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Taking Care Of Your Gutter System

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If you have just purchased a new home, you will soon find out the importance of caring for its gutter system to avoid moisture building up around your foundation. Caring for your gutters can be done in conjunction with other roof maintenance procedures. Routine maintenance steps will ensure that your gutter system protects your home so there is no risk of flooding as a result. Here are some steps to take to keep your gutters working up to par year round. Schedule Checks Bi-Yearly It is a good idea to check your gutter system in its entirety...

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3 Tips For Cleaning And Maintaining A Roof Vent

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Most homes have roof vents, yet most homeowners have no idea what they are or why they are there. While there are a few different types, they all need to be cleaned properly and efficiently. Without proper maintenance, the vents get clogged, increasing the temperature inside the attic and also increasing the risk of fire. Take a look at three simple tips to help keep one of the most important and overlooked features of the home clean and working well. Never use water.  While this may feel counterproductive, water will only worsen the...

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Could A Metal Roof Be Right For You?

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Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular, but is it the right choice for you? If it’s time to replace your roof, a new metal roof could be an attractive and practice choice. Positives Metal roofs are extremely long lasting; most come with a manufacture’s warranty for at least 50 years. The longevity of metal roofing means that a major home maintenance burden could be off your to-do list nearly for your life time. Metal roofing is designed to interlock and thus become nearly impervious to weather. The interlocking sheets or...

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Three Questions To Ask Before Having Your Roof Replaced

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If you need to have your roof replaced, then it’s important to do your research prior to settling on a roofing company. Making sure that a company has good reviews and offers a competitive price are good first steps. But, before you actually sign that contract, there are a few other questions that you should ask potential roofers to ensure that your job is going to be done properly. Will you be doing a complete tear-off or a recovering? Most homeowners assume that when they ask for a new roof, the old roof will be torn off and a new one...

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Five Early Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Roof

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Many homeowners falsely assume that if their roof is not yet leaking, they do not need a new one. However, it’s really best to replace your roof before it springs a leak – since leaks can cause costly, permanent damage to your walls, ceilings and personal items. To know when it’s time to replace your roof, look for these early warning signs. Shingle granules in your gutters. A granule or two is not a sign of anything serious, but when you start to notice a constant stream of shingle granules running out of your gutters (or...

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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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