Archives: Roofing

Asphalt Roof Shingle Warranty

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Understanding An Asphalt Roof Shingle Warranty Asphalt roof shingles are the most common roofing material today in this Country. The popularity of architectural shingles with long warranty periods of 20, 30, 50 years and even lifetime periods are advertised today. However, if you don’t read the fine print you might be very surprised at what’s…

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Grace Roof and Window Flashing Products

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing, Windows

Grace Flashing Solutions One of the most important and difficult components of construction is proper flashing to keep rain, snow and ice out of buildings to prevent water damage and premature rotting of wood framing. On one of our current projects at work the guys have been building an addition for a school that has…

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DaVinci Roofscapes® Introduces Builders to Several New Products at 2010 International Builders’ Show

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

As some of you know we’ll be attending the 2010 International Builders’ Show this year so I’m excited to check out this years new products. Included in that are the new offerings from DaVinci Roofscapes®. KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, will showcase the company’s newest products at the…

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Enduring the Cold with Roof Winterization Tips

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Roofing

Roof Winterization Tips Your roof is a critical part of your home’s defense against the elements, and winter can wreak havoc on it. To maintain your roof’s integrity and fend off costly damage caused by bitter snow, ice and wind, check out these simple, do-it-yourself winterization tips offered by LGC Roofing. Debris removal and tree…

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Blocked Proper Vents Causing Ice Dams

By Todd Fratzel on Insulation, Roofing

With winter quickly approaching I thought it was time to discuss one of the problems that causes ice dams. Ice dams cause significant amounts of damage each year and most of them can be avoided if you understand the root cause. The following information should help you understand some of the causes of ice dams.…

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Unique Roof Measuring Service

By Todd Fratzel on Design, Product Reviews, Roofing

GeoEstimator – Safe & Inexpensive Roof Measurements Recently I stumbled upon a very cool new service for the construction industry that really caught my eye. GeoEstimator is a service that measures roof dimensions using satellite and aerial photography. They have a sophisticated software system that helps them create a report that includes all the major…

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Synthetic Roofing Offers Advantages

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Synthetic Roofing Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions about synthetic roofing products especially synthetic slate roof tiles. Here in New England there are still older buildings with real slate roofs and they are amazingly beautiful. However, the cost to both construction and maintain real slate roofs has become so expensive that most owner’s can’t…

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Some Ice Dams Are Difficult To Prevent

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing

Ice Dams I’ve written several about how to prevent ice dams and how ice dams can damage your home. And typically I write about how you can prevent ice dams with better attic insulation and ventilation. Ice dams are created when snow and ice melt further up the roof and run down towards the roof…

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