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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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Why a Darker Roof is Safer

Flat roofs used to be a lot darker than they are today.  They’d be tar or they’d be torchdown — usually black or similar. Then concerns about global heating became common.  This was a problem for dark-colored roofs because they absorb heat.  White reflects solar rays so much that people began asking for white-colored roofs …

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Why Do Roofs Need Underlayment?

Shingles alone should be fine, right?  They’re thick, heavy, and are designed to withstand everything the weather and sun throw at them. True, but only partly. Extreme conditions occur infrequently, but because they occur often enough, roofs need to be designed to function then as well.  Shingles alone can’t withstand some of the most extreme …

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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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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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