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Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes when Installing Cedar Roofing

Cedar roofing is a natural alternative to traditional asphalt shingles. If you prefer the rustic look of real wood on your home, this is the perfect option. While beautiful, cedar roofing can be difficult to work with. Here are the three most common mistakes people make when installing cedar roofing and the best ways to avoid them. #1 ... Read more

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How Do You Know if it’s Time to Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Should you spend several hundred dollars on a roof repair, or should you bite the bullet and go for a roof replacement? Answering this question can be tricky, but if you take all the following four factors into consideration, it should be a bit simpler to make this decision. #1 – The Age of Your Roof & Its Expected Lifespan ... Read more

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What Is the Cedar Bureau? Why All Homeowners Should Know

Cedar is quickly becoming one of the most popular roofing materials in the United States, and with that popularity comes attention. The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, more commonly known as the Cedar Bureau, seeks to provide homeowners with vital information about this sort of roofing. Who Is the Cedar Bureau? The ced... Read more

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How Zinc Shingles Can Help Your Historic Restoration

Picture this: you have purchased a historic building, be it a home or place of business, and you are excited about restoring it to its original state. Which materials will you use to help replicate the historic feel, and which materials will work best for your climate? When it comes to the roof, zinc shingles are always a great option for several r... Read more

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How Your Home Can Fight Humidity with a Summer & Winter Setting on Your Furnace

Humidity is important for keeping comfortable inside your home. On average, relative humidity levels between 20% and 50% are considered comfortable and safe your home’s structure. There are several ways to help combat humidity inside your home, and one of these may be located somewhere along your furnace’s ducts – the switch for summer and... Read more

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How to Avoid Moisture in Your Attic

Unless you have converted your attic to a livable space served by your home’s HVAC system, there is a very good chance that you have not really thought much about the amount of moisture in your attic space. Too much moisture in your attic can be detrimental to your home’s very structure, so it is important to take steps to avoid it. Here are... Read more

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How Humidity Can Do a Number on Your House

How Humidity Can Do a Number on Your House Humidity is a measurement of the amount of moisture in the air both indoors and out. It plays an important role in your comfort when it comes to indoor air, but too much humidity can create significant problems. Understanding humidity and its potential effects on you... Read more

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How Cold Climate Homes Develop Humidity and Leak during the Thawing Process

Temperature changes in the Midwest are extreme from season to season. For example, in July, the average high temperature in Chicago is 82 degrees, but in February, the average high is only 1 degree. This process of freezing and thawing can take a toll on homes, especially when it comes to leaks. Leak prevention is vital for cold weather homes fo... Read more

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It’s Freezing Outside and My Roof Is Leaking? Or Is It?

A lot of time people contact the professionals with an assumption their roof is leaking when, in fact, it is not. Instead, the home is simply showing condensation. This is a very common misconception, but there is one surefire way you can tell if you are suffering from an actual leak. Actual Leak Vs. Condensation ... Read more

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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Put Off Siding & Shingle Repairs

For many homeowners, siding and shingles are simply means of improving curb appeal. For this reason, if shingles or siding become damaged during a storm, homeowners often believe they can put the repairs off, at least temporarily. Unfortunately, this can be disastrous. Here are five reasons why siding and shingle repairs should be handled immedi... Read more

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