Keeping Your Cool: Roof Ventilation and Ridge Vents

When it comes to ventilation and your home, it's easy to see why it's needed in such moisture-rich areas as the bathroom, kitchen and basement. But what about your roof? Roof ventilation helps your room remain cooler through both the summer and winter, giving your roof a longer lifespan and a much lower risk of damage. But how does this process work and what do you need to know to improve your roof's ventilation? Here's some information to help get you started.

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Repair vs. Replace: When do you need to replace your roof?

Replacing your roof can be an expensive, inconvenient proposition, but going through an endless chain of repairs can be just as frustrating. How do you know when you need to repair your roof and when should you just plan on replacing it? We know you want some answers, so we've provided additional details below on how to inspect your asphalt shingle roof to determine when a quick fix is a good bet and when the entire roof needs to be replaced.

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The Old Standard: Types and Uses of Asphalt Roofing Materials

The vast majority of homes in the United States use asphalt as the basis for a watertight roofing system. Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a petroleum product in a very thick or semi-solid form that is either from natural deposits or refined into a purer product. It's used in a wide range of roofing products, often offering a confusing array of options. Here's more information to help you choose the best option for your project.

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Is it time to replace your roof?

When you're considering damage to your roof, you may wonder at what point you should repair it or when you need to look at completely replacing your roof. We know you've got questions, so we've taken a good look at some solid signs to help you determine when your roof needs to be replaced. Here are some things to look for to help you make the decision:

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Play it Safe: Roofing Construction Safety Tips

According to OSHA, the construction industry is one of the most accident prone, with most accidents involving slipping and falling, especially from heights. One in ten construction workers is injured on the job every year and a 45-year veteran has a one in 200 chance of dying on the job, with 72% of fatal falls happen from a roof or scaffolding. Yet despite these grim statistics, the most commonly-cited OSHA violation is fall protection. How do you protect workers on a roof? Here are some great tips to put into practice on your crew:

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Considerations When Contemplating a Roofing Replacement

When you've made the decision to replace your roof, it's normal to want to jump right in. But before you do, you may want to consider what impact a roofing replacement will have on your everyday life and how to get through it without too much discomfort. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a roof replacement from choosing a contractor to when you'll want to get a hotel room for the week.

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A Leaky Roof Doesn't Mean You Have To Replace It

Drip, drip, drip. In addition to being an annoying sound in the middle of the night, it's often the sound you hear when your roof develops a leak. But before you break out your checkbook to deal with a full roof replacement, stop and take the time to determine whether your roof really needs replacing, or whether a repair job will take care of the problem. Here are some things to look at when troubleshooting your roof leak:

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Does metal roofing help save on heating and cooling costs?

When you're considering making changes to your home or business, changes in heating and cooling costs can be a very important deciding factor. But did you know that the type of roof you select can make a big difference on your utility bills? In this post, we'll discuss how metal roofing's inherent properties and supplemental systems can do an amazing job of reducing your utility bill while keeping your structure comfortable.

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Pros and Cons To Metal Roofing

It doesn't matter whether you're considering a new residential roof or a large commercial structure, the options available can seem mind-boggling at times. Metal roofing provides a wide range of benefits as well as drawbacks in certain situations. In today's post, we'll discuss the pros and cons of metal roofing.

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Build Your Own Storage Shed


Take some time to think about the size and design of the shed you want. There are numerous books and websites that will give some basic plans and design ideas. These sheds are perfect for storing your gardening tools and things like lawn mowers, rakes, and even your atv or snowmobile during the off seasons. The following is a basic construction method for a 4x9 shed.

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