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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Roofs That Make Mother Earth Happy

by Martha Soto

If you've noticed that it's about time to replace your roof, you might want to consider some new choices in roofing materials that probably were non-existent when you last re-roofed. You can help the environment and your pocketbook by making more earth-friendly roofing choices, so read on to learn more.

Be Cool

If you have the traditional dark asphalt roofing shingles on your roof, you are not alone. This commonly-used choice does nothing to help reflect heat back into the atmosphere; it simply sinks into the roof and makes it more difficult to keep your home cool in the warmer months. By replacing those dark shingles with cool roof options you have the potential to reduce your cooling costs by as much as 15 percent. There are several options available, including special shingles, but many homeowners opt for using a special coating that goes right on top of your existing shingles. Not only can you positively affect your own cooling costs, you can do your entire community a favor by using these cool products since they reduce the heat island effect in populated areas.

From the Dump to Your Roof

Roofing materials made from recycled building materials and tires can help keep our landfills cleaner. For many years, old tires were left to rot and sometimes burn, but now these old and useless pieces of rubber are used to create hardy and inexpensive roofing materials. No one will be able to tell that your shingles were made from old tires; they can be made to look like almost any type of shingle in any color you want. For example, if you long for the expensive look of slate, you can find it with recycled tire shingles.

Metal Roofs

The popularity of using metal as a roofing material has exploded recently, and with good reason. This roofing material is incredibly strong and resilient. You may never have to even think about your roof again in your lifetime since you can expect these roofs to be guaranteed for a minimum of 50 years. That means that the initial higher cost of a metal roof will pay off in not having to worry about it for many, many years. If you want to take it to the next level, rain runoff from the metal roof can be easily be collected and used to water yards, wash cars and more.

Speak with professionals from a company like Mulligan Roofing to learn more about roofing options.