Yearly Archives - 2010

DIY Tile Roof Repair

DIY Tile Roof Repair Replacing your  broken roof tiles is a fairly easy task. Below you’ll find a common method that has been known to work quite conveniently. Things you’ll need: replacement tiles 2 flat pry bars 1. Position a pry bar under the top right tile, above the tile that is going to be replaced. Make sure that your bar is pointed so that both of the tiles above the broken one are elevated. 2.  Slide your second pry bar under the tile located [...]

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DIY Flat Roof Repair

DIY Flat Roof Repair Unless you have a great deal of experience in roofing, it’s not recommended that you fix a flat roof yourself.  If you find a leak in your flat roof, if vital that it be prepaired properly because even the smallest blister will allow water to get underneath the surface and cause a great deal of damage.  If you’re confident in your roofing skills and are up to the challenge here is an outline of how you [...]

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DIY Roofing Inspections

DIY Roofing Inspections When there’s a real problem with your roof, it’s best to hire an expert to take a look at it, but it’s always good practice for you to get up there periodically, just to see if everything is working the way it should.  After all, the damage from an ineffectively covered roof can be a major inconvenience to your family, and a great deal of money out of your pocket.  So, here are a few components you [...]

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Roofing Glossary

Roofing Glossary Asphalt – organic bituminous compound used in the manufacturing of composition shingles. Asphalt Roofing Cement – used to bond roofing materials Base Flashing – the piece  of the flashing which is attached to the roof deck Blend– mixtures of various colored granules on the surface of shingles Blind Nailing – nails hammered so that their heads are hidden by succeeding layers of roofing materials. Blisters – bubbles that form on the surface of asphalt roofing. Bridging – a method of reroofing where newly placed [...]

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Before You Accept A Roof Warranty…

Before You Accept A Roof Warranty… If you aren’t told about a roof warranty when first talking to roofing contractors, don’t just assume that it’s included, because this definitely isn’t always the case.  Take the time to ask your roofing contractor specific questions: what type of warranty it is?  What it cover?  Etc. Things to Know About Roofing Warrantys If you aren’t told about a roof warranty when first talking to roofing contractors, don’t just assume that it’s included, because this definitely [...]

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Things to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

Things to Look for in a Roofing Contractor When it comes to finding the proper contractor to fix your roof, not just anyone will do.  After all, this company will be taking care of the most important structure in your home.  Your roof keeps you and your family safe from the elements, as well as intruders.  It’s clear that you’re going to need the best. The Basics Any decent roofing contractor will be an established business with a phone number, permanent address, [...]

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Places That Roofs Tend to Leak

Places That Roofs Tend to Leak Of all the structures that make up your home, your roof is undoubtedly the most important.  The proper functioning of your roof protects your valuable investment, but it also keeps your family safe – and what could be more important than that?  Whether there’s a little water dripping down from your ceiling, or a new pond has been created in your living room, chances are, your going to want to know where that leak [...]

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Caring For a Tile Roof

Caring For a Tile Roof A tile roof adds a sense of elegance and charm to a home, but as you probably know, the tiles tend to break easily.  Being a tile roof owner, you ought to be pro-active in caring for your roof in order to protect your investment, and keep your family safe from the elements.  This is not a difficult task by any means, but for long-term tile roof preservation, it must be done properly.    [...]

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Roof Replacement To Save Energy

Roof Replacement To Save Energy When it gets cold outside, it can affect the energy costs of your home, whether you’re aware of it or not.  As you continue to look for ways to keep your energy bill down in the nippy weather, remember that your roof can be a main source of heat loss.  So, why don’t you ask yourself, “is it time for a roof replacement? The Cost of Your Old Roof When your hat has holes in it, extreme [...]

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Maintaining A Shingle Roof

Maintaining A Shingle Roof Sure, your shingles might look nice, but are they going to last?  Will they help prevent leaks?  Whether you have the most expensive shingles on the market, or some very cost effective ones, practicing proper shingle maintenance is the key to maximizing their lifespan and efficiency. Clean out your gutters, drain pipes, valleys and downspouts, annually Build-ups in these areas cause drainage problems, which causing mold and leakage.  Pay special attention to areas where leaves accumulate, because [...]

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