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As of federal tax credits for re-roofing homes are not listed on the ENERGY STAR website although there were some tax credits for certain roofing products For tax rebates it's always a good idea to get advice from a tax... read full answer
You asked about the transition from steep to low level pitch when laying asphalt for example at or inches of vertical rise for every inches of horizontal run Please note that asphalt shingles should not be used on roofs with... read full answer
Many shingles have a life span of to years and while your shingles are at the low end age or a lower grade product could be contributing factors The most common culprit of shingle slippage is improper nailing during installation... read full answer
Just as popular roofing styles can differ from one region of the country to the other the same is often true of roofing terminology No-line roof shingles is not a description used in the Mid-Atlantic part of the country but... read full answer
There are a number of different metal leaf guard systems and you didn't mention which type you have Regardless of the style your gutter system is designed to work with the leaf guards laying flat If they are not the... read full answer
A leaky roof vent is not uncommon especially if you have squirrels nearby For some reason they seem to enjoy chewing on the metal flashing also called the jack which surrounds roof vents The two options presented by your roofing... read full answer
There may be several ways to create a California cut in your roof valley but this is the method I have always seen used Lay the roofing felt and install valley flashing as you normally would If you live in... read full answer
Laminated shingles are designed mainly to achieve a certain look while still getting the cost effectiveness of asphalt shingles In fact laminated shingles are asphalt shingles Essentially they are two sheets of the old three-tab asphalt shingles melded together The... read full answer
Asphalt shingles have replaced wood shakes as one of the most common types of shingles in use in North America The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association ARMA says that more than billion square feet of asphalt shingles are produced annually --... read full answer
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Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in North America mainly because they are economical and versatile, work well on steep-sloped roofs, are sunlight and weather resistant, require little-to-no maintenance and are reasonably priced. In addition, asphalt shingles are also easy to cut, fasten, and fit, as well as being compatible with many different kinds of flashing and edging products.
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