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What Type of Plywood Should You Use on Your Roof

Roofs are framed with rafters that run from the peak of the rood to the eaves. These rafters are covered in a sheathing that consists of either plywood or oriented strand board. Plywood is typically used for sheathing because it’s water resistant, provides great structural stability and is low cost. However, oriented strand board is another favorite. It costs less than plywood and provides the

Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingle Roofing

The roof is one of the most important aspects of your home. It shields you from the outdoor elements and keeps you comfortable and safe. These structures have a very long lifespan and will last for years before they start showing signs of wear and tear. When that happens, you need to replace your roof.Replacing a roof is a big investment and most home owners want to ensure that the money they

The First Signs of Roof Damage Due to Ice Build Up

The winter has been brutal this year, with the temperatures plunging to single digits and beyond. Several people stayed in their homes instead of heading out and braving the winter. But your roof had no choice but to endure it. Winter is always hard on the roof and can cause several problems. You need to keep an eye on the roof to ensure that it’s not damaged. [caption id="attachment_769"

Are Solar Panels a Good Idea for Your New Roof? Google Knows

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Just about everyone has gotten onto Google Maps and searched their address to catch a glimpse of the satellite picture of their home. Perhaps you’ve done it too, and found it a little bit surreal to see that Google had an accurate picture of your house online. However, now it seems that Google is putting that data to good use in a way that might just save you money on your energy bills this

The Big E Tips For Directions and Parking

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Major Home Improvements is excited about the Big E once again this year. We are big fans of the exposition and visit every single year. After years of visiting we learned a few tips to avoid traffic and find cheap and close parking. Her are a few direction and parking tips for all you New Englanders and New Yorkers. Big E Directions & Parking General Directions  FROM Connecticut

5 Common Roof Problems and Their Effects

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The roof is perhaps the most important structure of your home, but it’s also one of the most ignored. Very few people actually check the roof for damage unless there’s a problem that needs to be dealt with. Repairing a roof can be an expensive affair, replacing it is even more so, but some problems can be unavoidable. In such cases, spotting the issue early can mean less expensive roof repair.

How to Keep Your Roof Clean

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Roofs are perhaps the most visible aspects of your home. When they become dirty or moss ridden, it’s immediately noticeable. Algae can leave behind ugly spots or cover your entire roof in a shade of green. Needless to say, keeping your roof clean is vital for the aesthetic of your home. Regular roof maintenance keeps your roof looking new and clean and allows you to identify any problems before

Why Does your Roof Cave In?

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This winter, Massachusetts saw over 100 roof collapses (either full or partial). So many residences and business were affected by this that the state government released Roof Collapse Safety Information to the public. Your roof is particularly susceptible to collapse in the winter months. Roof replacement in Westfield, MA can be expensive and in some cases, unavoidable. However, if you’re aware


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