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The “step-down clause”: Knowing this will save you money

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Californians pay a premium for energy. California’s electric utilities are often listed among the top 10 most expensive utilities in the United States. However, a typical California family can pay off their solar power system within an average of five years, equaling savings of more than $80,000 within 20 years. Additionally, there is no better…

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My roof looks funny… What are some aging signs in shingles? And what’s with those roofing warranties?

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Roofs are funny things. I have spent hours with clients and some times days with others in the roof type and color selection phase of re-roofing. I have been known to explain on more than one occasion that the color and type of roof really matters right now… but 3 months after the new roof…

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Ventilate my roof? What does that mean? Why Does A Roof Need Ventilation?

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Your roof protects your from the moisture and heat that is in the elements. You might think that roof venting would be the last thing that you would expect a roof to have. Besides, aren’t we trying to keep the elements out? Opening the roof to expose ourselves to the open air seems counterproductive. Believe…

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What’s the typical lifespan of my roof system?

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There are roofing systems that are made from wood, metal, clay, slate, concrete, cementious fiber, asphalt, plastic and modified materials. Each system has unique properties that assist in longer lifespans for various roofing scenarios. A good way to determine how long you can expect your roof to last is to check with the manufacturer’s warranty.…

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Is it expensive to replace a roof?

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Each roof is different in pitch, hips, gables, undershots, access, flashing detail, transitions, etc. I often get the phone call where a fellow wants to know “just ball park, you know?” how much a roof will cost. They’ll tell me square footage but when I ask if that includes overhang, pitch, waste and garage there…

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Do I need to be home while the work is in progress?

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So, you made the decision to do your roofing project, you feel good about who you chose to do the roofing work. When you hire a roofing professional to work on your roof, you should ask them if you need to be home while they work. Typically, they will tell you that you do not…

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I need a Roof Estimate… Do I Need To Be Home?

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When you are considering hiring a roofing contractor for your roofing project, it is important to obtain an estimate. Usually people elect to contact several roofing professionals and then compare estimates. They may feel that it is best to obtain several estimates while they are at work and then compare the estimates at a later…

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Does it take a long time to replace a roof?

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I see this question from the client’s perspective. If they are a homeowner, they want to know some things about any given roofing company’s re roofing philosophy. Will they be exposed to the elements? Why? Is there a way to lessen this risk? Are they insured? How much? What type of insurance do they have?…

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My roof leaks. Do I need to have it totally replaced?

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Water is not supposed to come inside your building. When it does, this can be more than alarming. The first response is typically to panic. Thoughts of having the roof entirely replaced and what that might cost begins to add to the stress. However, some of the time, a professional roofing contractor can repair the…

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