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5 Questions Homeowners Ask About Roofing Shingles

Between our customer service department and conversations with roofing contractors, we listen to a lot of concerns that homeowners have about their roofs. In this post, we will share five of the most common inquiries that we receive. In response, we have provided a short answer (for expediency) and a long answer (because roofing can often be more complicated than it seems).

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To Be Ready for Roofing Season, Start with Safety

The warmer summer months are a popular time for homeowners to welcome roofing projects onto their homes. To ensure that the season is not just busy, but long and successful, professional roofing contractors begin with a focus on safety. From driving to the job site, to cleaning up after completion, there are many ways to work safely during the course of any project. Here are few key areas for contractors to remember.

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Warning Signs for a New Roof or Repairs

The conditions which call for roof repair can be both obvious and hidden. Some roof damage, like open holes where the home’s interior is visible, are easily noticed. Others, however, are less conspicuous, and require a study of roofing materials, system components, and roof features to determine the adequacy of a roof’s safety and security. For these reasons and others, working with a Certified Residential Contractor is advised.

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New Roof Rejuvenates an Old Idaho Barn

Nearly a century ago, this dramatic barn was built in Treasure Valley of Southwestern Idaho near the town of Emmett in 1918. Today, it is used most often as a wedding venue, creating a scenic backdrop for the special ceremony, housing raucous receptions and even a bit of practical storage in between events. When roof repair on the barn could no longer be overlooked, the owners of Fourth Street Gardens selected Malarkey Certified Contractor, Rooftops Energy Solutions, based in nearby Boise.

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Residential Roofing: Don’t Do-it-Yourself

With a little research these days, handy homeowners can gain carpentry skills and learn above average techniques to tackle many simple home improvement projects. Roofing repairs and installations however, like plumbing and electrical projects, are best left to professionals. Roofing contractors have the necessary knowledge, training, and equipment to ensure roofs are properly installed.

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