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Is Summer the Best Time to Get a New Roof?

Summer is the season of home improvement.  The skies are clear, the weather’s warm, and people are generally more cheery.  You’ve probably found that it’s during summer (sometimes spring) that you want to take on new projects for the house.  Contractors experience this too. But is summer really the best time to get a new …

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Why is there so much moss on my roof?

All that green looking stuff on your roof needs ample moisture.  Every roof gets wet — the idea is for rain and snow to shed from the shingles, never reaching the plywood. But if water doesn’t shed enough, or if the only source of moisture isn’t from the weather, then you may find your roof …

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Do you need Valley Metal Flashing on your Roof?

Imagine the most simple roof you can.  It has two sides that meet at the top, creating a ridge line.  You’ve probably seen many sheds, garages, or barns with roofs like this. Now start complicating the roof.  Let’s say you want to add a porch area.  You’ve probably seen a house like this many times.  …

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Should Your Roof Have Synthetic Underlayment?

If your roof is old, it probably has asphaltic felt paper underlayment.  Felt is the most common type of underlayment in older homes, and it’s still frequently used today. But is felt paper the best option? Probably not.  When it works, it works well(ish).  But there’s a reason felt paper is used almost exclusively on …

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