2017

  • Ready? Set? Layer-Click! How Fast Vinyl Siding Installation Can Be Done

    Vinyl siding installs very quickly. It is the most common and most popular type of house siding because of how fast the installation procedure goes. In fact, if you wanted to try installing some of your own siding, you could. Here is how quickly and how easily you can install this type of siding. Vertical Corner Pieces First The slats of vinyl siding have to be inserted into the corner pieces.
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  • Wood And Ceramic Roofs Compared

    Replacing your roof is a big decision because it costs a lot of money and it transforms the entire style of your property. If you're going to replace your roof, you want to choose a product that will improve your home style while also making your home more energy efficient. Two of the most popular roofing products are wooden shingles and ceramic tiles. This article compares the two materials, specifically how they rate when it comes to energy efficiency, maintenance, and style.
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  • Warning Signs That You Need a Brand New Roof

    An often neglected part of the home is the roof. After all, with the roof mostly being out of sight, many homeowners don't even think to look at it until the signs of damage have been there for quite some time. There are some ways to tell if your home needs a new roof by looking for these four signs. Missing Shingle Granules The top of asphalt shingles are made up of tiny things known as granules.
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  • Adding An Addition To Your Home? Considerations To Make For Roofing Material

    Are you in the process of adding more square footage to your home with an addition?  If so, one part of the job you may not have put much thought into is the roof.  An addition gives you an option for what kind of roofing materials you use, and it doesn't need to be the same kind as the rest of your home.  Here are some things to think about if you switch to a new roofing material for the addition.
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  • The Most Efficient Roofing Materials

    Replacing your roof is a great remodeled that will completely overhaul the style of your exterior. However, style is not the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to roof replacement. You also need to closely consider how different products require different maintenance and have varying degrees of energy efficiency. This article looks at the key differences between wood shingle and clay tile roofs. These are two of the most popular materials for residential roofing:
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  • A Roofing Company's Portfolio: Why It's Completely Normal To Ask

    When you are ready to hire a roofing company to replace your roof, you might want to see what other jobs the company has completed. You wonder if this is an awkward thing to ask the owner of the roofing company. Actually, it is not. Most roofing company owners welcome the chance to flaunt their best work. Here is why it is completely normal to ask a roofing company owner for a job portfolio—in pictures, of course.
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  • Inspect Your Business's Roof Before Winter

    With winter on its way, you want to make sure your flat commercial roof is able to withstand the harsh weather of the season. This can be complicated if you aren't sure what constitutes a problem. The following guide can help you understand the most pressing problems to watch out for. What kind of membrane is on the roof? Flat roofs differ in construction. Many have an asphalt membrane, which is simply tar and gravel laid down to create a waterproof surface.
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  • 3 Tips To Help Identify Damaged Siding And The Repairs That Are Needed

    The siding of your home may be damaged by a lot of different things, such as wear, rot, or being struck by debris in a storm. All siding materials are subject to some of the common problems with siding exterior finishes. If you want to prevent further damage to your home, it is important to be able to identify some of the common damage. Here are some tips that will help you identify the problems that cause damage to siding:
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  • Have You Just Bought A Pre-Existing Home? 3 Reasons A Fireplace Inspection Is So Important

    If you just bought a pre-existing home, one of the first things you should do is have the chimney cleaned and inspected. This is particularly important if the previous owners can't provide you with a detailed set of maintenance records for the chimney and fireplace. Having your chimney cleaned and inspected before winter arrives will protect you against house fires and carbon monoxide exposure. Here are three services your cleaning and chimney inspections should entail:
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  • 4 Tips For Making Your Next Roofing Job Safer

    If you're a homeowner, you may need to climb on top of your roof at some point. This could be due to a repair that needs to be made or simply cleaning your roof. It's important to practice safety at all times to minimize the possibility of injury. The last thing you will want to deal with is getting hurt while working to fix a roofing problem. Knowing some tips to assist you can be the key to being as safe as you need to be during this project:
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