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Best Roof Colors

The best roof color depends on your home’s exterior and roof material. Although you can easily change your home’s exterior paint, a roof is a little more permanent and costly. Choosing the right color the first time will save you from an expensive replacement. House Material Best Roof Color Brick House Black, Dark Gray Concrete…

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Best Metal Roof

Metal roofing provides better durability and faster installation than more conventional materials. The best metal roof materials are made from stainless steel, aluminum, zinc, copper, and alloy. With the different characteristics of each, This guide will help you find the best type of metal roof for your home and help you compare the different characteristics…

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Powder Coat vs. Spray Paint: Differences in Durability, Cost & More

Powder coating and spray painting both provide excellent protection but it’s difficult to determine which one is best for certain circumstances. While there are many similarities between the two, they both have drawbacks and limiting factors. Here, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of both and the best applications of each method. On This Page:…

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What is Powder Coating?

On This Page: What is Powder Coat Finish? What is Powder Coat Paint Made Of? What is Electrostatic Powder Coating? What is the Fluidized Bed Method? What Can Be Powder Coated? Appliances Powder Coated Metal Plastic Powder Coating Powder Coat Steel, Cast Aluminum & Metal Painting Process Powder Coat Spray Guns & Other Equipment Advantages…

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asphalt shingles vs metal roofs

Metal Roof vs. Asphalt Shingle Roof: The Complete Guide

What’s the Difference Between an Asphalt Shingle and Metal Roof? Asphalt shingle roofing is a dominant material for residences. However, metal roofing is surging in popularity as more aesthetic options become available. Now, there are metal shingles and panels that imitate materials like slate, tile, wood shake and even asphalt. It’s important to navigate the…

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How to Find & Fix a Leaking Roof

Without much thought, we depend on our roofs. Finding a leak can be alarming, but it may be an easy, inexpensive fix. If you’ve noticed sagging drywall, a spreading water stain or an active drip, your roof has probably sprung a leak. Don’t ignore it. Leaks can slowly damage the interior of a home. Over…

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A new roof on a home.

Why A New Roof May Cost You Zero Dollars (in the Long Run)

When a homeowner takes on a large home improvement project, they are generally doing it for their own benefit and enjoyment. And although they may anticipate the project will greatly increase the value of the home, most projects only add a small portion to the total. However, the best-of-all-worlds home improvement projects do exist –…

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8 Reasons to Add a Rain Barrel to Your Garden

A rain barrel is a small, above-ground tank that collects and stores rainwater for later use. There are a few types, but the most common ones collect rainwater from your roof. Adding one or two rain barrels to your home can be good for your plants, the planet, and your wallet. It’s an inexpensive, practical…

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The Five Most Popular – And Most Expensive – Home Improvement Projects

Homeowners across the nation are not only spending more money on remodeling – they’re tackling much larger, more aesthetic and more expensive home improvement projects than five or six years ago. Instead of just replacing a faucet and handle, they’re upgrading the whole sink (…and what good is an updated sink if it’s next to…

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