to replacing your old roof with a metal one, such as improved energy efficiency and lower power bills each month. Metal roofing can last you a lifetime, so you may never have to replace your roof again. This type of roofing doesn’t need much maintenance for optimal performance; an occasional cleaning is all that’s needed. Read More»

DIY Roof Shingling - Avoiding Curling And Shadowing Issues

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If you need your roof replaced, then you may decide to try your hand at shingling on your own. Many homeowners find that they are very happy with a DIY roofing job. However, you should know that you are probably not going to be nearly as quick as a professional. To reduce leaking issues, you may want to think about working on your roof in sections. You can do this by adding shingles to your roof using a technique called racking. Read More»

What To Consider When Choosing Your Roofing Shingle Color

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Picking a shingle color can be a difficult task. It’s the color that’s going to be on your roof for years to come, and you don’t want to end up hating it once it’s finished. If you’re having trouble making a decision, here are some tips for choosing a color you’ll love. Consider Future Changes If you’re planning on changing the color of the exterior of your home, you need to compare the colors to your new shingles. Read More»

Concrete Tile Roofing: Is It Worth The Extra Cost?

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When it comes time to choose a new roof, many homeowners go with asphalt shingles simply because they are the cheapest. However, if you can afford to pay a little more up front for a concrete tile roof, you’ll reap many benefits in the long run. Whether or not a concrete tile roof is worth the extra cost to you will depend on your preferences and life situation. Examining the following benefits and drawbacks of concrete tile roofs will help you decide. Read More»

Ice Dam Control - How To Melt The Ice Away To Prevent Roofing Leaks

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If you live in an area that sees several feet of snow every year during the cold winter months, then you know that this snow will pile up on your roof. In some cases, ice dams will build as well. Ice dams are formations of ice that build around roof valleys and edges. These dams will build for a variety of reasons, like when a nearby stove or fireplace chimney causes the snow to melt and then freeze as it collects on top of the roof. Read More»

What Alternatives To Asphalt Shingles Might Be A Good Choice For Your Home?

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Asphalt shingles are the most common choice for roofing materials, but they are not your only option. If the time has come to reroof your house, it is worth the time to take a look at your other options. While more expensive, many alternative roofing choices last longer, look more attractive and may even raise the value of your home. Slate Slate tiles are one of the oldest methods of roofing a building that is still an option for you. Read More»

Installing Roof Flashing | How To Avoid Two Common Mistakes

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If you have residential roofing formed out of asphalt shingles, then you likely have some flashing on the structure as well. Flashing is a metal material made from either steel or aluminum, and it is adhered to the roof to prevent water and ice from leaking into the home. Flashing must be placed over seams for the best protection, and you may find the flashing on your roof falls into a state of disrepair far more quickly than the shingles themselves. Read More»