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Pine Needles On Shingle Roofing – Is It Damaging?

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Do you have pine trees that drop their needles onto the roof of your home? Could those pine needles be causing damage to the roof? How can you remove those needles without damaging the roof? Prevention is the most affordable way to handle roof damage. Below, you will learn what damage can be caused by the pine needles and what you can do to prevent damage from occurring because of them. Do pine needles damage roofing shingles? Any organic material on your roof will lead to damage. Leaves, dirt, limbs and pine needles will eventually cause the...

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4 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Roofing Contractor

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If you’re looking to get some roofing work done, hiring a professional contractor, such as those at Western Roofing, affords several advantages over trying to do it yourself. When you work with a contractor, you protect yourself from possible injury, the use of low quality materials and having to extend the job timeline because of novice mistakes. That said, you shouldn’t just hire the first contractor you find, or even the one that offers the lowest bid. So keep reading to find four smart questions you should ask before...

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2 Suggestions For Cutting Your Cooling Costs With A Roof

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One of the cheapest ways to build a roof is to combine alternating layers of tarpaper and tar to make a roofing membrane. The problem with this type of roofing is that the dark-colored tarpaper and the black tar absorb a lot of heat from the sun. This heat will not only bake the volatiles out of the tar, which can lead to cracking, it will also leak into the building below, which drives up your cooling costs. If you want to save money by using asphalt roofing, then you should also have a strategy for keeping your energy costs down. ...

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Debunking Prevailing Myths About Commercial Green Roofing Systems

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If you have a commercial building that could use a new roof, you may spend some time investigating your options either online or otherwise. However, there is one solution that you may skip right over, and that is a green roofing system. Green roofing systems are an incredibly efficient way to keep the top of a building protected on your property, but if you are like some other business owners, you have assumptions and myths in the back of your mind about green roofs that will get in the way. Here are a few of the most prevailing myths about...

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Rooftop Rascals: 3 Ways Raccoons Get Into Your Attic—And How To Stop Them

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Raccoons are the ultimate animal success story. Once found only in woodland areas, they now make their homes in suburbs and cities. They often find their way into the crawlspaces and attics of human habitations. After settling in, they destroy insulation, produce families, and work their way down into wall voids and other hidden spaces. Blame It On the Weather Roofs are especially vulnerable to raccoons because they take so much abuse from the weather. Storm damage, weak spots created by winter ice dams, and rotted fascia boards all give...

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3 Tips To Improve Your Roof’s Energy Efficiency

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Not all homeowners can have living roofs, but it’s fairly easy to have an environmentally friendly roof. It doesn’t have to be difficult to improve your roof’s energy efficiency; small improvements can lower your energy usage and your monthly utility bill. Below are some steps to help you make your home and your roof more energy efficient. Cool It Off A cool roof is one that’s lighter-colored than a roof made of dark wood or asphalt shingles, and it can save energy by reflecting rather than absorbing heat and light. As...

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Three Alternatives to Real Shakes to Give Your Home a Wood Look

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If you like the look of wood shakes but cannot have them installed on your home, there are some alternatives. You can use things like synthetic roofing, treated shakes and stamped metal roofing. These materials can often be used in areas where real shakes cannot be used due to their fire hazard. Here are some of the options you have for alternatives to real shakes to install on your home. 1. Installing Real Shakes with Treated Wood Materials Real shakes are a fire hazard, and in some areas they are prohibited. There are treated wood shakes...

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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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