The Problem Within: How Poor Ventilation can Destroy Your Roof

Sometimes, poor ventilation isn’t only a comfort problem. A lot of people inquiry about attic ventilation—and for good reason. If your home’s attic and roof ventilation aren’t taken care of, moisture can increase. Mold can thrive. Damages can occur. Often, homeowners find themselves needing emergency surfaces, due to fully preventable disasters.

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Understanding the Value of a Metal Roof

If you are in the market for a new roof, then it’s no secret that metal roofs are one of the best options on the market for homes. Many roofing companies are touting the superiority of metal roofs. However, with an industry fascination for metal roofs, it’s easy for consumers to resist the roof’s appeal due to the hype. Many may think the benefits espoused by industry professionals are simply selling points. However, you get real value when you invest in a metal roof.

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What Are Your Options for Commercial Roofs?

With a new year upon us, it’s time to take care of some of those items on our to-do list. Although you may have saved time delaying these items, the more you delay fixing them, the more it will cost you to make the repairs, especially when it comes to getting a new roof for your business. You can take action now by selecting the roof that’s best suited for your business from the list below.

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Why Winter Is the Perfect Time of Year for New Doors and Windows

During the winter months, the last thing that may be on a homeowners’ mind is installing new doors and windows; however, this is the best time of year to do so. Beyond having a fresh, new look for spring, our team at Intelligent Design Corp has found a host of benefits to installing new doors and replacement windows in the winter, including the following:

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Determining Roof Repair or Replacement

You likely already understand roofs need ongoing inspection and maintenance in order to stay in top shape and sometimes may need repairs after a specific event such as a storm or downed tree limb. Of course, everything has a natural life and a roof will eventually need to be completely replaced. In some cases it can be difficult to determine whether major repairs, replacement of a section of the roof, or a complete roof tear off and new roof installation is the best solution for the problem at hand.

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Reasons to Upgrade a Deck

It would be impossible to list every reason anyone has ever wanted to upgrade their deck, but there are a few common ones. The bottom line is, like any other home renovation, the process is designed to make your life better. To that end, it's always a good idea to discuss honestly with your contractor what you want to achieve with the renovations. Whether you want to incorporate a design feature that reminds you Grandmother's old deck, or a cosmetic aspect you like about a friend's deck, or simply want more space, your contractor has likely worked with similar reasons in the past and will know how to incorporate your vision with building codes and safety features to design and build a beautiful deck for you and your family.

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Restoration and Repair Projects

Restoration projects in the sense of buying an old house knowing the repairs it needs can be fun and exciting to watch as the house comes back to its previous glory. Restoration after a disaster or unexpected repairs are not something anybody looks forward to but unfortunately, accidents do happen. With the service of an experienced contractor, such jobs don't have to be so depressing as you can have the work conducted quickly and professionally so you can get back to your daily life as quickly as possible.

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Recovering After Hail Damage: A Guide

Hail damage can happen quickly, and you’ll need a licensed contractor to alleviate all damages. Until you call, however, you can fix the damage yourself. That said, you’ll need to check the “damage hot spots” normally birthed from a long hail storm. Before contacting your roofing company, check out the post-storm guide below. Be safe, be careful and remedy any post-hail damage in these areas:

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3 Ways to Protect Your Roof During the Winter Months

Severe weather during the winter months can lead to roof damage. If you are a homeowner, the last thing you want to contend with in the cold are problems with your roof. Fortunately, you can take proactive measures to reduce your chances of incurring roof damage.

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5 Traits to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home: It shelters you from the wind, rain and snow while holding in heat and protecting you from the sun. If your roof needs repairs to continue protecting your home from the elements, you definitely want to make sure you hire the right person for the job.

But if you don't know anything about roofing, how can you tell? 

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