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Storm Damage In La Crosse Wisconsin: How To Protect Your Home, And Where To Get Help

April showcased Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, and many other Midwest states. Severe weather awareness week allows us to be mindful of summer storms, and ...

May 19th, 2020 BY First American Roofing

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3 Kinds Of Flat Roof Materials To Consider

When it comes to your home’s roof, not all houses have steep, sloped roofs. Some homes feature flat roofs that ...
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What Are Roof Trusses And What Do They Do?

When it comes to your home, the roof plays a vital role in providing shelter and protection. But have you ever wondered ...
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5 Most Used Roof Types (With Pictures)

Your home’s roof is its crown, protecting you from the elements and adding to its overall curb appeal. But did ...
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Cost to Insulate a House: 7 Key Factors to Consider

Is your home feeling a bit too drafty in the winter or too warm in the summer? It might be time to think about ...
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5 Main Signs of Bad Insulation in Your Home

Is your home feeling less cozy in the winter and hotter in the summer? It might be because of poor insulation. Bad ...
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Cellulose vs Fiberglass Insulation: Pros and Cons of Each

When it comes to insulating your home, the choices can be overwhelming. Two common options are cellulose and fiberglass ...
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Air Sealing Attic: Improving Home Energy Efficiency

When it comes to making your home more energy-efficient, don’t overlook your attic. Properly sealing your attic ...
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Crawl Space Encapsulation: Process And Benefits (2024)

Your home’s crawl space might be out of sight, but it shouldn’t be out of mind! Crawl space encapsulation ...
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Why Is My Heating Bill So High? Save Money On Heating

As the temperature drops and the winter chill sets in, many homeowners find themselves asking a familiar question: ...
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What Is A Blower Door Test And When Is It Used?

When it comes to maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home, there are various tools and techniques at your ...
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6 Efficient Roof Snow Removal Tips for Winter

Winter is here, and with it comes the beautiful sight of snow-covered landscapes. While snow can be enchanting, it can ...
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How Long Do I Have To File a Claim For Roof Damage?

Your home’s roof is your first line of defense against the elements, protecting you and your loved ones from ...
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7 Benefits Of Installing A Sun Tunnel Skylight

When it comes to brightening up your home with natural light, traditional skylights are a popular choice. However, if ...
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Velux Skylights Reviews: Why We Work With Velux

When it comes to bringing natural light and ventilation into your home, skylights are a game-changer. Among the many ...
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A Comprehensive Guide To All The Types Of Skylights

Skylights are like nature’s spotlight, allowing you to invite the sun and the stars into your home. But with so ...
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Essential Skylight Installation Guide for Homeowners

If you’re looking to brighten up your home with natural light and add a touch of architectural charm, installing ...
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Skylight Installation Cost: What You Can Expect

So, you’ve got dreams of brightening up your home with the beauty of natural light pouring in through skylights. ...
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Will Insurance Cover a 20-Year-Old Roof? – Explained

As a homeowner, one of the questions that might be on your mind is whether your insurance will cover a 20-year-old ...
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Lifespan of a Roof: How Often Do You Need to Replace It?

Your roof is a crucial part of your home’s structure, providing protection from the elements and ensuring your ...
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The 5 Types of Insurance General Contractors Need to Have

As a general contractor, you’re in the business of making projects come to life. Whether you’re building a ...
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Homeowners Insurance: What Does It Cover and Do You Need It?

Owning a home is a milestone in life that comes with a sense of security and pride. However, with homeownership comes ...
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How to Choose Homeowners Insurance (Beginners Guide)

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone in life, but it also comes with a new set of responsibilities. One of ...
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12 Emergency Roof Repair Tips for Homeowners

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. But sometimes, Mother Nature can be ...
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The Roof Replacement Process Explained In 7 Simple Steps

So, you’ve noticed that your roof has seen better days, and it’s time for a makeover. Don’t fret! ...
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9 Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Contractor (And How to Find a Great One)

So, you’ve decided to embark on a home improvement project. Whether it’s a kitchen renovation, a bathroom ...
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Hail Damage Roof Repair: How to Find & Fix

Your home’s roof is a critical shield against the elements, providing safety and protection to everything beneath ...
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Production Manager – Now Hiring

Production Manager About the Job First American is looking to hire a Production Manager to lead our team in ...
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Hail Damage On Metal Roofs: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to roofing materials, metal roofs have become increasingly popular for homeowners and businesses alike. ...
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6 Types of Roof Damages That Are Covered by Insurance

As we all go through life, it’s inevitable that we will face some bumps and bruises along the way. And if it is ...
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What to Expect From Storm Damage Repairs & Cleanup

Whether you’ve been hit with a severe weather event or natural disaster, there will be some damage left in the wake. ...
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What Is a Roof Tear Off? (& How It’s Done)

If your existing roof is very old, has serious damage, or is in bad shape after a bad storm, you’ll likely need to ...
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What Does Hail Damage Look Like on a Roof?

When your neighborhood experiences a hail storm, you can expect there to be some sort of damage to everything from your ...
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What Is a Storm Damage Inspection & Why Is It Important?

Your roof plays a vital role in shielding you and your family from the elements and protecting your home from ...
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How to Tarp a Roof in an Emergency (Step-By-Step Guide)

As a homeowner, there are a lot of things you need to know that you don’t even know that you need to know — like ...
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8 Signs Your Roof Has Storm Damage

Your roof is designed to protect your home from the harshest of elements. However, a severe storm or wind damage can ...
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How to Negotiate a Roof Replacement With Insurance in 2023

You pay a substantial premium for homeowners insurance, so your insurance company should pay out a premium in return ...
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How Often Should You Replace Your Roof? [Homeowner’s Guide]

At some point in time, homeowners begin to wonder when to replace the roof over their heads.  As an essential ...
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How to Cut Vinyl Siding: Step-By-Step DIY Guide

New vinyl siding is perfect for homeowners looking to refresh their home’s exterior without digging too deep into ...
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Homeowners Insurance Claim Process [Homeowners Guide]

For homeowners, one of the most important investments you make is in your property. That means that protecting it from ...
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Advantages & Benefits of Installing Stone Veneer Siding

Question for you: When you come home after a long day of work, what feeling does the sight of your home inspire in you? ...
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How Long Do Asphalt Shingles Last in 2023? [Roof Guide]

Congratulations! You are a homeowner! For many people, owning a home is a culmination of years of dreaming and hard ...
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What Are Seamless Gutters? The Complete Guide For Homeowners

With spring around the corner, it isn’t just fresh flowers and warmer days heading our way. We are also prepping ...
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How To Remove Shingles From Your Roof [DIY Guide]

Spring is just around the corner! That means it’s time for some serious spring cleaning. Out with the old and in ...
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Skilled Carpenter – Now Hiring

Skilled Carpenters (FT) Job Description: Are you a great carpenter and take pride in your work? Now is your time to ...
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How Long Does a Roof Last: Averages by Material [2023]

All good things must come to an end. That includes your roof! As much as we don’t like to think about it, most ...
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Metal Roofing Types: Ultimate Guide for 2023

Metal roofing has been slowly but surely increasing in popularity in the United States for years. When they first ...
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Una-Clad Metal Roofing: Pros, Cons, & More

Do you need a new roof for your home? Well, if you’re looking for a roofing material that is both durable and ...
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Siding Technician II/III – Now Hiring

Exterior Service Technician (FT) Job Description: First American Roofing and Siding Inc. is looking to add to our ...
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Exterior Service Technician – Now Hiring

Exterior Service Technician (FT) Job Description: First American Roofing and Siding Inc. is expanding our Exterior ...
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Project Superintendent – Now Hiring

Job Description: First American Roofing and Siding Inc. is looking for an individual to lead our insulation team! This ...
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Residential Sales Representative – Now Hiring

40- 50 Hours a week. Commission Based (Starting $80,000 – $100,000). About First American: First American Roofing ...
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Insulation Technician – Now Hiring

Job Description: First American Roofing and Siding Inc. is looking for individuals to join our insulation team! This ...
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Insulation Foreman – Now Hiring

Job Description: First American Roofing and Siding Inc. is looking for an individual to lead our insulation team! This ...
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How to Insulate Existing Walls: Pro Guide to Insulating an Old House

Ever walk into a room in your house and feel like you need to put on a winter coat? Perhaps that is not so uncommon ...
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Attic Insulation Cost: What to Expect in 2023

Honesty hour: how often do you think about your attic? If you’re anything like us, the answer is “not ...
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4 Pro Tips on How to Cut Insulation (Homeowners Guide)

As a homeowner, you know that there are many elements that come together to keep your house at the perfect temperature ...
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Homeowners Guide to Condensation in Attic [What to Do]

In the wintertime, you probably don’t worry about sweating much. Despite that, when you venture up into your ...
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Winter Roof Leaks: Top Causes and How to Fix

When you think of winter, it’s likely that you think of ice and snow rather than melted, dripping water. ...
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When to Use a Vapor Barrier With Insulation [Pro Guide]

Have you been dealing with unexplained drafts in your house? You may be dealing with an insulation problem! Your ...
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How Long Does Insulation Last: Lifespan, Effectiveness, and When to Replace

Brrrrr! 🥶 Feeling chilled? It may be a sign that it is time to replace your home’s insulation! Most of us ...
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How Thick Does Spray Foam Insulation Need To Be? (2023 Guide)

Have you ever cranked up the heat in your home only to find that you’re still struggling to stay warm? After ...
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How To Install Insulation in 6 Easy Steps [2023 DIY Guide]

So, you need to insulate your home. Maybe you’re building on a new addition. Perhaps your home is just not as ...
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How Much Insulation Do You Need? A Guide For Homeowners

No matter how much we love our homes, they come with their own set of unique challenges. If you live in an older home, ...
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Moisture Shield Decking: Cost, Reviews, and Installation

Decks add space, beauty, and value to your home. Whether you want to create a small deck for entertaining or add a ...
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How to Improve Home Air Quality [Homeowners Guide]

Since we spend so much time in our homes and other indoor spaces, good air quality is essential. What many Spring ...
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How to Eliminate Ice Dams: A Homeowner’s Guide to Ice Dam Prevention

Ice dam removal services can get pricey, but it’s nothing compared to what you’ll pay when the ice dams ...
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Is Composite Decking Hot [Homeowners Patio Guide]

One of the first questions we get asked by homeowners considering installing composite decks and patios is always: is ...
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7 Of The Best Gutter Guards for Pine Needles [Recommended]

Gutter systems often become riddled with pine needles, shingle grit, and other debris during rainy months, especially ...
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Air Sealing: What Is It and Does It Make a Difference?

Are you considering air sealing your home? If so, you’re probably wondering whether or not it’s even worth it, ...
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Leaf Blaster Pro vs. RainDrop Gutter Guards [Comparison]

Trying to decide between Leaf Blaster Pro vs RainDrop gutter guards? The average homeowner pays over $300 per gutter ...
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5 Best Spray Foam Insulation Contractors in La Crosse

Poorly insulated homes often waste staggering amounts of energy and, thus, money. Many homeowners these days are ...
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10 Best Restaurants in La Crosse, WI [Recommended]

Whether you’re just visiting town on a road trip or local to the area, you can find some of the best food at the ...
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How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost? [Homeowners Guide]

While spray foam insulation may be one of the most expensive insulation options— what you get for the price is a ...
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What to Watch For When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

It’s a given that homeowner’s insurance is vital if you want to have protection and coverage for when ...
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10 Stylish & Functional Pergola Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

Your patio space at home should be your oasis, your outside paradise, your spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors— ...
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7 Steps for Fast James Hardie Siding Installation

The beauty of new James Hardie® siding isn’t the only reason it’s one of the top choices for homes today. ...
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Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Foam: Which is Best for Your Home

⚡️Insulation Fast Facts: 90% of homes in America are under-insulated. 90% of homes also use fiberglass insulation. ...
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14 Most Popular James Hardie Siding Colors in 2023

Looking for the most popular James Hardie siding colors of 2023? The reputable Modernize Home Services placed James ...
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5 Easy Steps for a Fast LP Smartside Installation: Homeowner’s Guide

LP Smartside installation isn’t as hard as it looks. Considering your home’s siding makes the first ...
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A Pro’s Guide on How to Cut Metal Roofing

Learning how to cut metal roofing isn’t as hard as it might sound. As metal roofing climbs in popularity, you may ...
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Now Hiring Exterior Service Technicians – Apply Here!

First American Roofing and Siding Inc. is expanding our Exterior Services Repairs division! We are looking for a ...
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Residential Sales Representative – Apply Here!

First American Roofing and Siding is an established leader in the exterior residential home remodeling industry in the ...
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How to Roof a House (Safely and Correctly)

Learning how to roof a house is a great way for savvy DIYers to save some money. But, it’s not something that ...
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First American Protects Your Home With The Catch-All Roofing System

When you get your roof replaced, you already have enough to worry about, let alone make sure your home, siding, and ...
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The 5 Most Popular Roof Shingle Colors in 2023

Choosing the color for your roof can be a big decision, and nowadays, there are so many more color options besides grey ...
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How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Clay Roof? (Cost Guide)

One type of roofing that isn’t as popular as asphalt shingles, but has a proven record of being highly durable, ...
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Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cost: Replacement Cost Breakdown for 2023

Thinking about replacing your roof with stone coated steel roofing? If so, that is a great choice! It’s like the ...
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What Is The Longest Lasting Roof? Professional Breakdown of Roof Styles & Materials

Trying to find the longest lasting roof for your home? Not all roofs are created equal. Some can last for decades, ...
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Replacing A Cedar Shake Roof: How Much Does It Cost?

Many people will consider replacing their roof at some point in time. The most common type of roofing material is ...
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9 Types Of Insulation and Which is Best For Your Home

Today we’re talking about a vital component to our home’s performance—insulation! It keeps our homes warm in the ...
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Signs Of Roof Damage To Look For The Next Time You’re On Your Roof

The roof is one of the most essential parts of your home. Not only does it protect all the things inside, but it also ...
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How Much Does an Asphalt Roof Cost: Averages, Cost Factors, and More [2023 Update]

Trying to find the average asphalt roof cost? Asphalt roofs are a popular choice among homeowners because they require ...
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Skylight Installation: A Step By Step Guide For Homeowners

How cool would it be to install a new skylight in your home? You get more natural light, some more fresh air, and they ...
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Roof Replacement Cost: Average Cost of Materials & Installation

​​The first question we get asked by almost every customer for almost any job is how much does the average roof ...
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23 Roof Styles Compared: Pro’s & Con’s List (With Pictures)

We talk endlessly about roofing materials, colors, trends, and cost, but roof style is what really ties all of the ...
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Roofing Tools Every Homeowner Needs For Their DIY Roofing Job

One of the most expensive repairs a homeowner can make to their home is replacing a roof. That is why so many people ...
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Average Membrane Roof Replacement Cost [2023 Guide]

Single-ply membranes are one of the top materials used on commercial roofs, and one of the biggest questions asked is, ...
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F-Wave Synthetic Shingles: A New Standard For Impact Resistant Shingles

F-Wave shingles are a new type of shingle that has innovated the way we think about roofing materials. They are made ...
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How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Rubber Roof In 2023?

A rubber roof is a term broadly applied to most single-ply membrane flat roofs. 99% of the time, rubber roofs are ...
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Roof Leak Repair Tips For Finding And Fixing Your Leaky Roof

As homeowners, you often find great pride in caring for and maintaining your home. And those moments when you can do ...
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