Gutter Clutter: How to Use a Pressure Washer to Clean Your Gutters

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The guttering on your roof forms the first line of defence against heavy rain and potential water damage and flooding. Carrying out regular cleaning of your guttering will help to keep them in good working order and will also allow you to check for any signs of damage. Below is a guide to how you should clean the gutters on your home. Gather your tools You will need a ladder, a pair of thick gloves, a trowel, a bucket, a small hand brush and a pressure washer.…

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Unintentional Ways You Are Damaging Your Roof

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Your roof is an integral part of your home’s structure, protecting your home from rain and other weather conditions, while also improving its aesthetic appeal. While you may not be doing it on purpose, there could be things you are doing or not doing that are unintentionally causing it damage. Make sure you avoid the following common mistakes made with residential roofs. Not Providing Good Roof Ventilation  If you don’t have adequate ventilation for your roof, you might be increasing the risk for moisture damage to the roofing materials, as well as the formation of ice dams.…

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Asphalt VS Wood Shingles: Which is Better?

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When it comes to roofing materials, shingles tend to be some of the most common to choose from. There are different types of shingles, such as wood and asphalt. Here are some things to consider when deciding between asphalt and wood shingles for your residential roof. Wood Shingles Are Prone to Insect and Fire Damage One of the drawbacks to choosing wood shingles over those made of asphalt is the fact that they are more prone to certain types of damage.…

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