Sprucing Up Your Roof

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»

Roofing Tips: How To Get Your Attic And Skylight Ready For The Winter

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Now that summer’s almost over, it’s the perfect time to get your home ready for winter. One of the most important areas of the home to inspect, repair or make changes to is the roof. Even if you have a fairly new roofing system in place, heavy snow and damp sleet can all causing problems over time, especially if these things damage your skylight. Also, heat that builds up inside your attic leads to many issues, including mold growth. Read More»