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2015

Tips To Prepare Your Roof For El Nino

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Weather experts are predicting that the west coast is going to be hit with an El Nino weather pattern. This means that it is expected to be a wet winter and spring. Much of the west coast has been in drought-like conditions for the past five years, so the wet weather is greatly needed. However, since there hasn’t been much rain, your roof may not be up-to-par to handle constant rain and downpours. Read More»

Is Your Roof Ready For Solar Panels?

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Adding solar panels is a great way to update your home, possibly increase its value, and make better use of green energy. However, there are several factors in play when installing these panels on your roof. Keep these items in mind when doing your initial planning to help you determine what the real cost of installation will be. What Type of Roofing Do You Have? The most common type of roof covering is asphalt shingles. Read More»

Will A Metal Roof Be Noisy? Reducing Noise With Metal Residential Roofing Options

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Metal roofing is one of the most durable and environmentally friendly options available for homeowners, but many people might default to asphalt or wooden shingles simply because traditional metal roofs have a bad reputation for being too loud when it rains or hails. However, while older “tin” roofs may be deafening in a thunderstorm, modern metal roofing can actually be quite quiet. If your new metal roof is loud, there are some things you can do to fix it. Read More»

Recycling Your Asphalt Roof: What Homeowners Need To Know

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If you are having your roof replaced, you might be concerned about where the old asphalt shingles will end up and how they will affect the environment. Your concerns are valid, as 11 million tons of shingles are added to landfills each year. Fortunately, shingles can be recycled. Recycling shingles is a great way to keep them out of landfills, while also contributing to the creation of new products to reduce over use of resources. Read More»

3 DIY Gutter Repair And Maintenance Tips

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Gutters play an essential role in protecting your home’s foundation by directing rainwater away from the foundation walls. If your gutters are clogged or leaking, static pressure from ground water can eventually cause your foundation walls to leak and crumble. Here are three ways you can maintain and repair your gutters to keep them in good shape year-round. Unclog Gutters and Downspouts One of the most common problems that gutters face is clogging with leaves, sticks, and other debris. Read More»

Identifying, Preventing And Correcting Metal Roof Noises

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Metal roofs are popular due to their long life spans, good looks and ease of maintenance. However, in some cases, metal roofs can facilitate the transmission of annoying sounds. Below is more information on how you can identify unknown noises and prevent or correct metal roof noises: Identifying unknown sources of roof noise The source of metal roof noise isn’t always easy to identify. Obvious sources of noise include rain and sleet, and falling tree nuts such as acorns. Read More»

Exploring The Process Of Turning Your Flat Roof Into An RC Car Track

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If you run a hobby store, you know that your patrons have to frequently trek back to your shop for parts to replace damaged or worn components. Keeping those patrons on site with an RC car track can drastically increase your profits while providing everyone a fun, safe place to play with their vehicles. If you do not have a lot of ground space for a track, consider using your flat roof. Read More»

Commercial Roofing Services: An Overview Of Self-Adhering Roofing Systems

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Don’t cheap out on the roofing structure of your commercial building, as it is the first line of defense against environmental and elemental hazards. A properly insulated commercial roof can reduce overall heat loss within the building by 25%, and so can a high quality roofing surface. There are many popular materials used for commercial roofing; however, a new product, which was released in the market in recent years, has been gaining popularity. Read More»

What You Need To Know About Replacing Your Asphalt Roof

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Many homes are topped with asphalt shingles because of their effectiveness and low cost. If your old asphalt roof is in need of replacement there are a few things you should consider before you start talking to contractors. Check out these five facts to know before you replace your asphalt roof. An Overlay Isn’t Always Cost Effective An overlay is when you place new shingles over your old shingles in an effort to repair your roof for less money. Read More»