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How to Clean a Roof: Stains, Dirt, and Rust

Dirt and stains on your home’s roof are never a pleasant sight, but even worse is the grime hiding up there that you can’t see. In order to protect your house, you need to regularly inspect your roof and keep it clean.  If you neglect to clean and maintain your roof, you may need to…

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How to Clean Roof Shingles Effectively

Because your home’s roof is constantly exposed to the elements, dirt, grime, and plant or fungal growth can cause black stains or otherwise discolor your shingles. Learning how to clean roof shingles is important. This can dramatically reduce your curb appeal. Just like the rest of your house, the only way you can keep your…

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How to Remove Moss From a Roof Naturally

Your roof is designed to protect your home and your family from the elements. Heat, cold, sun, and storms all take their toll. Eventually, you may notice green clumps growing in shady places across your roof. These unsightly splotches are very likely moss.  Moss is more than just an unattractive nuisance. Over time, It can…

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How to Cut Metal Roofing

Metal roofs offer a ton of advantages over the traditional asphalt shingles. They are durable, lightweight, and when they are properly installed, they can last as much as three times longer than shingle based roofs. They are also more energy-efficient. In sunny climates, they absorb a lot of the extra heat, so you’re AC won’t…

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How to Install Metal Roofing Over Shingles

Metal roofs offer a ton of advantages. In sunny climates like San Diego, exposure to UV light can greatly reduce the lifespan of asphalt shingles. A metal roof is more resilient, and it is much better at absorbing the extra heat, which should help your house stay cool. Termites are much less inviting to rot,…

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What Are the Different Styles of Metal Roofing?

Metal roofing offers a ton of advantages. In warm, sunny climates, they offer superior insulation and they won’t break down from UV exposure. They are much more environmentally friendly as well. Metal roofs can be made from up to 95% recycled materials, and when it comes time to replace them, the entire roof is recyclable. …

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How Often Does a Roof Need to be Replaced?

Your roof serves the essential role of protecting you and your family from the elements while keeping you warm, comfortable, and dry. Unfortunately, all of that punishment naturally means that your roof will likely need a replacement at some point in your home’s life. How often does a roof need to be replaced? If you…

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Why Your Roof Leaks in Heavy Rain + Prevent a Future Leak

A roof over your head is the ultimate sign of personal comfort and security. However, on those days of particularly heavy rain, you may be experiencing some water making its way into your home. Along with making your home colder and pointing to potential drafts, roof leaks in heavy rain can contribute to structural damage…

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20 Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Signing the Contract

Whether you need an entirely new roof or are looking for routine maintenance and repair, finding a reputable company that you can trust to complete the project with excellent workmanship is the biggest (and often hardest) part to achieving a quality roof. Knowing what questions to ask a roofer can save you time, money, and…

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Can You Replace Only Half a Roof?

Your roof protects you from the elements, keeping you warm and dry through every season. The exact lifespan of your roof can vary based on its materials, your environment, and the regular maintenance that you perform, but no roof is indestructible. It will eventually need repair or replacement, whether it’s from a fallen tree or…

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