2016

  • Understanding Stair Step Shingle Installation And Why It Is Ideal

    If you need a new roof on your home, then you probably already know that an asphalt shingle variety is your most inexpensive option. The shingles cost about $80 to $100 per 100 square feet, and labor is around $3 per square foot. If you have been speaking to different contractors, then you may have asked some specific questions about installation. If one or several professionals have informed you that they use the stair step method of installation, then keep reading to understand what this is and why it may be preferable to other installation types.
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  • Where Exactly Is Your Roof's Leak Coming From?

    If your roof leaks constantly, and you've patched every hole in the roof that you can easily find or access, have a roofer check the flashing around your chimney and main vent stack for deterioration. These locations can hide problems that allow rainwater in the spring and melting snow in the winter to leak into your roof, attic, and ceiling. Before you climb your roof again, here's how deteriorated flashing endangers your roof and what you can do to fix the issues without risking your safety or sanity.
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  • Broken EPDM Roof Seams - Why They Happen And How To Fix Them

    If you have a commercial flat roof, then you may have an EPDM variety on the top of your business. These roofs are made from synthetic rubber membranes. Specifically, the roof is made from ethylene propylene diene monomer. EPDM is a standard roofing material that is installed in large sheets. The synthetic material is ideal for commercial roofing purposes because it remains strong against UV radiation, thermal damage, and extreme weather conditions. The roofing material is not impervious to damage though, so you will need to inspect your roof on a regular basis to make sure that it is free of issues.
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  • 3 Ways Your New Roof Can Help Pay For Itself

    A new roof is no small expense, and--if you need one--you may find yourself wondering how you will be able to afford it. Would it help if the roof could somehow pay for itself over time? For many families, it would be a lot easier to come up with the needed cash for a roof if they knew that the money they're spending would find its way back to them sooner rather than later.
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  • How To Repair An Open Seam On A Steel Roof

    If you have a steel roof on your home, garage, or barn, then this roof will last a long time before a repair is needed. In most cases, a steel roof will last 60 years before needing to be replaced. You may see some damage before a brand new roof needs to be installed, and repairing the damage can help to prolong the life of your roof. The cracking and breaking of the rubber washers that hold the steel fasteners in place is one common issue you might see.
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  • The Pros & Cons of Drone Roof Inspections

    The National Association of Home Builders recommends that you have your roof inspected every three years. During an inspection, a residential roofing contractor will look for signs of damage to your roof. Damage can allow rain and moisture to seep in and cause further damage to the roof or even leaks inside of your home. Traditionally, these roof inspections are done by a contractor going on top of your roof and visually inspecting it.
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  • Understanding And Repairing Fish Mouthed Asphalt Shingles

    Asphalt roofs are the most common and popular types of roofs due to the low cost and availability of the materials. Asphalt will last some time as well, but you will generally notice some telltale signs of damage across your business if your roof is left in place for longer than 30 years. The fish mouthing of shingles is one fairly apparent sign of wear and tear. Keep reading to learn what fish mouthing is and how you can deal with the problems.
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  • Tips To Help You Prevent Home Insurance Companies From Raising The Roof On Your Premiums

    American homeowners pay a national average of roughly $952 a year for home insurance, which is supposed to cover damages to your home, including damages sustained by your roof. However, premium rates can often fluctuate depending on certain factors. For instance, the type of roof you have and even the age of your roof can determine how much you end up spending on home insurance. Fortunately, there are some ways you can keep home insurance costs to a minimum.
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  • Are You Ready For The Roofers? Preventing Property Damage And Injuries During Roofing Projects

    Putting new roofing on your house will improve the appearance of your home and ensure that your family and property are protected from the rain. But, the actual process can be noisy and messy for the homeowner. There are some things you can do to make the process easier and to prevent accidental injuries or damage to your property. Inside the Home It is easy to overlook preparing the inside of your home before the roofers arrive.
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  • Answers To Your Questions About Foam Roof Coatings

    As the new owner of an existing commercial building, you have a lot on your plate. Older buildings, while they can be a great value, often come with a slew of challenges. These include roofs that need to be repaired or replaced. If you're debating the wisdom of replacing your building's existing flat roof with foam roof coatings, find the answers to your questions here: Does Foam Roof Coating Work on Older Structures?
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