How To Power Wash A Deck

How To Power Wash A Deck

Powering washing your house is a good activity to in the summertime when the weather is nice. While your power washing your house, try power washing other surfaces at your home to perfect and maintain a clean appearance. Power washing restores luster and brightens your home and surfaces, which is especially noticeable in the summer.

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GAF architectural shingles

Architectural Shingles vs 3 Tab Shingles

A majority of homes and houses in the US use asphalt shingling, and within that camp most shingles fall into two categories: the standard 3 tab shingles, and newer architectural shingle. Many older houses and mass housing use the 3 tab types, while many newer homes have made the change to architectural shingles, also known as dimensional or laminate shingles. Below are comparisons between the two types of product, so that you can figure out which type of shingles will be better for your project.

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roof inspection

A Guide to Interior and Exterior Roof Inspection to Determine Condition

When was the last time you took a second glance at your roof? Most people barely notice their roofs until there is an unmistakable problem and at that point, it may be too late for a simple repair. It is important to conduct a roof inspection at least once a year. Depending on your region’s typical weather conditions and the wear and tear that it causes on your roof, you might want to conduct an inspection before and after the harsher seasons.

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roof

What is Mildew and How to Remove It

Most people know mildew as a generally bad substance that makes your wet clothes and towels smell bad. But few actually know what mildew is, how to prevent it, and how to remove it once it appears. Mildew can be tough to remove, so if the usual cleaning agents prove ineffective, consult an expert. Outdoor mildew will usually occur after dirt builds up around outdoor surfaces, such as siding, decks, pools, or patios. For outdoor mildew removal, a thorough power washing will rid your house of that awful fungus

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GAF Timberline® Cool Series Shingles

What Is A Cool Roof?

Among the many worries of a building owner or manager, staying cool in the summer and cutting costs are two things which always present themselves. Unfortunately, they seem to be in complete contradiction of each other. However, with the growing popularity and availability of “cool roofs,” this might not be the case anymore. While cutting costs and staying cool might seem a little too good to be true, it’s based on the scientific concept of albedo.

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Should I Replace my Windows?

Should I Replace my Windows?

Replacing windows are one of those tasks that homeowners hate to think about but inevitably have to deal with. Just like anything in this world, windows decay over time, and homeowners should try to replace windows earlier rather than later. If one waits too long to replace their windows, he or she might have to replace a lot more than just the window.

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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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Siding

Home Exteriors: How to Choose Siding

Is it time to update your home’s exterior? Whether your house is on the market or you just want to increase curb appeal, an inviting entryway signals a cozy, attractive interior. When selecting a color scheme, search for one that complements the style of home you live in, and consider using color to highlight and define your home’s architectural features. Most importantly, choose durable exterior materials that can withstand the test of time and the elements.

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How to Power Wash a House

Here’s How to Power Wash a House

Between the rain, wind, hail, sleet, snow, and sun, the exterior of our houses take a consistent beating. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to clean inside your house, prep your yard, and clean the exterior of your house. Power washing is an incredible time saver when it comes to cleaning your house. Imagine scrubbing down your entire house for mold and mildew: the powerful stream of water is a much more feasible and timely option.

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