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A 5-Step Guide for Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is one of the most expensive home upgrades. The extensive home improvement project offers multiple benefits such as enhanced home aesthetics, improved energy efficiency, better protection, and improved resale value. Whatever the motivation behind your roof replacement, start with intense research on the project. With the right information, you’ll find it easier to plan and manage the project. Use this quick guide that outlines the main steps in roof replacement.

What to Know About Architectural Shingles

home with shinglesYour home’s roof is an incredibly important feature. Therefore, it’s important to keep yours well maintained and replace it when necessary. If your roof is getting worn and old, it may be time to consider a new roof. However, thanks to advancements in technology, there are many roofing options from which to choose. If you love the advantages of traditional asphalt shingles but want to take them to the next level, you may want to consider architectural asphalt shingles. To learn more and see if architectural shingles are right for you, check out these commonly asked questions.

Keep Your Roof Safe This Winter

A lot of maintenance work should happen before the snow starts to fall. However, you can still take care of your home throughout the winter if you want to cut down on the number of repairs you’ll need to make in the spring. Today, look at the steps you can take to keep your roof together and well-kempt all season long.

4 Reasons to Install Rubber Roof Shingles

Contractor in Silhouette working on a Roof Top with blue Sky in Background
Choosing the right roof shingles isn’t always a simple decision. You have to find a material you like the look of that is also strong and durable enough to do a good job.
As you look at options, don’t forget to add rubber shingles to your shortlist. Rubber doesn’t just work well on flat roofs — you can also buy it as shingles for some sloped and pitched roofs. What are the advantages of using this roofing material?

Roof Problems to Inspect for When Buying a Vacant House

Old House — Bel Air, MD — Ray’s Hartford Home Improvement Contractors Inc. A house that’s sitting vacant can be extra vulnerable to some types of damage. For instance, if nobody is living there, who will notice a slow drip in the plumbing or the skittering sounds of rodents in the attic? If leaks and infestations go unnoticed, they could cause much more damage than usual. The same goes for roof problems. Here are some of the roof problems you’ll need to check for (or have a professional check for) if you want to buy a home that’s sat vacant for some period of time.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Roofing Materials

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The right choice of roofing materials is as important as a perfect architectural design for your home. Your roofing materials can accentuate the effort you put into the construction and decoration of your home.

For this reason, you need to choose correctly because a wrong choice can affect the structural integrity and the overall look of your home. Below are factors to consider when selecting roof materials for your house.

Roof Slope

You should pay attention to the slope or pitch of the roof that you choose. Pick roofing design and materials with a medium pitch to drain rainwater quickly if you live in an area that receives heavy rainfall. If you live in a hot region, you can pick a fairly flat-pitched roofing style and materials.

The Pros and Cons of Warm-Weather Roof Replacement

The Pros and Cons of Warm-Weather Roof Replacement

Should you get a new roof this summer? If you have plans for a home upgrade, take a look at what you need to know about summertime roof replacement.

What Are the Pros of Summertime Roof Replacement?

Each season has pros and cons of roof replacement timing. With the warm weather here at last, you may want to consider a summertime roofing installation service. Before you make a decision, explore the benefits of a professional installation within the next few months. These include:

Styling Fiberglass Shingles on Your Home

Styling Shingles Choosing your roofing shingles can be a unique styling experience. Although you do have to consider practicalities like reflectivity, price, and warranty, the visual appearance of your roof is also very important. The right roof can go a long way toward turning a house into your dream home. Here are some tips for choosing the right style of fiberglass shingles for your home. Look at Your Priorities What’s the backstory behind your decision to replace your roof? What’s the primary thing you hope to gain? Are you transforming a new home into a dream home, or are you fixing up your old family home to go on the market? A hard look at your priorities can be a vital first step when deciding on a style.

Choose a Roof That Keeps Your Home Cooler in Summer

Cool Roof

If you plan to replace your home roof this spring, then you should choose a roof that is not only attractive, but that also suits the unique needs of your family.

If you are tired of your sky-high home cooling bills in the summer or have difficulty keeping the top floors of your home as cool as your first floor, then you should choose a new roof that helps keep your home as cool as possible during the summer to help lower home cooling bills or encourage an even temperature throughout your home during the hot summer.

Read on to learn two tips for choosing a new roof that keeps your home cooler in the summer.

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Roofing Systems Components Commonly Attacked By Pests

Roofing Systems Components Commonly Attacked By Pests

Roof pests come in many forms. A nest of raccoons is easy to notice, while a more sinister influx of termites may not become evident until they’ve eaten thousands of dollars of your home. But whether the size of the infestation (and of the pests themselves) is large or small, you’ll want to catch it as quickly as possible. So you’ll need to check for pests regularly.

Here are some parts of your roofing system that are likely to be attacked by pests as well as what signs you’ll want to look out for.

1. Vent Flashing

The spot where an exhaust vent exits your roof can be a popular spot for raccoons and squirrels to attack. One reason is that the warm air coming out through the vent alerts them to the fact that if they get inside, they’ll find a warm spot to live.

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