How to Deal With Moss & Algae on Your Roof

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Moss and algae are two of the most common plants that grow on roofs. It is really common especially in areas of the country that get a lot of moisture, such as the Pacific Northwest. If you have moss or algae on your roof, you should not leave it there and allow it to continue to grow and fester. Here is what you need to do to get rid of moss and algae on your roof.

20 July 2017

Keeping Your Roof's Asphalt Shingles Clean

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If you recently had a new set of asphalt shingles installed on your home's rooftop, it is likely you are enjoying the improved appearance they provide to your property. Asphalt shingles require some simple maintenance steps be taken in keeping them looking new for as long as possible. Failing to take precautions in the care of your roof can lead to shingles that wear prematurely. Here are some tips you can use to keep your shingles in great condition for a long time.

17 July 2017

3 Reasons Why The Moss On Your Shingled Roof Is More Than An Eyesore

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If you have moss growing on the shady part of your shingled roof, you may believe it is just an ugly eyesore. However, there are three reasons why the moss is much more than a mark against the appearance of your home. Moss Retains Moisture One of the reasons that moss starts growing on the shady areas of your roof is because the shingles stay wet longer without direct sunlight to dry them out.

11 July 2017

What to Consider When Choosing Between Metal & Asphalt Roofing

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If you're planning ahead for the time when your home needs a new roof, you have time to decide between if you'll choose metal or asphalt. Each has its advantages, and they are both good choices. However, one or the other may be better suited for your home and your finances. Here are some things to consider when choosing between the two roofing options. Initial & Ongoing Expenses If you need to save money on the initial cost of the roof, then asphalt is probably the best way to go since those roofs cost less than metal roofs.

28 June 2017

Tips To Help You Remedy Home Interior Moisture Leaks

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Part of being a responsible homeowner is keeping your home's exterior protected from exterior water leaks. Your home's foundation and roof provide a large part of your home's protection against wet weather. Here are some tips to help you repair and keep these two areas of your home well-maintained. Roof Leaks When you notice a water leak seeping into a ceiling in your home and there is no plumbing installed above the space, you know that it is likely coming from your roof.

22 June 2017

Three Types Of Roofing Material To Consider For Your Home

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If you live in the Midwest, where you get a lot of snow in the winter time and can get some nice humid days in the summer, you need a roof that can handle a lot of snow as well as hot, sticky weather. Here are three types of roofing materials you should consider for your home: #1 Modified Bitumen Modified Bitumen roof is generally made out of either polyester or fiberglass.

4 June 2017

A Built-Up Roof Could Be The Best Choice For The Flat Roof On Your New Cabin

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If you're building a new home or cabin with a flat roof design, you can't cover the roof in traditional shingles because water won't roll off the roof like it does on roofs with a steeper pitch. When it's time to get a new roof, you have a few options, but one of the common choices is a built-up roof. You've probably seen this type of roof many times because it has been used for many decades on homes and commercial buildings.

4 June 2017