Preparing for a Roof Replacement

View of rooftops

A new roof will enhance the value of your home and protect it for years to come. Most of the work will be done by a responsible roofing company, including preparing your old roof for removal and cleaning up afterward. Follow these tips to make your roof replacement as smooth as possible. Preparing outside your…

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Do You Need a New Roof Before Selling Your House?

Is your home going on the market in 2023? You may be wondering if you should update your roof. Is it better to fix minor problems, replace it altogether, or try to sell the house with the roof as-is? In a nutshell, it depends. Regardless of your roof, home, and prospective sale, there are relevant…

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What every homeowner should know about roof maintenance

Photo of a roof line.

New roofs last about 15 to 30 years, depending on their materials. So you may not have to worry about replacing your copper, slate, or tile roof for more than 30 years. However, it’s not a good idea to let your roof go unattended for long periods before you give it some attention. It is…

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When installing a skylight, take these factors into consideration

Photo of a skylight in a home

Skylights are the perfect way to improve natural light in a room, especially one that cannot be fitted with traditional windows. You need to know a few things before you hire your contractor to cut out a huge hole in your roof. Here are a few things to consider before installing one. Where on the…

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Fall Roof Maintenance Tips

Home exterior in the fall

It can be a nightmare to deal with significant roofing issues in the dead of winter. Unfortunately, when the “off-season” arrives, even Seattle area roofing gets exponentially more expensive. However, these five maintenance tips can prevent significant problems during the fall. Identify and eliminate threats The surrounding area should be free of any immediate threats…

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Understanding the materials used to make roofing shingles

Even though asphalt shingles are commonly called roofing shingles, they are not entirely composed of asphalt. Asphalt shingles typically contain mineral fiber and cementitious fillers, but their composition can vary by manufacturer. Now let’s examine what roofing shingles are made of. Fiberglass Fiberglass is the foundation of asphalt roofing shingles. Shingles are backed by fiberglass…

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