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How to Find a Leak in a Roof

How to find a leak in a roof may be the hardest part of fixing a leaky roof. Finding the actual spot where the roof leaks is difficult because water can enter the roof in one place and run down to another [more…]

How to Clean Roof Shingles

Cleaning roof shingles can restore your home's curb appeal. If you know how to clean the roof shingles, you can get rid of those streaks or discolorations that can cause a perfectly good roof to look worn [more…]

How to Apply Preservative to Wood Shingles

Applying preservative to wood shingles protects the wood. By learning how to apply preservative to wood shingles, you can restore the natural oils to the wood fibers, safeguard the roof from fungus and [more…]

How to Prevent Ice Dams on a Roof

Ice dams on a roof can cause a lot of damage. Knowing how to remove ice dams and how to prevent them is an important part of winter maintenance for your home. The first step is to understand what ice dams [more…]

Tips for Mounting Solar Panels on Your Home

Powering your home with rooftop solar collectors is great way to go green while reducing energy bills and your carbon footprint. If you mount solar panels on your roof, you can maximize your solar exposure [more…]

How to Find and Fix Roof Leaks

You know the roof is bad when water stains the ceiling or walls. But unless shingles are missing or obviously damaged, finding the leak may be difficult because water can enter the roof in one place and [more…]

How to Replace Asphalt Shingles

When asphalt shingles are loose or missing, you can easily replace and refasten them. And as long as you’re on the roof, inspect the others close up, as well as the flashing, to find out whether any shingles [more…]

How to Install a Tube Skylight

One way to bring natural light into a dark room is to install a tubular skylight. Installing a tubular skylight involves working on the roof, cutting an opening and weather-sealing around the dome, cutting [more…]

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