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Ascend to new heights with our articles on everything you need to advance your roofing knowledge and skills! Browse through a variety of articles covering problems with synthetic roof underlayment, roof leak repair, stone coated steel roofing problems, turbine roof vents problems, and how to fix a leaking roof. With our experience, we are able to provide you with the information you need to keep your roof over your head.

How Long Does My Roof Covering Last?

By Michael LeBas / March 10, 2023 /
Roof Covering

How long does the roof of my home last? – The answer to that question depends on the type of roof covering, how well it was installed, and certain environmental factors specific to the location of your house. For purposes of this question we will not discuss any structural issues and focus on the roof…

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Is the flashing installed properly on my house?

By Michael LeBas / March 10, 2023 /
Roof Flashing

This can be a tricky question and difficult to answer easily and concisely, due to the fact that flashing can literally be a game of inches, where flashing that is installed but is a couple of inches out of place or too short can lead to catastrophic failure. How to Identify Proper Roof Flashing Installation…

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What is the difference between a hip roof and a gable roof?

By Michael LeBas / March 10, 2023 /
hip roof vs gable roof

Hip roofs and gable roofs are two of the most common roof types to be found across the country. Because they are so common, initial construction, maintenance and roof replacement of both types are industry standards and competent tradesmen and contractors will be easy to find. However, there are distinct differences.  Gable vs Hip Roof…

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What are the pieces of framing in my attic called?

By Michael LeBas / March 10, 2023 /
framing attic

The average house has hundreds of boards in the attic which make up the roof framing, but most of them can be categorized into a few basic types. We list below the various framing members, in order of their location within the attic (lowest to highest). Roof Framing Parts: Ceiling joists These boards are generally…

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3 Common Signs of Hail Damage

By Michael LeBas / March 10, 2023 /
signs of hail damage on roof | HOUSETIPS - example of damaged asphalt shingle

Hail damage to your roof can be a concern after significant storm events, especially during the spring and summer months. These balls or chunks of ice form from specific climatic conditions and fall from the sky, commonly called hailstones. Hailstones vary in size from insignificant bits to substantial clumps that can measure several inches in…

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5 Benefits of a Metal Roof

By Michael LeBas / March 10, 2023 /
Benefits of a Metal Roof

The decision to change the roof cover of your house is important because of the expense and intrusion into the solitude of your house and surroundings. Most homeowners are aware that changing a roof can be one of the largest expenses in maintaining their house. And the tranquility of a peaceful home is often disturbed…

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