Adding a Second-Story Deck: Style Practicalities

home with tile roof overlooking beautiful pool. A second-story deck gives you more room to enjoy the Arizona outdoors.

Homeowners are usually looking for ways to add livable space to their house. The desire is often to add outdoor living areas. The common method for adding outdoor living space is to install a first-story deck or patio. However, if you have a multi-story house, you have even more potential space for increasing your outdoor…

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Does Your Roof Actually Need Gutters?

brown guttern and drainpipe

Earlier this year we discussed some of the typical causes of gutter damage. But does your roof even need gutters? The short answer: probably, but not always. It may seem strange to see a house without gutters, but every once in a while, you might encounter one. In fact, whether your home actually needs gutters…

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Why Should You Choose a Flat Roof for Your Home?

concrete building with flat roof

The flat roof is a commercial staple that you’ve probably seen on more than a few office buildings, warehouses, and retail spaces. Even though this roof enjoys grand commercial popularity, it isn’t only a business design solution. This stylish roof is also an option for residential structures. If you’re re-roofing your home, considering a major…

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Roof Flashing: Understanding This Essential Roof Component

copper roof flashing for asphalt shingle roofs

Metal flashings are an important component of a roof. While roof flashings may not cover large areas of your roof, this component performs the task of helping to keep your roof leak-free around the perimeter. Read on to learn more about the basics of roof flashing and how to keep yours in good condition. Roof…

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5 Facts About High Temperatures & Your Asphalt Roof

Hammer and Nails on an asphalt roof

The Phoenix area experiences high temperatures that routinely exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest months.  If your asphalt shingle roof system is looking a little worse for wear, high heat may be the cause.  Here’s what you should know about hot weather and asphalt shingles. The Sun is an Asphalt Roof’s Worst Enemy Asphalt…

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Extend Your Metal Roof’s Lifespan

Several angeled roof.

After going through the trouble – and expense – of installing a new roof, you want it to last.  But time and weather will affect the roof.  If it’s a painted product, eventually, the paint will fade and/or start to wear off.  Underlayment will degrade, as well as any sealants.  To extend the life of…

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