2017

  • 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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  • Spotting Damage To Your Foam Roof

    Maintaining the integrity of your home's roofing system is critical when it comes to ensuring your residence remains structurally sound. Many homeowners opt to add a specialized type of coating known as foam roofing to the top of their existing roofing materials for additional protection against water and other contaminants. Caring for your foam roofing is essential when it comes to ensuring this coating performs properly. Here are three types of damage that could compromise the integrity if your foam roofing in the future.
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  • Four Roof Installation Approaches And What Each Entails

    Roofing contractors have so much to do when it comes down to a roofing installation. First and foremost, they have to investigate the roofing consumers have. Then they have to recommend new roofing products and provide estimates for the work. Finally, they have to recommend a roof installation approach that will work best. If you are replacing the roof on your home, or adding a roof to a new home, here are the three approaches your roofing contractor might suggest.
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  • 4 Common Roofing Problems And How To Prevent Them

    The roof of your home is one of the most important outside fixtures to take care of. This is because the roof protects the interior of your home heavily from many damages that the outdoor weather conditions could cause. Plus, the roof protects your home from losing out on energy expenses so long as it is properly sealed. To keep your roof in good condition, you should know of some of the most common problems and how to prevent them:
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  • Protect Your Investment: 4 Easy Steps To Care For Your Roof

    Your home is your biggest investment. To protect that investment, you want to make sure it receives the proper maintenance. Unfortunately, overlooking key aspects of home maintenance could lead to costly repairs later, and could reduce the property value. The roof is one area of home maintenance that's often overlooked. Here are four easy steps that will help you reduce roof damage and help protect your investment. Remove Debris You've probably seen debris on your neighbor's roofs from time to time.
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  • Oncoming Windstorm? Take These Steps To Protect Your Roof

    Sometimes a storm pops up out of nowhere, but more often, you have at least a few days' warning from the weather report. If the weather reports are calling for a storm with high winds, you'll want to take this chance to prepare your roof for the challenge it's about to face. Completing these tasks should only take an afternoon—and this will cost you a lot less than having to replace or repair a wind-damaged roof.
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  • 5 Tips For Maintaining Your Roof

    Maintaining a roof should be a top priority of all homeowners. Unfortunately, not everyone keeps up with their roof or gives it the necessary repairs. Not taking proper care of your roof can result in costly repairs and even roof replacement. If you make an extra effort to care for your roof, it will last many more years. Here are five helpful tips for maintaining your roof: Keep Those Gutters Clean
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  • 5 Maintenance Mistakes That Could Decrease The Lifespan Of Your Tile Roofing

    A new tile roof installation can cost as much as $1,000 per square (100 square feet). Fortunately, you can avoid these high costs by maintaining your tile roof so that it lasts a lifetime. By avoiding the following five maintenance mistakes, you can be sure that your tile roof will last as long as possible and cost you as little as possible through the years: Leaving piles of vegetation/debris on the roof
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  • Ditch Your Pitch: Three Reasons To Get A Flat Roof

    A roof that has constant issues due to leaks, you may need to get someone out to do repairs to the roof on a regular basis. At some point, most homes have to have the roof replaced in its entirety, which is a hefty cost. Most residential roofs are pitched, which is common for a number of different house types. One of the things that you may want to consider is taking down your pitched roof and set up a flat roof.
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