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Skylights: What do I want to look through and why?

Nov 14, 2012 by Buy Skylights

ACRYLIC or LEXAN or GLASS The answer is, they are all good stuff depending on what look you want to achieve, how much you want to spend and if you have any local codes which may mandate what you use.

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Understanding Permits

Jun 23, 2011 by Level One Construction

As a homeowner, you are not legally permitted to perform your own renovation work, with the exception of the electrical, but it is strongly recommended amateurs not do this as disastrous results can occur.

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Metal Roofing Homeowner Tax Credit Tripled

Feb 26, 2009

Recent action by the U.S. government has resulted in more good news for the residential metal roofing market.

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Did Your Roof Survive The Winter?

Jun 19, 2008 by GAF Materials Corporation

Winter months can be cruel to your roof, as it is the first line of defense against the high winds, heavy rains, sleet and snow that are typical of many winter months. And if your roof fails, it can cause great expense, significant damage and wasted time and money. So when the weather is better, it’s a good idea to perform a quick check-up to insure that your home is protected. Leaking roof systems can result from several sources. The most common leak sources include …

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Do You Need A New Roof?

Jun 19, 2008 by GAF Materials Corporation

Modern technology allows roofing manufacturers to do amazing things today, but Mother Nature has the last word when it comes to the appearance and performance of your roof. For example: Ultraviolet sun rays can cause shingle deterioration. Temperature extremes can damage shingles because of expansion and contraction. Shingles can blow off from strong wind gusts. Damage to the attic can occur from wind-driven, horizontal rain. And the accumulated stress of rain is …

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Roofing Problems? Ask The Tough Questions!

Jun 19, 2008 by GAF Materials Corporation

That day has finally come. You’ve dreaded it, but you knew eventually you’d have to deal with it: your roof has a leak. If you’re lucky, you might only have a small stain on the ceiling that needs to be repaired. If you’re unlucky or if you procrastinate, much worse can happen. Simple leaks can escalate into damage to the framing and sheathing that supports your home. Water can invade your living space and precious heirlooms can be destroyed. Even worse is the pain and …

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The Sky is The Limit with Skylights!

Jun 19, 2008

Property values have continued to increase over the last few years, and homeowners are using the additional equity in their homes to remodel. One of the more popular reasons people remodel is to bring more light into the home. A bright, naturally lit room transforms an ordinary living space into a warm and inviting room. An easy way to bring more light into your home is by installing a skylight in the kitchen, bathroom, family room, or just about any room in the house …

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California Fires Raise Questions about Roofing Options

Jun 19, 2008 by GAF Materials Corporation

Homeowners should not wait until tragedy strikes to become educated on what is the safest choice in roofing options. A little homework now can save you thousands of dollars and heartache, and perhaps help prevent a catastrophe in your life. Wood shakes were once the choice for upscale homes in latter part of the 20th century – architects used them to differentiate custom homes from the standard tract homes that used composition asphalt shingles. Builders used them as an …

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Proper Shingles Maintenance Saves a Lot of Headaches

Feb 14, 2008 by American Homeowners Association

Doug put a new roof on his colonial last spring. He wanted to update the look of his home and increase its resale value. He chose the color and style that matched his taste. Doug knew that roof shingles serve a purpose other than to complement a building’s architecture. They, more importantly, control the majority of the roof water by means of shedding water down their overlapping courses and into a gutter, or off the edge of a roof overhang. However, Doug did not know …

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Clearing Moss and Algae from Cedar Roofing

Feb 14, 2008 by Build Direct

In more shaded areas, where rainfall is not as quick to dry, a common problem on roofing of any kind is the growth of moss and algae. Some feel that this is only a visual problem, as this kind of moss growth on roofing tends to make it look less attractive. But there are other factors too, ones that can have an effect on the actual lifespan of your roofing. So, once you recognize that moss is becoming a problem, you need to take action. Cedar has been proven time and …