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. Learn how to clean and prevent this eyesore.

worker on roof replacing asphalt shingles
DIY Asphalt Shingle Replacement

Repair your roofing in six simple steps.

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.

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.

sheet metal roofing flashing under gutter
How to Install Sheet Metal Flashing on Your Roof

It's a valuable step to take before shingles.

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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.

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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How to Install a Flat Roof Drain

Providing water runoff is essential for a flat 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 Vinyl Soffits

Vinyl soffits are a great way to enhance the beauty of your home. They also offer ample protection against the rains and sun, as well as eliminate the necessity of painting or scraping from time to time. Installing them is not very difficult and helps you save on costs to a huge extent. Tools and Materials

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Roof Ventilation Options

Roof ventilation is necessary for getting the right humidity and temperature levels for your home. There are many different methods of adding ventilation to the attic spaces of your home including mechanical and non-mechanical methods. Mechanical vents require an electrical supply thus requiring an electrical

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How to Install Flexible Duct Heating

Installing flexible duct heating is a challenging task for most people across the globe. This is not because it is a tough task. It is just because they think so. Experts and experienced technicians in flexible duct heating believe that the task of installation is easier than what people assume it to

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How to Remove Porcelain Slate Tile

Due to harsh weather conditions, there comes a time when you need to remove porcelain slate tile from the roof, or you may simply want to give your roof a new look. Removing the porcelain slate tiles from the roof is relatively simple, if you have the right tools. Care must be given when removing the

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How to Repair Damaged Fiberglass Roofing Panels

Fiberglass roofing panels are one of the most attractive and durable forms of roofing available. The roofing is made from high strength glass fibers, combined with resins. Fiberglass panels are thin and lightweight, which contributes to ease of installation. Although fiberglass is regarded as a durable

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Roof Reviver Tips for the Novice

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

Roof with PVC chimney
Roof Stain Prevention Advice

Keep it cleanly maintained like the rest of your home.

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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.

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Revitalizing Roof Flashing

This is one time it is recommended you flash.

roof trusses during construction
How to Repair Damaged Wood Trusses

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

A slate roof.
Slate Roof Maintenance Guide

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

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How Long Does a Cedar Shake Roof Last?

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

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Applying Sealant To A Flat Roof

Completing the flat roof sealant process isn't difficult.

a flat roof
Accurately Calculate Flat Roof Load

Flat roofs tend to collect debris.

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How to Install a Roof Boot on a Metal Roof

There are a number of easy-to-install roof boots available.

a tin rooftop
How to Seal a Tin Roof

A tin roof can look great on a building.

barn with gambrel roof
How to Install Windows in a Gambrel Roof

Gambrel roofs have a different shape than standard options.

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.

an old, disheveled house
Fix a Leaky Tin Roof in 4 Steps

A tin roof is durable, strong, and robust.

corrugated metal roofing
How to Paint Corrugated Metal Roofing

Corrugated metal roofing will last longer with protection.

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.

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3 Types of Soffits and Fascia Explained

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