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Roof Decay

What Causes a Roof to Deteriorate?

You may have wondered what actually causes a roof to deteriorate.  It would seem like they should last forever, but this isn’t the case and most last around 30 years or less.  Because your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, it is only natural that it will wear and age over time. Common Causes […]

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Roofing Material

Different Types of Roofing Materials

As a homeowner, you should take the time to learn what type of roof you have, so that you can learn how to properly maintain and care for it.  Over time, the elements and various weather conditions can deteriorate a roof more quickly depending on the type and condition of the roofing materials.  When a […]

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Fixing Roof Leak

Checking Your Roof for Leaks

Roof leaks can occur for many different reasons, but leaks typically begin small and evolve into larger issues over time.  Even small roof leaks can result in significant damage to you home.  In addition to the stains that roof leaks can leave on your ceiling, they can also result in mold growth and/or rotting.  Additionally, […]

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Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance

Most homeowners do not eagerly anticipate the day when they have to replace their roof, which due to the cost to replace roof types, is not surprising.  What many homeowners don’t know is that there are many things that they can do to protect and prolong the life of their roof.  You might think that […]

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efficient home insulation

How does a well sealed attic help lower AC Costs?

Most houses in Austin (and the entire state of Texas) have an attic, which is the one place that has the biggest energy leaks in the entire house, aside from a basement. A home consists of an “envelope” which is the living space encased with insulation that is heated or cooled. For the majority of […]

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Old Home Repair

Common problems in Old Homes

Older houses have definite character and appeal to them. If one happens to grab your eye, or you are looking to sell your house that is maturing well beyond its years, be advised that older house may bring more than character to the negotiating table. The sale of your older home may bring more headaches […]

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Austin Home Inspection

Three things to ask a home inspector

Buying a used (or even new) home can be a daunting prospect. Homes have some many little movable parts in them, it’s almost impossible to catch all the problems it may have. Usually the older the house, the more chances that problems may lay hidden within. Whether it’s outside, inside, within the walls, or below […]

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Things to Consider When Getting a New Roof

There is a lot to consider when choosing a new roof for your Austin home or business. These days, the options for roofs appear to be endless. From traditional asphalt shingles, to classic ceramic tiles, corrugated metals and modern solar panels, the decision can be a very difficult one. Making an informed decision is really […]

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Asphalt Roofing is very popular in Texas Homes

The History of Asphalt Roofs

The asphalt shingle is the most widely used roofing material in the United States (and Texas). Unlike it’s popular cousin, the clay roofing tile (such as the red Spanish style seen in Mediterranean homes) which has been used since around 10,000 B.C, the asphalt tile as we know it today only became widely used in the 20th […]

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texas roof ventilation

Ventilation and Roofing

Good Ventilation is an important factor in ensuring you not only have a healthy and long lasting roof, but also have a more energy-efficient home. A well ventilated roof cools the attic, which is especially important for homes that are located in the middle of the Texas summer heat. Imagine your attic is like an […]

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