Recent Roofing Articles


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Inspect Your Roof to Make Sure it's in Good Shape

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 11, 2015

Smart homeowners are aware of a great way to keep their property in tip-top shape. They follow one surprisingly simple bit of advice: get to know your house inside and out. Be sure...


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Asphalt Shingle Recycling Facts and Figures

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2015

Do you know which is the most commonly used type of roofing shingle? If you said "asphalt," you are correct; these shingles are used for about 80 percent of roofs in the US today. Despite...


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13 Tips for More Serene Spring Cleaning

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2015

At this time of year, lots of folks feel the urge to start spring cleaning -- refreshing and clearing out their home to greet the new season. However, just when the weather is (hopefully)...


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How to Clean and Maintain Your Roof

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 21, 2015

Protect one of the largest parts of your home -- the roof -- with regular cleaning and inspection. This should be done at least twice a year, in fall to get your roof in shape for the...


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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Roof Inspection

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 11, 2015

Which part of a house is the source of over one third of all homeowner's insurance claims? If you answer "the roof," you're right on the money. A leaky roof is not just annoying, but...


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How to Find a Roof Leak (So You Can Get it Repaired!)

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 14, 2014

Even a small roof leak can result in serious damage to your home's structure, as well as wasting substantial amounts of water. What's more, it may lead to mold growth, which is hazardous...


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Calculate the Cost of a New Roof

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 11, 2014

Any serious online discussion of new roof costs needs to start by pointing out that prices will vary a great deal because there are no standard roofing jobs. Your requirements may be...


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What to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Roofer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 03, 2014

Choosing a commercial roofing contractor is an enormous responsibility for you as a building owner or manager. Whether you are planning to install or replace the roof on a shop, mall,...