Recent Roofing Articles


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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...


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Tiny Home Repair

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 14, 2014

The tiny home movement of the last decade and a half is going strong. It holds a particular appeal for folks who want to reduce their environmental footprint, are interested in saving...


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Turn Your Apartment’s Outdoor Space into an Oasis

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2014

If you live in a townhouse, condo or rental apartment with its own balcony or terrace, you may be reluctant to use your outdoor space for more than storage or the designated smoking...


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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 15, 2014

Harnessing the sun’s rays produces a renewable, clean power source which can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here’s a fact sheet on...