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We are Testing This Snowmelt Cable

Posted on: February 11, 2016 by in Roof Repair
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We are currently testing this 100 FOOT ROOF & GUTTER PRE-TERMINATED SNOWMELT CABLE KIT on one of our customers buildings. It retails at $432.00 Here is the product description taken from Heatingelementsplus.com Stop ice dams in your gutters and prevent costly damage to your roof with the Roof & Gutter Snowmelt Kit. This kit contains what you need to get started installing a heating cable system on your roof edges to stop snow from accumulating and keep ice from blocking your Continue Reading ...

Why do Attics Make a Creaking & Cracking Sound at Night?

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Blog, Roof Repair
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Brendan Foster from Louisville Roofing Contractors is explaining why some attics creak and crack at night. At night attic can sometime make loud creaking and cracking sounds. It can ofter sound as if the roof is broken in some way, or the roof is going to collapse. The creaking sound is perfectly normal, and is caused by the movement of roof timbers responding to changes in temperature. Watch the video to discover why this happens and what can be done to prevent Continue Reading ...

Installation of Roof Vents

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Roof Repair, Uncategorized
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1 . Why install vents on your roof? No matter what type of ventilation system you choose for your roof, if it is properly installed, this, can make a huge difference in your home environment and reduce air conditioning bills during the warmer months. Did you know that in summer the air temperature in your attic could reach as much as 150 degrees Fahrenheit? That's uncomfortably hot, a proper ventilation system in your attic, allows hot air to rise from the lower area to the attic, and leave Continue Reading ...

Construction Safety Tips

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Roof Repair, Services
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Construction site safety is a major concern. Many lives are lost because of carelessness or just plain stupidity. Thankfully here at Louisville Roofing Contractors we have never had to write up an accident in our accident report book. However on occasions some of the near misses can make for amusing videos. Here is a collection of video clips from around the web. 10 Tips For Work Safety Staying healthy and safe at work is important. No matter what your job, it is important to reduce your Continue Reading ...

The Truth About Mold – Its Effect on You and Your Home – Part 1

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Siding Contractors
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If you go outside on a humid day you may inhale 100,000 mold spores. If you place five bags of mulch around bushes, you inhale another 1,000,000 mold spores and you never once complain about mold. However, when the mold inspector tells you have 1,000 mold spores of Penicillium in your basement you start to have short-term memory loss, headaches, and your fingernails turn green. Homes today are tight and built with materials that no longer hold water. So when they get wet, they stay wet. In Continue Reading ...

The Advantages of Regular Roof Maintenance

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Roof Repair
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Regular preventative roof upkeep plays an essential role in avoiding roof leaks and expensive roof repairs. Flat roof repair work is a lot easier than trying to take care of a sloping roof. The level of damage to your roof will certainly identify whether you are dealing with a small repair, a significant task, or an installation of a replacement roof. Once you have actually located the source of your leak, it is important to choose the correct roof patch and/or sealant that will work best on Continue Reading ...

Nail Gun Vs. Hand Nailing Which Is Better

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Uncategorized
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Nail Gun Vs. Hand Nailing Here at Louisville Roofing Contractors we choose to hand nail shingles, we have found that using pneumatic nailers can present a number of problems. Below is an excellent article to help you form your own opinion. By: Jim Cory Dave Molloy, owner of Molloy Roofing, a fourth-generation roofing company in Cincinnati that hand-nails every shingle job, explains why he prefers to work this way. Replacement Contractor: Do you think the practice of Continue Reading ...

Louisville Roofing Contractors Guide To Roof Flashing

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Roof Repair
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Properly installed roof flashings are considered as the most important factor in keeping a Portland roof performing well over time. Waterproofing the roof is vital for the integrity of the building, and one of the most important steps for doing so is the installation of the roof flashing. A material installed over the roof deck prior to the application of the primary roof covering. When re-roofing your home, the proper installation of flashings and edge flashing details is one of the most Continue Reading ...

Roof Maintenance – When Should You Call Your Local Roofer?

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Roof Repair
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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="299"] Commercial Roof Maintenance[/caption] Regular roof maintenance means longer roof life & through roof maintenance you can save money. Routine roof inspections and proper maintenance are the key elements to extending the life of your roof system. With proper maintenance and roof cleaning, you can preserve the good condition of your roof. One of the best things you can do for your roof is to have an annual or semi-annual roof inspection followed Continue Reading ...

What is The Best Siding For Your Home?

Posted on: May 9, 2015 by in Siding Contractors
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The Four Main Types of Siding No building development is complete without quality siding. Siding is known to be the most cost effective way of adding more color and beauty to your building exteriors. There are several options you can always choose from as a homeowner . Whatever the type you wish to install in your new building, we will install it for your using the very best materials, from traditional siding patterns to customized patterns. No matter the type you require for your building, Continue Reading ...

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