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Nov 07

Those Cute, Furry Squirrels Can Damage Your Roof

Squirrels Can Damage Your Roof

Fall is the season when adorable squirrels scamper from yard to yard, burying nuts for the winter and digging up others stored over the summer. Squirrels may seem cute in mid-flight from the trees onto your roof but they can do serious damage when they are up there. They have been known to do everything …

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Aug 25

Your Roof Is Leaking…Isn’t It?

Roof Is Leaking

When you see stains on the ceiling, wetness in the chimney area, or water dripping from a light fixture, window well, or down a wall, a roof leak is the first thing that comes to mind. A residential roofing contractor comes out and makes a patch repair, putting your mind at ease. The next time …

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Aug 23

How To Perform Minor Residential Roofing Repairs

Minor Residential Roofing Repairs

Damaged or missing shingles, broken vents, and leaks are some of the many issues that homeowners may experience during the lifetime of their roofs. Do-it-yourself types may wish to tackle related repairs rather than calling a roofing contractor. Before they undertake these projects, they should understand what is involved so they do things correctly. If …

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Aug 11

Did You Know Your Attic Can Shorten Your Roof Life?

moldy attic

Many people ignore their attics because these are dark and dingy places. This can be a costly mistake because moisture problems in an attic can cause a roof to fail prematurely. These issues can also affect the comfort and health of residential occupants. By sealing, ventilating, and insulating their attics, homeowners can increase the energy …

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Aug 09

The Basics of the RoofPoint Program

roofpoint program

RoofPoint is a commercial roofing system sustainability guideline established by The Center for Environmental Innovation in February 2010. While it has similarities to other building rating systems like LEED, it also considers aspects that represent unique value to the green building community and building owners. The program evaluates a roofing system according to five categories …

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Aug 04

Avoid a Roofing Scam When You Are Most Vulnerable

avoid scam

After a devastating storm, hurricane, or tornado sweeps through town, many homes are left in shambles. Those that are still standing may have sustained damage to areas like the roof. As one of the most vulnerable portions of the home, the roof can take a beating during rough weather. The typical scenario involves the homeowner …

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Aug 03

Basic Information About Metal Roofing

metal roofing

A roof made from metal offers many benefits over a traditional asphalt roof. It comes in a variety of styles, from a standard vertical seam, to newer versions that resemble clay tiles, slate, wood shakes, and traditional shingles. Metal roofs can be installed on different types of homes and may provide energy savings and protection …

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Aug 01

Reasons Building Owners Should Select Asphalt Built-Up Roofing

asphalt build up roofing

A flat roof is horizontal and in the U.S., it is typically found on commercial buildings. A built-up roof is made up of multiple roof felt plies laminated with bitumen, an oil-based substance. One of several surfaces, such as asphalt, emulsion, or aggregate, is then applied. Built-up roofing is one of the most reliable and …

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Jul 27

High-Quality Roofing Contractors Handle Gutters In Addition To Roofs

rain gutters

A good residential roofing installation helps keep water out of a home. Installing a system of gutters to carry water away from the house is the final step in a roofing installation project. With a well-functioning gutter and downspout system in place, water stays away from the home, preventing related damage to the structure and …

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Jul 26

Solar Roofing Tax Credits And Subsidies

solar roofing

Since CIGS thin-film solar cell manufacturer Solyndra went bankrupt in 2011, there has been much controversy regarding federal financial support for renewable energy. Solyndra was the first company to be awarded a loan guarantee under the Obama administration. Unfortunately, taxpayers are not expected to recover much of the $527 million loan. Critics of federal policy …

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Jul 12

Using a Roof to Decrease Smog

Who would have thought that a roof could actually help the environment? Boral Roofing Company’s MonierLifetile created the Auranox concrete roof tiles that reduce smog levels in the atmosphere. Residential consumers and building owners who are concerned about the environment may want to consider these as alternatives to traditional shingles. Introduced in 2010, these tiles …

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