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Dormers

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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close-up of metal roof

What You Need To Know About Metal Roofing

When you hear the words “metal roofing” your imagination may immediately conjure up images of old-fashioned tin roofs, rustic and ridged. However, there have been major advances in the design and construction, thereby making these roofs more elegant, durable, and an increasingly popular choice among homeowners. In fact, there are now several options available to…

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Rubber roof

Rubber Roofs Provide a Resilient Sealant

If you find yourself always repairing the wooden shingles on your house, a rubber roof may be an interesting alternative. Its light yet durable substance thoroughly weatherproofs your home, and is also energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Often made from recycled materials, a rubber roof is low in maintenance and is especially resistant to hail…

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Brown roofing shingles

Roofing Shingles Come in All Shapes and Sizes

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when it comes to re-roofing their homes is neglecting to look into the wide range of roof shingles available to them for installation. Asphalt roofing shingles are, of course, the most popular and cost effective. If you’re working on a budget, there really isn’t any reason to look…

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