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Standing Water On Flat Roof

In the ever-changing roofing industry, flat roofs are one of the most common roofing designs in urban areas around the United States. Unlike gabled shaped roofs, flat roofs offer a unique form of advantages that gabled shape roofs don’t have. Since most triangular-shaped roof designs are meant to shed water, water damage is easily addressed. […]

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The Right Roofing Contract Terms and Conditions

Finding a contractor with a good reputation is easy: ask a few friends and a name is sure to pop up right away. While it is only fair not to discredit these recommendations, it is just as important to get to know who you are working with and what contract you enter in. This is […]

roof shingles flapping in wind

What To Do When Roof Shingles Flapping in Wind

Shingles are one of the most prevalent roofing materials that you can find in the market. Not only are these materials easy to install, but they can hold their own against high winds and heavy rain. However, this is not always the case as the wrong way of installing your shingles inadvertently lead to more […]

Learn How To Add Slope To A Flat Roof

When it comes to roof design, flat roofs are getting increasingly prevalent on commercial and industrial buildings since it has several benefits. In reality, there’s no such thing as a truly ‘flat’ roof and most flat roof designs actually have a slope of 1/12 or 0.5/12 so that water can easily flow towards one side […]

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Comparing Pewter Gray VS Charcoal Shingles

Starting fresh by replacing and repainting an old roof by having a new one can be one of the most satisfying things in life. Just like having a new car with a new paint job, painting your roof with a new color can easily help you start fresh and clear your mind. However, having an […]

How Long Should A Cedar Shake Roof Last?

A house wouldn’t be complete if there’s no roof. In fact, the roof of a house is the first thing that most visitors and passers-by look at since it takes up a good amount of space. Roofs aren’t just aesthetic in nature, but they also have some very important functions, especially in keeping rainwater, snow, […]

Different Kinds of Thin Pieces Of Roofing Material

Installing a roof is easier said than done; it will take a good amount of time, energy, and effort to make sure that it’s properly installed and every part of your roofing system will be working efficiently. Moreover, owners and contractors have to plan ahead of time on how they will design and install the […]

Dark roof on White House at upward angle.

What to Expect During (and after) Your Roof Replacement

A good roof is typically a good investment, but sooner or later it’ll be time to consider an upgrade for the long-term health of your home. Here’s a handy guide for what to expect when you’re preparing for a roof replacement. 1. Getting Quoted There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to replacing your roof, so your representative will […]

White and red house in autumn.

Get Your Home Ready for Fall in 4 Easy Steps

Love it or hate it, Indian summers here in the DMV come with a big benefit for homeowners – a little extra time to get your home ready for fall before the inevitable cool down. Besides piling up the firewood and stocking up on pumpkin spice, here are a few ways to beat the oncoming […]

Apartment roof in sunlight

Remodeling 550 Ranks The Home Doctor 125th in the Nation

Top trade mag Remodeling has dropped its Remodeling 550 for 2018 – an annual listing of the top full-service remodelers in the country – with The Home Doctor ranking in at a whopping 125. Since launching in 2013, we’ve been one of the fastest growing home improvement venders in the country, replacing thousands of roofs and […]