Roof Repair

Brooklyn Arena Green Dome Roof

Published on April 9th, 2014 by Sam in Green Roofing

Brooklyn Arena Green Dome Roof

Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn New York is scheduled to get a green roof. The 130,000 square foot white dome will be covered in a thin soil layer and small green plants. The Barclays arena opened in 2012 and is home to the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. The new green roof will cover the giant [...]

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Roof Tear Off

Published on April 1st, 2014 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Roof Tear Off

Tearing off an old roof is hard work; it is hard on your back, muscles and joints. Heavy roofing materials need to be lifted to the roof either manually or by machine. It is hard work shoveling and scraping the old shingles and nails off the roof. Steep pitched roofs can be especially dangerous, being [...]

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Roof Systems Soffits and Fascia

Published on March 26th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Roof Systems Soffits and Fascia

Soffits and fascia are important elements of a roof system. Proper installation of soffits and fascia improve the appearance of your home as well as help prevent birds and animals from getting into your attic. Well maintained soffits and fascia prevent water from running along the overhang and causing moisture damage. Knowing the purpose of [...]

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Useful Websites for White Roofs

Published on March 19th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Useful Websites for White Roofs

If you are looking to save on your energy bills and considering a white roof, there are two very useful websites to check out. The White Roof Project and the Cool Roofs Rating Council sites can show you how to paint your roof, what types of materials have the best reflective properties and help calculate [...]

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Clay Roof Tiles

Published on March 7th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Clay Roof Tiles

Traditional clay tile roofs were the standard of a long lasting durable, attractive roof. The heavy tiles outlasted many of the houses they were installed on. Clay roof tiles were used in Babylon and Egypt and then introduced to Rome and across Europe. Clay roofs became very popular after the tragic fires in 1666 in [...]

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Metal Roofing

Published on March 5th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is durable and attractive, if properly installed it can last a very long time requiring little maintenance. Metal roofing comes in standing seam roofing, panel roofing and panels made to look like tile, cedar or slate. Standing seam metal roofing is crimped or soldered together and panel roofing screws down. Copper roofs have [...]

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Metal Roofs and Energy Savings

Published on February 26th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Metal Roofs and Energy Savings

While at the Fort Worth Home and Garden show this last weekend, I met a couple of interesting guys from a local roofing company. Keith and Sam from Classic Superoof “Roofs of Steel” were standing at a booth displaying metal roofing panels. The product that caught my attention was the Gerard Stone Coated Metal Roofing [...]

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Working Safely on your Roof

Published on February 21st, 2014 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Working Safely on your Roof

When doing minor repairs or inspecting your roof for damage, being safe is a priority for you and your local roofer. Slips and falls from rooftops account for hundreds of injuries and many deaths each year. Personal gear should include boots with good traction, gloves and safety glasses. Some roofing companies provide safety harnesses also [...]

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Insulating Ceilings that are Part of your Roof

Published on February 19th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Insulating Ceilings that are Part of your Roof

Commonly ceilings that are also roofs are exposed beams, cathedral ceilings and tongue and groove sheathing that is visible from inside the house. These types of roofs do not have attic areas and commonly lose heat through exposed beams and attractive roof boards. If you like your decorative ceiling you will need to install the [...]

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Shingling Over an Existing Roof

Published on February 13th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Shingling Over an Existing Roof

If you have only one layer of asphalt shingles on your roof you may be able to re-roof over your existing one. Be aware that some shingles installed over an old roof won’t last as long. If there are no leaks and your old roof is in good condition with just one layer of shingles [...]

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