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Homeowner's ROOFING LIBRARY

Regular maintenance can prevent roof wear and damage.

The Top Reasons For Roof Repair
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


A roof is the most important part of a home's weather proofing. This is why it is extremely important to identify the causes of damage and needed repair work, before your leaky roof causes incalculable harm. The more you understand about your roof, the easier it will be to find a contractor to make necessary repairs. Unfortunately, the roof isn't the easiest area to inspect. To avoid injury, it is often best to hire a roofer to make an accurate diagnosis.

Most common reasons for roof repair include:

• Improper or Lack of Maintenance. Without the proper maintenance, a small problem can and will turn into a big problem...more

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Understanding Roofing Terminology
Understanding the components of your roofing system will help you determine the style of your roof, identify interior space, and dictate where to add rooms, frame additions, and place chimneys. The roof also suggests the type of climate that the geographical location of the building

receives. Not only will understanding the details of the roof help the builders responsible for the design, but it will also help the homeowners select the perfect roofing style for their location and personal taste...more

Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most well-liked shingle among U.S. residential roofing. This particular type of shingle is very simple to install and has the added perk of being reinforced with organic or fiberglass materials. It is also the most inexpensive product. Cost is determined by a variety

of factors including the slope of the roof, geographical location, type of shingle, and the involvedness of the project. Asphalt shingles have a high resistance to fire and a long durable life time. However, shingles in cooler climates tend to last longer than those in warmer climates and proper attic...more

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