Keeping Your Roof In Decent Shape

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Keeping Your Roof In Decent Shape

After listening to a few friends of mine complain about the cost of replacing their roof, I realized that I should make sure that my own roof was in decent shape. I climbed up on a ladder to see if I could see the shingles, and things weren't looking very pretty. Some patches of shingles were missing entirely, while others looked badly damaged. Fortunately, I caught the damage early enough that experts could patch up the issues. However, since roofing damage isn't always obvious, I decided to put up this website so that others can spot trouble of their own.

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Little Known Secret To Save Time And Money On Emergency Roof Repair

15 December 2015
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During a rainstorm, homeowners may discover water damage seeping into their homes from roof leaks. Unfortunately, this is the busiest time for roofing contractors and there is likely to be a waiting list before determining and repairing the problem. However, there is a way to expedite the process while keeping the cost down. Using a Roof Inspector in an Emergency When in need of roof repair, few homeowners consider a roof inspector for a preliminary diagnosis of the problem. Read More …

A Garden Above Your Head? Green Roofing Can Make It Happen!

15 December 2015
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Does the sight of shingles bore you? Does clay and slate create an image that you'd rather not try to tailor to your current decor? If you're looking for a way to stand out while giving a unique look of nature, green roofing may have some innovative options for you. Before planning your rooftop greenery and buying a bunch of seeds, check out what green rooftops are all about and how residential roofing professionals can help. Read More …

3 Cleaning Tips To Help Extend The Life-Expectancy Of Your Roof

14 December 2015
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Over time, your roof will accumulate things like dirt, debris, mold, mildew, and algae. While these things may not have an immediate effect on the health of your home, they can lead to issues like leaks and water damage in the near future. As a result, it is important to clean your roof regularly in order to prevent harmful bacteria and other properties from damaging your roof. Luckily, there are a few cleaning tips that you can use to extend the life-expectancy of your roof. Read More …

2 Ways To Drain Water Off A Large Dormer Roof

14 December 2015
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Dormers are architectural protrusions that add extra living space and light to the upper level of your home without the need for an entire extra story. Dormers emerge from the main roof of your home but also have roofs of their own which can be a different shape than your main roof. While it's obvious that your main roof needs a gutter system to safely carry water away from your roof and your home's foundation, it can be less obvious that a dormer roof needs its own solution. Read More …

Installing a Green Roof

14 December 2015
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There are many advantages, both financial and environmental, to installing a green roof. However, getting a green roof  involves covering the roof with a waterproof membrane and adding soil and vegetation to the roof. If you intend to perform the work yourself, you should at least have your roof inspected by a roofing contractor to determine if the roof is structurally sound enough to handle the additional weight involved in adding soil and plant life to your roof. Read More …