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Concrete Roofing Tiles Last a Lifetime

A concrete roof tiles are one of the best investments you can make when it comes to installing new roofing on your home. While they do have a steeper initial cost than most other materials, concrete roofing tiles end up being a smarter investment in the end due to their vast superiority in longevity, durability…

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Tile roof

Roofing Basics

If you have a home, you have a roof. Even if you live in a cave, there is something overhead that keeps the rain and snow from landing directly on you. Nothing revolutionary here, but if you do not understand the construction of your own roof, then you may not how to spot when its…

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Built up roof

Built Up Roof Basics

In an industry where innovation is king and roofing materials come and go, built up roofing has stood the test of time. It’s used regularly on flat roofs and has firmly established itself as “old reliable” in the roofing world. Because of that don’t expect any bells, whistles, or lace trim with these roofs: The…

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Tin roof

Tin Roof Rusted: Show Your Shack Some Love

The tin roof is, for many people, a symbol of times past. However, for those who live beneath one, a tin roof is hardly a piece of history. Depending on its condition, this can be a blessing or something else entirely. The Historic Tin Roof A roof of any material that has fallen into disrepair…

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Layering Shingles

Should You Layer Shingles on Your Roof?

Like many common home improvement questions, the answer is you can, but you need to decide if layering shingles is the best course of action for your home. It isn’t uncommon to layer a second roof right over the first and then tear everything off before you put a third layer down. Building codes and…

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DIY Roofing Tips

The Truth About DIY Roofing

Let’s talk about unspoken dangers first. Roofers have something instinctual similar to what sailors call sea legs. Roofers have spent so much time on roofs that they just know how to walk around, even on a slick roof, and not only maneuver skillfully but also feel comfortable while doing so. This comes from years of…

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Slate roofing

Slate Roofing 101

While there are many options out there for homeowners who need to replace a roof, slate roofing is the cream of the crop. Unlike asphalt shingles that are likely to last between 10 and 20 years, slate roofing tiles are built for longevity; slate roofs are often guaranteed to last for 40 or 50 years,…

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Winter Roof Damage

Will Your Roof Cost You Thousands This Winter?

In some areas of the country, roof damage is common during the winter months because of the massive amount of weight added by annual snowfall and ice accumulation. Removing this heavy snow and ice can prevent costly water damage to the roof itself, as well as to walls and ceilings. Homeowners that have attempted to…

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When to Repair or Replace Your Roof

Knowing When to Repair or Replace Different Roofing Materials

In many situations, the decision to repair or replace a roof is an easy one. If a single, isolated leak is found that affects only a small section of your roof, repair is often the better choice; if old age has taken its toll on your entire roof, replacement is the obvious choice. Unfortunately, roof…

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Rubber Roofing Benefits

Rubber Roofing – Benefits & Alternatives

The roofing industry has known for quite some time the drawbacks of using traditional asphalt shingles on flat or low-pitch roofs. Shingles require a little help from gravity to create a seal against leaks, and with flatter roofs, gravity’s influence simply isn’t significant enough to do the job. To help reduce leaks and create a…

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