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Roofing Safety Procedures

When deciding whether to inspect your roof, do a repair, or walk on your roof for any other reason, there are several steps you can take to ensure your safety. These safety procedures are often overlooked, causing accidents that can effect a person and their family for years to come.  More…



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Roofing Tax Credit

Did you know it is possible to earn money back on your roof if it is installed with  a certified energy star product?  A tax incentive is offered to those  investing in cool roofing products.  Generally, you can earn back 10% of  your costs, labor not included.  The refund has a maximum amount of  $500.More…



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Save Money Through Attic Ventilation

How can you tell if you have proper ventilation in your attic? One way to monitor this is by keeping track of the temperature in your attic. An ideal temperature in the summer would be less than 20 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. More…



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The Science of a Waterproof Roof

We all know that a well installed roof keeps water out. But have you ever wondered why? Why don’t those roofing nails put holes in the roof that cause more leaks? Why do you need shingles if there is a waterproof layer (underlayment) installed on every roof? Just for fun, I wanted to answer a few of those questions More…



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Selling a Home: Should I Invest in a New Roof?

Many people who are looking into roof repairs and replacements are actually trying to make last minute improvements before they sell the house.  They will typically ask questions such as “Should I sell my house for less and let the buyer cover roof repairs, or should I repair or replace the roof myself?”  More…



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Should I Convert My Flat Roof to a Pitched Roof?

Most people that are interested in converting their flat roof to a pitched roof are simply tired of dealing with flat roof issues. For those of you who are in this frustrating position, let’s take a look at all of your options, as well as the pros and cons of a roof conversion.  More…



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Signs of an Aging Flat Roof

A membrane roof will wear out much differently than a tar and gravel roof will.   These different signs are important to understand and be aware of.  More…



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Snow Retention Systems: Do You Need One?

When considering whether to install a snow retention system on your roof, you may first want to consider what type of roof you have. Will your roof allow snow to slide? In places with heavy snows, like areas in Utah, it is common for snow to slide from certain types of roof systems causing heavy ice and snow build up to sit in gutters, which causes damage over time. More…



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Ten Winter FAQ’s

Some people worry that asphalt shingles will not seal properly in the winter.  Though this can be a real issue with an inexperienced installer, a professional roofing contractor will be able to install the product in the colder temperatures and protect against issues with the weather.  More…



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Turtle Vents vs. Ridge Vents

You may know perfectly well how important ventilation is! But, unfortunately, ventilation problems are another one of those subjects that offer hundred different solutions. So how do you know which ventilation systems are even effective? Out of those, which ones are preferable? More…



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Understanding Your Roofing Contract

Are you ready to choose a roofing contractor?  Many home and building owners are left to make a decision of who to hire to work on their roof based on a stack of estimates and roofing contracts.  In this competitive market, is it always best to choose the lowest price?  More…


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