Roof Age

Estimating Roof Age

How old is that roof? If you’re looking at a new home or uncertain of your home’s pedigree, there are warning signs you can look for before your roof starts damaging your house. Keep in mind that it’s only when the roof nears the end of its lifespan – or if the roof is defective – that these seven signs of roof age will show.

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Basic Types of Roofs - Hip Roof

Basic Types of Roofs: Part 2

There are many different types and styles of roofs to consider when renovating or building a new home. The style of roof you choose for your home will depend on a few different factors including the area you live in, the style of your home, and your design preference. These are the rest of the basic types of roofs, their pros and cons, and the homes they are best suited for.

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Types of Roofs - Gable

Basic Types of Roofs: Part 1

There are many different types of roofs and styles. The climate and environment where you’re building, the availability of different types of building materials, and the overall style of the home will all affect the resulting shape of its roof. For example, the pitch of a roof will be proportional to the amount of snow or rainfall it’s likely to see. So many homes in the same area will have similar roof styles. Also, some roof types will be a better match for certain style homes. It is important to keep these factors in mind when constructing a new roof for your home.

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Water Stains on Ceiling? Where Did It Come From?

Water Stains on Ceiling? Where Did It Come From?

You know those ugly coffee colored stains on your ceiling? Those are the result of water damage. Those stains not only present a real eyesore, but unfortunately, the foul discoloring is evidence of either exterior or interior leaking. This won’t go away by itself and it tends to grow worse if unattended. Some other signs are peeling tape joints, musty odors, and an increase in mold.

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When to Replace Your Roof, When to Repair

How to Know When to Replace Your Roof, When to Repair

The winter months can be particularly hard on your roof. Between record amounts of snowfall, powerful fronts of artic cold, and chilling blasts of high speed winds, people and buildings alike have taken a beating. It’s likely you may have experienced a leak or some shingles are dislodged or torn. Some of these can be handled with easy repairs. However, others may find the time is nearing where it would be wise to consider an entire replacement.

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11 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Home

11 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Home

Is your home protected against extreme weather? For every ten people that read this article, nine of us won’t be. To prevent this, disaster-proof your home with the following tips. They include the gamut of solutions from immediate response to long-term protection so you can minimize property damage and safeguard your loved ones.

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Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Many homeowners, siding producers, and construction companies are polarized on the subject of siding, and a lot of information and misinformation is flying around. The purpose of this article is to talk about the history of vinyl siding, what it’s made out of, why people are fighting over it, and why you would want to use it. Read this article by All Weather Tite about the benefits of vinyl siding, its chemistry and history.

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Get Rid of Moss on Your Roof

The Best Way to Get Rid of Moss on Your Roof

Moss might seem picturesque, but it will slowly destroy your roof. It devours the nutrients from your roofing, but will also slowly force shingles apart as they root deeper and allow water to seep in. This moss has got to go, but it’s not as simple as spraying weed-killer. You need something that will attack the moss without pumping out toxic planting-killing chemicals down your drains or onto your trees, gardens, or lawns. You need zinc.

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