Roof Repair

$100,000 plus for New Slate Roof

Published on December 13th, 2013 by Sam in Historic Roofs

$100,000 plus for New Slate Roof

In Stroudsburg Pennsylvania, the Stroud Mansion needs a new roof that could cost over $100,000 to replace the slate roof from 1920. The historic building was built in 1795 in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania to be a home for founder Jacob Stroud’s oldest son John. The 3 ½ story building is now home to Monroe County Historical [...]

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Slate Roofs

Published on December 11th, 2013 by Sam in Roof Materials

Slate Roofs

Slate is a fine grain metamorphic rock that can be made into roofing tiles that come in a wide variety of sizes, thicknesses and colors. Slate is one most fire resistant roofing material available. Slate accounts for much less waste than asphalt shingles that need to be replaced at 20 years or less. Slate tiles [...]

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Parts of a Roof

Published on December 4th, 2013 by Sam in Roofs

Parts of a Roof

A roof is the uppermost covering of a structure. Its purpose is to keep the elements out and the inside of the building or home dry and comfortable. Depending on the climate or culture, it can be covered with anything from banana leaves to high tech solar roof tiles. The roof angle also varies by [...]

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54 Dead in Supermarket Roof Collapse

Published on November 29th, 2013 by Sam in News

54 Dead in Supermarket Roof Collapse

While accepting political responsibility, Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis resigned Wednesday over the supermarket roof collapse that occurred last Thursday. At least 54 people are dead from the roof collapse in the Maxima Supermarket in Riga Latvia, built in 2011. And another 40 people were injured. Rescue workers continue to search for survivors in the [...]

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Roof Sheathing

Published on November 27th, 2013 by Sam in Roof Materials

Roof Sheathing

Sheathing is the boards or sheet materials applied on top of roof rafters to form a base on which the shingle or other roofing covering is laid. Sheathing can be made of plywood or solid wood. Plywood sheathing is used for composition shingles, roll roofing and slate. It can also be used with spaced sheathing [...]

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Hiring a Roofer

Published on November 19th, 2013 by Sam in Roof Contractors

Hiring a Roofer

Adding or repairing a roof is a big project in terms of time and money. The job requires skilled roofers to do the job correctly. There are a few places to find roofers in your area. Yellow pages either online or the book that gets thrown on your porch once a year can be a [...]

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Preparing A Roof For Hurricane Season

Published on October 22nd, 2013 by roofguy in Roofs

Preparing A Roof For Hurricane Season

Fall is a magical time of year where we build campfires and the leaves begin to change, but with the changing season also comes increased threats to your roof. Hurricanes are especially problematic this time of year; and if you live along the coast now is the time to prepare your home for the potential [...]

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Recycling Your Roof

Published on October 9th, 2013 by admin in Roof Materials

Recycling Your Roof

Many homeowners know very little about the roof materials covering their home. When it comes time to replace a roof, most just simply replace with a similar material as before.  Very few people actually stop to consider using recycled roof materials or even recycling the old materials that is removed from their home. However, making [...]

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Metal Roof Benefits

Published on September 25th, 2013 by Lloyd in Roof Materials

Metal Roof Benefits

With so  many types of roofing materials available, homeowners are often presented with the unique dilemma of too many options.  While most people stick with a traditional composite asphalt roof, they may be missing out on some of the benefits other roof materials can offer. Magnificent Metal Metal roofs are often chosen because of their [...]

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Roofers Offers Advice For Homeowners

Published on September 18th, 2013 by roofguy in Roof Repair 101

Roofers Offers Advice For Homeowners

Your home is your greatest investment and the roof is the most important entity that protects it. For many people, roof repair and maintenance is a back burner issue. Professional roofers are hoping to spread the word to homeowners about the importance of seasonal inspections. Seasons Are Reasons With each change in seasons comes new [...]

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