2017

  • Gutter Maintenance And Repair Tips

    The gutters on your home serve a purpose. They direct rainwater pouring down your roof to the downspouts and away from your home. The redirection of water can help prevent flooding near your home's foundation and can prevent water damage to your roof, soffit, and fascia. Gutters are an important aspect of your home and should be maintained and cared for properly. See below for tips to maintain, care for, and repair your gutters.
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  • Tips For Preventing Rust On The Roof

    If you have a metal roof or any roof with lots of metallic materials on it, then you need to be worried about the risk of rust or corrosion. Deal with your worries by taking the following measures for preventing roof rust: Keep the Roof Clean One of the most important steps to keeping your roof rust free is to keep it dry. This is because moisture accelerates rusting. You are probably wondering what this has to do with keeping the roof clean.
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  • A Roof Made From Straw? Thatching Is Better Than You Think!

    A thatched roof may seem like something from a fairytale rather than from real life. A roof made from straw? That could not possibly offer any protection… right? Well, not exactly. Thatched roofs were used for thousands of years across Europe and in some parts of Asia, and they were popular because they worked. A big bad wolf can't blow down a thatched roof, and even rain is not the threat you might think it would be!
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  • Reasons To Have Your Business's Roof Inspected

    The roof over your business will be one of the most exposed parts of the building. This can put it at a higher risk of suffering problems and damages. Unfortunately, when this part of the building becomes compromised, it can create catastrophic problems for the rest of the structure. To help you find and repair these issues before this can happen, you will need to have a commercial roof inspection performed.
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  • The Best Natural Roofing Materials

    If you have a little money to make exterior upgrades, the roof is one of the best places to start. A full-scale roof replacement might be a big investment, but is one that will have so many great effects on your home. In the long run, a new roof might also dramatically reduce your utility bills and save your money over time. Of course, you need to think about all of the different roofing materials on the market.
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  • 3 Tips To Help Protect Roofing From Fungus, Weather Damage, And Mother Nature

    There are different causes of damage to shingles, but nature is a force to be reckoned with. Fungus and weather damage will quickly destroy asphalt shingles if proper maintenance and preventive measures are not done. To protect your roofing from fungus, cleaning and zinc strips are a good solution. To give your home more protection from weather damage, use better quality shingles, add insulation in the right places, and reinforce the most vulnerable areas of your roof.
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  • Reasons To Think About Choosing Aluminum Siding For Your Home

    At one time aluminum siding was a popular alternative to wood because it didn't rot or succumb to insect damage. Over time, newer materials such as vinyl and fiber cement have become more popular because they tend to have a more appealing appearance. However, if you have an older home and want to maintain a vintage look, or if you just want affordable and durable siding, then aluminum is still an excellent siding choice.
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  • Algae Or A Lot Of Trouble? What To Do About Black Streaks On An Asphalt Roof

    Asphalt shingles are among the more common roof materials available. They're affordable, last a decently long time, and look presentable on most roofs. However, they are prone to two different problems that result in a similar appearance: Algae is one, and wear and tear is the other. Obviously, algae on a roof require vastly different action than worn shingles, so it's important to figure out which one you're dealing with:
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  • What Season Is Best For Roofing Updates?

    Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home because it protects your dwelling from the elements and keeps you and your family safe. For this reason, you have to ensure that it is in tip-top condition at all times. A great roof can also add the value of your home, and if you are looking to upgrade, you are probably wondering what time is best to do it.
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  • Four Ways Your Foundation Can Sink, And The Signs Of Damage It Causes

    Sinking foundation repairs are inevitable if your home was built on soft soil, sandy soil, or loamy soil. How can you tell that it is happening? Well, the house's foundation can sink four different ways, so there are four distinct signs: The Corner(s) Sinks The corner of a house is almost always the first thing to sink. This happens when the soil underneath is imbalanced or is softer than the soil under the other corners of the foundation.
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