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  • Where's That Water Coming From? 3 Common Locations For Roof Leaks

    When you see a water spot on your ceiling, that can be a good indicator that you have a leak somewhere on your roof. But where exactly the leak is coming from can be harder to determine. You might think that the water is coming from directly above the wet spot, but sometimes water takes a more convoluted route to get from the original location of the leak to the spot where you see the water accumulate.
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  • Avoid Commercial Roof Failures By Spotting These Early Warning Signs

    Owning a commercial property comes with a variety of major expenses. Unfortunately, a failing roof can easily turn into an unplanned and unexpected expense. If you want to keep your facility in good shape and avoid the extra costs associated with emergency roof repairs and replacement, it pays to pay attention to these common signs of commercial roof failure. Bubbling and Blistering Bubbling and blistering often occur when moisture, usually in the form of water vapor, becomes trapped within the roof membrane.
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  • 3 Uncommon Roofing Materials For You To Consider

    If you're planning to replace your roof this summer, it may be time for you to consider a different kind of roofing material than the ones you've used in the past. There are a variety of different roofing materials available, and each one comes with its own pros and cons. Take a look at some of the less common options that you may not have heard of before. One of them might be the right choice for your roof.
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  • 3 Ways To Help Your Commercial Building Beat The Summertime Heat

    As your organization faces another long, hot summer, you may already be bracing yourself for the high cooling bills that accompany those high temperatures. But at the same time, you have to maintain a reasonably comfortable work environment if you expect anything to get done. Here are three intelligent tactics that can help keep both your thermostat and your energy costs under control.  1. Overlaying Your Asphalt Roof With a Reflective Coating
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  • What Does It Take To Make Your Roof Cool?

    If you are in the process of replacing the roof on your home, there are a lot of decisions that you must make. Among them, you not only have to decide on how you want your roof to look, but also how you want it to perform. Making the right performance decisions will not only give you a roof you will be pleased with, but it will give you one that may save you money in the long run.
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  • How to Remove Black Stains from Your Asphalt Composition Roof

    Black, streaky stains on your asphalt roof are not only unsightly, they occur due to a process that can actually cause permanent damage to the shingles and shorten the lifespan of the roof. Fortunately, replacing your roof is usually not necessary, as the black stains can be removed in most instances. Below is more information on the mysterious cause of black roof staining and what you can do to remove it yourself.
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  • Understanding And Maintaining Your Home's Cedar Shingles

    Your roof is an essential part of your home's appeal, value, and security, but you may not be placing enough emphasis on maintaining its look and durability. Asphalt shingles are commonly used on roofs, but the use of cedar shingles can add texture, color, and value to your home. Understanding the benefits of these shingles is key to maintaining your roof. Using this guide, you will understand how cedar shingles improve your home's appeal and learn the best options for cleaning these durable roofing shingles.
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  • What Every Homeowner Needs to Know: Bird Poop on the Roof

    Since your home's roof is the main protective barrier for protection against weather, it's important to make sure your roof is in good condition so you don't end up with leaks and significant water damage to your home. One thing that can damage a roof is bird poop. Here's why and what you can do to save your roof from bird poop damage. Bird poop contains uric acid, which can damage your roof
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  • What Are Your Best Roofing Options in a Humid Climate?

    If you've recently relocated from the sunny Southwest to a much more rainy or humid climate, you may still be adjusting to the dramatic difference in temperature and relative humidity in your new location. Purchasing a home in this area can also present a number of new challenges and choices, particularly if your new home has a rapidly aging roof that needs to be replaced soon. Rather than choosing between flat clay tile roofs or reflective asphalt, you may find yourself debating between cedar shingles and metal roofing panels.
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  • Answers to Your Questions about Green Roof Installation on Your Commercial Building

    A green roof, also commonly called a living roof, is a unique, environmentally-friendly type of roof. It involves placing living plants on the top of your building to create a roof out of these materials. If you are thinking of installing this type of roof on your commercial building, you may have many questions. Here are a few frequently asked questions about green roofs. Can a Green Roof Be Installed on a Commercial Building?
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