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Rooftop Decks: Building a Deck with a View

A lot of decks are essentially raised patios. Other than the convenience of walking out of the second floor of your home out onto your deck, one of the best reasons to build a deck is the view. You don’t get any better views than the ones from your roof. Whether it’s city skylines or…

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Asphalt roofing

Asphalt Shingles: Cost Effective Roofing

Of all the roofing options available for your home, asphalt is by far the most popular. An estimated 80% of all American houses are built with asphalt roof shingles because of their performance, and cost. But too many homeowners don’t realize that not all are created equal. Indeed, there are a handful of variations that…

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Roof Heating Cables

The top of your house is extremely susceptible to damage. Your roofing gets hit with rain, hail, snow, and direct sun. In other words, natural elements (including leaves and tree limbs) can sometimes collect in your gutter year round. Therefore it’s important to keep your gutter system free and clear at all times to prevent…

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Hip Roofs

A hip roof, also called a hipped roof, is a roof where all the sides slope down to the eaves. There are no vertical sides (a gabled roof) and no flat sides (a flat roof). A square hipped roof creates a single point from which the sides of the roof slope; a rectangular hipped roof…

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Asphalt roofing

Asphalt Roofing Stain Removal

If you have an older house, then you can assume you have some old roofing as well. And aside from cleaning the gutters and downspouts, there’s a good chance your roofing hasn’t received much maintenance in all those years. So if you start to see some dark staining, tarnishing, or discoloration, it may be time…

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Reflective roofing

For Reduced Energy Costs, Try a Reflective Roof Coating

A reflective roof coating is applied to roofs to help reflect more sunlight from the surface, thus reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the structure. Also known as cool roofing, these roof coatings are available in a number of colors, surfaces, and thicknesses and can make a huge difference when it comes to saving…

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Composite roof

Composite Roofing: A Winning Combination

When it comes to a home’s exterior, every surface area plays an important role. The siding is like the skin, protecting us against exposure. Our windows and doors are the mouths and eyes, allowing only specific entry or exiting. But the most important surface is the one that gets the least amount of attention: our…

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Winter ice

Don’t Let Ice Dams Damage Your Roof

Every few winters cities are plagued by ice dams. They generally appear after a heavy snowfall during an extended period of cold temperatures. Because ice dams occur on roofs buried in snow, few people actually see them, let alone understand their causes. The only time people think about them is when they occur, which is…

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Copper gutters

Copper Guttering: A Stylish Addition

All homes needs rain gutters, even those that don’t receive much rain or snow. This aspect of a home is generally thought to be a hassle, what with all the bi-yearly maintenance, plus you only notice when your gutters aren’t working, and never take notice when they are. So gutters get a bad reputation, and…

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