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How to tell if your roof need a replacement

Warning signs every homeowner should watch out for Most homeowners don’t make it a habit to go outside their home and check whether their roof is in great shape, and this is completely understandable since not everybody knows how to inspect their roof and tell whether it is in dire need of a repair or…

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Restoring Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta tiles are cleaned to remove moss and lichen. The tiles are made from natural clay, which is naturally moist, and moss and lichen are attracted to the roof tiles’ surface.  If left, the moss and lichen will continue to grow, and will restrict the flow of rain water.  When restoring terracotta tiles, your roofing…

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How Storms Affect a Roof

How Storms Affect a Roof Believe it or not, even the calmest storms can have major affects on your roof. Most of our roofs are damaged by four elements: high wind, hail, rain and trees. Below will explain how these storm elements can damage to your roof: High- Wind: Strong winds can rip the tiles…

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Replacing Roofing Screws

If you live near the coast, your roof will be affected by corrosion caused by the sea air. Fine particles of sea salt, usually formed by the evaporation of sea spray, creates a salt haze – and it is this haze which corrodes your roofing screws, causing them to weaken.  Once this happens their performance…

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How to keep birds off your roof

At first thought, having birds hanging out on your roof right seem like just an unavoidable thing that doesn’t do much harm. But as we’ve mentioned a few times on this blog in the past, having certain types of birds on your roof can cause quite a bit of damage – things like peeling shingles,…

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How to inspect your roof

While relying on an experienced roofing contractor for large-scale repairs and important inspections is a good idea, that doesn’t mean you can’t perform some simple inspections for yourself to ensure that everything is in proper order. With this blog post, allow us to run you through a few steps you can perform on your own…

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La Porte, TX, September 26, 2008 -- A sub-contractor works on installing a roof repair after Hurricane Ike. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency (FEMA) working with the Corps of Engineers provides sturdy temporary roofing repairs for home owners after Hurricane Ike. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

Tips for choosing a roofing contractor

Roofing is not a job that you’d want to entrust to just any contractor who came along and promised to get the job done for a ridiculously low price. Roofing has the potential to ensure the safety, security and value of a property when done right and conversely, it has the potential to spell nothing…

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Tile roofing patterns and styles

Done right, tile roofing can add a great deal to your property, both aesthetically and functionally. With this blog post, read more about the various patterns, colours and styles of tiled roofing that are made available by our skilled workers here at Rooftec.  Colours and materials One of the most important aspects when it comes…

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Common roofing terms

In our years as a quality roofing repair and restoration provider, we at Rooftec have realised that a basic knowledge of the roofing practices and terms we use on our jobs boosts our clients’ confidence in our services and increases their ultimate satisfaction and appreciation for our work. In this post, we’d like to introduce…

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The key to building and maintaining a good roof

Roof damage is considered to be one of the costliest forms of property damage. It can be caused by natural disasters or by simple wear-and-tear over the passage of time. In order to prevent this, two things must be taken into account: the quality of the roofing materials used to build the roof, and the…

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