Recent Roofing Articles

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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,...

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17 Facts About Natural Cedar Roofs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 24, 2014

Traditional cedarwood roofs are most notable for their striking natural good looks. However, beyond their beauty, they offer a whole host of practical advantages -- eco-friendliness,...

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How to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2014

"Chim chim-i-ney, chim chim-i-ney …" If you loved Walt Disney's Mary Poppins as a child, you're sure to have a soft spot for chimney sweeps. The thought of inviting a colorful...

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10 Top To-Dos for Fall Maintenance

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 13, 2014

1. Take Care of Your Furnace. If you live in a chilly place like Minneapolis, an HVAC system that delivers optimal performance is a wintertime must. Schedule a professional maintenance...

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10 Popular Roofing Styles: Which is the Best for You?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 10, 2014

Besides performing the essential function of protecting human beings from sun, rain, hail, and snow, roofs come in various shapes that add architectural interest to the buildings they...

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Roofing Estimates -- It Pays to Know What You Want

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 28, 2014

A roof is a roof, right? Well, yes and no. When you’re looking for an estimate on a roofing job, you’ll save time and get the best value for your money if you know what...

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Eco-Friendly Electric Fireplaces: How Do They Stack Up?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2014

There’s nothing cozier on a crisp fall day than sitting in front of your fireplace, enjoying its warmth and the hypnotizing play of the flames. Add in some good company, your...