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The chore of choosing a roofing shingle for your house can be daunting. There are options for just about every budget and styles for every taste. There is also a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from. To make the task even more difficult, there are now metal roofing products that look like…

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illustration demonstrating the 4 different types of residential roofing shingles

Today, there are lots of types of roofing shingles available. And, they are not all made with asphalt. There are metal roofing products that look like asphalt shingles. There are also asphalt shingles that look like slate or wood shake. To make things more confusing, technically, clay tiles and corrugated sheet metal are considered ‘roofing…

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metal shingle roof

Quick quiz: What’s the difference between commercial and residential roofing shingles? That’s actually a trick question. The answer is, nothing. Technically, there’s no difference between the shingles themselves. Those shingles you see on your dentist’s roof are the exact same shingles you can get for your home. They are not ‘commercial’, or heavy duty, or…

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curled asphalt shingles on roof

If you’re getting ready to move and list your home, you might be wondering if you should replace your roof before selling it. After all, among the first things people see as they either approach your home, or view it on-line, is the roof. If your roof has obvious damage, such as curled or cracked…

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house with flat roof next to house with sloped roof

Flat roofs aren’t just for commercial buildings. We’ve also installed lots of flat roof systems onto residential structures, such as home additions. If you’re in the unique position of choosing a roof design, than you’re probably wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are of a flat roof. Depending upon your requirements, desires and budget, a…

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how to choose the right roofing material info-graphic

Did you know that the right roofing material for your roof depends upon the pitch, or angle, of the roof? There are other considerations, as well, such as if you’re doing a lot of cooking in the building. The below chart and step-by-step info-graphic walks you through the basic process of determining what the right…

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asphalt shingle roof with hail damage

Did you know that not all roof hail damage is visible from the naked eye and from the ground? If a hail storm has come through your neighborhood, you could have hail damage. Even if the hail stones weren’t very big, they can still cause damage to your roof, flashing, vents, etc. Below, we show…

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large hail stones are a sign you might need a new roof

Having a roof that’s hail storm ready is like having a body that’s ready for a boxing match – the more prepared you are, the fewer scars you’ll have when you emerge from the fight. If your roof isn’t in tip-top shape, it won’t hold-up as well as it could have had you been prepared.…

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roof damage, hole in shingle roof

There are many signs that show your roof needs repair. Most signs are clearly visible from the ground. For example, a strong gust of wind can pick-up patio furniture and plant it on your roof (actually happened to a client of ours). A dead tree branch can fall into your roof and damage it. Swaying…

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water stain on ceiling from roof leak

Signs your roof is leaking are sometimes obvious, such as a stain on your ceiling, or water or rust around your stove pipe. Other signs of a roof leak you might not notice, such as mold in your attic. Keep an eye out for these 5 signs your roof is leaking, and act immediately, to…

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