Its only 5 Days into March and Home Owner Associations (HOA) are already busy at enforcing Deed Restrictions and/or covenant rules. Which rules? Rules most people don't even know about. Restrictions governing the appearance of your ROOF SHINGLES. No I am not kidding!

Most people think about deed restrictions governing barking dogs and where the garbage cans are stored, but in Florida and other states, the "Home Appearance" clause now insists that your roof be 'free of stains, algae or other unsightly distortions'.

Over the last several days I have spoken to a number of homeowners in a St Petersburg Florida development who have received letters telling them to Clean their roofs, or the neighborhood association would have them cleaned and send them the bill!

Why you ask? Its pretty simple actually, think about crab grass.

When your lawn is covered in crab grass, it looks bad, and property values may reflect the unattractive appearance. When you remove the crab grass from your lawn, and your neighbor doesn't, well the crab grass ends back up in your lawn too! The whole neighborhood suffers.

Roof Stains are pretty much like crab grass, but much worse!

* Roof Stains are caused by an airborne algae that will spread from roof to roof (if everyone does not keep a clean roof, then no one will have a clean roof).

* Black streaks on your roof (which is the most visible part of the house) will make the house look bad, and everyone's home then suffers a decrease in value.

* Roof Algae will lead to premature shingle failure.

* Worst of all, roof algae, can allow mold to get into a home creating 'sick home' syndrome.

The solution, 2 parts. First Clean your Roof. Second Block Stains from returning.

The Clean Roof Forever Plan gives you the tools to meet your deed restrictions, make your roof last as long as it should, and keep the house healthy.

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For years Brisbane utilized tile roofs, and when they first came out were a plausible option for a Brisbane homeowner. Since those times, nature has not been so kind to the clay and concrete tiled roofs. The natural composition of tiled roofs plays a huge factor in their early demise. Both clay and concrete tiles are very porous meaning water causes eventual wear and tear on them resulting in costly repairs. After rain, heat and throw in freezing, the tile roofing eventually cracks under the pressure. Water traps in the pores of the tiles and then when exposed to the heat of the sun bearing down on them, they dry out only to be followed up with repeated abuse of re-absorption of water through further rainfalls and cold and warm conditions. The repeated expanding and reduction effect due to environmental factors cause clay and cement tiles to crack and break. Broken tiles on a roof leave the rest of the home exposed to serious water damage.

Tiles admittedly give a home a quaint look, but their efficiency is less then desirable for any wise homeowner. Metal roofing offers a lot more in durability as well as being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. In looking at the environmental factor alone, metal-roofing pays for itself ten fold over in what it saves the consumer in repairs alone and is worth considering if you need a roof replacement.

Here's why Metal Roofing is a better choice over Tile Roofing

Metal roofing can last the lifetime of a home. Repairs are minimal and are generally due to homeowner inflicted damage such as when attaching solar panels or other hardware on the rooftop. A metal roof is so durable it can withstand winds up to 190 kms per hour with no lift up. Even severe hailstorms cannot phase metal roofing, unlike the severe damage a hail or windstorm can do to tile roofing. Brisbane homeowners can even benefit from having a metal roof over a tile roof through insurance deductions, yet another cost effective reason to have metal roofing.

After a tile roof has been laid and finished it can still move as the house settles and as a result tiles can crack or cause the bedding to crack or even look crooked the naked eye. Unlike a tile roof, when you screw down a new metal roof you will find your new roof will not move. As a result your home will have better structural integrity.

Here's how your home can be cooler in summer

With metal roofing, you never have to worry about chipping, rusting, fading or chalking. The colours do not fade no matter how hard the sun beats down on the roof. The heat reflective facet of metal roofing saves the Brisbane homeowner money through its energy saving factor. Not only does a metal roof save a homeowner a ton of money they also come in a wide variety of colours and styles to meet any homeowners taste setting the home apart from the rest of the block.

About The Author:
Greg Hughey owns and operates Metal Technology Roofing a business dedicated to metal roofing and asbestos removal Brisbane. Greg has over 25 years of hands on experience with metal roofing and understands the benefits of metal roofing over old fashioned tiled roofing.

Imagine, you're standing on the sidewalk, looking at an average house. You see the siding, the windows, the front door, and way up above, you see the roof. Does the roof have asphalt shingles? Wood shakes perhaps? Maybe it's made of metal or rubber tiles? What you see is where the focus goes, but it's what you don't see that really matters. There's more to roofing than meets the eye. So let's talk about what goes on, under the shingles.

The Roof Deck

We learn to crawl before we walk, so when talking about roofing let's start with square one, the surface area of your roof which is made of wood. Your wood roof deck is comparable to an automobiles metal body. It is installed on top of the basic house frame to give a surface area on which to install Shingles. Without a roof deck installed on your house, there would be nowhere to install your Shingles. And of course without the shingles, your roof deck would rot away due to exposure to the sun, rain, snow and ice and etc...not a comfortable home at all!

On Newer Houses, sheets of plywood or OSB boards are fastened on top of wooden trusses in your attic to form the roof deck. Plywood or OSB boards are installed in a staggered formation with small spaces between them to allow wood to expand and contract as the wood heats in the summer and cools in the winter. Older homes often have lengths of 2" x 6" installed instead of plywood or OSB board. When the time comes for you to replace your Roof System, remember to have your Calgary Roofing Contractor replace any and all damaged wood.

Remember, if your roof deck is rotting or damaged in any way, people walking on your roof could potentially crack or break through the wood, causing further damage to the roof system, such as to the shingles...and to the person who walked on it! However, most roof decks can withstand a little bit of exposure to water or ice before it needs to be replaced.

Metal: Drip Edge and Rake Edge

Drip edge and Rake edge is the first part of the Roof System to be installed. It is a long and narrow piece of metal which is installed along each end of your Roof Deck, ie: along the eaves trough and along the gable ends.

Some area local building codes require the installation of Drip Edge and Rake Edge and other building codes do not. Check with your local city building offices to find out. In Alberta for example, the Building Code does not require the installation of Drip edge or Rake edge. Therefore many new homes and/or low budget roof systems do not have drip edge installed in order to allow for more affordable roof prices. We recommend however that Drip edge and Rake edge be installed on every Roof System, no exceptions.

Drip and Rake edge is available in a variety of different colors and sizes and can be custom built for the needs of your roof system. Installing an appropriate drip edge often saves hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars when your roof system needs replaced.

If your Roof System does not currently have drip or rake edge installed, do not panic, you'll survive well enough. Just be aware that when your roof needs to be replaced, the Roofing Contractor you may need to replace some of your wood Roof Deck on an as needed basis.

Metal: Chimneys and Skylights

Arguably the most important part of every complete roof system. The metal installed in the valleys, chimneys and skylights take the brunt of water flow on every roof. Poorly installed, a brand new roof system can make a waterfall out of your living room.

Every chimney and skylight needs what is referred to as "a back pan", which consists of sheet metal folded at around a 90 degree angle (depending on the slope of your roof) and tucks under the shingles and up under the siding, stucco or counter flashing on the chimney or skylight. Every back pan needs a small 2" section of metal sticking out 1" or more from either side of the chimney or skylight to divert water away from the corners. Water should hit the metal back pan and be directed away on either side where it can continue its run into the eaves trough.

Metal: Valleys

In the same way water runs along the valleys between two mountains, water runs along the valleys on your roof peaks. Valleys generally receive the highest concentration of water flowing through them, therefore installing them correctly is extremely important!

As mentioned in the Leak Barrier section, valleys have leak barriers installed underneath them. Even though some Building Codes do not require such a leak barrier to be installed, we recommend installing one always in every valley.

A word of caution: Many roofing contractors install valleys in a style referred to as 'closed'. A closed valley consists of Shingles woven inside the valley, as opposed to an 'open' valley which has sheet metal running from top to bottom. Both the 'open' and the 'closed' style of installation are acceptable by the most Building Codes and by most manufacturers, however, the 'open' style installation has consistently out performed the 'closed' style...and costs exactly the same price to install. Ask your Roofing Contractor to use the 'open' style of installation for your roofs valleys, this could save you from having to replace your roof system prematurely and also can avoid headaches in the long run. Typically, an 'open' valley is installed with a 30 gauge sheet metal, 4' wide, coming in 10' sheets. This metal can be ordered in any color to match the shingles on your roof system.

Leak Barrier

Think of a leak barrier as a "second layer" of protection for your Roof Deck. A backup plan, if you will, and also a protection against moisture build up. Leak barriers are nearly always installed on top of the Drip Edge and Rake Edge metal along eaves trough areas, gable areas and valleys because of the risk these areas pose for leaks, ice build up, shingle deterioration and water back flow.

If you've ever looked at your roof during winter, you'll notice how ice and snow builds up along the length of your eaves troughs and inside the roof valleys. As with Rake Edge and Drip Edge, some Building codes require Leak Barriers to be installed and some Building Codes do not. In Alberta, the Building Code requires a leak Barrier to be installed on all eaves trough and valley areas of a Roof Systems because of issues related to such snow and ice build up. As an optional upgrade, some high end roof systems even have leak barriers installed on top of the entire Roof Deck (as opposed to only along the special areas we just mentioned) where normally a standard Roof Deck Protection would normally have been installed.

Virtually all roofs in Calgary, Alberta have leak barriers installed, and many different types of leak barriers are available in today's market, each offering a different level of reliability, functionality and warrantee and produced by many different manufacturers.

Choosing an appropriate Leak Barrier and installing it properly is an important step in every Roof System. Speak with your Roofing Contractor to learn more about leak barriers, how to choose the right one and how to choose a Professional Roofing Contractor to install it.

Roof Deck Protection

Roof Deck Protection is very similar to a Leak Barrier. The difference is that Roof Deck Protection is installed on the entire Roof Deck area instead of only on "special areas" as we mention in the Leak Barrier section.

Typically, Roof Deck Protection is a step lower in quality than a Leak Barrier. As with Leak Barriers however, there are many different types of Roof Deck Protection available to choose from ranging from basic felt/tar paper to advanced plastic woven sheets of rip and wrinkle proof material. Choosing a reliable Roof Deck Protection is an important part of a quality Roof System.

A word of caution; most roofing companies use felt paper as Roof Deck Protection. Although using felt paper is a standard and acceptable practice, some issues can arise if the felt paper becomes wet during or after the installation. Ever notice how paper tends to curl when it dries after it was wet? In a similar way, felt paper can curl if water or excess moisture touches it. For this reason, and because the cost is quite small, we recommend installing a higher quality Roof Deck Protection such as a GAF/ELK Deck Armour. For a relatively small additional cost, you'll be rewarded with a much more reliable Roof Deck Protection.

Ask your local trusted Roofing Contractor about which under-layer would be best for your Roof System any why.


So there it is, life beneath the shingles. See how much goes on behind the scenes? Professional roofing contractors know this stuff inside and out and can help immensely in ensuring a roof system is reliable for many years. Product suppliers such as GAF/Elk and IKO can help answer specific questions about products as well.

All the best with your roofing project, and remember, be proactive, make educated decisions.

This article is written by Eric Gilbert-Williams, owner of The Roof Hospital located in Calgary Alberta.

The Roof Hospital is a Calgary Roofing Contractor Company focused exclusively on roof repairs and replacements.

With 24/hr 7/day service, lifetime guarantee's on workmanship and with a deep understanding of the complete roof system, The Roof Hospital is a safe and reliable for Calgary roofing projects.

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Houses built in areas which typically get a lot of snow have roofs designed at a slope so that that snow will just slide right off. But if a storm piles a lot of snow on the roof, there's more than one reason why it needs to be removed with a roof rake.

If you live in an area where you get a lot of snow, you probably give a great deal of thought to getting rid of the snow that accumulates on your sidewalks and in your driveway. But that's a relatively easy task - get out the old shovel or snow blower and have at it.

But a simple task as shoveling one's sidewalk is not always as easy as its cracked up to be. Snow is very heavy, and if you go at the process of its removal too enthusiastically with a shovel you can get a back-ache or blisters on your hands. And at least a handful of people a year lose a finger to a snow blower blade because they reach in with their hand to clear a jam, rather than using a long-handled broom handle.

Sidewalks are flat - there's no way to get around shoveling them after a heavy snowfall. But what about your roof? Most houses in areas that get a lot of snow have inclined roofs so that the snow just slides off. However, there are occasions when snow accumulate on your roof, and because snow is so heavy it simply must be removed before it does serious damage to that roof. Even if you know that your roof was built to withstand all that weight - there's another reason why it should be removed. Melting snow can cause icedams in your that as more snow melts the water has nowhere to go except into your ceilings.

Don't Climb On Your Roof

Even if you're able to get out onto your roof during the middle of winter - it would be best if you didn't do it. Climbing around a dry roof is hard enough - trying to walk up and down a sloping roof covered with snow - which might be obscuring the ice below it - is the height of folly...and falling.

The solution is a roof rake, which you operate from the ground.

Safety first

Whatever roof rake you use - do not use it near power lines. Let me repeat that - do not use it anywhere near power lines. Even if you're a dozen feet away from a power line, if you lose control of the rake for any reason, it's length is such that it could quite easily tilt over those dozen feet, hit the power line, and give the operator quite an unpleasant shock, to say the least.

Various Models

There are quite a few snow rakes on the market. The Minnesnowta Roof Razor is one design that is built and sold out of the state of Minnesota - and what native Minnesotans don't know about protecting their homes from snow isn't worth knowing.

The RoofRake enables the operator to reach up over 26 feet, which should be more than enough to get most of the snow off one's roof.

Like the other designs, the Philips Snowcutter cuts through ice and snow, but protects the roof shingles by not allowing the rake to actually touch the roof itself. Philips claims that their snowcutter can clear a roof in half the time it takes a roof rake.

So check out the web, check out your local stores, and then get yourself a tool well-suited to ensuring that your roof and house suffer no damage during the next winter storm.

Many commercial establishments have a rubber roof on the tops of the buildings. These are popular choices due to the slope generally found on these structures. Most of the roofs used for commercial construction are flat. The challenge with this choice is how to protect the building from water damage.

Unlike sloping surfaces, a flat roof does not have the assistance of gravity to direct the water away from the surface. This is the main motivation for choosing rubber as a surface coating. Over time you will likely need to do some rubber roof repair to protect and extend the life of the surface.

All roofs will eventually leak. It is an unfortunate, yet indisputable fact. All roofing materials expand and contract on a daily basis in response to heat and humidity. This requires materials that are flexible, yet durable. If you are in need of a rubber roof repair, you will find that the technological advances of the last few years offer many viable options.

Previous to these improvements, this type of roof was mopped with compounds to fill cracks and defects. The products and procedures were very costly and only offered temporary solutions. It was sort of a hit-and-miss technique, only used when there was a problem.

In today's market of rubber roof repair, you have the option of totally resurfacing the roof with state of the art materials and procedures. Unlike the products of the past, today's products create the solid bond with the existing materials that will not cause future problems.

It will no longer take a labor-intensive effort to prepare the surface. Most of the current products do not require the time and effort of applying a primer before the actual application. All these improvements have increased the quality and reduced the long term costs of protecting your commercial establishment.

If you have a rubber roof repair in your future you should choose an EPDM product. This is termed as an elastomeric product that will provide the flexibility and protection you need. This particular coating choice will also provide strength to the roof's surface.

It has excellent insulating properties that will assist with lowering your heating and cooling expenses. It is completely weatherproof, and when applied correctly with last for many years without the need for repairs. There are professional companies who will tackle the large jobs. It is also available in smaller quantities for the do-it-yourself set . . .

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One choice of many homeowners these days is the application of a tile or masonry roof for their house. These materials come in all manner of colors and styles to add an elegant flare to even the simplest construction. There are flat tiles and tiles with three-dimensional design. There are smooth and textured tiles.

You can also choose among a rainbow of colors to coordinate with your exterior design and scheme. They are quite durable, but like all roofing materials, they are exposed to the elements. This will lead, inevitably, to the need for tile roof repair.

Compared to shingles, which are the most common roofing materials by volume, tiles are heavier. This will often require extra reinforcement under the actual tiles. This can be damaged if there have been leaks, which can increase the labor, materials and expense for tile roof repair. The most common occurrence for this type of roofing material is cracking.

If a tile is cracked, it can most likely be repaired or replaced with a minimal amount of effort or expenditure. Be aware that the replaced tile will not be the same color due to the length of exposure of the surrounding tiles to the weather. If, however, you delay the repair it can lead to further problems such as damage to the supporting structures.

There are options on the market for tile roof repair that do not involve replacing the cracked tiles. There are fillers that will seal the crack effectively if they are used correctly according the manufacturer's instructions.

If you choose to pursue this option on your own, you should be aware that in order to reach the cracked tile you might have to walk on other tiles. When you do this, you pose a huge risk of cracking previously undamaged tiles with your weight. Also, the surface of these particular roofs is slippery and can be very dangerous for the inexperienced.

Despite the tricky nature of completing a tile roof repair, this particular material provides long lasting and durable protection for your home. It carries a much higher value for insulating your living spaces than shingle or metal materials.

This will result in lower heating and cooling bills. The life of a tile or masonry roof will far exceed that of a shingle composition if you have it professionally installed and maintained. It is an attractive and environmentally friendly option for your roofing material choices...

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The granddaddy of all roofing materials is slate! These are considered to be 100-year roofs and will definitely live up to their reputation. If you properly install and maintain slate as your roofing material you can expect a life of somewhere between 75 and 200 years.

These amazing roofs are not, however, completely immune to damage and deterioration through the years. It is vital that you have your roof professionally inspected once per year to see if you need any slate roof repairs. Only use a contractor who has experience and knowledge about this type of material.

If you notice a leak in your home and think you may need some slate roof repairs, the first step is to have a look at the actual surface. Without the need to climb on a ladder you can survey the roof surfaces for any irregularities. If there are missing or broken slates then these will need replacing.

If the leak seems to originate around a pipe, vent, chimney or other penetrating element, you will need someone to inspect the area more closely. You are best advised not to try this yourself. The surface of slate is by its very nature unstable for walking. And if repairs are necessary, you will not want to attempt this by yourself either.

One trick of the trade for determining if you need any slate roof repairs is to check the attic for dust. Yes, attics are covered with all manner of tiny particles. For this test you need to determine if what you are seeing is slate (rock) dust.

This is a definite sign of deterioration as is the presence of flaking on the outer surfaces, which can end up on the ground around the edges of the house or in the gutters.

The weakest parts that will most likely be the causes for you to have slate roof repairs are the surrounding elements. The flashing that is used around all penetrating parts as well as in valleys and at the edges is probably going to be the first thing that needs repair. These components are made of metal and will not last as long as the slate.

Flashing can be seen above the slate application, but it is also found underneath the stone. This may have damage or corrosion and you will not know it until you see a leak. This is not a job for the amateurs among us. There are many skills and techniques to safely and correctly fixing these problems. Leave this one to the pros.

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Storms can do great harm to roofs. After the storm has completely passed, you should immediately check for roof damage. Check your roof from one end to another so you can properly diagnose the storm effects. If you miss just one spot or neglected one problem area, you may pay dearly, not just for roof repairs but also for replacement of damaged valuable furniture and home furnishings.

The Need for Temporary Storm Damage Roof Repair

Unless you are a trained carpenter or an engineer, or you know someone skilled who can get to work immediately, all you can do is try to perform minor and temporary repairs on your roof immediately after a storm. Temporary roof repair is necessary so that you can prevent further damage when another storm hits before you get your roof permanently repaired. Temporary roof repair is also necessary to ensure your home’s integrity and ensure that your family has adequate protection against the elements.

After you have assessed your roof and identified problem areas, get to work. The most pressing problem is roof holes. You need to plug up these holes immediately. Obviously, holes in the roof will mean leaks when it rains. They also mean that cold air or hot air can escape from your home. This inefficiency will cost you dearly in your electricity bills. Sure you may be able to do a little stargazing from the comfort of your living room recliner, but I think most would agree that a hole in the roof is very high priority on temporary repair lists.

How to Do Storm Damage Roof Repair

The most expedient way to repair your roof after a storm is to spread tarpaulin or water-proof canvass over your entire leaky roof. It is better to use the tarpaulin over your roof rather than under the roof and inside your house since doing the latter will lead to water collecting and leaking inside your home.

Remember to do this very carefully and with adequate assistance from capable members of your family. Be sure, too, to cover your roof up really tightly so that the wind cannot get under the tarpaulin or canvass and rip it and the rest of your roof off. After you have pulled the covering over your roof as tightly as you and your assistant(s) can manage, secure the ends with strong ropes and nails so that even a fairly strong gust of wind will not be able to undermine your temporary storm damage repair.

One other way of doing temporary storm damage roof repair is by going up there and sealing holes up with roof sealant. Use the appropriate safety paraphernalia like safety ladders and rope support so that you can prevent any accident from happening.

The Need for Permanent Storm Damage Roof Repair

After you have secured your home and fixed your storm damaged roof the best way you can, you need to call an expert carpenter or contractor to proceed with permanent storm damage control and repair to your roofs. An expert can perform the proper maintenance and thereby help you properly repair the damage the storm wrought on your roof.

Hiring a professional to repair your storm-ravaged roof may be expensive. However, in the long run, this is the most effective way of preventing other more catastrophic and more expensive damage to your home. Your initial assessment and your temporary roof repair efforts will never be enough to ensure your home’s survival on the next storm.

When it comes to finding ways to keep your heating and cooling costs down, there is nothing better than installing attic insulation. This is especially true for those who have problems with their heating bills climbing through the roof.

While attic ventilation is an extremely important issue to address, you want to make sure that the insulation in the attic is up to par or else you will continue to see your heating bills climb at a crazy rate. With the cost of everything else on the rise and the economy looking a little shaky, it is important to make sure that you are doing everything you can to make sure that you are saving money.

Installing an attic ventilation system will be easy and take you only about a day. The attic insulation could be a different story depending on the current set up of your attic. If you have a finished attic with drywall or plaster up then you can pick one of two ways to get the insulation in.

You can rip out all of the drywall or plaster, install the insulation, and then put the walls back up. Or you can cut small holes throughout, fill the walls with insulation that is blown in and then simply repair the holes in the wall.

If you are trying to figure out which way is best for you, simply think about the money and the time involved. If your walls in the attic are pretty beat up but it is a big enough space that you could transform it into an active room then you might as well tear out the old walls and install new ones once the attic insulation is properly installed.

But if your attic is nothing more than a crawl space that no one is every really going to see then you may want to cut holes in the walls to blow insulation in, even if the walls are not that pretty to look at. This is the time to think about pricing though.

If you are able to rent the machine to blow the attic insulation in yourself then that is great. But if you are looking at having to hire someone to come out to do it then you will be looking at a project that just doubled in cost.

For those who have a limited budget and know how to drywall on their own, going the route of ripping out and replacing walls may be the option that makes more financial sense, even if it does mean you are going to be spending a little more time on this particular project.

You need to make sure though, that no matter what you do, that the attic insulation is not left exposed. Too many times, people have done this thinking that they will get back up there later and complete the project but find that they never do. Even with an attic ventilation system in place, tiny pieces of that insulation can get into the air.

This is not something that you or your family needs to be breathing in as major health problems can occur. If you have to take a break between installing the insulation and the drywall make sure that you are at least covering the walls with thick and heavy plastic. is the premier resource for attic insulation on the Net, with information on subjects such attic ventilation, as well as on where to buy materials, and how to install them - click the links above to find out more!

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Removing snow from your roof is not the same as the removing snow from your garden. Where there is a possibility of snow, the roofs are made inclined and this is a major reason why the mechanical tools cannot be used by the house-owner. Either he has to use manual tools or he has to call for an expert in roof raking. Fortunately, the gravity works for the house-owner and if the snowfall is not continuous and long lasting, the nature itself would melt the snow and a minor effort on part of house-owner will ensure that no ice collects on the roof.

Roof Rakes Are Made Of Aluminum Or Hard Plastic

For roof raking aluminum ladder and roof rakes are required. The roof rakes are attached at the end of a tube. They are made of aluminum or hard plastic. Aluminum is preferred over plastic as they are not as tough as the aluminum ones. Aluminum ladder is necessary, as roof is slippery, inclined and thus not safe for access. Whatever portions can be reached with the help of the tube extensions, are cleared of collected snow and the other portions left out in as is condition. Chemical deicers if available in market can be used.

Safety In Roof Raking

Do not do the following when clearing the snow from roof

1. Never ever, climb on the roof to clear the snow. All the ingredients for an accident are present the roof. A slippery surface and slope are sufficient for hurtling you downwards.

2. Do not work on the snow by mechanical means, that means no pounding or chopping

3. Aluminum ladder should have a firm footing, and it should be anchored firmly. It should not topple down.

Roof Raking Alternatives

To reduce the manual effort required in roof raking and removing snow from roof, roof and gutter de-icing cable can be installed on the roof. This has to be installed on the roof in a zigzag pattern and parallel to the gutter. A controller situated in your house will ensure that the temperature of the area under the cable does not get hot.

If you live in an area of the country, such as Massachusetts, with harsh winters you might be wondering why anyone would consider roof replacement in the winter time. Well, it's not as uncommon as you might think. Many roofing contractors offer their services year round even in cold and snowy regions like Massachusetts, which is where I'm from. Roofing Massachusetts homes during the winter is no different for a roofing contractor than doing it any other time of the year, with a few exception, and some roofing contractors and there crews even say that they prefer it. First let's go over what makes roofing more difficult this time of year and the arguments against having a new roof installed right now.

It's too cold outside for a roof replacement.

This argument just doesn't hold any water. It may be cold out now but who cares? Your roof doesn't care. The crew installing your roof doesn't care. Don't worry about the guys doing the installation. If the cold weather bothered them that much they wouldn't be up there installing your new roof in the first place, they would be working an indoor job. I know a lot of guys that prefer roofing in cold weather just because it is cold. Try roofing a black roof in the middle of the Summer. Lots of fun, let me tell ya. In the Summer if it is 90 degrees on the ground it feels like 110 degrees up on that roof (and sometimes is).

There is too much snow on my roof to have it replaced right now.

This, my friend, is why God created snow shovels. It is really not a big deal to shovel the snow off of a roof. It usually takes a half-hour to an hour to remove the snow and most roofing contractors don't even charge you extra for this as long as they are there to replace the roof and not just shovel snow (a service which many roofing companies provide in the North East). Does the crew need to be careful while doing this to avoid falling? Of course. However, the crew needs to be careful in every regard when it comes to roofing a house, this is nothing new. These guys are professionals and safety should always comes first, and does always come first with a responsible roofing company.

Alright, I just gave you 2 reasons why many people think roofing shouldn't be done in the winter and why they aren't really very good reasons at all. Now let me give you the 4 best reasons you should consider having your roof replaced this time of year.

1.) Ice dams causing leaks.

The winter time in Massachusetts tests your home and roof in ways unlike any other time of year. The most common cause of roof leaks during the winter is the dreaded ice dam. An ice dam is formed over the eaves of a house from built up snow melting and running down the roof only to refreeze at the very edge of the roof line. Here in Massachusetts, as well as other cold climate areas, roofing contractors use a product called "ice & water barrier" together with proper drip-edge flashing techniques to prevent ice dams from damaging your home and causing leaks. This technique, when done properly, provides added protection for at least 3 feet up from all edges of the roof. Many older roofs do not have "ice & water barrier" installed. If your roof is leaking because of ice dams this could be a great time to have the roof redone properly and insure that ice dams will not be bothering you and your home again.

2.) Winter conditions, in general, make a bad roof worse.

If you had a bad roof before winter hit it is only going to be in worse shape once spring arrives. There are many factors that adversely affect your roof in the cold weather. I already discussed ice dams but there's more. During the winter as the temperature fluctuates it makes your shingles expand and contract causing curling and cracking in older shingles. Now let's say some of your old roof shingles curl a bit, then you get a nice wet, heavy snow and the weight of the snow causes some of those curled shingles to crack. Now you have a potential new roof leak. Also, when that wet, heavy snow then freezes it will possibly cause even more damage to your old roof shingles. The thawing and refreezing that occurs throughout the winter time is nothing but bad for old shingles. Old roofs hate the cold winters.

3.) Faster service on your new roof installation.

It's a simple fact that Massachusetts roofing contractors, and roofing contractors in general, are not as busy during the winter. What this means for a homeowner needing a new roof is that the roof contractor you choose might be able to install your new roofing in a matter of days from the time that you sign the contract as opposed to waiting weeks, or even months sometimes, if you hold off until the spring, summer, and fall months. For many homeowners this reason alone should be enough to have your roof done in the winter time.

4.) Save money by taking advantage of a slow time of year for roofers.

Who doesn't want to save as much money as possible especially when it comes to an expensive home improvement project such as re-roofing. For the same reasons that you may be able to receive faster installation service on a new roof from a roofing contractor during the winter, you will also probably receive a better price than you would during the warmer months. Most professional roof installers will provide you with the same labor warranty for a roof installed in winter time as a roof installed any other time of year. The material warranty is provided by the shingle manufacturer and will be the same regardless of what season the roof was installed. Roofing contractors want to keep their crews busy and will give you a better price just to avoid having to lay off employees during the winter slowdown.

So what are you waiting for? If you have a house with an older roof that needs replacing get in touch with a local roofing contractor and find out for yourself why roofing Massachusetts homes or a home in any other area is a perfectly viable option in the winter time and often a bargain!

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Josh Johnson is part of the team at BCI Contracting, Inc., a Massachusetts roofing contractor, and he would be happy to provide you with more information about their roofing, siding, and seamless gutter installation services if you visit the website. You can also visit Josh's roofing blog which focuses on the roofing and siding industry, particularly in Massachusetts.

What should the homeowner expect to get for his or her money in the way of a ridge vent for their new lifetime metal roof? Over the years I have seen scores of metal roofs installed. Today many homeowners have opted for the more traditional look of the shingle type of metal roofing. Is the typical ridge vent material used for asphalt shingle roofing the correct choice for metal shingles? Most of the ridge vents used with asphalt shingle installations are made of some type of polymer.

One of the most common is the mesh type that resembles a bird nest. The contractor will install this over the opening at the ridge, and then nail the shingles right over it; the bulk of the mesh is what provides the gap and opening for the air flow. The biggest problem with this type of vent is that it is way too restrictive. It does not allow for enough air flow to come through its woven mesh. The warranty on these products is very limited as well, certainly not as long as the lifetime of an aluminum lifetime roof.

There are other plastic vents out there that are being routinely used with these metal roofs. There is a low profile honey combed vent that lies on either side of the ridge with a built in baffle system. These are fairly common in the marketplace and again have a very limited warranty. When you consider the cost of a metal roof be sure that the vent you are getting is equal to the lifetime quality of the roof itself.

Contact the metal roofing professionals listed below to show you an all metal color co-ordinated linear vent that will last a lifetime and perform as expected.
Mike Gonet is a Sr. Partner with Classic Metal Roofs, LLC located in Massachusetts serving all of Southern New England for information call toll free 866-660-6668
Classic Metal Roofs, LLC, is the exclusive dealer for Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Inc. of Ohio in Southern New England.
Let our certified installation crews install a new metal roof on your home. Our installers are employees of Classic Metal Roofs, LLC. We are licensed and insured in the states we work.

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What do you want your home to look like? This is often the first thing that homeowners ask themselves when it comes to selecting a roof. While looks are certainly important, there are other things that you might want to think about before selecting a roof.

Surprisingly, the overall cost of the roof shouldn't be high on your list of things to think about. Does cost matter? Well, only slightly. Sure, you have to choose a material that will fit within your budget, but this isn't the number one thing that you should be thinking about. Perhaps this time you might consider residential metal roofing for a multitude of reasons.

Instead, think about the overall life of the material that you choose. For example, residential metal roofing will last up to 30 years, and some metal roofing shingles will last longer than that. Sure, the initial cost of metal might be higher than a composite shingle, but this really shouldn't matter in the grand scheme of things.

While a composite material will only last for a few years, metal will last much longer. So, you see, the actual cost of the roof that you install will be greater if you choose a composite (or cheaper) material.

Residential metal roofing also happens to be extremely light weight, which is ideal when it comes to installation. In addition, it is easy to install making it a favorite for many home roofers. Many people also happily discover the metal is a great conductor of heat, which means that your monthly heating bill will be lower than it would be otherwise.

Another positive aspect of metal is that it is extremely durable. So, you won't have to replace metal every year, and it doesn't require a large amount of upkeep. Clearly, a metal roof is a great idea for anyone that wants a long lasting roofing job.

Should you consider residential metal roofing? You absolutely should. Still, it never hurts to research all the materials available, find out as much as you can, compare prices and durability, and then choose the roofing material that really works with your budget and your style preferences.

Keep in mind that the initial cost of a material really doesn't reflect the overall cost, and you are sure to find the perfect roofing material for home. Metal is used frequently on industrial buildings, but it is also a great residential material as well . . .

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When comparing the price of an asphalt roof to the price of a metal roof, what really is the best deal for the average homeowner?

Why would you care? "When my roof needs to be replaced, I'll just call my local roofing contractor to come in and replace it. Asphalt shingles are okay. The last ones lasted about 15 years. They were cheap enough."

Were they cheap enough? Why would you want to put a roof on your house that you or someone else has to replace every 15-20 years? "But the shingles I'm getting are 40 year shingles." WOW!! How is it that the asphalt shingle companies say they are selling you a roof that will last for 40 years when the insurance companies that insure our homes say they will last only 17 years? Many of the asphalt shingle manufacturers have gone out of business due to class action law suits.

How do metal roofing costs compare to the cost of replacing an asphalt roof every 15 - 20 years? Take into account that the cost of installing an asphalt roof doubles every 15 years. So what cost $7,000 this year will cost $14,000 in fifteen years. So the cost of the roof after only 15 years would end up being $21,000. Now compare that to the cost of a metal roof that will last a lifetime. A metal roof would cost about two and a half times the cost of asphalt, or $17,500. It's a one time investment for the life of the house.

Additionally, you must consider the environmental impact. When an asphalt roof goes on, it begins to break down immediately. And when you have one installed, the old one should be taken off and disposed of. Where are they disposed? Landfills, mostly, where

they take hundreds of years to break down. With metal roofing, especially aluminum roofing, they are made from recycled aluminum and they are fully recyclable at the end of their life, which is 100 years plus. Additionally, many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners with metal roofs.

There are many more factors to consider, such as curb appeal, wind ratings, energy savings, and tax incentives. Talk with a metal roofing professional to get the whole story. Do your research and you will make the right choice for your home.

Mike Gonet is a Sr. Partner with Classic Metal Roofs, LLC
located in Massachusetts serving all of Southern New England
for information call toll free 866-660-6668
Classic Metal Roofs, LLC, is the exclusive dealer for Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Inc. of Ohio in Southern New England.
Let our certified installation crews install a new metal roof on your home.
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The roof is one of the most important parts of any building structure, particularly for purposes of protecting someone or something from the harmful impacts of the heat, cold, and other outside factors. It refers to the top-most coverings of buildings, houses, and other structures, usually made out of wood, bricks, or even galvanized steel. In case of building new homes or making some important renovations to this vital part of the house, be sure to follow this simple guide in order to learn the different aspects of building a good and solid roof.

Before working on this task, ensure that all the necessary materials and tools are at hand to facilitate and keep the process smooth flowing all throughout. In terms of materials, be sure to have clips, fasteners for holding metals, and nails specifically designed for roofs. Rafter ties, tarpaper, and asphalt shingles also play special parts in the roof-making process. Be sure to bring in metal flashing, scaffolding, exterior plywood, drip edge, and pre-fabricated roof trusses.

Meanwhile, bringing these following tools can facilitate the roof-making process. A framing square, canvas nail belts, a framing hammer, a tape measure, and a claw hammer all play a big part in making roofs. Be sure to bring in some very helpful tools such as screwdrivers, carpentry level, nail puller, wrenches, and combination square. Felt-tipped pens or pencils, chalk line, ladders, hacksaw and drills are very important tools as well. Finish hammer, plumb bob, handsaw, string, and saw horses can make things much easier when creating a strong and solid roof. Additionally, never forget to bring in rest of the necessary tools such as the blueprints, insurance, nail set, tin nip, caulking gun, chisel, nail gun, staple gun, and clam.

After all the necessary materials and tools are set, start creating that beautiful roof by following these simple easy-to-use instructions:

1. The first step in the roof-making process is to align the rafters, ensuring that the both ends are in a position to reflect almost perfect straight lines. Lay out the construction map alongside with all the necessary tools and then start organizing the process.

2. After all the tools and materials are set up in their proper places, move on to the next step that is the application of sheets. From the roof ridge, apply the sheets starting from the lowest part upwards. Cut the sheets to meet the desired measurements of the roof. Arrange the rafters and sheathing line in a perpendicular position one from the other.

3. When all the sheets are set, the nailing process follows. To keep things organized, be sure to use codes to help remember where to put every nail.

4. Remember not to nail the rafters at the edges of the roof not unless the adjoining sheets are in their proper places.

5. Stabilize the roof by staggering the joints of the sheathing all throughout. To add better stability, put some extra metal clips into the splices.

6. Regularly check the alignment to maintain the strength and consistency of the roof. Now, that everything is in place, enjoy the cozy and comfortable feel within the privacy of your homes.

There are so many different types of roofing materials out there, how do you choose just one? If you are thinking about the type of roof that you might like to have, then this article might just help you narrow down the selection a bit. Before you decide upon any kind of roofing, it is important to consider the overall life of the material that you will choose.

While some types of roofing might be inexpensive, these materials usually don't last very long. On the flip side, while some materials might be expensive, they will last for many years to come without a lot of maintenance - just some things to think about while looking over the options listed below.

Let's start with one of the most popular types of roofing material: composition. Composition roofing is inexpensive, it comes in various colors and types, and it is relatively easy to repair.

However, a composite roof usually only lasts for 15 to 30 years, it tends to scar when heated, it can collect lots of mildew, and it is not environmentally friendly. If this doesn't sound like a good idea to you, don't worry - there are many different types of roofing materials that haven't been covered yet.

Wood shingles are popular throughout some areas of the world, though these shingles are not fire-friendly. In addition, they tend to be very high maintenance, since they rot, split, and mold frequently. However, they do give off a natural look, they tend to blend in nicely with any surrounding, and they will last for a long time if they are properly taken care of.

One great option is metal roofing. Metal roofs tend to come in various colors, they last a long time, and they are low maintenance. However, metal roofs are more expensive that most other kinds. Out of all the different types of roofing materials, metal roofs are often a favorite choice for many homeowners.

Clearly, there are lots of different types of roofing materials, and some of those sorts have not even been discussed in this article. Thus, the best thing for you to do is to contact a contractor, ask about the different types of materials that you might want to consider, and decide upon the right one for your home or business.

Keep in mind that the cheapest option might not always be the best choice. Instead, look for a roofing material that will last for many years.

Find out more by reading the full article which explains what you need to know about the many different types of roofing materials.

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All right, you just figured out you have zero ventilation in your roof. One way to tell that you have no ventilation is if you live in a snow belt and you had ice dams this year or any other year. Another sign of no roof ventilation is the asphalt shingle roof you have just does not last. It curls and gets brittle and cracks within a few years of having it installed. These are sure signs that either your ventilation is not working or that maybe you have no ventilation at all.

What can you do about it?

There are options. One of the options is to attempt to create an air passage by adding a combination of sofit and ridge or gable end vents. The idea is to get some convection going. Sometimes we see that there is no opportunity to make an airway, so this option might not work.

Another option might be to remove all of the insulation in the roof and replace it with one of the new, more efficient spray in place foam insulations that do not require roof ventilation. This can be a fairly costly fix. It depends on the access that you have to the insulation. Do you have to remove interior walls and ceilings to get to it? Sometimes, if you have an older house with boards for roof sheathing instead of plywood, this task can be completed from the outside of the house with less interruption for the home owner.

Depending on the elevations on the roof, a cold roof could be the best answer. If you have dormers and roof to sidewall areas, a cold roof may not work depending on the elevations. A cold roof is basically a roof that is built elevated above the existing roof. Depending on the situation, one can add additional insulation and ventilation very easily, or just ventilation, if that is all that is needed. It can be an economical solution to fixing a big problem.

If you're going to invest the resources to correct the ventilation in your home, why not consider the long term solution of a permanent metal roof? Call and set up an appointment for one of our roofing consultants to do a free ventilation analysis on your roof.

Our roofs are made of post-consumer recycled aluminum cans, they are energy star rated, and are eligible to qualify for a Federal tax credit in 2009. Yes, they do cost more than an asphalt roof, but, with the energy savings and the 100 year life cycle, they are worth considering. Mike Gonet is a Sr. Partner with Classic Metal Roofs, LLC, located in Massachusetts and serving all of Southern New England.
For information, call toll free 866-660-6668.
Classic Metal Roofs, LLC, is the exclusive dealer in Southern New England for Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Inc. of Ohio. Let our certified installation crews correct the ventilation in your roof and install a new metal roof on your home. Our installers are the employees of Classic Metal Roofs, LLC.
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One of the most dreaded home improvement projects that any homeowner faces is re-shingling a roof. This is not only a huge project but it is one that will affect the overall appearance of your home. If you choose the wrong material for your roof, then your roof will look rather strange.

If you choose the right material, then your roof will look good, last a long time, and withstand any kind of weather. The problem is that there are so many appealing types of roofing shingles to choose from, it's nearly impossible to know about all of them.

Let's begin with one of the most popular shingle material options: composite. Composite shingles are made from various materials that are put together. This type of shingle is popular, since it also happens to be inexpensive. However, composite shingles don't last that long as compared to metal materials.

Speaking of metal, what about copper shingles and metal roof shingles? There are all durable materials that should be considered, though metals (especially copper) tend to be very expensive. Another option is ceramic - good for warm weather climates, but not such a hot option for cold weather climates. As you can see, there are many different types of roofing shingles and it may be hard to choose the best roofing shingles.

In order to narrow down the types of roofing shingles available, it helps to have a system in place. It is never a good idea to search for this material with price in mind. Sure, you have to respect your budget, but hunting for shingles based solely upon price is not a good idea.

Why? You want shingles that will last for a very long time, and cheaper shingles tend to only last for a couple of years. In the end, you will just wind up paying more to replace those cheaper shingles than you would if you purchase a top-notch material in the first place.

So, out of all the types of roofing shingles, which one is the best? Well, this depends upon your roof, your climate, your style, and even your budget. Just remember to consider all of the things listed above before you decide upon any one kind of material.

As with anything else, it pays to shop around for the best possible option. Otherwise, you might end up with a roof that you don't enjoy, or that you paid too much for. When it comes to roofing, there are lots of things to think about. . .

To learn more about roofing shingles, be sure to visit the authors website at his shingles guide.

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Most homeowners don't like to think about the roof above their head. Why? Roofs are expensive to replace, they are hard to decide upon, and the many types of shingles out there make this process even harder. So, how do you decide what kind of material to use for your roof?

Well, if you are concerned with design then you have a few options. If you simply want to cover your home with something, then you can look at nearly every material available. The problem is that there are so many types of shingles to select from that it's hard to know about all of them.

Since composite shingles are popular, let's start with this type. Out of all the types of singles, composite tends to be the least expensive. However, composite shingles aren't as durable as other materials. In this case, the least expensive sort might not be the best choice. Instead, consider metal.

Steel, iron, and copper are all great options. These are all durable types of shingles, and they are all rather easy to install. Of course, they are more expensive than composite types, but this really shouldn't be a deciding factor. If you want something different, think about ceramic tiles. Ceramic might work well depending upon your location, though they do require a bit of upkeep.

If you want to narrow down the types of shingles available, try to have a system for selecting the right material. Don't judge each type according to price alone. Instead, look into durability and installation ease.

Your shingles should last for many years, so make sure that you are choosing the best possible option for your home and for the climate that you live in. When it comes down to it, you will just wind up paying more to replace inexpensive shingles if you have to change them more than once.

Learn all that you can about the various types of shingles available to you. Find out which ones will fit your lifestyle and budget. Ask your contractor about the best style for your home. Compare prices, photos, and other factors.

Then decide upon the roof that you want to cover your home with. You will have to live with your roof for many years to come, so make sure that you select the one that you will be happy with many years from now. It never hurts to shop around for the best options out there...

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Consumers need to feel that the roofing contractor they pick can be trusted to perform the work that needs to be done in a timely manner and with safety concerns taken into account. By following a few simple tips, consumers can be assured that they are hiring the best roofing contractor to do their work.

All contractors in Southern California are required to be state licensed and insured; this includes the roofing contractor that the consumer picks to do their work. The roofing contractor should not only be state licensed and insured, he is also required to provide Worker's Compensation Insurance for all of his employees. Consumers need to check the status of the contractor's licenses and insurances, as well as retain a copy of said paperwork for their files. Doing so will ensure that the consumer is protected in case any accidents occur on the job.

When choosing a potential roofing contractor, homeowners should obtain a minimum of three bids with clear details of the proposed work. It is also a good idea to get some references from each contractor as well. A roofing contractor might be the nicest and most congenial individual the consumer has ever meet, but his previous work and past customers can give a homeowner much needed insight into what to expect for the duration of the job.

After the homeowner has settled on his choice of roofing contractor, a meeting is required to sign all of the formal contracts. This is the perfect opportunity to make sure that everybody involved has a clear understanding of all of the work to be done and eliminates the potential for surprises or cost overruns. No matter how good the contractor is, there can sometimes be things that the roofing contractor will be unable to anticipate, like unseen damage to substructures or the need for repairs from unseen water damage.

During the formal signing of any contracts, the roofing contractor will ask for a deposit before starting the job. This is typical, but the homeowner should never feel pressured to pay more than ten percent up front and should never pay for work that hasn't been done yet.

Roofing jobs are usually messy projects and the homeowner needs to be aware of this. Homeowners should feel comfortable addressing any concerns they might have throughout the duration of the project. Trees and shrubberies might end up damaged during the job and homeowners need to feel comfortable that the contactor will take the necessary steps to minimize any problems or damage that might happen. It's as simple as feeling comfortable with discussing any potential issues and building trust in the chosen roofing contractor.

By following these simple tips and by establishing good communication with the roofing contractor, many potential problems can be avoided. Consumers need to keep in mind that the roofing contractor they choose will be coming and going during the course of the job and therefore, they need to feel comfortable that their roofing contractor is someone they can trust.

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When one is forced to think about the cost of various replacements around the home, frequently one of the things that need to be replaced is the roof. Unfortunately, the cost of replacing one's roof is among some of the most expensive home repair jobs to be done.

On the other hand, there are lots of variables when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof and whether you'll actually need a professional roofing company to get the job done. If you're experiencing multiple leaks in your house from the roof in your home then it may be a good idea to actually call a professional home repair company for a free service quote. Here are some things that one may want to think about, though, when it comes to repairing the roof of a house.

What Goes Into Roof Repair Jobs: First, one should realize that a roofing company or handyman is not just throwing a certain price in the air when asked about replacement or repair costs for a roof, but there are several things included in that quote. Many times a home repair or construction company will include several things when giving out quotes for roof replacements: the material of the roof shingles, how many shingles need to be replaced, a roof cement sealer product, any debris or removal of old shingles that need to be gotten rid of, and of course the labor cost.

For many roofing and home repair companies, they'll have fixed prices for a certain amount of shingles that need to be replaced. For example, if only one or two shingles need to be replaced then they may only charge $150. On the other hand, a small roof replacement job like that can usually be done much cheaper when completed on your own. The only thing that an individual needs to pay for when repairing a couple shingles on the roof is the actual shingles themselves and any sealer that's used.

Leaky Roofing Repair Costs: One issue that often needs to be assessed is whether or not the roof has any leaks in it. A leak in the roof is actually one of the main reasons why many people decide to contact a home repair or construction company in the first place to repair or replace the roof.

However, in order to understand what all goes into repairing a leaky roof, one must first understand what a leaky roof is. A leaky roof on a house usually results from damage or pieces of faulty flashing, and these are pieces of vinyl or metal situated between the roofing shingles and the rest of the house or chimney. When the flashing is damaged or manages to get pulled up then the homeowner experiences leaks in his or her roof.

It is this damage to the flashing material on the roof that is the most expensive, however. Replacing the metal or vinyl flashing for a roof repair job usually costs between $350 and $500. When it comes to completing a roofing job such as this, it is usually best to let an actual construction or home repair company handle the roof repair so that one can be sure that no mistakes are made.

As you can see, the costs of roofing associated with repairs of the roof that are made are typically expensive. If it's not possible that the homeowner can fix the problem by himself, then a construction or roofing company should definitely be contacted. Even though it will be expensive, hiring a roofing company can be just as effective as doing the work yourself, especially if you don't have enough time to complete the job.

You should compare roof cost and metal roof cost through several contractors before making a final decision.

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