Roofing

How to Repair a Leaking Skylight

Robert asks, “I had my roof reshingled and the skylight lens replaced, but my skylight is still leaking. How can I fix it?”

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How to Choose a Roof for Your Home

From natural materials like slate and wood to manmade products such as asphalt, sheet metal, and plastic polymers; there are more types and styles of roofing to choose from today than ever before, and each has its advantages and shortcomings. So which one is right for you? Read on to find out.

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How to Spring Clean the Outside of Your Home

Cleaning and repairing the outside of your home doesn’t have to be a spring project, though it is nice to get outside and enjoy the warm weather after a long, cold winter inside. Here are some often neglected outdoor maintenance projects you might want to consider.

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Advantages of Synthetic Slate or Shake Roofing for Your Home

Faux slate and cedar shake roofing materials from DaVinci Roofscapesare manufactured from a polymer material that is impact resistant, wind resistant, fire resistant, and comes with a 50 year warranty.

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Ice Dam Cometh: How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Home

If you’re fortunate enough to live in the Sunbelt or some other balmy region, chances are you’ve never heard of—or at least experienced—ice dams. I, on the other hand, live in New England, so every winter ice dams are as common—and as welcoming—as frostbite and sub-zero temperatures. Here’s how to prevent damage to your home.

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When It Rains, It Drips

Don’t you just love it when you get an unexpected surprise? Unless, of course, it’s like the surprise I got this weekend. It was one of those cold, gray, dull, rainy weekends that make you want to just stay in bed. I looked over and water was dripping out of the wall cabinets. Somewhere, somehow the roof was leaking. Read on to find out more.

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The Search for Hidden Roof Leaks

The other night, I was getting dressed to go out for the evening when I heard the most ominous sound a homeowner can hear: Drip . . . Drip. To my chagrin, a rivulet of water was making its way down the bathroom wall and dripping off the chair rail. Turns out, there was not one but SIX leaks, scattered here and there around the attic! Read on to find out more.

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How to Remove Black Roof Stains

Tim asks, “How can I clean the black stains off my roof and keep them from coming back?”

Your stains are probably caused by the airborne spores of a blue-green algae. While doing little harm to your shingles, the black streaks caused by the algae are unsightly. Read on to find out how to remove them.

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