Roof Cleaning Chemicals Explained

When I talk to people about roof cleaning chemicals it seems like most of them tune me out, their eyes glaze over, and their mind wanders to other things. I really wish these folks would pay closer attention because there’s a right way and a wrong way to clean a roof, and a lot of it has to do with the kind of chemicals you’re using. Before I even get to talking about solutions and mixtures and ratios let’s get

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Putting a Roof on Your House DIY Way

We just completed what I think is the ultimate “do it yourself” project, reroofing our house. By “we”, you realize I really mean my husband right? In actuality, it was my husband, father, brother, and brother-in-law. But between those four men, they tore off two layers of roof and put on a new one in five days. While it was extremely hard work, there really wasn’t much hard about it. With the right tools and a good roofing book, you

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Cleaning Roof from Algae and Moss

Roof Algae Cleaning Is Not Complex When people finally get around to understanding that it’s roof algae that is causing the black stains on their roof and not dirt or grime then they usually try to figure out if there’s a solution and what exactly can be done. For some reason they assume that the remedy must be extremely technical or scientific. But it really isn’t complex at all. Your first option might be to try the myriad of options

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Asbestos Roof Repair

Asbestos is a natural mineral that is extracted from expansive mines, and is still being mined today, mainly in China & Russia. They are commonly known by colours, blue, brown and white. The former being the most and the latter being the least carciogenic. Asbestos has many great properties such as heat & chemical resistance, sound absorbsion, tensile stregnth and electrical damage. This is why it was so widely used in so many industries. Asbestos can be found in ceiling

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The Benefits of Aluminum Roofing

Aluminum roofing has many advantages that even supersede those of other metal roofing materials. An aluminum roof is exceptionally light, strong, and durable, making it one home improvement that will last for decades if not a lifetime. Aluminum roofs stay rust-free because this metal roofing material is naturally corrosion resistant due to its unique properties. In addition to their many physical property advantages, aluminum roofing also provides many monetary benefits. Installing an aluminum roof has been shown to significantly increase

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Get a New Roof for the House

How we came to a decision for a new roof Our home isn’t even twenty years old yet, so the idea of needing a new roof wasn’t in the forefront of our minds by any means. That said, its not a new home either, and we are seeing the effects of age over the years. We have been keeping up with it as we can, but I really love our little house and it is something I am happy to

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What You Should Know About Installing an Awning For Your Home

The use of awnings over doors, windows or deck of houses or stores has increased over the years. We can find this attachment to the wall of the building made of canvas or other material and steel structure. This structure when installed in homes or commercial places serves as additional shade or protection from the sun or rain. It also adds value to the house or property as it makes it more elegant and stylish. There are important things you

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The Best Colour To Paint Your Roof

  Can we save the world with a tin of paint? If a report by the National Centre for Atmospheric Research is to be believed, the answer is yes. The research suggests that white or reflective roof coverings are the answer to stabilizing climate change. The principle is simple enough. Dark coloured surfaces absorb more heat than reflective lighter coloured ones. Try wearing a black T-shirt on a sunny day. Roofs with black surfaces attract more heat. The NCAR study

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How Do You Know You Need A New Roof?

Chances are, homeowners tend not to look at their roofs all too often. However, as years go by, taking a close look becomes a necessity. That way, if small repairs pop up, addressing them immediately can occur. What happens, though, when a new roof is a priority because small fixes are no longer working? 5 Ways to Tell If Roof Replacement is Needed Are there sags in the roof? When inspecting it from the ground and noticeable sagging is present,

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How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof?

If you had asked me the question posed in that title ten years ago, I might have given you a blank stare. Inspect my roof? I had NEVER inspected my roof. It would be a safe bet that none of my neighbors ever inspected their roofs either. You’d have a roof inspected when you were buying or selling a house. Other than that, you waited until it wore out or started leaking. Inspect it? For what? You might as well

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