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What’s the Big Deal About Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters spark a lot of discussion (and in some cases debate) among roofing contractors. It is true that there is a lot of hype surrounding seamless gutters. Once you start talking shop, however, you begin to realize the significance of seamless gutters and why you need them on your roof.
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Although a modern housing design generally incorporates asphalt shingles and vinyl siding, there is a timeless classic beauty to cedar shakes as either roofing or siding. As to the roof, metal roofing is also becoming popular for environmental reasons, and copper highlights on portions of the roof can provide a special unmatched elegance.
If you’ve ever experienced a long storm, you know the pain of mushy gardens, lifted fence lines, weakened root systems and minor flooding. While being proactive about your roof’s runoff water may not undo the damages caused by heavy rain, it can still spare your yard area. Rainwater should nourish your yard, not destroy it. If your home’s roof water is running amuck, check out the tips below to spare your fertilizer, yard and softscape installations.
On a daily basis, your home is where your heart is and where you take of your shoes in the evening. As to the house itself, it's an architectural design which functions through the use of layers which each rely on the other to function properly and protect you from the elements. When any one layer suffers a fundamental failure, other parts can compensate, but the failure needs to be repaired as it also puts extra stress on other parts of your house's design structure.
Today, a lot of roof replacements deal with gutter damages due to unchecked roof areas, clogged sections and jammed tree material. Gutters can be damaged in many ways, however, so you’ll need to be on the lookout for some lesser-known causes.
Now is the perfect time to think about preparing the outside of your home for winter. Why? Because the weather is cooling off but it has not become too cold to do routine maintenance outside. Here are some ideas to get you started.
As a homeowner, you understand the importance of making rainwater go where it needs to be rather than pouring over your home to land randomly wherever gravity takes it. Part of your house's practical and functional design assures rain goes to your lawn rather than your foundation, or worse, inside your home. Water has to be directed to avoid mold and immediate damage, and it is the universal solvent and will eventually destroy anything it contacts if not properly channeled.
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably dreaded the idea of your roof coming to the end of its useful life and having to replace it, while also being excited at the chance to upgrade your house with a basic change to the exterior street view of the home. You realized several years ahead of time the new roof was going to become necessary and made the appropriate plans for the project.
According to your personality, you either look forward to or dread the chore of spring cleaning. Either way, you’re happy and proud of your home after the task is completed. Beyond cleaning, spring is also a great time to have renovations made to upgrade your house and its appeal on a personal level while adding value to the home.
Although spring brings warm weather and the promise of grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, everything about spring isn’t warm and fuzzy. In fact, spring brings with it a lot of rain, which isn’t simply a downer for your outdoor event. Heavy rains could potentially cause a problem for your roofing. The following are three ways you can protect your roof from spring.