Mounting solar panels on different types of roof surfaces

Just like a Roth IRA or a 401K, solar panels are an investment and need asset protection. Some panels have been cited to take four to twenty years to pay themselves off, which means you can't afford to lose these panels and need them to function at their highest capacity 24/7 (or however long the sun is up.) It can be tricky to work around the options of cost effective, stylish, and secure. In order to save you the trouble of doing all the research, here are a few tips on what strategies work best for your roof to support…
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How to know when it’s time to replace your roof

How often do you look at your roof? For most homeowners this is the least looked at part of their home. Typically people go from their house to their car, and back again, without glancing up at their roof. The roof will usually go unnoticed, until there is a problem. The bad part is that once you have a problem, it can be very expensive to fix. Most roof issues can cause underlying damage that sometimes can’t be seen, but can have devastating effects on other parts of your house. It is suggested that you inspect your roof two times…
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how to remove and prevent black algae stains on asphalt shingle roofs

Homeowners in the bay area experience special weather conditions that they have to learn to adapt to. An area with so much moisture in the air creates an algae feeding ground, so homeowners and building owners have to watch their roofs carefully and make sure they are aware of any potentially hazardous algae growths. Surprisingly, algae does not actually have any long term harmful effects, but it is more of an aesthetic eyesore. If it is left for too long, the stagnant moisture can begin to rot the roof membrane underneath, so it is always best to treat it sooner…
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How to clean your concord roof

Northern California has become not an uncommon friend of bad weather conditions. Recently, we have noticed a lot of unexpected wind and rain, which has created a lot of roofing problems for many California homeowners and building owners. Sometimes the best option might be to completely replace the roof with brand new shingles. However, that might not always be the case for every single person. Some roofs are salvageable and can still have a lot of utility to give, but might just need some tender love and care. As we are now moving into the summer season with weather that…
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How to Prevent Roof Leaks in Concord

One of the most common and expensive issues that homeowners can face is a roof repair. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to have a new roof installed and figure that they don’t need to do anything to maintain it for the next 20 or so years. That is a huge mistake that can be costly in the end. Taking care of your roof to prevent leaks is easy if you follow some simple steps. By frequently checking the most likely roof leak spots you can stay one step ahead from a disaster. The most likely spots are the chimney, plumbing…
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The most common Roof Problems Concord Homeowners face

Your roof is exposed constantly to all the elements outside on a daily basis. No matter how good your roof may look with a pair of binoculars and your own eyes, your roof is still vulnerable to damage, and could possibly have damage that you can’t visibly see from the ground. All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic inspections, preferably twice a year, often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive buildup in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems.…
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Tips for Hiring a Roofing Contractor

When hiring a roofing contractor it is vital that you find a trusted professional to repair or replace one of the most vital structures of your building or home. Here are some helpful tips and reminders of key things to keep in mind when arranging such a project. Long term savings When deciding on a roofing contractor, you should always get multiple bids from many different companies. Of course, you will be tempted to immediately go with the lowest bid to save capital, but consider your long term savings. If one bid is significantly lower than the others, it might…
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Roofing Do’s and Don’t’s

From record drought to epic downpours, California weather has homeowner’s worried As a Californian you’re probably not surprised by the record breaking rainfall we’ve been experiencing as a state this winter, given the record-setting summer we just had the extreme weather is almost expected at this point for the Golden State. What you might not know however, is that your roof could be in danger of experiencing severe damage as a result of the recent weather patterns, especially cracks, leaks, and shingle damage. Believe it or not, there are also scams from fake contractors that you need to be on…
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Stylish Lafayette Roofing Can Restore the Look of Old Homes

An article on the Press-Enterprise website dated August 23, 2013 discusses the developments in Riverside's distinctive Twogood Lane and its immediate neighbors. The region is perhaps best known for its eclectic range of turn-of-the-century homes that have been renovated to fit modern living standards. The article notes that another classic home has been installed next to the area's existing houses, adding to its traditional theme. There's certainly charm in buying a house that bears vintage styling and architecture; there are a lot of such dwellings lying around in California, in fact. Although they look gorgeous and all, most will need…
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How Roofing in Walnut Creek, CA Can Restore the Glory of One of the City’s Historic Gems

The preservation of historic landmarks in a city is one undertaking that should be given more time and effort. The present generation (and succeeding ones) should be given a chance to glimpse the past, which paved the way for the birth of the society they know now. Walnut Creek City officials should consider this in light of an offer made to them by the Lar Rieu family: to restore the estate bequeathed to the city by their ancestor. (more…)
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