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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Working Safely on Tile and Slate Roofs

Repairing slate or tile roofs this fall or winter time can be downright hazardous to both your home’s roof as well as yourself your workers of home tradesmen and trades people. First of all working on any pitched rood can be simply dangerous, but especially tile or slate roofs. These roofing materials become more than exceptionally slippery when wet or ...

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Slate Roof Repair Made Easy Using Parts

When slates are put into the roof in the first place they are nailed in often with two nails that hold them in place. When the slate becomes damaged or worn down it can cause all sorts of problems. Luckily you can get your roof repaired in several different ways by professionals. The down side to that is the cost ...

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Slate Roof Installation With Hip and Ridge Joints

Slate roofs are preferred by many as they are among the best types of roofs. Though the installation cost quite a bit of money, slate roofs are great in improving the general appeal of the housing. Usually, homes with this type of roof installation have higher values. Slate roof installation involves setting the hip and ridge joints. Before slating the ...

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Clay Roof Tiles

Although clay roof tiles are often associated with the Mediterranean (Mediterranean roof tile is among the most popular), it is likely that the concept of tile shingles made from kiln-fired clay and ceramic actually originated in the region that is now Pakistan some five to six thousand years ago. It is also possible that the ancient Egyptians also developed shingle ...

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The Basics of Roofing With Clay Roof Tiles

As a home owner there are one or two things you must know. One is definitely roofing. At some point, your home’s home will need to be either repaired or replaced. The roof is important in keeping up its appearance as well as the obvious, keeping you shielded from Mother Nature. However, before ripping off your old roof and installing ...

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All About French Style Roof Tiles

Clay roof tiles originated in various parts of the world at different times; they were used in Egypt under the Pharaohs and cities of the Indus River Valley in present-day Pakistan as well ancient Babylon near where Baghdad stands today. Such tiles were in use in Bronze Age Greece as far back as 4000 B.C., and were to be found ...

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How To Stop Roof Tiles Being Blown Off

Wind pressure is a common cause of failure for tiled roofs. As the wind moves over the roof it produces upward forces causing the roofing tiles to rattle or be removed completely. Contrary to common belief, roofing tiles are not “blown off” a roof. The wind creates an upward force as it travels over the roof, causing the tiles to ...

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Roofing Products Really Exist?

Perhaps the most-used buzzword in the roofing industry today is “lifetime;” as in, “lifetime roof.” It’s not always easy to know what marketing terms like these mean. Whose life? Yours? A desert tortoise’s? Sometimes this term simply means “for the lifetime of the material,” which is honestly not helpful. Does the promise of a lifetime or permanent roof really exist, ...

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Flat Roof Materials Solutions Guide

It’s easy to be confused when evaluating roofing material solutions for the flat or low slope roof. By understanding something about the source, benefits and drawbacks of each type of material, you can make a choice better suited to your needs and sift through the often confusing stack of proposals. Manufacturers place their own proprietary names on their roofing materials ...

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The Choices of Roofing Materials and Roofers

The choice of roofing materials may well at first be an easy task at least at the surface level, however going a little deeper will reveal that the roofing materials are quite diverse and in order to achieve the ultimate outcomes of the design of the house or building in question then a specific type needs to be considered from ...

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