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Comparing the Pros and Cons of a Sun Tunnel and Skylight

alexandre zveiger / Adobe Stock When choosing options to let more light into your home, sun tunnels and skylights provide the​​ opportunity without requiring extensive renovations. However, there are a few differences between the two. While skylights open to the outside and function much like windows, sun tunnels don’t open and are shaped like tubes,…

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Classic vs. Luxury Shingles

Robert Kirk/E+ via Getty Images Choosing between classic and luxury shingles can be tricky when you’re ready to upgrade your roof. Is it worth it to invest in classic shingles, or should you opt for premium shingles? Aside from cost, there are other differences between these different types of shingles. Classic shingles, like cedar and…

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Everything You Need to Know About Architectural vs. 3-Tab Shingles

Photo: Mint Images/Mint Images RF/Getty Images Reviewed by Eric Gonzalez, Founder of Regions Commercial Roofing, Inc.Written by HomeAdvisor. Many homeowners look at architectural shingles and 3-tabs as two different types of roofing materials. While they are both asphalt roofing products, which make up 70% of all roofs, there are many differences between the two. On…

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How to Find & Hire the Best Roofing Contractor

Roofing contractors don’t typically require formal education, but they need on-the-job experience to learn their trade. While each state has different licensing rules, most require a roofing contractor to have at least two years of experience before they can become licensed. These professionals also need liability insurance, to be bonded and to possess a business…

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Cheap Roofing Shingles Buying & Installation Guide

How and Where to Get the Best Prices on Cheap Roofing Shingles The cheapest roofing shingles are asphalt or asphalt-based at $1 per square foot. The best price on roofing shingles ultimately depends on your roof size and material choice, but you have lower-priced options at your disposal. Choose between fiberglass, organic, 3-tab and architectural…

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Cheap Roofing Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Roofing Roofing materials are available in various styles and prices, and they cost between $1 to $14 per square footwith an average cost of $5 per square foot, not including installation. When buying on a budget, it can be helpful to consider durability, material price, installation…

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Cheap Metal Roofing Sheets Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Metal Roofing Metal roofing is a highly durable and long-lasting material commonly used on homes to help save energy and money. Cheap metal roofing options are a go-to for homeowners on a budget. Cheap metal roofing costs between $5 and $14 per square foot. On average,…

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Types of Roof Shingles

You know you want shingles, but you’re not sure what material or style to choose. This guide helps you narrow down the best shingles. We’ll compare shingles of varying materials, including asphalt, metal, tile, stone, wood and composites. We’ll also cover every style, including architectural, Victorian, modern, contemporary and classic wooden shake. Quality shingles act…

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Best Asphalt Shingles – A Buyer’s Guide

Asphalt shingles in particular are less expensive than other types of shingles, which explains their ubiquity. The asphalt operates as a sealant that waterproofs the ceiling of your home. Due to the solidity of asphalt, it also exponentially increases the strength of the shingle.

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Best Gutter Guards

There are four kinds of gutter guards. Fine mesh and surface tension gutter guards are best for homes surrounded by pine needles since they’re durable and have small holes. Screen and sponge types are best for metal roofs and leaves from other types of trees. On This Page: Best Gutter Leaf Guards by Type Best…

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