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2018

5 Reasons Vinyl Siding Is a Better Choice Than Wood

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Years ago, you would drive down the street, and most of the homes you would see would be covered with wood plank siding. Over the last few decades, wood has become less common. Most of the homes you see covered in wood siding have had that same siding for years and have not been resided recently. If you are thinking of residing your home, regardless of which type of siding it has now, there is a far better option than wood: vinyl. Read More»

5 Reasons Some Roofs Are Noisy

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Noises from the roof can be infuriating, especially if you don’t know where the noise is coming from. Here are some of the common causes of roof noise: Loose Sections of the Roof A loose part of the roof can easily make noise if it is banging against other sections of the roof, vibrating or making any kind of movement. Loose sections of the roof typically make noises when acted upon by wind forces. Read More»

Why You Need To Look Beyond Asphalt Roofing

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Asphalt shingles is the most common roofing material across the county. In fact, many people automatically think you are talking about asphalt shingles when you start talking about roofing materials. However, it’s good to look beyond asphalt shingles and consider other roofing materials if you want to install or replace your roof. Here are some of the reasons you should consider other materials. They Are Not Environmentally Friendly Asphalt shingles might not be the best roofing materials for those who care for the environment (and everyone should). Read More»

Are You Cleaning Out The Attic? Watch Out For These Signs That You Need To Arrange For Roof Repairs

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Attics are often hot spots for clutter, and you’ve got the right idea to clean it out now and then. While your attic clean out gives you more control over your storage space, you should also be aware that you can use this opportunity to check on the roof. Since the attic is the part of your house that is located closest to the roof, the early signs of damage from loose shingles and flashing often shows up here. Read More»

Six Ways You Can Protect Your Home's Foundation With Your Landscaping

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Preventive planning can help you to avoid foundation damage in your home that may require costly repairs.  There are many ways you can protect your foundation from damage to your landscaping. The following are six landscaping methods that minimize the chances of foundation damage over time: Make sure that gutters are draining well away from your home’s perimeter One of the biggest culprits when it comes to foundation damage is water. Read More»

Weather Affects Your Roof More Than You Realize

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That the weather in your area affects your roof is not a new fact; rain, hail, snow, and excessive heat can all wear down – or outright damage – the roofing materials you have. Many people choose new roofs based on the immediate threats the roof faces. For example, someone in an area known for excessive heat but not hail may choose semicircular tiles; someone else in an area known for large hail might go with an insulated metal roof. Read More»

The Importance Of Clean, Functional Rain Gutters For Your Home And Family

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Your rain gutters are the second line of defense after your roof for preventing water from entering your home. It is therefore important to keep them functioning to their fullest capacity. Many homeowners don’t even think to look up at their rain gutters until a problem occurs. However, water damage will often have already occurred by the time visible symptoms present themselves. It’s best to be proactive and take care of your rain gutters proactively so they can take care of you and your family. Read More»

Need A New Roof? How To Choose The Right Roofing Contractor

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It’s not uncommon to feel a sense of dread when you notice water leaking from your roof. It’s bad enough if it’s in one spot, but if the liquid starts to show up in multiple locations you know you’re going to need a new roof. If you’ve never had to replace a roof before, you might not know any roofers or how to pick one out. There are so many roofing contractors out there and you definitely want to select a professional who is going to get the job done right. Read More»

Asphalt And Terra-Cotta Tiles

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Upgrading your roof is a popular but expensive home remodel. You can remove your existing roof material, reinforce your deck, and then install a new product that will completely redefine the look of your home. Not only that, a new product is also going to improve the energy efficiency and installation of your building. So, whenever you’re shopping for a roof replacement material, you need to consider the style and the practicality of each material. Read More»

Six Benefits Of Choosing Traditional Asphalt Shingles

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These days, you have more choices of roofing material than ever before. You could roof your home with aluminum, steel, slate, or high-tech composite shingles, among others. However, there are a lot of benefits to sticking with traditional asphalt shingles, unless you have a burning reason not to do so. Here are six such benefits. Today’s asphalt shingles are better. These aren’t your grandpa’s asphalt shingles! Decades ago, shingles used to break down within 20 years or so, leading to the need for frequent roof replacement. Read More»