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5 Common Problems with Synthetic Roof Underlayment

Homeowners considering synthetic roof underlayments should consider some of the issues that often come up with the material before buying it. Although the roofing underlayment does have its benefits, knowing the cons helps you make a better decision.  Synthetic roof underlayment is common among most homeowners because it ensures a longer roof lifespan. It is also available in different types, and has a longer lifespan than other types.  But before looking at synthetic’s roof underlayment problems, lets also examine its …

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How to Fix Ceiling Cracks

One of the essential things homeowners should learn is how to fix ceiling cracks. They often don’t seem like a big problem, and homeowners ignore them. Unfortunately, these cracks could lead to more expensive repairs like replacing the entire roof.  Ceiling cracks could happen because of poor installation or aging. Therefore, when fixing the problem, avoid DIYs and ensure you hire professionals to do the job. You should also choose quality materials that last longer and reduce maintenance costs.  Before …

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How to Build a Living Roof on Shed

A living roof shed provides a green space for the garden and increases the aesthetics. Besides, the living roof comes with other benefits like providing a habitat for birds, improving air quality, and ensuring your gutters don’t overflow.  Living roofs for sheds are easy to create, and since most homeowners prefer DIYs, this is a project you will enjoy. Luckily, our article mentions some essential steps like knowing the angle of the roof, installing waterproofing, and growing the roof.  However, …

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How to Repair a Downspout Fast

Downspouts play a significant role in channeling rainwater or snowmelt from a roof, and that’s why every homeowner needs to know how to repair a downspout. A downspout can get clogged, broken, or frozen. If not fixed, the issues could cause more damage. A downspout in good working condition protects your home or landscape from potential water damages. It routes the rainwater from your gutters into drains rather than allowing the water to land near your house perimeter. That’s why …

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How to Patch and Repair Screw Holes in a Metal Roof

Your metal roof may have a few screw holes that leak constantly, but you don’t know how to patch screw holes in metal roof panels. If you don’t repair the holes promptly, the leaks can recur, and that could cause water damage. It will also encourage mold growth. When fixing the screw holes, you’ll need to do the job properly to prevent further damage. But if you repair the holes incorrectly, the patches can crack, split, and fail. That’s because …

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A Quick Guide to Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation

A lot goes into a standing seam metal roof installation. As the most popular metal roofing style in residential and commercial properties, standing seams may require professional intervention. However, you can opt for DIY installation if you have all the essential tools. A properly installed standing-seam roof can improve your home’s curb appeal and also help you save money when you opt for DIY installation. Thankfully, this guide explores the basic steps of installing standing seam roofs and the essential …

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How to Build a Roof over an Existing Deck

You may be thinking, “Why would I want to put a roof over my deck?”  There are many reasons. A roof can help keep you and your guests dry in the event of rain or snow. It could also provide additional shade for those hot summer days and add privacy with its natural screening effect. If you’re thinking of how to build a roof over an existing deck, then you came to the right place. We’ll discuss how to build …

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How To Properly Mount Solar Panels On Roof

It’s important to know how to mount solar panels on a roof if you wish to engage in a rooftop solar panel installation project soon. Solar panel installation is an easy process that can be done in just about any climate — but you must do it right.  If you’re just getting started with rooftop solar panel installation, you’re going to need a few effective installation steps to guide you through. We’ll go over how to mount solar panels on …

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How to Apply Elastomeric Roof Coating in 9 Simple Steps

It’s that time of the year again when homeowners are thinking about how to protect their roofs from leaks and water damage.  If you’ve been wondering about how to apply elastomeric roof coating, you came to the right place. You can trust you’ll get a step-by-step guide that is easy to understand, and you’ll also know what elastomeric roof coating is. We’ll be going over nine easy steps for how to apply elastomeric roof coating so that you can keep …

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How To Clean Skylights Safely And Correctly

One of the most common questions homeowners ask is about how to clean skylights safely and correctly. The answer is pretty straightforward: there are a few methods you can use depending on your situation. If your roof has an overhang or slope, then cleaning them from top-down should be fine. However, if they’re flat (meaning there is no overhang), then you’ll want to go outside and work your way up. Skylights are essential additions to your home’s natural lighting needs. …

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