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Need to Replace Your Roof? Ask These 6 Questions First 

Perhaps one of the biggest (and often most nerve-wracking) home improvement projects you can undertake is a  roof replacement. Not only is a roof replacement one of the more expensive home improvement projects, according to  Angie’s List, it can also be one of the most disruptive to your everyday life. That is not...

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Answers To Your Six Most Common Metal Roofing Questions

Many home improvement projects are important and can significantly improve the quality, comfort and durability of your home. Arguably, however, a new roof is one of the biggest home improvement projects you can undertake, yet the benefits of a new roof undoubtedly outweigh the enormity of the project. Yes, a new...

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Roof Installation Checklist: What You Need To Know Before Replacing Your Roof

There is no arguing your roof is one of the most crucial components of your home. Yet, if and when, your roof needs repairing or replacing, it can be a stressful time. It is certainly a big home improvement project, and there are some important things you should know in order to prepare for your new roof to make...

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5 Telltale Signs Your Roof is Smoked 

Your  roof  is one of the most important elements of your home, which is why it is vital it is working at its peak. This is especially true during these times of social isolation and as you spend more time at home. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that the lack of active or visible leaking means the...

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How A New Roof Can Actually Help Save You Money

Did you know 75 percent of all homes in the United States have air conditioners? Or that air conditioners use roughly six percent of all electricity produced in the US, at an annual cost of $29 billion to homeowners? That is certainly a significant sum. Not only that, but around 117 million metric tons of carbon...

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The 5 Do's and 5 Don’ts of Replacing Your Roof

No ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’, a roof replacement  is one of the biggest home improvement projects you can undertake. However, this certainly should not deter you from replacing your roof - especially if it is showing signs of damage! Even if your roof is in relatively good working condition, sometimes age and other factors...

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3 Steps to Help You Prolong the Life of Your Roof

 

There is no denying a new roof  is one of the most important components of your home, however, it can also be one of the most expensive. The reality is if your roof is not working at its peak, the rest of your home will suffer too. The good news is a roof in most cases is a one-off purchase. If you choose the...

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Which Material is Best for a Roof Replacement?

Do you know the last time your roof was replaced? If you are living in an older home, chances are it has been a while. While deciding between replacing or simply repairing your roof is the first step, the next step is choosing the best roof material. Of course, if you choose to repair your roof, you will need to...

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4 Roofing Systems That Are Both Energy Efficient and Stylish

When it comes to  replacing your roof, there are plenty of things to consider, such as the energy efficiency of the roofing material and how effective it will be in keeping your home protected for years to come. However, the appearance of your roof is also important because it is usually one of the first things...

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Is a New Roof Worth the Investment?

Home improvements can be costly for homeowners, with some projects dearer than others. However, there are some home improvements that cost a lot, yet do not offer much of a return on investment (ROI). This is not the case when it comes to a new roof. There is no doubt a new roof is a costly upfront investment. ...

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