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Some Big Advantages Of Tile Roofs

In some areas of the country, tile roofing is quite common. Its distinctive appearance can be seen sparsely in many regions, but in the Southwest, tile roofing is practically a part of the landscape, giving a unique and identifiable look to the area. Tile roofs are initially a lot more costly to install than asphalt shingle, metal, or wood shake roofs, but they also last much longer. Depending on the quality, a tile roof may last 50 to 70 years–or even more! When you compare that kind of longevity to the durability of some asphalt shingles (in some situations, only 10 or 15 years), it’s easy to see how an investment in tile can pay off in the long run.

Characteristics of Tile Roofing

Traditional clay tile roofs are very heavy, and sometimes require more structural reinforcement than other roofing materials. However, tile is now offered in new lightweight versions which can be used on most structures without additional reinforcement.

While many homeowners prefer the look of traditional Spanish and Mediterranean styles, tile roofing is also available in exact replications of shake, wood shingle, and slate. It can be found in a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from the well-known adobe red to colors that are reminiscent of moss green, driftwood grey, and ocean blue.

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Adding A Rain Barrel To Your Garden

A rain barrel is a small, above-ground tank that collects and stores rainwater for later use. There are a few types, but the most common ones collect rainwater from your roof. Adding one or two rain barrels to your home can be good for your plants, the planet, and your wallet. It’s an inexpensive, practical habit, especially in in dry, western states where droughts are more common.

Here are 8 reasons to put a rain barrel in your yard.

1. Benefits of Rainwater over Tap

Natural rainwater is loaded with oxygen and nutrients. Rainwater collected from roofs – except for copper roofs and those treated to prevent moss and algae growth – is free from chlorine, ammonia, and other chemicals contained in tap water that can accumulate in the soil over time. Rainwater dilutes the impact of these chemicals, making plants healthier and more drought-tolerant. Rainwater also contains good bacteria and microorganisms that the soil needs to keep plants healthy.

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The Right Material For Your Re-Roof

A roof is much more than an aesthetically appealing covering for your commercial building; it’s the first barrier from weather conditions such as rain, hail, snow, extreme heat and wind. Because roofs are exposed to at least one of these elements on a daily basis, degradation and deterioration will happen over time.

As a roof deteriorates due to age and exposure, decisions need to be made about how to address the issue. For commercial roofs, retrofits will generally be for the flat roof portion of the structure(s), although metal and shingle roofs can be overlaid as well. Modification generally includes repairs generally along with some type of coating application to protect the surface of the existing system from further deterioration and seal it to prevent leaking.

When determining the right material to use for your project, a number of factors can affect your decision, such as the type of roof you have, funds available and your climate.

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Important Info About Inspections

Which part of a house is the source of over one third of all homeowners insurance claims? If you answer "the roof," you're right on the money. A leaky roof is not just annoying, but can also lead to all sorts of problems. For example, dampness and mold resulting from a leak will threaten your home's structural soundness, as well as your physical health. Water leaks can even get into your electrical system, where it may cause power outages and fire hazards. Professional roof inspection will pinpoint potential problems before they become serious.

Why Do You Need a Professional Roof Inspection?

The purpose of a roof inspection is threefold -- to assess which repairs are needed, if any; to estimate the roof's remaining lifespan; and to issue a certificate of inspection, which may be valid for 2-5 years, depending on your location. This certificate can be a selling point if your home is currently on the market.

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From The Blog

  • The Benefits and Risks of Replacing a Roof in the Winter

    I saw the situation over and over again when I worked for the emergency repair service in Canada: a customer calls in because of a leak, we assess the roof, and it requires a full replacement. It’s the end of October and the homeowner asks if this can wait until spring. Intuitively, roofing in the winter doesn’t seem to be such a good idea, right? Let’s sort this out by
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  • 5 Tips for Holiday Decorating Without Damaging the Roof

    It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but installing festive lights on a home can be a headache and potentially cause damage to your roof. Avoid the hassle and make decorating more enjoyable with these tips for contractors to share with their customers to avoid roof damage.
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  • These 4 Fall Maintenance Tasks Could Save Your Home

    When the frost is on the pumpkin and the leaves turn red and gold, you know one thing – winter is coming. Take advantage of autumn days to get your house in shape now. You’ll be protecting your home against upcoming harsh storms and frigid cold while keeping your family cozy and safe from seasonal hazards. Sound like a lot of work? It doesn’t have to be that way.
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