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How Do I Know When It Is Time To Replace My Roof?

By Kirsten Land / January 31, 2012

In Oklahoma, replacing your roof seems to happen following a hail storm.  In the past few years we have had some big hail storms making it easier to know whether or not you need a new roof.  Unless you have an impact resistant shingle or another type of system like metal roofing most composition shingles…

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A DIY Tip to Finding a Roof Leak

By Kirsten Land / January 24, 2012

A roof leak can happen to even the best homes and should be handled immediately to reduce your risk of losing precious possessions and paying huge repair bills.  Sometimes leaks are easy to find and sometimes they are not.  Here is what you need to look for and a simple test to locate the pesky…

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Roofing In The Winter, Is That Possible?

By Kirsten Land / January 17, 2012

Every year we hear from customers that they want to hurry up and have their roofing project done before winter or wait until the spring when the weather is warmer. Of course the customer can choose the best time for them to complete projects on their home but they don’t have to wait until spring.…

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Ridge Vent to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

By Kirsten Land / December 13, 2011

Over the past couple of months I have been writing about how to make your home more energy efficient.  I am spending so much time on this topic because many people are looking for ways to save money and save our environment.  Making sure that your home is operating at it’s maximum efficiency is just as important…

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What Can Keep My Roof Safe From Dry Rot?

By Kirsten Land / December 6, 2011

Believe it or not the best way to protect your roof from dry rot is to have ventilation in the attic. Proper ventilation ensures that your roof will live out its intended life span.  When your attic space gets hot and humid, the warm moist air rises, unless it has a way to escape, the…

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Copper Cupola

By Kirsten Land / October 11, 2011

Recently we installed a cupola onto the roof of a customer’s home.    A cupola is a piece of architecture that is placed on top of a home or other type of building.  Sometimes they serve as a lookout or to allow air or light into a space.  In this case the cupola was added for…

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Preventing Ice Dams this Winter

By Kirsten Land / October 4, 2011

Did you have water leak into your home during any of the snow storms this past winter?  If so, then you know the frustration and worry when water is flowing from your ceiling down your walls threatening your most prized possessions.  The cause of this leak is what is called an ice dam.  This ice…

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Solarbord to Reduce Your Energy Costs

By Kirsten Land / September 12, 2011

About sevens years ago Brian and I built our first home.  It was a lot of fun hand picking  all of the details that went into building our house.  One item that was a no brainer was our choice to use Solarbord decking sheets.  The Solarbord is a radiant barrier sheathing that is applied to…

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Attic Fan Ventilation

By Kirsten Land / August 23, 2011

Attic fans are intended to cool hot attics by drawing in cooler outside air from attic vents (soffit and gable) and pushing hot air to the outside. However, if your attic has blocked soffit vents and is not well-sealed from the rest of the house, attic fans will suck cool conditioned air up out of…

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Why Ventilation is So Important to Your Home

By Kirsten Land / August 15, 2011

At first it may seem odd to add insulation for warmth and then purposely allow cold air to enter the attic through vents, but this combination is the key to a durable and energy-efficient home. Here’s why: in the winter, allowing a natural flow of outdoor air to ventilate the attic helps keep it cold,…

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