Answers to Your Home Roofing Questions

Want To Install New Siding On The Exterior Of Your House? Think About These Materials

When you start noticing signs of damage on the exterior of your house, it is natural that you would start to consider new siding installation. Even if you don’t see any damage, perhaps you want to try a new look. Changing the siding on your house can give you the better appearance you want for your house. There are many materials to choose from; use the information below to help you find out more about some that are commonly used.

Aluminum

Aluminum is an affordable choice if you want to put siding on your house right away. Aluminum siding can be bought in panels of varying degrees of thickness that can be put on your house rapidly; thin pieces of aluminum usually cost less than thicker pieces because less aluminum is being used. However, keep in mind that thicker aluminum panels provide more protection from the sun, rain and …

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Dealing With Gutter Problems: How To Fix Them On Your Own

Did you know that gutters made out of galvanized steel are designed to last for about 20 years, while their aluminum counterparts should last for 40 years or longer? Of course, this is only if the home’s guttering system is maintained over the years, which involves routine inspections and upkeep. A few of the maintenance responsibilities that you may be presented with include fixing seams, rust damage and holes. Here’s how to do them:

1. Fixing Damaged Seams.

The seams are where two pieces of the guttering system go together. Usually, you won’t notice a problem with them unless it’s raining. However, when you do notice that your gutters are leaking at the seams, you need to get ready to remedy the problem as soon as possible. To perform this task, you’ll need to:

  • Remove the compromised section of guttering.
  • Remove the screws, the fasteners, and any other pieces.
  • Use
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Why Rubber Roofing Is A Good Material For Your Flat Roof

A flat roof gives your home a unique appearance, and it also provides space for a rooftop patio or storage. However, one problem with flat roofs is that rain doesn’t flow off them quickly like it does off of sloped roofs. That increases the potential for roof leaks. To avoid this problem, you need to install a special type of roofing material. One popular choice is rubber. Here’s why you may want to go with rubber when it’s time to replace your roof.

Rubber Is Lightweight And Easy To Install

Rubber roofing is available in rolls of thin sheets. It’s applied by rolling it out on the roof and securing it with adhesive. The material is lightweight, so there are no problems with it being too heavy for the structure of your home to support. Being lightweight means it is also fairly easy to install. While hiring a rubber roofing …

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Have A New Roof? 2 Simple Ways To Help It Last Longer

Your roof is brand new and you want it to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, you can’t always protect it from winds, rain or snow. However, there are still things you can do to help it last longer. In fact, with proper care, your new roof should last at least 20 years. Here are two tips that will help protect your roof.

Clear Away the Debris

If you have trees near your home, you’re going to end up with debris on the roof. When piles of leaves and pine needles sit on your roof for too long, they can damage your roof. One way is by creating the perfect environment for insects to build nests. When that happens, they can chew their way through your roofing material and into your home.

Another way is by creating moisture, which can loosen the adhesive on your shingles. Unfortunately, moisture can …

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Installing Christmas Lights On Your Metal Roof – Safely And Without Damaging The Roof

Hanging Christmas lights on the roof of a home is a tradition that goes back to the early 1960s in the United States. If you want to take part in this tradition but worry about hanging the lights on your metal roof, you will be pleased to learn that it is possible and quite easy to do. Below, you will find out how to do just that.

Hanging Christmas lights on your metal roof requires a few supplies:

  • Lights – tested and meant for outdoor use
  • Extension cords – also meant for outdoor use
  • Ladder
  • Rubber soled shoes
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Self-adhesive backed clips
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Clean cloth

Step 1: Inspect the Lights

Before you go through the trouble of lugging the lights up to the roof, test them, replace burned bulbs and inspect the wiring to be sure that they are in good condition. Never install lights that are defective …

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Why Homeowners Should Consider Overhanging Roofs

One of the most common home renovations is roof replacement. The average roof, depending on what roofing material is used, needs to be replaced every 20 to 50 years. There are a variety of roofing materials that can be used as well as a variety of roofing types. Overhanging roofs are a great option for homeowners. This type of roofing can provide many unexpected benefits. They can help with the energy efficiency of a home and even add new and exciting style options to a space.

Energy Efficiency

Recently the energy efficiency of a home has become more important than ever. There are many ways to make a home more energy efficient but choosing overhanging roofing can provide a lot of energy savings. One of the ways that overhanging roofs impact the energy efficiency of a home is by shading windows and doors during the hot summer months. This …

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