Preventing And Controling Moss And Algae On Tile Roofs

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Roofing tiles are prized for their extreme durability, long life, and aesthetic appeal. Unfortunately, they can also develop stains. Don't let a fear of stains prevent you from getting a tile roof, especially if you really like the look of the tiles. The green to black stains commonly seen on tile roofs are the result of mold and algae growth. The following tips can help you overcome this issue so you can have the roof you love.

23 February 2016

Three Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Gutters

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Even though you can barely see them, the gutters affixed to the edge of your roof are playing a pivotal role in protecting the roof itself and diverting rainwater from your home. As such, it's important to do everything you can to extend the life of your gutters. One of the best ways is to ensure that they're cleaned roughly twice per year; doing so prevents vegetation from building up inside them and blocking the water.

23 February 2016

3 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Color For Your New Roof

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If you are in the market for a new roof, you are probably struggling to determine what color is going to work the best for you and your needs. After all, there are countless different options on the market today. Instead of stressing out over what roofing color is going to best accommodate your style and taste, here are a few tips you can use to help you figure out which color is the best one for you.

23 February 2016

Protecting Your Roof Top From Damage Due To Inclement Weather

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If you own your own home, you are most likely aware of the importance in taking care of your rooftop so it is less prone to leaking. Stormy weather has a huge impact on the condition of your roof. Here are some tips you can use to keep your roof intact when inclement weather is expected to or has already hit your location. Pay Attention To Reports To help minimize the chance of roof leakage, knowing when a storm is about to hit can be extremely helpful.

22 February 2016

A Roof Made From Wood? It Works Better Than You'd Think!

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When you think of roof materials, wood might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Many people think of wood as brittle, a fire hazard, prone to rot, and simply not sturdy enough for a roof. While this might be true of some woods, it's not true of cedar. Strong, hardy cedar is regularly used as a roofing material, and it offers some pretty distinct advantages. It's eco-friendly.

21 February 2016

Why Metal Roofing Makes Sense For Your Barn

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Providing your horses with shelter is an important part of giving your four-legged friends the protection they need to stay safe and healthy. When it comes to constructing a barn on your property, investing in metal roofing can be beneficial.  Here are three reasons why metal roofing makes the most sense for your barn. 1. Metal roofing can help protect your horses from fire. Fire is one of the most devastating disasters a horse can face.

19 February 2016

3 Potential Threats To Your Flat Roof

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One of the common problems that people worry about with flat roofs is how water can pool and cause damage. Water shouldn't be your only concern though, since these other 3 things can threaten a flat roof. Temperature There are several ways that temperature can threaten a roof. Not only is an elevated temperature a concern, but fluctuating temperature can cause problems as well. Thermal shock can occur when there's a large difference between what is the coldest and hottest temperature in a single day.

19 February 2016

3 Tips For Picking The Perfect Shingle Color

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Gone are the days when everyone just went with black shingles and never gave the color of their roof a second thought! Now, shingles come in hundreds of different shades, from classic black to bright blue. This can make deciding on the right color a real challenge. With these three tips, however, you'll have an easier time choosing the shingle color that's right for your home and preferences. Drive around and look at houses similar to yours.

19 February 2016

Three Key Roof Maintenance Points

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Dealing with a cracking and leaky roof can make your home a miserable place to live and drastically reduce the value of your property. A roof replacement can cost more than $1,000 per square foot, so you should invest in maintenance on the front end in order to avoid needing such a replacement. You will also want to reach out to a residential roofing contractor who would be more than happy to assist you.

19 February 2016

4 Myths About Inclined Metal Roofs In The Winter

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There are a lot of myths concerning how inclined metal roofs work during the winter time. Here are the top four most common myths about metal roofs in the winter, broken down. You'll find that these myths are not based on reality and that a metal roof can actually be a great addition to your home. Myth #1: Snow Piles Up On Metal Roofs Many people wrongly believe that snow tends to pile up on metal roofs more than other types of roofs.

19 February 2016