Insulate Your Roof to Stay Warm and Save Cash

Brrr! It's getting cold out there. And yikes! Your heating bills are starting to climb sky high. Fortunately, there are ways to stay warm without spending a small fortune or packing up and moving to a sunnier clime. Home insulation is the key to lower winter energy costs, keeping heated air in the house and cold air out. (It helps your house stay more comfortable in summer, as well.) And one of the major areas where you want to limit heat transfer is your roof. Here's how to insulate the roof so your family stays warm and cozy while your energy bills stay under control.

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Inspect Your Roof to Make Sure it's in Good Shape

Smart homeowners are aware of a great way to keep their property in tip-top shape. They follow one surprisingly simple bit of advice: get to know your house inside and out. Be sure to check it over regularly, especially the roof. A serious roof leak is not a pretty sight as it can lead to thousands of dollars' worth of damage to your home and its contents. The ideal time to look for potential danger signals is in spring or summer, before the autumn leaves begin to fall and cover up the clues. So be wise and learn how to inspect the condition of your roof.

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The Benefits and Risks of Replacing a Roof in the Winter

I saw the situation over and over again when I worked for the emergency repair service in Canada: a customer calls in because of a leak, we assess the roof, and it requires a full replacement. It’s the end of October and the homeowner asks if this can wait until spring. Intuitively, roofing in the winter doesn’t seem to be such a good idea, right? Let’s sort this out by looking at three components that affect the final result: the human factor, the tools’ capacity to perform, and the shingle product itself.

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5 Tips for Holiday Decorating Without Damaging the Roof

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but installing festive lights on a home can be a headache and potentially cause damage to your roof. Avoid the hassle and make decorating more enjoyable with these tips for contractors to share with their customers to avoid roof damage.

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