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How to Stop a Roof Leak in the Rain

A leaky roof is one of the last things you’d want to deal with, much less during a rainy season. Unfortunately, we often don’t realize there’s a leak until it…well, starts raining! Fixing a leaking roof right away is crucial to preventing further damage to …

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How to Choose the Right Roof for Your Historic Home

When it’s time to replace a roof, most homeowners are able to choose the type of roofing material they want in a variety of colors. But there are some homes across the country that are required to adhere to a certain list of rules. That …

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How to Turn Your Flat Roof into a Pitched Roof

When a homeowner decides to replace their roof, they usually mean ripping out the old shingles and roofing material and replacing them with new ones. Once in a blue moon, though, a “roof replacement” may mean a structural change. That is, adding pitch to a …

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Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Own Roof

In the age of do-it-yourself and fixing up, there are a lot of homeowners out there who resolve to handle many household maintenance projects themselves. The internet gives us 24/7 access to knowledge on the best way to do everything: mow lawns, paints houses, and …

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What to Do With a Bad Roof Installation

Roof installations are a big project. It’s a true investment for your home and it’s often an agonizing decision to choose the right contractor. The decision might involve getting recommendations from friends, looking for great reviews, and finding a price that matches your budget. But …

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5 Ways to Protect Your Roof from Small Animals

Leaks, ventilation, standing water, and lack of maintenance are all common roofing issues homeowners have to deal with. And while there are many acts of nature that can damage your home’s biggest protector, one of the most overlooked, yet common, roof problems includes small critters. …

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What to Do About the Puddle on Your Roof

You probably already that water pooling on your roof is not a good thing. Standing water, or ponding, is when water sits on your roof after a heavy rainfall and doesn’t go away after 48 hours. It’s most common on commercial roofs because commercial buildings …

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The Dangers of Not Maintaining Your Roof

Homeowners don’t often think about the roof over their heads until there’s a problem. Frankly, that’s the worst possible time to think about your roof! While there are serious dangers of not maintaining your roof, we’ll start with this: it doesn’t look good. And when …

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Your Roof’s Spring Inspection Checklist

The first day of Spring is less than a week away, and we’re totally ready for it! Spring is a great time to get your roof inspected and, if needed, repaired, especially if you didn’t get a chance to do so before winter. If you …

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Do Skylights Always Leak?

There are two types of homeowners: those who loves skylights and those who don’t. And the ones who don’t may have some crazy horror stories about leaking skylights. There are many people out there that assume skylights always leak and most of the time it’s …

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