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Tips For Safety While Repairing Your Home’s Minor Roof Issues

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Safety While Repairing Your Home’s Minor Roof Issues

If you are planning on working on your home’s roof this fall before the storms of winter start rolling in, then it is very important that you know how to safely do so. While it is perfectly reasonable for you to make simple roof repairs and perform yearly maintenance on your home’s roof, the last thing that you want to do is fall from the roof or have an accident while climbing up on it or down from it.  To this end, follow these tips to repair and maintain your home’s roof in a safe manner: Tip: Use Your Ladder Safely...

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How to Install Tile Floors

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Install Tile Floors

If you install tile flooring in your bathroom, you will need to do a little bit of maintenance over the years. Of course, since bathrooms have more moisture, the tile will need more intensive maintenance. Perhaps the most important thing, when it comes to preserving your tile floor, is sealing the grout lines. This article explains how to seal grout on tile floors. You can basically use the same techniques for sealing stone on vertical surfaces or walls, like those in a shower enclosure. Using Grout Sealant The most important product for this...

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Repairing Your Own Slate Roof? 2 Reasons You Shouldn’t

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Repairing Your Own Slate Roof? 2 Reasons You Shouldn’t

Although historic slate roofing systems can last for many years, sometimes, moss can grow on their surfaces. Slate is a natural material, which means that it can attract moss over time, especially if you live in a wet or humid location. Moss can also grow on roofs with moisture problems. If you plan to remove the moss yourself, you might want to reconsider and have a professional roofer do it for you. Walking on your slate roof can cause significant damage in the material and be very unsafe for you. Here are three reasons why you...

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3 Solutions To Give Your Roof More Protection From Energy Loss And Heat Gain

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Solutions To Give Your Roof More Protection From Energy Loss And Heat Gain

Soon, it may be time to have your old roofing replaced. When replacing asphalt shingles, you may want to consider some modern improvements for energy efficiency that can reduce energy loss and heat gain. These improvements can include using different materials for roofing, insulating your attic and installing thermal barriers for a better roof design. Here are some of the improvements that you may want to consider for your roof replacement: 1. Using More Modern Materials For A Cooler Roof And Thermal Barrier When you choose to replace your...

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Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Tudor Cottage

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Tudor Cottage

Tudor Cottages have a classic, storybook look with stone or brick siding and a large, asymmetrical gabled roof that extends across most of the home’s front. The cottage features dormers and a large chimney that also protrude through the roof. If you own a home of this style, choosing the right roofing material can go a long way towards retaining that storybook look for years to come. Here are a few of the best and worst roofing materials for a Tudor Cottage home that you can discuss further with your roofing companies. Best: Wood Shakes...

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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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