Home Improvement

Why GAF Timberline HDZ is the Best Roofing Shingle for Your Buck

Most roofing shingles look good, but every homeowner cares more about how well they keep the water out of the house.  The industry has settled into a place where roofing shingles generally look the same, and the real competition is on price and longevity. While price is easy to know (it’s on the contract), longevity …

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The Best Reason to Get a New Skylight

Lighting is one of the most mood-creating elements of a home.  With poor lighting, living spaces can feel smaller and lead to feelings of sluggishness. Opening windows goes a long way towards creating a sense of abundance inside any home.  The outdoor light gives the most natural feel and grows the living space. But most …

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Is a Shingle Overlay Right for Your Roof?

If your roof is approach end of life, you have two options: replacement or overlay. A replacement is when the roofers remove the existing waterproofing system (shingles and underlayment) down to the wood decking of the roof.  Then they resheet or prep existing sheathing, and re-roof with new underlayment and shingles (as well as other …

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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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Why You Should Get New Insulation in Your Attic

Are you overspending on heating and cooling your home?  If your attic is poorly insulated (as many are), the answer is almost certainly “Yes.” How much might you be overspending?  Energy Star says you can save up to 20% with improvements in insulation. Many benefits come along with energy savings.  Our customers often joyfully report …

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Flat Roof Ponding

Is It Acceptable to Have Ponding On My Flat Roof? By Allen Sensel Introduction There is a lot of speculation with older building designs and how their flat roofs have a tendency to collect pools of standing water referred to as ponding. The purpose of this report is to provide clarity for a commonly misunderstood …

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