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Roofing / Gutters

The Alternative to a Re-Roofs Roof Renovation

The Alternative to a Re-Roofs Roof Renovation

by Steve Gott on Jan 29, 2013

If you need to replace your roof to stop it deteriorating or if it’s been damaged by the weather it can be a costly, time consuming and very disruptive project. So, what is the alternative…? Polyurethane spray foam systems are durable, robust and provide a breathable membrane that can be applied directly to the underside of roof tiles and slates to re-secure them. Not only can it restore the integrity of your roof but it also provides a high level of thermal insulation and all at a fraction of the cost of a new roof. Continue reading →

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Basics of Roof Repair

Basics of Roof Repair

by Leona Zoey on Feb 14, 2013

Roof repair is one of the most important repairs to have on a regular basis. Many people fail to understand the need to have a healthy roof over their head, and only realize that the roof would need repair, when there is a bigger problem. People find out they need a roof repair only when they see big cracks, or when they notice that there is a leak in the roof which is identified by the dark spots on the ceiling. Continue reading →

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Information to Help You with Roof Repair

Information to Help You with Roof Repair

by Guest on Mar 9, 2013

With the arrival of winters the tension related to roof repairs comes in parallel. Being concerned homeowners one has to think about necessary roof repairs that need to be carried upon. The thought becomes more active especially when clouds start rolling in. Don’t stop until it is too late and you are left with no options other than to keep your finger crossed and pray for everything goes on fine. Roof repairing is something that can’t be delayed but as it is an expensive process and home owners need to make a comparative budget for the process to carry repairs on roof. Continue reading →

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It's What's Over Your Head: Choosing Roof Shingles

It's What's Over Your Head: Choosing Roof Shingles

by Tom Grant on May 7, 2013

Your house is not just a building; it’s your home. It’s also your shelter against the elements. Your roof is one of the most important elements of protecting you, your family and your guests from the elements. Price is always an important factor in choosing roof shingles, as well as durability and the cost of installation. Choosing the right shingles not only ensures that the inside of your house is not exposed to rain, sleet or snow, but can also enhance the appearance of your home. Continue reading →

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Help! My Roof is Leaking! A How-To Guide to Roof Restoration

Help! My Roof is Leaking! A How-To Guide to Roof Restoration

by Guest on Jun 18, 2013

Whether you’ve discovered a leak or you’re doing preventative maintenance, there are several points to consider when it comes to roof restoration. Often considered off-bounds for anyone but professionals, repairs on homes with simpler roof lines can be done by capable homeowners, providing appropriate safety precautions are taken. If you prefer to leave the task to the pros, you may want to start by calling the National Federation of Roofing Contractors who can provide you with contact information for qualified contractors in your area. Continue reading →

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Three Places to Spend Money on the Exterior of Your Home

Three Places to Spend Money on the Exterior of Your Home

by Charlie Brown on Sep 14, 2013

When you have the exterior of your home remodeled, you are investing, time, energy and convenience into the project and you want to make sure that you are getting the most from the experience.  After you have found a contractor that you are comfortable working with, you need to sit down and discuss all of the elements of the project that you have in mind and ask about what suggestions the contractor might have for the job.  Remember that communication is the most important thing in a remodel and Continue reading →

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Take The Time To Look For Quality: Characteristics of Good Roofing

Take The Time To Look For Quality: Characteristics of Good Roofing

by Charlie Brown on Sep 14, 2013

There are places in and around the house where you do not want to skimp on the cost of construction, and the roof is one of those places.  The roof defends the home against most of the moisture that would otherwise destroy the structure of the home.  If the roof is not solid and installed correctly, then you will suffer severe damage to the structure of your home over time, and that damage only gets worse the longer you wait to have the work done.  When you set out to find a quality roofer, you need to ask several important questions, but these are three of the most important. Continue reading →

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A Guide to Roofing Materials

A Guide to Roofing Materials

by Guest on Dec 16, 2013

One part of your home that you would likely replace after a few years is the roof. Since it takes the most beating from the environment, rain and shine, it will eventually be damaged beyond repair. When this happens, you have the option to replace it with the same material or consider using another roofing material. There are plenty of roof materials to choose from. Continue reading →

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Advantages of Using Rubber for Your House Roof

by William Hayes on Aug 25, 2014

If you are looking for a roofing material that will result in the least amount of maintenance and will offer you protection you can count on, you might want to consider using rubber roofing. This type of roofing material comes in a roll for buildings with flat roofs and it also comes in rubber shingles, which mimic the look of slate shingles and come in a wide variety of colours. Continue reading →

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Stainless Steel Staples – A Great Alternative to Using Nails

Stainless Steel Staples – A Great Alternative to Using Nails

by Boris Dzhingarov on Sep 2, 2015

More and more construction and design workers, in both large and small scale projects, are doing away with nails and turning to staples instead. These staples are used in anything from roof construction to furniture making. If you were to go to a hardware store to purchase nails, you will quickly find that there are hundreds of different sizes, widths, gauges and materials to choose from. Continue reading →

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