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Roof Trouble – What Does That Mean?

Winter is upon us and (someday) the rains will come to SoCal. And with the rain comes roof trouble. Of course, a leaky roof is the most troublesome and common problem that home and business owners deal with. But what else might need your attention? Roofing shingles, tiles and other materials are susceptible to blow-offs when not properly installed from the beginning. Where flashing is not correctly attached, open seams and laps can cause such problems. Lack of regular roofing maintenance is the main cause of roof trouble. For most people, the knowledge of how to maintain a roof is …

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Flat Roofing for the 21st Century

Flat roofing has come a long way in the last 20 years. While hot tar still has its place, it’s slowly becoming a dinosaur. One of the more exciting roofing alternatives is silicone. We’ve all heard of silicone, but little is broadly known about its application as a roofing system. That’s mostly because there have been few manufacturers making liquid silicone products making it very expensive.  However there are several manufactures now, prices have subsequently come down. Why should you consider silicone? Here are a few reasons: A silicone flat roof is almost always cheaper than a traditional tear off …

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Roof Leaks – A Common Reason

One of the most common reasons for roof leaks is due to the vent pipe seal. Most homes have an average of around 6 vent pipes though larger homes with several bathrooms can have well over 10. These pipes are connected to various objects in the house, such as sinks, toilets, bath tubs, water heaters, and various other heater vents and kitchen stoves. These pipes project through the roof, usually about a foot, and when you’re roof is installed a metal flashing which looks like a cone is installed around the pipe and then sealed. The roof leak problem is …

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Roofing Felt Underlayment – its Origin and Purpose

What’s interesting – remarkable even, is that, in perhaps 90% or more of instances, the installation of this paper is a waste of time and resources.

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Steps to take to prepare for a reroof

If you’re about to get a new roof then no doubt your roofer will explain certain things to you so that you’re better prepared but not all roofers are very conscientious about explaining what to prepare for. Generally speaking the following does not apply to minor roof repairs. The first thing to know about most roofing jobs is that they are usually very noisy, dusty, and dirty and as a necessity, they start early (7am). In fact most roofers would prefer to start earlier, to beat the hot sun even more, but the law in most places will not allow …

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Hiring A Good Roofing Contractor

While there is no exact science to hiring a good roofing contractor there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances of avoiding a bad one.

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Newest Update on El Nino 2014-2015

Will 2014-2015 be an El Nino Year?  For some time now  the El Nino 2014 weather pattern has been an increasingly popular topic.  Through the first six months of 2014, the patterns suggested we were in for an epic El Nino which would rival 2005 and even 1998. The very latest data issued by the US Climate Prediction Center states that “5 of 8 international models signal El Nino will probably develop by the end of spring, with about half indicating the event will be established by September, the bureau said. The odds of an El Nino during the Northern …

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Proper Tile Roof Inspection

In the past, when buying and selling a home, not many home buyers necessarily had a professional roofing inspection along with their home inspection. But because general home inspectors suggest a proper tile roof inspection, it is happening more often. Why? Most home inspectors simply don’t have roofing experience and even if they did, a good roofing inspector needs ten or more years’ experience in order to properly judge a roof’s condition. In the case of tile roofs, even experienced roofers can fail in judging their age but mostly it’s because they are too lazy to bother really digging in, …

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How A Proper Roof Inspection is Done

In the past, not many home buyers would go through the trouble of getting a proper roof inspection on top of a home inspection but more and more people are. Mostly because general home inspectors are suggesting they do so. Why? The main reason lies in understanding the life cycle of a roof. A flat roof might have a total life expectancy of say, 20 years. The problem is that it’s pretty hard to tell the difference between a 7 year old flat roof and a 15 year old one. Same goes for shingles. It’s only in the last few …

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What is the Chance of El Nino 2014?

Well, it is a little early to say for sure if we’ll have an El Nino year this year, But the chances that we will have a lot of rain are going up with each month that goes by.  Understand that the subsurface warm mass in the Pacific which is on par with the mass we had in 1998, which was a major El Niño year, is the primary motivating force for this… Here’s what the EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION issued by the CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society said on 8 …

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