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Roofing / Gutters

A Facelift for Your Home, Exterior Renovation!

A Facelift for Your Home, Exterior Renovation!

by Thomas Kral on May 6, 2012

If you're considering moving, not because you've outgrown your home but because your house no longer has that same luster it once had, or you may want to consider a facelift for your home. A facelift is not as involved or expensive as it sounds. A facelift on your building may just bring back that excitement you had when you first purchased it, and IS cheaper than purchasing a new home. Continue reading →

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How to Seal Chimney Flashing

How to Seal Chimney Flashing

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Old houses often develop cracks between the chimney and the roof is a perpetual maintenance issue and should be checked every few years. Here's a list of items you will need to seal chimney flashing to protect your home. The first step is to access the roof using an extension ladder, preferably on a warm day. If you are using roof cement, I recommend using the tube package which fits your caulking gun. The gun only requires one hand, whereas the roof cement in a can requires two hand, to hold the cement and a trowel. The cement in a can may be less expensive, but we would recommend against this, especially on a tin roof like this one. Continue reading →

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Rain Gutter Downspout Installation or Replacement

Rain Gutter Downspout Installation or Replacement

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Your gutters are only as good as the downspouts which carry the rainwater down from the collection gutter to the next story down. Whether it's new a downspout or a replacement, read on to learn how to mount these and keep them in place. You only need a few simple tools for this job. Continue reading →

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Installing Rain Gutter Guards

Installing Rain Gutter Guards

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Installing rain gutter guards is an easy job that you can do yourself. There are, generally, two types to choose from : Vinyl and Aluminum. We will cover how to install one of the most common from each category. Please note, when installing these things, please do not fall and hurt yourself. As alwasy, use the necessary safety equipment. If you have questions about safety, the OSHA web site is a good place to start. Continue reading →

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Repairing Holes in Rain Gutters & Downspouts

Repairing Holes in Rain Gutters & Downspouts

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Gutters sometimes get holes in them. Sometimes it is the result of physical damage and other times it can be the product of corrosion. This is especially true if you have older steel gutters. If the whole gutter is deteriorating, replace the entire run. If it is raining when you are attempting this, make sure you get "Wet roof cement." This cement contains chemicals that displace water and allow the cement to seal. Continue reading →

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Benefits of Metal Roofing

Benefits of Metal Roofing

by Guest on May 7, 2012

Too often, when people think about roofs, they're likely to think about standard roofing products like asphalt shingles. When those people are thinking of re-roofing their home, however, they should know about the benefits of metal roofing. Not only is today's metal roofing very attractive, it's also the most durable roofing product on the market. And that's just the beginning; metal roofs are virtually impervious to the most devastating weather events, including wind-driven rains, heavy snow, hail, extreme heat, hurricane-force winds and even fire. Continue reading →

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Replacing Damaged Shingles

Replacing Damaged Shingles

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

If, in the course of inspecting your roof, you find a damaged shingle, it is a good idea to replace it. The procedure is easy. These instructions are for regular fiberglass/asphault shingles. The first step is to assess the damage to the shingle. You should do this in warm weather to avoid shingle breakage. Continue reading →

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Do You Need a New Roof? Twelve Warning Signs

Do You Need a New Roof? Twelve Warning Signs

by Guest on May 7, 2012

As any homeowner knows (and cringes whenever they think about it), the roof of their home is far from permanent. Although it's generally made of the toughest economical materials available, in most house designs the roof is the part of the house that absorbs the most punishment. It sits there, day after day, quietly taking a beating from the sun, wind, and weather, and hardly makes a complaint -- until one day, you realize it's about had all it can take, and needs to be replaced. Continue reading →

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Learning Everything You Need to Know about Gutter Cleaning

Learning Everything You Need to Know about Gutter Cleaning

by Guest on Jul 9, 2012

Gutter cleaning is an essential part of a buildings maintenance schedule. Regardless of whether you have a private home or business, you need to ensure that your gutters are cleaned. If you ensure that your gutters are kept clear of debris, you will prolong the life of your building. Leaving the gutters to become clogged with leaves and dirt will cause minor issues that can lead to disastrous consequences. Continue reading →

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Qualities to Look for in a Roofing Company

Qualities to Look for in a Roofing Company

by Guest on Dec 24, 2012

Managing a home is difficult work. There are many parts that require a degree of maintenance skills to perform well. Some tasks require the skills of a professional. Having a professional provides the best results and protection from future damage from water and nature's other potential disasters! In addition, professionals can do the best work with service, providing advice, and high quality materials. Consulting a professional is the best solution to common maintenance issues! Continue reading →

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