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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Do You Know When Your Roof’s About Had It?

19 December 2015
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When was the last time you thought about replacing your roof? Having a new roof installed should be considered a proactive step when it comes to home maintenance, but many homeowners have little to no idea of when their current roof has reached the end of its life. Aside from the obvious leaks, there are several other ways you can tell if and when it's time to replace your roof. Read More …

Three Situations Where An Eco-Friendly Roof Can Save You Money

18 December 2015
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Although statistics show that about 80% of American homeowners just opt for the traditional energy-sucking asphalt shingle roof, the roofing industry has recently been expanding to allow wider access to many more earth-friendly options such as metal roofing, tile, and slate. Even if you do choose asphalt, you can now select earth-friendly options like recycled shingles or lighter-colored shingles that reflect light better. A greener roofing experience doesn't have to cost more money, though. Read More …

A Slate Roof Just Might Be Worth That High Price Tag

17 December 2015
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When you see how much slate roofing costs when compared to options like shingles and metal, it's tempting to never give it a second glance. However, there's a reason slate roofs cost around $15,000 for the average home with a 1,200 square foot roof. They're a permanent option – the slate roof will probably outlast the rest of your home. Slate roofs also offer a number of other benefits that make them well worth their high price to many homeowners. Read More …

Things to Consider Before and After Installing a Green Roof

17 December 2015
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Green roofs are a way to combat urban blight and allow for the preservation of nature in an urban area. It can also be a great insulator, keeping your house or building warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Any existing building can have some form of a green roof. Green roofs can range from slanted roofs with only grass or moss growing on them to fully outfitted garden areas that include lawns and trees. Read More …

Roof Replacement Budgeting Tips

16 December 2015
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The roof is one of the most important structures of a home. If your roof is aged or damaged and is in need of replacement, this isn't something you want to put off. If your hesitance about replacing your roof has anything to do with cost, don't fret. Budgeting for this expense can help make it more affordable and give you a better idea how much you will need. Here are some tips to get you started. Read More …