Recent Roofing Articles


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6 Iconic North American Roofs: a Virtual Tour

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 08, 2016

A roof is an essential architectural element. It protects the building and its residents from snow, sleet, rain, wind, and excessive heat. But that's not all. Very often, roofs go above...


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Keep the Roof Over Your Head in Good Shape for Longer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 06, 2016

"A roof over one's head" is a synonym for home. And no wonder ... your roof faithfully performs the essential task of shielding your family and your belongings from the elements. Return...


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7 Ingenious Uses for Roofing Shingles

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 21, 2015

Here's a little insider knowledge, courtesy of professional roofing contractors: Roof materials are measured by the "square," with one square equal to 100 square feet. Roofing squares...


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Insulate Your Roof to Stay Warm and Save Cash

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 07, 2015

Brrr! It's getting cold out there. And yikes! Your heating bills are starting to climb sky high. Fortunately, there are ways to stay warm without spending a small fortune or packing...


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Why Clean Up Fallen Leaves and How to Make It Easier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2015

Brightly colored autumn leaves are one of the greatest joys of the season. However, once these same leaves drop off the trees and land on your yard or your roof, they are usually no...


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7 Reasons Fall is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2015

When you need a new roof installed, fall is the perfect time of year. After the summer storms and before the winter freezes, autumn offers great weather for roof installation and a...


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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...