Metal Roof Coatings (Paint)
Metal roofing is an excellent option for many homes across the country and are available in both plated and painted finishes. Although they are more expensive than asphalt roof, they are much more durable. Most have a 50-year plus life and can be extremely beautiful when it matches the architecture of the house. It is extremely weather resistant, to everything except hail, which chip the protective coating or leave dents. That?s why it is so popular in areas like Steamboat Springs.
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Cedar Roofs: The Pros And Cons
A wood shingle roof can add charm to any home. They can also be used as a siding material. Before you roof your house with wood, there are some things that you should know.
· Wood shingles are NOT allowed by code in many areas. Because they are much more flammable than asphalt singles, they are frequently outlawed to reduce the risk of a stray ember igniting your house.
· Some people prefer wood shingles because they are so flammable. If a fire starts inside the house, it can easily burn ...
Maintaining A Cedar Shingle Roof
Cedar roofs are especially susceptible to water damage. Cedars shingles, although used as a roofing material, should not be exposed to moisture for long periods of time or they can rapidly decay, crack, and warp.
Trim the trees surrounding the home
Overhanging branches should be remove around homes with cedar roofs. The shade produced by overhanging branches allows the shingles to stay wet longer allowing moss and lichens to grow that can permanently damage the wood.
Keep the gutter ...
Finding The Source Of A Roof Leak
If you see or hear water inside your house during or after a heavy rain, then you probably have a leak in your roof. The problem is that the water can travel long distances inside the house before is ...
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