Roof Maintenance

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A roof with shingles coming off.
4 Warning Signs You May Need a New Roof

It's easy to miss signs of a roof in disrepair--until it isn't.

A red tile roof with algae and mold growth.
Prevent and Clean Black Streaking on Roofs

Black streaking is caused by algae that can over time destroy the integrity of your shingles.

A raindrop-speckled sugar maple leaf on a mossy shingled roof.
Protecting and Maintaining Asphalt Roofing Systems From Algae and Moss Growth

Here's how to keep your house from going green, in a bad way.

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How to Remove Moss From a Roof

Moss on your roof isn't just an ugly problem; it's also a dangerous one.

roof trusses during construction
How to Repair Damaged Wood Trusses

Don't dismantle the roof for the sake of a truss.

Roof with PVC chimney
Roof Stain Prevention Advice

Keep it cleanly maintained like the rest of your home.

corrugated metal roofing
How to Paint Corrugated Metal Roofing

Corrugated metal roofing will last longer with protection.

Peak of a home's roofline
3 Types of Soffits and Fascia Explained

Soffits and fascia are available in an assortment of materials, each with advantages and disadvantages.

Roofline peak on the front of a house.
Vinyl Soffit vs Aluminum Soffit

Vinyl is less expensive, but can attract mold and mildew.

Red clay tile roof
How to Clean a Clay Tile Roof

Unfortunately, this type of roof is prone to discoloration and dirt accumulation. The following article will show you how to easily clean your clay tile roof.

tin roof surrounding a dormer
Getting Rid of Tin Roof Condensation

Metal roof condensation, especially with a tin roof, can cause serious problems when the metal sweats.

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How to Install a Flat Roof Drain

Providing water runoff is essential for a flat roof.

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Don't Get Wet: Get Control of Your Leaky Roof

There are few home repairs in more need of an immediate fix than a leaky roof.

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How to Properly Maintain a Wood Roof

Many homes today have wood shingle or shakes roofs.

A tin roof on a yellow home.
4 Tips to Keep Cool with a Tin Roof

A tin roof can make your home feel like an oven.

A slate roof.
Slate Roof Maintenance Guide

Although a slate roof is quite costly, it will last.

a moss covered roof
How to Install a Zinc Strip to Prevent Moss on Your Roof

A zinc strip can help prevent moss from growing.

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Roof Reviver Tips for the Novice

Preventative maintenance is the key to a long-lasting roof.

cedar roof shingles
How to Clean a Cedar Shingle Roof

It will look better and last longer with regular attention.

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How to Install Sheet Metal Flashing on Your Roof

It's a valuable step to take before shingles.

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Tips for Building Vinyl Soffits

Vinyl soffits are good replacements for wooden soffits. Unlike a wooden soffit, a vinyl soffit cannot rot and it is durable as well as resistant to rain. You can hire a roofing contractor to remove your old wooden soffits and replace them with vinyl. The soffit is one of the most neglected fixtures on

The finished surface of a plain tin roof.
How to Paint a Tin Roof

You can protect the roof with paint.

a person hammering a roof
How Long Does a Cedar Shake Roof Last?

You may be wondering how long you can expect it to last.

a flat roof
Accurately Calculate Flat Roof Load

Flat roofs tend to collect debris.

A flat roof on a modern home.
Flat Roof Maintenance Checklist

Maintenance is important to maintain its value and look.

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4 Types of Flat Roof Coatings

Flat roof coatings come in a variety of different types.

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How to Treat a Rusted Tin Roof

Treating a rusted tin roof can be achieved with hard work.

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How to Install Fiberglass Roofing Panels

Explore the tools needed for a great end project.

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How to Prevent a Tin Roof from Rusting

One of the problems you are likely to encounter with a tin roof is rust.

How to Replace a Roof Soffit Board

Keeping your house looking fit year in and year out is a demanding job, and nothing is more noticeable than a sagging soffit board.

How to Seal Asphalt Roof Shingles

An essential part of the job of installing an asphalt roof is sealing the asphalt roof shingles.

How to Build a Flat Roof Truss

If you want to build a flat roof, then you will need to make a flat roof truss.

A farmhouse with a gambrel roof.
How to Build Gambrel Roof Trusses

Gambrel roofs are popular for barns and garages, and the trusses are a relatively easy project to construct yourself.

How to Shingle a Gambrel Roof

It is possible to shingle over a gambrel roof to add security from the elements or additional d├ęcor and aesthetic features to your roof.

Roof Lichen Cleaning and Prevention Methods

Roof lichen, or more regularly recognized roof moss or algae, is a very common sight on many shingled roofs.

wood roof shingles
A Most Effective Roof Shingle Cleaner

A good roof shingle cleaner can save you thousands of dollars in unwarranted replacement costs.

8 Types of Flat Roof Vents

When it comes to flat roof vents there are several different options to choose from. Some of these vents are basic, but there are some with a decorative flair to them.

Concrete Tile Roof Maintenance Instructions

A concrete tile roof is not only a cost-effective roofing solution but also a very durable and sophisticated roofing system.

A man climbs on a fiberglas roof.
How to Coat Your Fiberglass Roof

A fiberglass roof is sturdy and dependable during rainy days, as long as you maintain its coat.

An aluminum roof around a small window.
Aluminum Roof Repair: Patching Holes Properly

An aluminum roof is a good option for your shed or workshop. Sometimes, however, it may require repairs.

Clean Roof: Removing Rust Stains from a Metal Roof

A clean roof looks wonderful on a house, but if you have metal roofs, rust stains can become a problem.

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How to Remove Moss from a Flat Roof

With these supplies and a little time, you can remove moss from your roof all by yourself.