9 Common Types of Shingles for Your Home

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At some point in every homeowner’s life, the roof will need to be replaced. When the time comes to replace your roofing system, you’ll have a wide variety of shingle materials to choose from. But which one is the best type for your home’s unique needs? Learn all about these common types of shingles to find out which might suit your home the best!

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How Ferguson Roofing Can Help Your Business

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Business owners know that replacing the roof is a large capital expense. Before you even consider doing so, however, it’s important to have an understanding of the short-term and long-term goals for your building. Fortunately, Ferguson Roofing’s commercial division is made up of experts who will help you to assess these goals and decide how to best move forward.

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How Often Should Tuckpointing Be Done? We Have the Answers.

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If you stroll along the streets of St. Louis and its beautiful neighborhoods, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous architecture, especially homes and commercial buildings clad in brick. These structures, which have been standing for decades, often have incredible curbside appeal because of their masonry work, particularly tuckpointing. Without it, these buildings would easily crumble. But how often does tuckpointing need to be done? What are the signs that your brick home, business, or chimney needs tuckpointing services? Find out by reading our blog below:

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Why a Home’s Siding is Important

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There’s a good chance that when you’re looking to buy a new home, one of the last things on your mind is going to be the functionality of its siding. Mostly known its looks, siding actually plays a larger role than simply offering curbside appeal. Luckily, it’s not something that should make or break your purchase as it can easily be replaced. That’s why Ferguson Roofing is providing you with a few notes on why a home’s siding is important.

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What Kind of Roof Damage Will My Insurance Cover?

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We don’t seem to worry too much about the roof until a storm blows through town, leaving a trail of damage in its wake. It’s wise to keep an eye on your roof’s condition no matter the weather and take time to maintain it properly year-round. You should also give your insurance agent a call to see what kind of damage your policy may cover – before the next storm wreaks havoc in your neighborhood. While insurance policies may not be completely the same, they often share a lot of similarities. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to general roof damage and what your policy may cover:

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Got Hail Damage to Your Roof? Here’s What You Should Do

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You’re hunkered down in your home waiting out the storm when you finally hear it – the sudden tumult of what sounds like rocks pummeling your home. That’s right, you’ve just found yourself in the middle of a hailstorm. You might think that hail damage is harmless, especially since it can be difficult to detect on your roof. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Over a period of time, you may find yourself with a seriously damaged roof – so much so that it breaks down and rain begins leaking into your home. If you find that you’ve had hail damage to your roof, follow these 4 steps to protect your roof and the interior of your home:

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Can a Metal Roof Be Installed Over Shingles?

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Let’s say that the interior of your home experienced a bit of a downpour when the snow on the roof finally melted. If you took a trip into your attic, then you already know that there was probably a leak. Depending on the amount of damage found, you can either repair the roof or replace it. If replacement is on the table, one popular option is metal roofing. You might see that this kind of project involves removing your current roof. Can you avoid that step and install a metal roof over shingles? The experts at Ferguson Roofing are here to explain why the answer is both yes and no.

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Why Tuckpointing is Important for Homeowners

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Home improvement is much more than just a sitcom from the 1990s; it’s all about caring for one of the largest investments you’ll make in your life. While most people will think about installing new windows, repairing their roof, or even just cleaning the gutters, they should also consider tuckpointing. If you’re unaware of that term as of right now, then today’s your lucky day. Ferguson Roofing shares expert insight on why tuckpointing is important for homeowners below:

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Can Flat Roofs Be Waterproof?

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For thousands of years, shelter has been one of the most adapted structures known to humankind. Homes once started out as caves or tents that could provide protection from unpredictable weather conditions. They’ve come a long way since then as people have now built many homes with their own styles and designs to continue performing a similar job. Specifically, there are ones that utilize pitched and flat roofs for waterproofing. While pitched roofs have shingles to keep the water out, flat roofs also have their own various options.

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