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Why Choose Steel Roofing?

Many homeowners choose a metal roof because of the many advantages it has over other types of roofing material. Steel is the most widely used metal but you can also find roofs made of other metals. In this article, we’re going to take a look at these metals and see how they compare to steel roofing. Metal roofing materials can be divided into two categories: conventional and high-end. Conventional materials include steel and aluminum. Copper, alloy, and stainless steel are considered high-end products. Steel Roofing Steel roofing is the sturdier and heavier of the two conventional materials. In order to

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Roofing

Easy Roof Repair for Leaks

Most roof repair is done to prevent or fix a leak. Usually, the first sign of a leak shows up in your home as water stains but finding the source of that leak can be tricky.  Here are a few tips on finding and fixing those leaks. Finding the Leaks Before you can do any roof repair, you have to find the leak. The best way to find a leak is by going with a flashlight in the attic and checking for mold, black marks, or water stains. If you do not have an attic, or if access is restricted,

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Tips for Hiring Roofing Contractors

Hiring the right roofing contractors can be a challenging task. Your roof is a large investment, so if you’ve never worked with a roofer before, it’s normal to be inquisitive about the hiring process. Here are some tips that will hopefully help in the process.    Insurance When contacting a roofing company, the first step is to ask if they have worker’s compensation and liability insurance. This may save you from being financially responsible if there is some sort of accident during the job. If possible, ask to see the policy and actually call the carrier to ensure that everything is

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Metal Roofing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

When considering the roofing of your home, metal is one option. It is an alternative to the most commonly used roofing material: asphalt.  In this article, we’re going to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of metal roofing. The Good When properly installed, a metal roof has a long life span. It is able to seal against water, survive rough winds and shed snow easily. It is also resistant to fire, rot, insects, and mildew. Warranties vary between companies, usually from 20 to 50 years. Metal roofing is one of the most lightweight roofing materials

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Everything You Need To Know About Roof Shingles

  Roof shingles are a very common roofing material that consists of individual, overlapping objects. They can be made of many different materials including asphalt, wood, slate, and plastic. Being a highly visible part of any home, the esthetics of shingles is important, which is why they come in a wide variety of patterns, colors, and textures. When building a home, the shingle material is taken into account before the planning starts because it can affect the construction method and the pitch of the roof. For example, some shingles like slate are heavy and may need extra framing to support

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Storm Roof Damage – Dealing With Repairs and Insurance

Living in an area that is prone to tornadoes and severe storms can result in roof damage. Tornado winds are measured using the F-scale (Fujita Scale). The F-scale rates the intensity of the wind and the likelihood of damage after the storm.   Scale MPH Expected Damage F-0 40-72 Light F-1 73-112 Moderate F-2 113-157 Considerable F-3 158-206 Severe F-4 207-260 Devastating F-5 261-318 Incredible Damage If you hear of an F-3 or higher tornado in your area, you can be sure to receive some damage. Here are some tips to help you navigate roof damage after a storm. Assessing

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5 Most Common Residential Roof Materials

  There is a variety of materials to choose from when updating your existing roof or installing a new one.  The material you choose will depend on several factors, including aesthetic appeal, cost, life span, and warranties. Also under consideration should be local building and fire codes and weather conditions in your area. Asphalt Shingles Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used material for a residential roof in the US. Their popularity stems from their low cost and ease of installation. In order to improve their durability, these shingles are often reinforced with fiberglass or cellulose. Asphalt shingles come in

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