Solar Reflective Roof Shingles

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Future House: Solar Reflective Roof Shingles  Makayla Townsend Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey explores the design and testing of asphalt roof shingles that can reflect some of the sun’s heat away from the building. Resources: Ross toured the Saint-Gobain R&D Facility in Massachusetts. The solar reflective shingles with 20% or less solar reflectivity that Ross saw are […]
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Metal Roofing

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An Easy 5 Step Plan for the Right Metal Roofing Decision  Where do you start in choosing a new roof?  We understand that it isn’t something you very often, and making a choice can be difficult. That’s why we’ve come up with a 5 step plan to help homeowners choose a metal roof that will last a lifetime so that you can feel confident in your... […]
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Cleaning Gutters

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The Best Way to Clean Gutters  A leaf blower and some plastic downspout are all you need for the fastest and best way to clean gutters. Watch Joe Truini's Simple Solution for this tip! The post The Best Way to Clean Gutters appeared first on Today's Homeowner.
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How to choose a new roof?

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Avoid Disappointment: How to Choose a New Roof  How to choose a new roof? That’s a great question. With the home improvement season growing ever longer into winter and arriving earlier every spring, buying and having a new roof installed can now be a near-year round endeavor in North America. The answer: invest time now to think about what you want and need... […]
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Roof Repair

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Roof Repair – All You Need to know  There are different parts to the roof.  There are fascias, which is normally made of wood and helps to be a first line of protection to your roof.   Then there are gutters to help water to flow off of the roof safely to a location that will not back up into the foundation of the […]
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Roof Maintenance

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Roofing Maintenance: 3 Things To Consider  Maintaining and caring for the roof of your house can be a laborious task. The roof is usually the first line of protection against the elements. Thus, it is considered as a vital structure or component that should be carefully maintained and monitored to safeguard the whole integrity of your house. Additionally, roof repairs or […]
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Maintaining your Roof

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Why maintaining your roof is important  The roof is, without a doubt, one of the essential parts of your home despite often being overlooked by most homeowners. Roof maintenance is vital if you want the roof to not only extend its lifespan but also lower replacement or repair costs in the future. Therefore, in this article, you will be taken as […]
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Cleaning your Chimney

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When and How to Clean Your Chimney  A clean, well-maintained chimney will save you money and prevent trouble—and, yes, there are parts of the job you can do yourself. If you have a chimney, it will need cleaning—that’s a fact. But when and how often do you have to clean your chimney? The answer depends on a number of factors, including […]
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Good Ventilation

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3 Reasons Why Good Ventilation is a Big Deal  As winter has delivered its first storms, let’s take a look at ventilation. When you re-roof your home, it is the perfect time to make sure that your home’s attic ventilation is functioning properly. Let's look at 3 reasons why good ventilation is a big deal. 
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Metal Roofing Rust

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Learn How To Avoid Metal Roofing Rust We have been looking in-depth at topics about metal roofing that we often find that even contractors do not fully understand. In this post,  we will talk about metal roofing rust and cut edge protection. For you, as a property owner, that boils down to “How can I ensure that my metal roof won’t rust?”... […]
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