Displaying items by tag: roof leak

Wood Gutters
24
April

Wood Gutters

Wood gutters were the norm a hundred years back, before mass production and technology made metal and plastic the gutter materials of choice. Nonetheless, wood gutters are still out there for those who are purists at heart and for homeowners tackling renovations of historical homes. If you’re considering installing them on your home, here are a few things to think about as you shop around.

Repair or Replace?
15
April

Repair or Replace?

When buying a home it is usually requisite to have the roof certified from inspection. Matter of fact, many lenders required this to be done before they will cut a check. In most states, a properly ventilated roof can last 20 years or more. In states where the snow is heavy, they often have to be replaced every five years. While having a secure roof is one of the most important parts of a home, it can also be a very expensive investment, especially if you bought a home under the guise that everything was on the up and up.

Roof Inspections
09
April

Roof Inspections

When buying a home it is usually requisite to have the roof certified from inspection. Matter of fact, many lenders required this to be done before they will cut a check. In most states, a properly ventilated roof can last 20 years or more. In states where the snow is heavy, they often have to be replaced every five years. While having a secure roof is one of the most important parts of a home, it can also be a very expensive investment, especially if you bought a home under the guise that everything was on the up and up.

Wood Shingle and Shake Roofing
26
March

Wood Shingle and Shake Roofing

Though attractive and insulate, wood roofs are prone to problems that simply don’t exist with other materials. If you have a wood roof on your home, it will need regular attention if you want it to last for any decent length of time.

How to Make My Roof Last Longer
05
March

How to Make My Roof Last Longer

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and keeping it in good shape is a priority. There are many roofing materials on the market, and each has its pros and cons. In terms of longevity, some are far better than others, but when you take their price, looks, installation, and required maintenance, some choices that might not immediately seem like the most practical end up being a perfect fit.

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