In general, light colors reflect the sun’s rays, while dark colors absorb the heat. Therefore, lighter color roofs will deflect more heat away from the home and help…

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The Berridge “R” Panel is a wide, economical panel providing 36″ of coverage for vertical or horizontal applications. Similar to the “M” Panel, this exposed fastener panel provides…

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Homeowners across the country are discovering that 5V metal roofing not only adds value to their home but provides beauty as well. McElroy’s 5V panels are 24″ wide…

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Gable roofs are by far the most common roof style you’ll find not only in the Boston area, but across America. Just take a look at the houses…

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Asphalt roof shingles can be painted using exterior acrylic paint. They don’t require much preparation before painting, and a coat of paint will improve your roof’s look. ……

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A hip roof is a kind of roof whose slides come with a gentle slope and it tends to slope down toward the walls. Hip roofs require an…

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Lighter colors such as tan, grays, or white have less fading than darker colors that are more vibrant. This is closely tied to whether the color’s pigment is…

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Either one is acceptable. The typical thickness of roof sheathing is about 7/16-inch, which is just under 1/2-inch. How thick should a flat roof be? A minimum thickness…

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There is no legal requirement to wear hard hats on roof tops as long as the risk assessment clearly defines no hazard of bumping your head, hard hats…

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According to most roof warranties, snow should be shoveled off roofs before it reaches a depth of 2′; however, local snow removal companies may suggest sticking to the…

Roofs and roofing