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Sunroom with gable roof

Gable Roofs Set the Standard

Gable roofs are the most popular roof styles built onto American homes. There are several different styles of these roofs out there, but they all share one common trait: two sloped surfaces that meet at a point at the top of the structure, creating that telltale triangle appearance that we most often picture when we…

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Roof turbine

A Quick Guide to Roof Turbines

As many homeowners know, a dry attic is the best kind of attic. What homeowners don’t know is that roof turbines are one of the best ways to keep moisture out. What are roof turbines? Roof turbines are vents that remove humid air from your attic — eliminating mold, mildew and wood rot. Why do…

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Hipped roof

Boost Your Roof: Hipped Roofing 101

Hipped roofing is a favored among many homeowners for its looks, durability and storage options. If you’re in the market for a new roof and a little overwhelmed with your options, consider a simple — yet stylish — hipped design. Designs Hipped roofing is a style of roof construction that slopes downward toward the walls…

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Are Dormers Right for Your Home? A Look at the Pros and Cons

Dormers — those windows you sometimes see sticking vertically from a slanted roof — can be a great way to add dimension, function and style to your home’s exterior. Of course, they can also be expensive and hard to install. Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons of dormers, as well as…

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Roof with gutters

Roofing and Gutter Terms

Alligatoring Alligatoring is a rooftop condition that occurs when the seams open up or the tar and gravel cracks. This commonly happens to most tar and gravel roofs at the end of their lifespan, which is typically 10-12 years. In most cases, the roof should be replaced as soon as possible. Aluminum Gutters Aluminum is…

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Roof garden in a city

Stunning Roof Gardens Also Have Beautiful Advantages

The thought of building a natural oasis on top of a building may seem a little odd, but the fact is that rooftop gardens have been around for centuries. Roof Gardens began in Europe a long time ago and since then have become the latest trend in gardening. Not only are rooftop gardens beautiful and…

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Metal roofing

How to Keep Your Metal Roof Healthy

Metal roofing’s low maintenance and long life span make it a popular choice among homeowners. But metal roofing doesn’t come without upkeep. Here’s how to ensure your metal roofing remains in tip-top shape. Hire a pro. Roof maintenance is dangerous. A professional roofer will have the safety gear and experience necessary to complete your job…

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Vinyl Gutters

Vinyl Gutters – Are They Right For You?

Vinyl gutters are growing in popularity for a number of reasons. For starters, they are made of PVC plastic, making them dent and corrosion resistant, which is a big plus for gutter material. They are also lightweight, making them relatively easy to install. And finally, they are also quite a bit cheaper than most other…

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Roof Vents

Roof Vents – Protect Your Roof and Home

The relationship between the roof and attic is one that many homeowners don’t understand. Some homeowners have heard that their roofs may not have adequate ventilation and think someone is trying to get them to sink a bunch of money into a superfluous home improvement project. In fact, roof vents are critical to extending the…

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Vinyl Gutters

PVC Gutters: A Plastic Replacement

PVC gutters, also called vinyl gutters, are an interesting alternative to traditional guttering systems. Though you may not see them on a lot of houses, they’ve actually been around for about half a century. Originating in Scandinavia where temperatures run wild, from forty below in the winter to sixty above in the summer, they are…

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