Roofing

Working With Different Grades Of Plywood

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As it’s name implies, plywood isn’t a solid wood, but a material composed of thin plies of wood laminated together. For strength, the grain of […]

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How To Apply Roll Roofing

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Roll roofing is inexpensive and easy to apply, although it must be replaced sooner than most other roofing materials and usually has a class C […]

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What A House Looks Like After Many Years Of A Leaking Roof

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I went to assess damage to a home from a leaking roof the other day. The homeowner said the roof was replaced about 9 years […]

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Install A Blue Tarp On A Roof

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Installing a blue waterproof tarp will buy you time until you can get a badly leaking roof re-shingled.  Once installed correctly, you can expect a […]

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Using Extension Ladders Safely

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For strength and rigidity, select a Type-I or Type-II class ladder. The ladder should be long enough to extend 3 feet above the highest eaves […]

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Shake Roofs Explained

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The rustic charm of a shake roof has made it a traditional favorite for both casual-looking and formal-looking homes. Cedar shakes are a remarkable natural […]

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Repairing A Roof

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While some roof problems need urgent attention because they cause obvious leaks, many can go undetected for years until they have caused serious damage — […]

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Give Your Roof A Checkup

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To keep a tight roof overhead, you should examine it every spring and fall.  You need not haul out that awkward extension ladder and risk […]

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How To Install A Skylight

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A skylight brightens interior rooms in a way no artificial source can match. Even on cloudy days, a skylight provides a surprising amount of light […]

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Repairing & Maintaining Gutters And Downspouts

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When you consider that your roof’s drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house’s exterior and foundation walls, you can see […]

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How To Add Flashing To A Chimney

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Most chimneys have a two-part flashing system to ride out minor structural shifting. Base flashing fits under shingles along the sides of the chimney (called […]

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Choose A Roofing Contractor With Care

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When looking to repair or replace your roof, it is important to find the best reputable contractor your money can afford. Your roof protects against […]

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Maintaining Your Chimney

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The main problem with modern, efficient wood-burning stoves and fireplaces is creosote build-up. If the creosote ignites, it can become a roaring inferno, hot enough […]

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