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Your Handy Guide to Metal Cladding and its Benefits

metal cladding

There are a lot of different materials you can use for your roofing—asphalt shingles, clay tiles, standing seam metal, and many more. The same goes for siding exteriors—wood, concrete, vinyl, and metal, among others. But what is metal cladding? Simply put, it’s a metal covering on any structure. It helps to better protect your house…

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How to Build a Slanted Shed Roof: Step-by-Step Guide

how to build a slanted shed roof

Do you find yourself needing some space to store your garden tools and other outdoor essentials? Or maybe you’d want an extra room around and your backyard just happens to be big enough to house one? Whatever your reason is, learning how to build a shed sure has its benefits. Make sure to check first…

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Storm Damage Restoration: What to Expect

storm damage restoration

A storm is one of the most common types of natural disasters that people experience. It brings water and winds that could cause a lot of damage to homes. After a storm, the first thing that most of us tend to do is inspect our home for damages, and rightly so. It’s important to check…

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The Most Common Vinyl Siding Problems and How to Fix Them

vinyl siding problems

Installing a siding to your home makes it more durable. Siding protects your exteriors from weather changes and outside elements that might cause damage to your home. There are different materials you can use as siding such as wood, metal, fiber cement, and many more. Vinyl is a popular choice for siding in homes. Vinyl…

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Roofing School: What is a Roof Truss?

what is a roof truss

A roof truss is a type of roof framing. It’s designed to support the weight of the roof and its whole structure. Roof trusses are popular because they’re more affordable than stick frames (rafters and joists). They’re also easier to work with when it comes to most home renovation projects. A roof truss is engineered…

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How to Install a Roof Vent in 5 Easy Steps

how to install a roof vent

A roof vent is important in saving energy for your home. With proper ventilation, you can make sure that your HVAC system works in the most efficient way. It also helps prevent moisture from building up in your attic. Roof vents can protect your home from leaks, mold, and ice dams. It also helps make…

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How to Insulate a Garage Roof

how to insulate a garage roof

Insulation stops the flow of heat, sound, or electricity from going from one area to another. This helps keep the heat in your home during the winter and out your home during the summer. Your garage is one of the most exposed areas in your home. It’s usually placed on the side of the house…

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How to Install Metal Roofing: Step-by-Step Guide

how to install a metal roof

Houses with metal roofs are strong and durable. They might cost a little more than other roofing materials, but the benefits of metal roofing will show you why it’s worth investing in. Metal roofs can last for up to 70 years, depending on the type of metal. This type of roofing can also withstand harsh…

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Learn How to Measure a Roof for Shingles

measure a roof for shingles

Image source: Pixabay Taking on a reroofing project may be overwhelming, but it’s not impossible to do it yourself. Although more convenient, it might put a big dent in your savings to hire a professional to do all the work for you. You can try measuring the area of your roof and buying the materials…

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