Talking About Roofing Services

2 Places Where Roof Leaks Commonly Occur

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Places Where Roof Leaks Commonly Occur

A roof leak is more than just a nuisance–it represents a particularly insidious form of damage, one that can end up costing you a small fortune in repairs if you don’t catch it in time. If you would like to learn more about how to pinpoint the exact cause of a roof leak, read on. This article will discuss two parts of the roof where leaks have a tendency to occur. Old Nail Holes Many roof leaks are caused by nails that have worked free thanks to the joint effects of time and weather, particularly heavy storms. In many cases, these...

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Shopping For Homes? Make Plans To Replace The Windows For The Long-Term Value

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shopping For Homes? Make Plans To Replace The Windows For The Long-Term Value

It is usually after you become a homeowner that you start thinking about improvements or changes. But this does not always have to be the case, because committing to adjustments early on can have a distinct advantage when you are going through the home buying process. For instance, instead of looking for a home that has new windows to last you for several decades, you can actually seek out properties with older, run-down windows that other buyers may not be interested in taking on. It just means that you should make plans to replace the...

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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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What Are Your Options In Flat Roofing Upgrades?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Are Your Options In Flat Roofing Upgrades?

If your home has a flat roof and you’re either experiencing leak issues or your roof’s just older and you want to be proactive against future problems, you have multiple choices. The option you choose will likely be influenced by the amount of money that you wish to pay and how long you intend to stay in your house. You can also think green and consider options that are friendly to the environment, no matter which option you choose. The traditional flat roof upgrade Your flat roof is likely to be covered by layers of roofing paper...

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Mistakes You Can Make When You Buy Slates On Your Own

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mistakes You Can Make When You Buy Slates On Your Own

If you are installing a slate roof, one of the decisions you have to make is whether to buy the slates on your own or leave it to the roofing contractor. Some homeowners prefer buying the slates on their own to avoid contractor markup. Unfortunately, that may not be a very wise move if you don’t have prior experience working with slates. Here are some of the mistakes you may make when purchasing the slates. Wrong size The size of the individual slates will determine the cost of the installation. For example, each slate must be attached...

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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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