Problems with Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles

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Tile is among the most common—and oldest—types of roofing material worldwide. Clay tile dates back to around 10,000 B.C. when archeologists say the Chinese first used tile roofs. Today, many older homes have clay and concrete tile roofs, but homeowners are increasingly turning to alternatives that are more affordable and easier to maintain. (more…)

What is the Strongest Roof Truss Design?

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The truss of the roof serves as its foundation, providing it both support and strength. Through the years, roofing technology has changed and today prefabricated trusses are used to provide a more robust framework. The truss is essential to the integrity of the roof and is a requirement of building code in most areas. (more…)

How Do You Waterproof a Flat Roof?

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The roof is an essential part of a property but one that most homeowners and business owners neglect; many rarely ever go up to it. But ignoring your roof doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Like any other part of a property, it needs regular maintenance. Particularly for homes with a flat roof in an area, that experiences a lot of rainfall because the water will stagnate on the roof and potentially damage it. To avoid this, you need to waterproof your roof. (more…)

The Best Alternative to Metal Shake Roof Shingles

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A growing number of homeowners are choosing metal shake shingle roofs—aluminum, copper, steel, or zinc, among others—in both new construction and roof replacement projects.

Many homeowners favor metal shake over the more traditional asphalt shingles because metal is longer-lasting and more durable. It also adds a distinctive aesthetic to the home. (more…)

A Better Alternative to Vinyl Cedar Shakes

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There are a lot of homeowners who love the look of cedar shake siding, and with good reason, but since natural cedar is expensive, many people turn to vinyl cedar shakes instead. If you’re looking for a better alternative to vinyl cedar shakes, our experts at Authentic Restoration are here to help. (more…)

Preparing Your Home for The Winter

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With the festive season fast approaching, the last thing on your mind is preparing your home for the change in seasons. Unfortunately, if you want to avoid costly issues this winter, it’s a good idea to prepare your home before the temperature drops. Let’s explore some tasks you can perform to help get ready for the coldest part of the year. (more…)

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Roof Replacement?

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It is common for homeowners to neglect their roof until they notice a leak in the ceiling due to heavy rainfall or damages due to other reasons. You can avoid incurring repairing costs with proper roof maintenance. However, some damages are unavoidable for which submitting a home insurance claim can end up saving you money. However, not many homeowners know how to go about the process.

So, how to get insurance to pay for roof replacement? You need to follow the following tips. (more…)

What Is a Gable Roof?

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You may be looking into different kinds of roofs that match your tastes and requirements. Two of the popular types of roofing styles in America are the hip roof and the gable roof.

If you are designing a home or looking to install a gable roof over an existing roof, Authentic Restoration is here to help. (more…)

How To Tarp a Roof – Take Caution or Use a Professional

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Prevent Further Damage with a Roof Tarp

Are you dealing with cracks and leaks in your roof? You may need to tarp your roof to avoid further damage and future more costly repairs.

Tarping a roof is an effective and budget-friendly remedy to a leaky roof. Keep reading for the step-by-step process of installing tarp on your roof like a pro. (more…)

How Much Does It Cost to Replace A Roof?

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The price of replacing a residential roof depends on several factors. When you request price quotes, make sure to avoid roofing scams by confirming the contractor you’re considering is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Authentic Restoration offers top-notch, reliable roof replacement that provides value for your bucks. (more…)