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3 Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Monterey-Style Home With A Gabled Roof

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Monterey-Style Home With A Gabled Roof

Monterey-style homes blend the casual simplicity of a Colonial home with the ornate details of a Spanish Eclectic villa. Monterey homes have simple, clean lines accented by brick or brick and stucco siding. The homes usually have a second story balcony on the front of the home and that balcony is enhanced with a decorative railing or trim. Monterey homes can have a couple of different roof types but one is a lower pitched version of the traditional gable roof. What are the best and worst roofing materials for a Monterey-style home with a...

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3 Special Considerations When Choosing A Roofing Material For A Creole-Style Home

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Special Considerations When Choosing A Roofing Material For A Creole-Style Home

The Creole architectural style got its start in the 1700s in French-influenced New Orleans before spreading further through the southern states. The most distinctive features of the homes are the lower porch and upper balcony, which stretch across the entire front of the house. Ornate ironwork and banisters highlight these features and the homes often have additional ornamentation near the roof, which has a low-pitch or flat roof style. If you have a Creole-style home and need roof repairs or a new roof entirely, there are a few flat roof...

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3 Tips To Help You Care For Your Roofing And Extend Its Life

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips To Help You Care For Your Roofing And Extend Its Life

Replacing your asphalt shingle roof is something that is costly, but that you are probably going to eventually do. To reduce costs and get more out of your roof, you will want to keep it well maintained and prevent problems like moss and debris damage. This may require an occasional repair, and  a regular cleaning to keep it in good shape. Before you get started with your roof maintenance, here are some things that you will want to know to extend the life of your shingles: 1. Cleaning Your Roof And Avoiding Damage From Debris Debris that...

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3 Best Roofing Materials For A Ranch-Style Home

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Best Roofing Materials For A Ranch-Style Home

The ranch-style home is a classic piece of Americana with its low vertical profile and wide horizontal living space. Ranch homes are often asymmetrical with adjoining wings, and the hipped roof follows similar lines. When choosing a roofing material for a ranch-style home, you want to choose something that will accent your home without overpowering the simple lines. What are some of the best roofing materials for a ranch home? Here are a few materials to discuss with your residential roofing contractors.  Wood Shingles or Shakes Ranch...

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How To Maintain Wooden Gutters

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Maintain Wooden Gutters

Wooden gutters provide a natural and rustic aesthetic to your home. However, they are susceptible to rot, mold growth, and pest infestations, all of which can destroy the structural integrity of your gutters and cause all sorts of drainage problems around your home. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do to ensure that your wooden gutters stay in the best possible shape. Clean Them Out While this seems like it should go without saying, it is essential that you clean out wooden gutters more often than you would clean out...

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Four Kinds Of Storm Damage To Look For After The Storm And How Roofers Will Repair Them

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Kinds Of Storm Damage To Look For After The Storm And How Roofers Will Repair Them

Gusts of wind in excess of forty miles an hour can cause some serious damage to your roof. If you have recently experienced a thunderstorm with very strong winds or a tornado has passed within a few miles, you might want to get on a ladder and take a peek at your roof. There are four kinds of damage to look for. If you spot them, you will need a roofer. Here is what to look for and how the roofers will fix each of the following four kinds of damage on your roof. Your Eavestroughs Are Loose and Swinging in the Breeze, Pulling on Other...

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How To Deal With Water From A Downspout Running Back Toward Your House

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Deal With Water From A Downspout Running Back Toward Your House

If your gutters on your home are working properly, you should be able to see water pouring out of the downspouts around the exterior of your home during a rainfall. The job of the downspouts is to first carry the water away from the gutters and then disperse it in areas of your yard where it won’t pose a threat to your foundation. If you notice that the water is running back toward your home, there’s a good chance that your patio or the ground around the house needs to be graded so that it slopes away. In the meantime,...

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3 Materials To Give Your Home More Storm Protection With Your Roof Replacement

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Materials To Give Your Home More Storm Protection With Your Roof Replacement

If you have to replace your roof due to storm damage, you may want to use materials that are durable. Instead of reroofing your home with the conventional shingles, you may want to consider alternatives like metal roofing, which can also give you a longer lasting roof. In addition to metal, there are also newer synthetic roofing materials and other materials that can be more resistant to storms. If you want a roof that is more resistant to storm damage, here are some materials that you may want to consider using on your home: 1. Give Your...

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Top 5 Questions To Ask A Siding Contractor Before Hiring For An Installation Job

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top 5 Questions To Ask A Siding Contractor Before Hiring For An Installation Job

Thinking about having new siding installed at your home? If so, then you’ll want to hire an experienced professional to get the siding installation done in a timely manner. With so many siding contractors out there, it can be difficult to know which is the best choice for you. By taking the time to ask siding contractors some important questions, you can ultimately make your decision with confidence. Will You Take Measures to Protect Landscaping? If you have delicate landscaping around your home, you’ll also want to make sure that...

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Follow These Tips When Maintaining Your Half-Round Gutters

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Follow These Tips When Maintaining Your Half-Round Gutters

If your roofing system has half-round gutters, it is essential that you take good care of them by cleaning and maintaining them on a regular basis. Here are some tips for accomplishing that. Clean the Gutters Regularly The first thing you need to do with half-round gutters, just like other styles of gutters, is to keep them cleaned out on a regular basis. The buildup of debris causes extra weight and stress on the gutters, not to mention affecting how well water drains away from your home, and can even put you at risk fo ice dams in the...

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