How Long Should a Roof Last in Texas?

Roofing
According to the statistics prepared by professional associations, the average lifespan of roofs in Texas for all roofing materials combined in 18-20 years. However, that figure can be quite misleading as the durability of individual roofs is determined by a very wide range of important factors – here are some. The Roofing Material Used Each type of roofing material is warranted for a specific period of time: Asphalt shingle roofs are warranted for about 20 years, but their longevity will also depend on the thickness and type of the shingles, on the extreme weather events that the roof is exposed to and whether the shingle roof is the first or the second layer of material installed (asphalt shingles can be installed on the old layer of roofing material provided that…
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Is It Worthwhile To Replace My Windows?

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The benefit of replacing old doors and windows in your home is significantly higher than a cosmetic upgrade, especially if they are not in their best shape anymore; the savings you will make by improving the energy efficiency of your home and lowering energy bills each month will add to the satisfaction you feel as a homeowner. New windows made from modern materials (PVC, composites etc.) are both practical and stylish and they have more functions than you would have thought: they are aesthetically pleasing, enhance the curb appeal of your home, reduce your electricity costs, provide you with protection against exterior sounds as well as against thieves. Advantages of new windows New windows are energy efficient Windows made of high quality modern profiles will ensure a high degree of…
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Tips for Navigating Disaster Recovery

Tropical regions
Natural disasters can happen at any time and they happen in a moment’s notice – in many cases, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes and floods break out without any prior notice, leaving behind devastated homes and people in shock. However, when your property is damaged or destroyed by some sort of natural calamity, it is very important to take action as soon as possible after the event – here are a few tips that can make the process of disaster recovery faster and less stressful. Quick Submission of the Insurance Claim The damage sustained by your property needs to be assessed a quickly as possible and the insurance claim file needs to be compiled and submitted fast as well because the faster you submit your file, the sooner your insurer will process…
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Getting Prepared For Your Roof Replacement

Roofing
Sometimes, we must deal with the reality that our roof needs to be replaced. It really doesn`t matter if we dislike the idea of going through this process; the roof must be a priority and its replacement should be planned ahead. If your roof reached its lifespan limit, start making the arrangements for replacing it. As the total replacement of a roof is not an easy process and can be costly, the first step is to prepare a budget for it, starting a few years before your roof reaches the maximum lifetime guaranteed by the manufacturer, so that the financial effort is not a reason to postpone this operation or to compromise on quality.   The type of roof cover affects the cost of replacing or repairing the roof Nowadays,…
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Tips for Finding a Reliable Roofer in Panama City

Roofing
Panama City, the county seat of Bay County in Florida’s Bay Area, is a beautiful place with a spectacular beach and also a city that gives home to lots of great roofers. Even so, choosing the best contractor for your roofing project can be an overwhelming task, that’s why we have collected some tips that will surely make it easier to find a reliable local roofer. Ask Around – Find Out About the Experiences of Other Locals You surely know a few people who have recently worked with roofers, so make sure to ask around to find out about great roofers in the city. Word of mouth information gives you the benefit of getting first-hand information regarding the attitude of the roofer, the quality of his work as well as…
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How to Select the Best Roof Materials Designed for Colder Climates and Weather

Commercial Roofing
Roofing can be difficult enough as it is, but when you move to a colder climate or have to deal with cold weather more frequently than you did in the past, then things can really get difficult. In most cases, the previous material used on your roof can give you a hint as to what kind of roof you should install next. However, this isn’t always the case, and it’s usually a good idea to gain as much knowledge as you can about the types of roofing materials that are best used for colder weather and climates. Where Do You Live? One of the most important factors in determining how to go about finding the best material for your roof is to examine the climate of the area you live…
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Pros and Cons of the Ideal Roofing System for Your Building: What Is EPDM Roofing?

Commercial Roofing
What is EPDM roofing, and why is it so popular? When you run into a commercial roofer, this is the kind of roof they will recommend for small businesses and building owners who want to maintain a high level of quality for their new building, but keep the cost low. Understanding EPDM and What It’s All About EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, and it’s one of the best and cheapest types of flat roofing in existence. Made from a combination of rubber, slate dust and saw dust, it is highly resilient and easy to install. The material is sold in a broad variety of styles and sizes, so its lower than average cost offers business owners a window of opportunity when it comes to choosing from different…
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The Sturdiest Roof Types – Materials and Warranties

Roofing
Sturdiness is among the most important features that property owners look for when selecting the roof for their new home or the replacement roof for their home renovation project, so here are the sturdiest roof types available today. Slate Roof With longevity that exceeds 100 years, slate is certainly one of the most durable and sturdiest types of roofing systems. Made from slabs of natural stone, slate roofs are resistant to any weather and they offer unparalleled beauty as well, but you need a professional roofer with experience working with stone to be able to enjoy the great looks of your roof and your building also needs to be sufficiently solid to be able to hold up the heavy weight of the stone. Clay Roofs Clay tiles are also durable…
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The Best Siding Products to Choose for Your Property in Arkansas

Roofing
The siding options available for Arkansas homes are really varied, that’ why homeowners may find it difficult to pick one out of the many different materials and whatever material they go for, they need to choose the color, the texture and the size for their siding panels as well. The most common materials used in the state are vinyl, fiber cement, metal, stone and wood, but they are all available in a very wide variety of styles, so here are a few factors that should influence your final decision. Maintenance Needs Not all siding materials require the same amount of attention to maintain their attractive appearance, their strength and durability. Vinyl and stone are the materials that require the least amount of maintenance, while wood is the most maintenance-intensive material.…
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Roofing in Snow Covered Regions

Roofing in Snow Covered Regions

Roofing
Snow covered regions are much trickier to normal regions when it comes to roof design and construction. In this article, we will discuss the various things that you need to look into before choosing the roof over your head. Firstly, it is wise to construct a gable roof in snow-heavy regions for the simple reason being the design of the gable roof. Gable roofs are designed to have a steep slope that prevents the accumulation of snow since the snow runs off on the sides. In addition to its design; gable roofs have a minimum pitch of 4:12, which is the perfect range to prevent snow from gathering on the roof. A gable roof is perfect for a regular residential unit but if the house has an intricate architectural design;…
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