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2017

Why Having Sturdy Doors Can Make Your Home Safer And More Secure

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A lot of homeowners will spend money on top-of-the-line home security systems and have multiple deadbolts installed on their front and back doors as a deterrent to theft. However, a home that lacks a solid, heavy door won’t work effectively against keeping intruders out. While you might think that prowlers first try to gain entry to unoccupied houses through unlocked garages or windows that were left open, they will actually often go straight for the front and back doors first. Read More»

Reasons That Individual Roof Shingles May Need To Be Replaced

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When you think of having your roof replaced, you might often think about each of the old shingles being pulled up and replaced with new ones. While this will be necessary at some point, you might also require the replacement of individual shingles. Even if just a handful of shingles need to be replaced, this isn’t something that you should ignore. Water can leak into your attic when just one shingle has a problem, so as soon as you notice an issue with a shingle, you should call a licensed roofing contractor at a company like 5 Star Roofing to have them visit your home, assess the problem, and replace whatever shingles need it. Read More»

Signs You Need To Repair Your Metal Roof

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Metal roofing provides an aesthetically pleasing and extremely durable roofing solution to your home. However, like all types of roofing materials, extended weather and water exposure can cause your metal roof to begin to break down, which can cause all sorts of problems to the interior of your home. Understanding the warning signs associated with a worn or old metal roof can help you identify the problem and have your roof replaced before it becomes a serious and expensive problem to fix. Read More»

When Your Commercial Flat Roof Leaks: It's Time To Call For Help To Avoid Further Damage To Your Building

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When you own a commercial building and you have a leak in your roof, it’s time to call for help. While you can walk around on the surface of your flat roof, trying to find the source of the leak, it can be very difficult to determine where the leak is coming from. Once you notice water coming into your building, the damage to your roof and substructure can already be extensive. Read More»

3 Tips For Replacing The Roof On An Old Home

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Old homes can have a lot of charm. Some of their benefits often include mature landscaping, detailed architecture, and durable construction materials that have stood the test of time. Old homes can also be a lot of work with periodic updates a necessity. When updating an old home, many homeowners seek to keep the home’s old charm while giving it modern updates. The roof is one part of an older home that often needs either repair or a full replacement. Read More»

What To Do If A Big Branch Falls On Your Roof

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High winds and strong storms can really wreak havoc on your home and landscaping. One of the most common causes of serious wind damage is tree branches falling on roofs. If you have trees in your yard, or even in a neighbor’s yard, it’s important that you know what to do if a big tree branch should ever fall on your roof. Get out of the house. Especially when the wind is howling and the rain is pouring, it’s impossible to quickly and safely assess the extent of the damage. Read More»

5 Tips For Cleaning Rain Gutters

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It’s that time of the year again: time to clean out the rain gutters. If you fail to clean out your gutters regularly, you will find that they fill up with water and overflow, possibly even breaking the gutter or leading to rot and rust over time. It is a good idea to clean your gutters as the seasons change so that they are always in working order. These tips will help you clear out your gutters safely and easily. Read More»

The Temperatures Are Rising: Time to Get Your Roof Ready for Summer

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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to start taking care of some home maintenance issues. If your roof isn’t on your maintenance list, it should be. If your roof is like most, it was probably ignored during the winter unless it developed a leak or other type of weather-related damage. Now that summer is just about here, you can’t afford to ignore it any longer. Summer weather can wreak havoc on your asphalt shingle roof. Read More»

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»

Types Of Fascia

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Fascia is the material that is installed on the underside of the part of the roof that overhangs the walls of your home. While it provides very little to the actual appearance of your home, fascia is important to protecting the interior of your house from leaks and water damage. There are three main types of fascia available on the market, each of which carries a different set of material qualities and advantages and drawbacks. Read More»