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Mineral-Surfaced Roll Roofing

Mineral surfaced roll roofing is inexpensive and easy to install but will typically not last more than 10 years. This is because a maximum of 2 layers is used, and you use fewer nails than other types of roofing systems. Roll roofing systems also blow off more easily in high winds and hurricanes. Because roll roofing systems are continuous, any

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How to Flash Chimneys and other Vertical Structures

Flashing at Chimneys and Other Vertical Structures Any flashing turned up on a vertical surface is called a base flashing. Flashing built into the vertical surface and bent down over the base flashing is called counter-flashing or cap flashing. If the horizontal width of a chimney is greater than 2 feet, install a fabricated galvanized metal saddle flashing, or a wooden cricket. The cricket, or saddle

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Types of Metal Roof Panels

Hidden Fastener Metal Roof System Standing Seam A standing seam roof panel system is designed to keep moisture out by concealing the fastener which are the most vulnerable areas of a metal roofing system. As an added bonus, the design also allow for quick and easy installation. Exposed Fastener Metal Roof System 5V Crimp 5V Crimp is an exposed fastener

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TPO Roof Pros and Cons

If you have a flat or low sloped roof and are looking for a single-ply roofing system that is energy efficient and durable then you may want to consider a TPO roofing system. TPO roofing systems are known to have the benefits of PVC roofing systems and EPDM roofing systems without the deficiencies and added expense. This means that TPO roofing

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Asphalt Shingles Roofing Study Guide – How to install Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles have been manufactured since the early 1890s. Around 70% – 80% of all roofs in the United States are covered with asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingle roofs are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and require little maintenance. The normal life expectancy of an organic asphalt shingle roof is 15 to 20 years. Heavyweight laminated fiberglass shingles will last 20

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