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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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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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