Metal Roofs

Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs

Today, there are metal roofing products available to fit every architectural style, whether a Spanish Colonial in Southern California or a Victorian in New England. Metal roofs in shingle, shake, slate and tile styles have reinvigorated the metal roofing industry, and have become the second-most popular choice, about 11% of the roofing material market. Here are the pros and cons for metal roofs:

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Roofing Ventilation

How a Roofing Ventilation System Works

Your home may not have lungs, but it does need to breathe too, through an intake and an exhaust. The most important components of a roofing ventilation system, the intake and the exhaust, work together to circulate fresh air into your home’s attic space and hot air out of it. If your home is suffering from excessive humidity, condensation, or mold growth, you might have a house that needs its roofing ventilation system inspected.

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Residential Roofing Ridge Vents

Residential Roof Vents Explained: Ridge, Box, Turtle

The best type of roof vents for your home are the ones that work best with your home’s airflow and roof design to remove the most cubic footage of attic air space effectively. Static roof vents do not contain any moving parts or motors and utilize convection to remove damaging heat and moisture from a home’s attic. Ideally, choosing the type of roof vent used for your home’s roofing ventilation would also take into account the prevailing climate in your area, thus preventing issues caused by weather. The three most common static roof vents include the box vent, turtle vent and ridge vent.

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When and How to Inspect Your Roof

When and How to Inspect Your Roof

Thunderstorms, blizzards, heat waves, or high winds often occur in New England, and in Florida, hurricanes are also a concern for residential roofs. After harsh weather, ensure that your roof has been cleaned of dirt and debris and inspected for damage. A residential roofing system that has not been properly maintained, repaired after harsh weather or regularly inspected by a professional can quickly fall into disrepair. In order to prevent this, hire an expert roofer to inspect the roof of your home.

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Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Roofing Shingles – What You Need to Know

Asphalt roofing shingles are commonly used on our sloped New England roofs. They are a popular choice because of the many styles and colors available. They are not only affordable, but also provide the protection your home needs while giving your home curb appeal. If you are planning to replace your roof anytime soon, here are the things you need to know so you can make an informed selection.

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Roof Replacement

7 Roof Warning Signs that You Need a New Roof

Your roof can be considered the most important part of your house. It is there for all seasons, to keep you warm and dry in the winter, and cool in the summer. A bad roof poses a very serious threat to your belongings, not to mention your loved ones. And many people do not realize that they need a new roof until water is leaking into their house. Check for these roof warning signs that indicate you may need a new roof.

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Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Understanding The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Everyone has had a bad experience with a less than satisfactory transaction. When you by something, you want to know that you’re going to get your money’s worth. Whether it is as simple as a roll of tape that isn’t sticky, or as bad as an under-performing car: feeling ripped off, deceived, or cheated is an awful feeling. It’s worse if you can’t get your money back. The Good Housekeeping seal of approval is a valuable effort to stop that from happening.

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Soffit Issues and Repairs

Soffit Issues and Repairs

Your house is a complicated structure, with many different systems, all working together to keep you and your family protected from the elements. The first time you learn about a part of a house might be when you have a problem with that part of your home. For example, you may have found an issue with your home eaves. In this article we’ll go over the what the soffit is and does, common issues and their causes, and what you need to do to repair or replace them.

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