How Exactly Do Flat Roofs Drain?

flat roof drainage secrets

Flat roofs can make any building instantly unique, whether it’s a home in your neighborhood or a cityscape full of towering office buildings. They’re durable, resistant to severe weather, and can easily turn any roof into an outdoor living space or swoon-worthy rooftop garden. But when it rains or snows, where does all that fallen precipitation go? What wizardry do flat roofs use to ensure that water is properly diverted from the building and its foundation?

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When to Replace Your Home’s Siding

Your home is made up of many crucial parts that keep the entire structure intact. If one of those parts is damaged, then you’ll need to consider your options for repair or replacement. This is especially true for your home’s siding. Like a roof, siding constantly faces the elements while you are safely protected on the inside. Here are several signs that will let you know when it’s time to replace the siding.

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What’s the Difference? Tuckpointing vs. Repointing

It’s never a good sign when you see a crack in your brick and mortar. Finding just one might annoy you but finding several will send you straight to the internet for a quick fix. Most search engines will show you results for tuckpointing and repointing, which you may have never heard of before. What are these terms and how are they different from one another? Continue reading to find out.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Clean the Gutters

clogged gutters

Backyard barbeques, swimming pools, and suntans – these are the things people want to be thinking about during the sweltering summer months, not cleaning their gutters. Homeowners can’t afford to ignore their home’s important water-shedding system, but how can they know when to clean them? Here are 5 signs you should be on the lookout for:

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5 Summer Home Improvement Tips

summer home improvement

Try to think of your home like it was La Sagrada Familia – a church in Barcelona that remains unfinished after 130+ years of construction. Simply put, imagine that there’s always something to do related to home improvement tasks. The most accurate way to know what should be improved is to get outside and look at the home’s exterior. Whether it’s aging or damaged from the elements, here are 5 tips on what you can accomplish this summer.

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How Ferguson Roofing Installs Metal Roofing

Standing Seam Metal Roof

When it comes to roofing, shingles are typically the most popular materials that people choose. 3-tab roofing, architectural, or specialty shingles will all get the job done, but there is a more durable option available – metal roofing. While the installation alone is an intimidating task for homeowners, Ferguson Roofing offers years of experience through our team of professional roofers. How do we do it? Continue reading to learn more.

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Everything You Need to Do After a Storm Damages Your Roof

storm damage roof

A roll of thunder, a blinding bolt of lightning – you know a storm is on the way. As the weather begins to warm in St. Louis, storms become more common – which could wind up spelling trouble for your roof. One minute your roof is in tip-top shape, and the next, hail, high winds, or even fallen trees bring catastrophe, leaving you with a mess. Storm damage can give any homeowner a headache, but following these easy steps can help you get your roof back in action.

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Choosing the Best Material for a Flat Roof

Flat Roof

All roofs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types – including shingles, metal roofing, and flat roofs. Whether you are replacing a roof or building an extension to your home, you have options. Let’s hone in on flat roofs, as there are choices available depending on the structure. How do you choose the best one? Continue reading to learn more about flat roofs and what makes them worthy of your home.

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Essential Times When Tuckpointing Is Necessary

Damaged masonry needs repair old rooftop building exterior

When’s the last time you took a hard look at your home’s exterior for damages? A few areas like the windows and siding are easy to check, but what about masonry? Commonly located on the roof in the form of a chimney, deteriorating stonework is difficult to spot. The first thing to do is consider making repairs through tuckpointing. Unfamiliar with this term? Continue reading to learn more about tuckpointing and when it’s necessary.

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Vinyl Siding vs. LP SmartSide: Which Lasts Longer?

vinyl vs LP SmartSide siding

They say that first impressions are everything. When it comes to your home, we couldn’t agree more. Your overall curb appeal can indicate what type of homeowner you are and what sort of lifestyle you may live. One surefire way to leave a positive, long-lasting impression is ensuring that your siding is as beautiful and cared for as your home. While there are many types of siding that you can choose from, we at Ferguson Roofing recommend choosing either vinyl siding or LP SmartSide. The question is this: which will last longer? Find out more below!

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