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How To Know Whether Your Flat Roof Needs A Repair Or a Complete Replacement?

Is your flat roof showing signs of aging? Some of the common causes of damage to roofing include storms and impact. If you notice damages or the aging of your roof, you may be wondering whether to seek repairs or replacement services. When evaluating whether to do some repairs or replacing your entire roof, you need to consider several factors, including flat roofing solutions. Here are some of the key considerations to help you make an informed decision: How Old Is Your Roof? The most important consideration when deciding whether or not to get new roofing is your roof’s age.

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Why Wood Is Becoming Less Common in Home Siding

Wood siding is losing its popularity as an essential in homebuilding. The main reason for this is that it does not provide value compared to other available siding options in the market. Back in the day, wood siding was the preferred choice because of its reliability, availability, and durability. However, these days we’ve developed higher building standards, so home siding should last longer and provide protection against hazards and moisture. Here are some of the reasons why homeowners are shifting away from wood siding. Wood Siding is Becoming a Costly Option There are strict rules against deforestation, therefore making wood

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5 Signs Your Flat Roof Repair Wasn’t Done Right

A flat roof can typically last for a decade or more as long as it’s kept in good condition. Over the years, your flat roof can develop problems that require repairs, which should be done as soon as possible. In addition to timeliness, it’s also important to ensure that these repairs are handled properly. The following signs would indicate that your flat roof repair wasn’t done right. Additional Damage Flat roof repairs that were done wrong can lead to more extensive roof damage. For example, problems with your roof can occur if materials weren’t handled properly during repairs. If this

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Is It Time to Replace Your Siding?

The purpose of house siding is for: Decorative purposes To protect it from the weather elements and provide insulation  It also keeps unwanted pests and foreign debris from entering your home If you have aged or damaged siding, your home may not be receiving the protection that it needs. Ugly worn-out siding in the front of your house significantly affects your home’s curb appeal. Not only does it look bad, but it can also influence the way you feel about your home. If the aged or damaged siding is on the rear or side of your house where your neighbors

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How Long Does Attic Insulation Last?

Ontario homeowners learn quickly that having the right amount of high-quality attic insulation is a must during the long winter season. It helps the home retain as much heat as possible while taking some stress off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Proper insulation is just as important during the summer when you need your home to release excess heat. Getting the ratio of blown-in attic insulation right is crucial all year long if you desire to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system while lowering your heating and cooling costs at the same time.  How Does Attic

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Four Flat Roof Choices for Protecting Home and Business

A flat roof is never simply a flat roof. To begin with, it must always have a slight pitch to avoid the pooling and leaking of water. Second, not all flat roofs are constructed of the same materials. Aside from correcting any problems with pitch, the first step in choosing a new flat roof, or reroofing an old one, is to become familiar with materials available for the project whether commercial, industrial, or residential. Here are four common choices. Built-Up (BUR) and Modified Bitumen These materials generally are only used on houses. BUR stands for “built-up roof,” which is the

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Rooftop Ice Dams | What You Need to Know

A snow-covered roof with icicles draped all along the edges looks charming in the dead of winter, but there is nothing charming about a rooftop ice dam and the extra problems these winter issues can bring. Take a look at what you need to know about ice damming and snow removal.  A Closer Look at the Dreaded What is an ice dam? In general terms, an ice dam is a ridge of frozen water that forms close to the edge of the roof. Two things have to happen for an ice dam to form; snow must build up on the

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4 Signs You Might Have Attic Insulation Problems

Although it is well known that heat rises, attic insulation problems tend to escape detection time and time again. When homes seem to lose their heat faster than the furnace can produce it, many seem to look at the insulation in the walls or the heating system itself for a sign of a problem. And come up empty-handed, of course, as the issue is more than likely in the attic instead. Thankfully, the four following signs can point you in the right direction, potentially saving much time and money in the process. Pests Have Made Themselves at Home Scratching, squeaking,

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist from Our Collingwood Roofing Experts

With fall and winter just around the corner, it’s important to get together your maintenance checklist to ensure your home is ready for the weather. At Ainger Group, our team of Collingwood roofing experts understand the most important preparation procedures and can help you and your home get started on the right foot. Take a look at some exterior and interior preparation tips below. Exterior Preparation for Fall in Collingwood  Roof – It’s important to get your roof inspected before fall when more constant rain can start to hit. You should ensure that there are no loose or missing shingles,

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Roof Inspections: Information from Our Commercial Roofing Company

Although it might seem like a hassle at the time, regular roof inspections can help you decrease roof repair and replacement costs significantly. Not only that, they can extend the life of your commercial roof by anywhere from 13 to 25 years. At Ainger Group, our commercial roofing company and team understand everything you need to do to keep your roof in peak shape. Take a look at our roof inspection checklist and information below. Type of Roof Before you jump into your checklist, determine if you have a flat roof or sloped roof. The former is prone to leaks

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