Are Roof Trusses Better Than Roof Rafters (Stick Framing)?

There is no doubt that trusses have become the main stream method for constructing the roof of most homes. They are quickly assembled, and they save time and cost in labor and lumber, making them ideal for rapid home construction. The reality is, they are better for most applications as well. They are sturdy, and […]

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Selecting a Roofer or Roofing Contractor

When choosing a roofer or roofing contractor for roof replacement there are several things you'll want to take into consideration. First, don't put yourself in a position where you are in a hurry. Take care of repairs first so you are not rushed into hiring a roofing company too quickly. Then follow the vetting process outlined in this […]

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How To: Choose a New Roof for Your House

There are many things you should consider before buying a new roof. Your roof is a system of components that work together to protect your home. It may look simple, but the mechanics of why it works well are complex. Check out this video on choosing a roof for your house.

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How to Know Termite Damage In Your House When You See It

It is important to know termite damage in your home when you see it. Here are some tips on what to look for and how to handle an infestation.

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Roofing Danger Signals in Seattle

There are roofing danger signals that people need to be aware of, so they can stay on top of their roofing needs. If you have a poorly installed roofing system, then the damages may not appear on just the roof. Poor attic ventilation can result in excessive moisture which leads to blistering and peeling of […]

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Worrisome Winter Roof Danger: Ice Dams

An easy way to help prevent ice dams is to keep your eaves, gutters, downspouts and drains clear. This way water can drain away from your home as snow melts on your roof. It’s ideal to have your gutters cleaned out before snow season even begins. While you’re at it, install gutter screens for added […]

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Five Step Spring Roof Inspection

As the days grow longer and the weather warms up, it’s time to refocus on roofing maintenance to ensure that the winter elements haven’t caused any damage or issues that could compromise performance. In addition to inspecting both before and after every winter, it’s also crucial that the individual overseeing your roof’s inspection is trained […]

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How to handle a roof leak, indoors and out

A leaky roof can cause major headache and significant property damage and should be addressed immediately before further devalues the property. The first step addressing the leak from the inside - place a bucket or rigged hose-funnel system underneath the leak. Search elsewhere in the house for any unusual sag in the ceiling. Be prepared […]

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Home Inspection - Foundations - Part 1 of 3

Foundation health is critical to the well being of your home. There are 3 types of foundations: footer/slab, Foots/ joist and footer/basement. All need to be considered separately, but there are common things to look for such as cracks, moisture and sagging. only a licensed structural engineer can advise as to the soundness of a […]

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How to Find a Leak in the Roof of Your House

Finding a leak in a roof is fairly easy. When observing a leak, often noted by the stain, remember it might not be just where the drip is coming thru. Go into the attic, and look for water stains in the rafters and horizontal cover. Follow the line up and one can usually find the […]

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