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    Getting Ready for Winter

    Question What can I do to protect my home before winter arrives? Roberto Answer Plenty! First and foremost, consider the possibility of leaks at all five walls that are the exterior of your home (front, back, sides,...

    • Posted November 1, 2014
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    Roof Repairs: A Key to Preventing Home Weather Damage

    With Winter swiftly approaching there are a number of tasks which one can perform that will prevent the home from sustaining damage from inclement weather and, at the same time, minimize the negative impact that water can...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Be a Fan of Checking Your Vents

    You turn on the bathroom fan and it “ventilates,” drawing out humid and stale air, but to where? It pays to do a ventilation check before your fan wrecks your attic or crawl space. Here’s why: While exhaust fans should...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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    Roof Snow Gaurds Stop the Sliding

    When snow piles up on your roof it could eventually slide off on you or someone else. When heavy snows deposit lots of white stuff on your roof, radiant heat rising from your home eventually allows a...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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  • Roof Venting Benefits You Year Round

    While the value of venting roofs is widely debated, there are benefits for unfinished attics all year long. Today you’ll learn the dos and don’ts of venting roofs and how to prevent some common goofs. In summer,...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Homemade Drain for Fixing Roof Leaks

    Roof leaks can be a real problem, especially if you’re waiting for a roofer and it’s raining cats and dogs. As your bucket starts filling up you think: maybe I need a 55-gallon drum. Not if you know how...

    • Posted April 29, 2014
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  • Roofers, Carbon Monoxide, and You

    Have you had a new roof put on your home or are you getting one soon? Roofers can create a little-known, but potentially deadly, risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or fire if furnace exhaust vents are not checked immediately after the work is...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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  • Inspect Your Roof Before It’s Too Late!

    In 1907 the first Zigfield Follies were performed on a theater roof. Fortunately the roof was in good shape. How’s yours? Is it ready for anything?  If you’re not sure, it’s time to inspect. If you hate heights,...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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    Stopping Roof Leaks

    Question Our patio roof is covered with corrugated aluminum. Every year my husband puts a sealer over the nails, and each winter the leaks return. We think this is due to natural movement. Aside from changing the...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Question The roof on my home — built in the mid 20’s — needs to be replaced. It was originally wood shakes or wood shingles. Sometime in the past it was covered with composition shingles. The rafters...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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