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How Are Metal Roofs Made?

Although metal roofs may seem like a fairly new concept, they’ve actually been around since the 3rd century B.C. Copper roofs were commonly built to protect everything from homes to temples. They were made in the form shingles that were layered in order to keep rain out. Since then metal roofs have grown into one of the most popular types of material in America. They are a far cry from original tin roofs that early Americans used on their homes.

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Should Slate Roofing Be Your Next Roofing?

Slate shingles are hand-shaped, meeting a slew of size requirements based on size and thickness. Regardless of a slate shingle’s age, it will maintain a distinct appearance over the years.

Structural Pros

Slate shingles are also one of the longest-lasting shingle choices. Easily lasting over 100 years, slate roofing is twice as long-lasting as other leading materials. It’s made of natural stone, and it’s more durable than any man-made material. Because of its high density, slate roofing is incredibly waterproof. It’s similarly resistant to temperature fluctuations and harsh weather conditions.

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Metal Roofing: What You Need to Know

Metal roofing has been around for over a century. It was first used to cover barns and tiny homes. Metal roofing was also utilized to protect commercial properties and larger industrial buildings. Over the last two decades, however, metal roofing has become popular with homeowners in Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is a smart long-term alternative to traditional wood roofs or asphalt shingles.

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Five Ways Your Window Contractors Can Help

No matter the size of your home, you have windows, and your windows should be taken care of. From window replacements to inspections, a quality contractor is your key to a safe, comfortable home. Before contacting a professional provider, however, you should consider the many services a contractor can provide.

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Everything You Need to Know About Stone Coated Metal Roofing

Everything You Need to Know About Stone Coated Metal Roofing

Of all the roofing products on the market today, stone coated metal roofing is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most durable, affordable and easy to install roofing products. Roofing companies install stone coated metal roofing on homes and business in Wisconsin and Minnesota every single day. Property owners are experiencing numerous benefits with this amazing roofing material.

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4 Roofing Maintenance Essentials: How to Take Care of Your Roof

Regardless of what type of roof you install on your home, it will require maintenance over the years in order to perform as it should. Roofs take a lot of abuse from Mother Nature, and yet the hold up rather well under some of the harshest environmental conditions. For this reason, you should take care of your roof since it takes care of your household. Below are five tips for taking care of your roof.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Storm Season

As one of the largest investments you'll ever make, it's important to protect your home at all times. Taking a few minutes to makes some storm preparations before bad weather arrives can make all the difference between getting through the season unscathed and having to do a great deal of cleanup afterward. Here's how to prepare your home for storm season. 

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Building a Beautiful Home Exterior

Whether you bought a brand new home some years ago or found a wonderful deal on an older home that needs a bit of tender loving care, at some point you're likely to consider reasons for replacing the home's exterior. A professional pressure washing service can often restore a house to a new appearance, but the day will come when you need to replace what is there in order to maintain a home which meets the expectations of your family while maintaining curb appeal in your neighborhood and a welcoming appearance when you invite guests to visit.

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Eco-Friendly New Roof: Stone Coated Steel

Although traditional asphalt shingles are still the basic paradigm of roofing systems in America, other types of roofs are available and rapidly becoming more popular for both new houses or when an older house needs a replacement roof installed. There is good reason for the shift as technology allows for roofing systems such as stone coated steel which are more environmentally friendly and more durable which reduces the expense of the roof in the long term when compared to traditional roofs. Further, metal roofs don't have to look like what you expect to see on an old barn or utility building but can be quite beautiful and simulate the look of any other type of roof.

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Choosing a Contractor: Project Design

Although you may not realize it, even the smallest repair job around your house requires a brief or informal design process in order to determine the best approach. A more formal design becomes essential with larger renovation projects, full remodeling jobs or building additions to the house. The design process is usually formalized by the contractor, but it begins when you first realize the need for the work to be done and start considering what you hope to achieve when it is finished.

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