Replacing an Asbestos Roof

Replacing an Asbestos Roof? What You Must Know Before You Begin

Asbestos is made up of microscopic mineral fibers that when inhaled into the lungs can cause serious respiratory disease and cancer. Having asbestos in your home, and particularly an asbestos roof, isn’t necessarily a hazardous situation. Cement asbestos roofing have the fibers embedded in the cement reducing the health risk if the material is in good condition and not disturbed.

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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 Wind Damage Insurance Claims

Roof Wind Damage Insurance Claims – What to Expect

In New England, we are approaching hurricane season where we deal with potential damaging winds, torrential downpours of rain and other elements that have potential to damage your home. High winds are capable of causing extreme destruction causing trees to uproot, home siding to blow off, debris to become projectiles and roofs being ripped off. Even if your home is constructed to tackle damaging winds, you never know what else can factor into damaging your roof. Should this happen and you need to call your insurance company, make sure you are prepared.

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Roof Storm Damage - How to Handle an Insurance Claim

Roof Storm Damage – How to Handle an Insurance Claim

The effects of Mother Nature at times can be very damaging to homes especially along the coastline. If your home has suffered roof storm damage, it is important that you have the damage repaired as quickly as possible. Because your roof provides your home with its first line of protection from the elements, any damage to it could result in an increase in the total damage done to your home.

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GAF Flashing

Roof Flashing – Weatherproofing Material to Protect Roof Joints

The major purpose of any roof is to keep out the rain. For many the only time they give their roof any thought is when it falls in this one duty. Many people see the roof as a single thing, a layer of shingles nailed to a wooden plane. But it’s a lot more complex than that, especially when you account for the fact that most roofs aren’t a simple uninterrupted plane. They have ridges and valleys where two planes meet, they have holes cut into them for chimneys, vents, and skylights, and the edges of the roof themselves. This is where roof flashing becomes critical to the roof’s ability to protect your home.

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Attic Ventilation Ideas

Why You Should Install Attic Ventilation

Often the attic attracts the old odds and ends that are unwanted in house. They could be heirlooms, seasonal equipment, old clothes, or the iconic treadmill. Attics are great places to store things we don’t want think about. Accordingly, attics aren’t something you should have to think about. However, attics are an important part of the house, with significant effects on the health of your roof and energy conservation. Attic ventilation is important. If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, you may find it causing too many problems to ignore.

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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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Roof Leaks: Damage and False Positives

Roof Leaks: Damage and False Positives

A roof’s primary job is to keep the outside out, and the inside in. Probably the most important part of that mission? Keeping the rain out. So when you find the tell-tale signs of water making it into your home, dread and panic might take hold. Roof leaks must be acted on quickly, so your best option is to immediately contact a roofing specialist. They can often provide a free estimate, which includes the source of the leak and cost to repair it. While waiting, try and figure out where the water is coming from.

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Soffit Issues and Repairs

Soffit Issues and Repairs

Your house is a complicated structure, and the first time you learn about a piece of it might be when that part of your home becomes problematic. Through your research, advice from family, friends, or neighbors, or perhaps using the free quote offered by many home contractors, you’ve found an issue with your home eaves, and started to learn a bit about the anatomy of them: particularly the soffit. In this article we’ll go over the what the soffit is and does, common soffit issues and their causes, and learn about what you need to do to repair or replace them.

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