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How to Build a Lean to Roof

A lean to roof is a style of a pitched roof with a single slope. They are popular with sheds because they maximize the amount of available space within the building. A lean to roof design is one of the simplest ways to connect the addition to an existing building. They are also a popular…

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Tips on How to Frame a Roof

Framing your roof correctly is essential to ensure it can withstand the weight of the roofing material and hold up under heavy winds and falling limbs. Do it right, and your roof frame can last for decades. If you don’t use enough support beams or aren’t precise with your measurements, your roof can collapse under…

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How to Build a Porch Roof

The weather in San Diego is great for enjoying time outdoors. If you have a porch, you can enjoy your time in the privacy of your backyard. Adding shade can improve your outdoor space and give you more room to work with when you’re hosting a gathering. Converting your existing porch or deck into a…

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How to Tarp a Roof: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether you notice the beginnings of a roof leak, are making an addition to your home or your roof has suffered storm damage, tarping the roof can help prevent water damage from a leaking roof. Emergency roof tarping is a short-term repair you can make while waiting for a roofing contractor to repair the damage….

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Roof Shingles Repair

Owning a home is a sound investment, but if you let little things go, they can develop into major problems that can cost you thousands of dollars and put your family at serious risk. While it’s easy to notice problems inside your house, the ones on your roof are just as crucial.  Missing and damaged…

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Types of Roof Shingles

Whether you’re in need of a new roof or you’re looking at replacing a few missing shingles, you may be surprised to learn just how many types of shingles there are. The cost to replace roof shingles varies widely depending on the kind you have, and they all come with different advantages and drawbacks.  Before you…

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What is the Cost to Replace Roof Shingles?

Homeowners trying to save money often make the mistake of avoiding maintenance. The reality is that skipping essential roof maintenance means little problems can grow, and the bigger the problem, the more it can cost to fix.   If you have damaged or missing shingles in your roof, they should be replaced promptly. The average roof…

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How Long Does a Shingle Roof Last

Shingle roofs are the most prevalent style of roofing. Unless your property has a flat roof, the odds are you have roof shingles. If you take care of basic roof maintenance, your home’s roof can last between 15 to 100 years, depending on the kinds of shingles you use. In addition to the shingles you…

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What is a Gable Roof?

A gable roof, also known as a pitch roof, is a common roof shape with two sloping sides that meet at the highest point. The triangular shape that the outside wall forms at either end of the roof is the actual gable. Not all sloped roofs have gables. Hip roofs have a similar sloped shape…

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What is a Green Roof: Residential & Commercial Buildings

These days, the term “green” is synonymous with eco-friendly. When it comes to green roofs, the phrase is being used more literally. A green roof, or a living roof, is a roof that is either partially or totally covered with plants and soil or another growing medium. These may be installed over a traditional roof,…

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