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Battle Of Durability: Comparing 3 Types Of Roofing In Terms Of How Long They Last

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Cedar shingles, asphalt shingles, slate, copper, rubber roofing membrane, galvanized steel—there are plenty of roofing materials on the market. How do you choose one over the other? Choosing the roofing materials that is the most cost effective is a wise way to go, but instead of focusing on installation costs, a homeowner should focus on costs over the life of the roof. Comparing roofs in terms of how long they last is a good indicator of how much you will spend replacing and/or repairing your roof. By comparing asphalt shingles, cedar...

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Three Tips To Help Roof Survive Every Wild Fire Season And Stand Strong

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Homes in forested areas have a lot of hazards around them. The dangers your home faces can include wildfires. If you want to keep your home safe in the event of a fire burning near it, you will want to think about the materials you use to finish the exterior of your home. To start, the roof is an area of your home that is most at risk in wildfire. Luckily, there are many solutions today that will give your roof the fire resistance it needs to survive a fire. Here are some of the things you will want to consider to make your home woodland fire...

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Roof Repair Tips: 4 Ways To Use A Ladder Safely

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Using a ladder is an essential part of repairing your roof. In order to avoid potential injuries, follow these tips for using the ladder safely. Use the Right Ladder Using a ladder safely begins when you choose the right ladder for the job. Make sure it is the right height, first of all. When you are working on the roof, it should be a few feet higher than the roofline. You should not have to lift yourself up and onto the roof. From the rung you are standing on, you should be able to walk right onto the roof. You also want to use a fiberglass...

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Three Things To Help You With Choosing The Right Materials For The Replacement Of Asphalt Shingles

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If you have asphalt shingles on your home, you may not want to have them replaced with the same materials. There are many alternatives available to give you an attractive roof with materials other than asphalt. These materials can be composite tiles, metal roofing and synthetic shake and slate roofing. If you want to have a roof with something other than conventional asphalt shingles, here are some things that you will want to consider: 1. Metal Roofing Materials For A Roof That Will Last If you want to have a roof that will last a long time...

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Commercial Roofing: Exploring The Benefits Of Choosing A Green Roof

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Green, or living roofs as they are commonly called, are quickly growing in popularity amongst commercial property owners. This is because green roofs are able to offer a wide variety of benefits that cannot be found in more traditional roofing systems. Below you will learn more about a few of these impressive benefits so that you can decide for yourself whether or not a green roof is right for your commercial roofing needs. Benefit #1: Reduced Heating And Cooling Costs A green roof will absorb the sun’s rays and act as an isolator for...

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Three Solutions To Get The Look Of Shakes Where Real Wood Roofing Is Prohibited

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Real wood shakes are a very attractive and durable roofing material, but in some areas their use is prohibited. This is often due to dry climates and the fire hazards of wood shake roofing. In wet climates, shakes can also have problems with fungus and mold, which are not ideal. This is why today, there are more and more alternatives to real shake roofing. These materials can look a lot like the real thing, but do not have the problems of wood shakes. If you want to have the look of shakes on your home, here are some of the alternatives you...

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Three Different Looks You Can Get With The Installation Of A New Shake Roof

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There are many different types of roofing available, and shake roofing is one of the only natural materials that is used widely as a commercial roofing product. It is available in many different styles, which can give you many choices for the installation of your new roof. This can be done using a combination of colors, different sizes of shakes and by creating designs and patterns. If you want to have a shake roof with a unique look, here are three things that you may want to consider having done: 1. Different Appearance With Shakes And...

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How To Prevent Ice Dams From Forming On Your Roof

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Most people don’t pay attention to their roof unless there is a leak.  Winter is one of the worst times to have a leaky roof, and ice dams are a common catalyst for leaks.  Ice dams are thick ridges of ice hanging from the edge of your roof.  Pretty as they are, they are an absolute menace to your roof and gutters.  As the ice melts, water backs up and leaks inside of your home.  The good news is that they are preventable.  Follow the steps below to stop ice dams from forming by insulating, sealing, and...

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Metal Roofing In An Urban Setting

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In some places, metal roofing carries the stigma of being associated with hay barns and tractor sheds. Thus, some urban dwellers are reluctant to fit their home with long panels of sheet metal. This reluctance has more to do with aesthetics than any disadvantages of metal roofing itself. In fact, metal roofing has many strong characteristics that make it a better choice for roofing than asphalt shingles. While asphalt shingles are less expensive than metal roofing, a good metal roof will outperform shingles in important ways.  ...

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The Need For Snow Guards In Cold Climates

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If your area experiences lots of snow or ice falls, then you probably need snow guards on your roof. These are roof installations designed to hold the snow and ice until they melt. Here are some of the damages you will be preventing by installing snow guards: Injuries Without snow guards in place, huge amounts of snow and ice can collect on the roof and fall as a unit. Such a huge mass of frozen water can cause severe injury to anybody (or even pets) standing or walking directly beneath the edge of the roof. Don’t forget that a visitor...

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