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  • Is A Foam Roof Worth It?


    If you're in the market for a new roof, you may have heard about foam roof coatings. There seem to be a number of myths floating around about this roofing type, but it's actually a great choice when compared to the alternatives. Here are some of the more common questions answered so you know if investing in a foam roof is worth it. How long do they last? This is where foam roofs really hold their own when compared to the competition.
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  • Tips For Easing Stress And Anxiety In Young Children When Your Roof Is Being Replaced


    If you have small children, you already know that any home improvement project can disrupt routines and prompt a host of behavioral issues. Having your roof repaired or replaced is no exception. But there are ways to minimize the disruption to your daily routines and reduce the stress level for your little ones. Gradually Change Routines Before the Roofers Arrive Children are creatures of habit and depend on their daily routine to predict what happens next.
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  • How To Locate Leaks In The Roof And Make Temporary Repairs


    Leaks in the roof can be difficult to pinpoint. Water stains or drips inside the home may appear at a distance from the actual leak, as the water may run down a beam or other structure inside the wall or ceiling before it surfaces where you can see it.  Follow these tips for locating a leak in your roof and making a temporary fix until you can arrange for the roofers to repair the roof.
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  • Lower Your Store's AC Bills And Keep More Of Your Profits


    Because it's responsible for keeping your customers cool and comfortable while they shop, air conditioning is a feature you can't afford to skimp on. If you can't keep indoor temperatures cozy throughout the day, chances are that your customers won't stick around for long to browse your store's shelves. While air conditioning expenses are inevitable, there are a few things you can do to make sure that they don't cut into your company's overall profit margins.
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  • Enhance Your Home's Traditional Architecture With a Copper Roof


    Are you looking for a way to take your home's traditional look to the next level? The roof is a good area to focus on. A plain asphalt shingle or steel roof may look a bit out of place and too modern on a traditional home, but there's another roofing type that will look charming: copper. Copper roofing offers numerous benefits in addition to its good looks. Character and Charm
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  • Shingle-Topped Shop Owners In California: Is Your Roof Ready For El Nino Rains?


    Are you a shingle-topped shop owner in California? If so, you likely haven't spent too much time worrying about roof leaks during the last four years of drought. But with an incredibly strong El Nino brewing over the Indian Ocean with bizarre weather patterns that are expected to last into spring (or even for a year or more) it may be time to get concerned about the condition of your roof. Here are some things that you can do to make sure your shingle roof is ready, should El Nino unleash loads of rain on California.
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  • Building An Eco-Friendly Home? Consider Green Roofing


    Though the term "green roofing" is sometimes loosely used to refer to any eco-friendly roofing option, it actually refers to a specific type of roof. Green roofs are roofs upon which vegetation are grown. They consist of a specialized roofing membrane, a planting substrate (soil) and plants. Green roofs offer many advantages for homeowners hoping to design eco-friendly homes. Here's a closer look. What advantages do green roofs offer to homeowners?
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  • How To Shore Up A Split Rafter By Using Support Pieces


    A split in a rafter beam can be a serious problem, especially if your home's roof is subject to significant stress caused by snow accumulation. That's why you should take time to repair the damage and restore your roof's strength. Below is what you need to know about shoring up a split rafter with a couple of support pieces you can build and install yourself: Shoring up a split rafter - Tools and materials needed
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  • What You Should Know About Thermoplastic Olefin Roofing


    Thermoplastic olefin roofing or TPO roofing is a popular commercial roofing option. The substance is still relatively new, but it has a lot of advantages that make it desirable. If your building needs a new roof, consider switching to a TPO roof. Check out these six important facts to help you determine if it's the right roof for you. They're More Than Just Rubber Made from ethylene propylene rubber, TPO roofing membranes are far from just being rubber.
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  • 3 Questions To Ask About Your Commercial Roof Repair Needs


    Many commercial buildings feature flat roofs as a means of optimizing internal space, but these structures can present questions not commonly associated with ordinary residential roofing needs. Here are three questions you should have ready for your building's commercial roofer. 1. "Why Is Our Flat Roof Flooding?" A flat roof can easily become a flooded roof due to the fact that it can't simply shed water the way a sloped design can.
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