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7 Tips To Avoid Skylight Roof Leaks

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Here is expert advise on how to complete your skylight installation so that your unit is durable and leak free. In fact, skylight waterproofing is one of the most challenging parts on the job and requires some technical knowledge.

Our pros share their secrets for homeowners who want to know how to install a skylight by themselves.

1. Select the RIGHT mounting option

When it comes to mounting your skylight on the roof, you will have three options. It is important to understand the difference between them prior to selecting your unit, as this will directly affect the total cost and the complexity of the installation.

•Flush-mounted: is generally easier to install in new construction,

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Metal Shingles Prices – Estimate Your Metal Roofing Cost

Metal roof shingles cost about $11,000-14,000 installed on a 1,600 sq.ft. ranch style home. This roof is an ideal option for people who plan to stay in their home for many years.

Metal is a premium material that offers exceptional style, durability and longevity.

If you ever decide to sell your home, a metal roof will increase the value of your house and attract more interest. While initially expensive, aluminum and steel shingles offer an unbeatable array of advantages, when compared to other materials.

Installation cost

You can expect to pay an average of $300-500 per square or $3-5 per square foot for metal roofing shingles alone.

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How To Fight Ice Damming – Best Roof Deicing

Roof Snow Melt SystemOne of the best roof ice melt systems that provides effective protection against ice damming is Perfectly Clear by Calorique.

Having been a roofer in Massachussetts for over 12 years, I have seen pretty much every ice dam prevention product out there.

Most don’t work, but of the ones that do, Perfectly Clear has superior features and performance.

This is a relatively new system, that has become available only about 10 years ago. When I first saw it in action, I was very excited!

Here are its specs, installation and operating costs, as well advantages over other snow melting systems for roofs.

Ice dam solutions: long vs.

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How To Prevent Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are the most common and frequent types of repairs homeowners need.

A leaking roof can cost at least $2,000-5,000 in major house repairs, if there is damage to the interior of your home.

While you can throw money at the problem and try to fix your leaky roof, the best course of action is to prevent roof problems from happening in the first place.

Learn what you can do to make sure your new roof lasts a long time, and remains leak-free.

1. Spend more on installation = save over the roof’s lifetime

Typically, most people do not see their roof when they wake up and make their first cup of coffee.

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2020 Roof Deck Cost: Estimate Deck Prices Per Square Foot

On average, 300 sq.ft. of roof decking costs $800-2,800 to install, depending on the material you choose.

Unfortunately, many homeowners who have a flat deck roof have to deal with frequent leaks.

This is usually because low quality, leak prone decking materials, such as EPDM rubber are used, often in an effort to save money.

If you want to avoid problems and build a durable, watertight deck, PVC is the best material to use.

Here, we will discuss how to build a deck that will be impervious to water, how much it costs, the best decking materials, as well as floating deck alternatives to consider.

In this post:

Average decking cost
Best material for decks
Benefits of PVC decking
Worst material option for a deck
Ponding water issues
Floating deck alternatives –

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Skylight Installation Cost Guide

Average skylight replacement cost varies greatly, ranging from as little as $700 to as much as $3,500 +.

Skylight prices are so widespread because there are actually many different types of skylight windows and placement options. Installation is rarely as straightforward as cutting a giant hole in the roof and encasing it with glass.

Lets take a look at the most common types of skylights, popular sizes, installation options, and how much each costs.

In this post:

Average skylight cost
Skylights prices for different size units
Skylight replacement cost – cheapest option
Add a unit to a roof with full attic
Add a unit to a cathedral roof
Install a solar tube
Premium options
Tips to reduce your costs

How Much Do Skylights Cost?

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How To Replace Shingles And Roofing Plywood

This post will discuss how to install shingles on a roof correctly, to avoid future problems. The most important steps in the process are to:

1. Tear off the old roofing material

2. Repair plywood or sheathing

Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect to do this in an effort to save money, without realizing that they are running a very high risk of ending up with a bad roof.

While there are some legitimate ways to cut costs that will not jeopardize the integrity of your roof, others do more harm than good in the long run.

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One such dangerous way is to shingle over an existing roof,

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Roof Replacement – When Is The Best Time To Install A New Roof?

If you need to replace your roof, the big question is when to schedule the install?

In addition to considering your own convenience, it is important to know that many roofers adjust their labor charges based on slow vs busy work seasons.

Moreover, depending on the roofing material you want, there may be weather and temperature related restrictions that will impact your timing.

Here is advice from roofing pros on the best roof installation timing that will give you the following benefits:

1. negotiate a great price
2. get high quality installation
3. experience the least amount of stress along the way

When is the WORST time for a roofing installation?

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Fascia Board Replacement Cost And Repair Tips

Repairing or replacing rotten fascia wood boards is essential step that many homeowners miss, when installing gutters.

As a result, new gutters, which are supposed to last for years, start to fall off for no apparent reason. Keep in mind that gutters are crucial to your home’s “well-being”, because they protect the foundation and walls from water that is coming off the roof.

In this guide, we will walk you through dealing with fascia problems and preparing your roof for a lasting gutter installation.

We will discuss:

– how to replace fascia wood and why its so important
– problems associated with rotted fascia
– best replacement materials and how much they cost

What is a fascia?

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2020 EPDM Rubber Roofing Cost

A rubber roof membrane is very affordable, with an average cost of $7,500-8,700,installed on a 1,500 sq.ft. ranch style home.

Low prices and ease of installation make an EPDM rubber membrane the most popular flat roof across the US.

Cost to install a rubber roof

On average, homeowners across the US pay $4.5-5.0 per sq.ft. to install EPDM rubber roofing.

Flat roof contractors charge about $75-90 per hour for labor.

The more penetrations (chimney, skylights, etc) and corners your roof has, the more complex, and therefore more expensive the install.

There is also a 10-15% premium charge for installations that are done on two storie houses or higher.

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