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The Dripping in Your Gutters

You’re laying in bed and it’s raining outside. It’s not raining too hard, but the downspout is making an agonizing dripping sound. We’re sure this is something many people have experienced. This problem occurs when new gutters are installed in the fall. After the gutters go through their first winter they tend to have some small clogging issues, because of the customization of the gutter system. Most often, happening when squared downspouts are used. The water gets rushed to the downspout leaving little room for the water to go out all at once so the dripping sound occurs. This problem…

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What You Need to Know Before Cleaning Your Roof and Gutters This Spring

Although you might overlook your roof and gutters most of the year, spring is a perfect occasion to concentrate on these areas. After autumn and winter, both areas might be covered in tree debris. Gutters, in particular, can clog with just a few inches of twigs and leaves. Before you venture up to the rooftop, take a look at what you should consider before cleaning those areas this spring.   Wear the Proper Shoes Always choose a sturdy pair of shoes to access your roof and gutters. Pick shoes that have ample tread on the soles and sturdy ankle areas….

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10 coolest roof designs

1) Pool Roof If we are being honest, I think that we can all agree that we want a pool for a roof. However, this concrete home may boast a bit too much of a good thing. This astounding home is carved into a cliff that overlooks the Aegean Sea. The massive underground structure also features a roof-mounted pool that also doubles as a translucent ceiling. That is a view that you will not soon forget! http://inhabitat.com/crazy-home-carved-into-a-coastal-cliff-has-a-swimming-pool-roof/   2) Landscape Roof This home is so well-integrated into its surroundings that the landscape is literally a part of the home. These…

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Five Oddball Roofing Materials that Actually Work

A new roof is one of the best investments a homeowner can make. It increases the value and curb appeal of any business. Asphalt shingles are among the cheapest and most common of roofing choices. Selecting another roofing material will go a long way toward making a building unique. Welcoming Clay Tile The perfect look for a building with the soul of a Mediterranean villa, clay tiles evoke warm sea breezes and tropical beaches. Clay tiles are available in many glaze colors to suit personal tastes and any home decor. Clay tiles can cost up to $500 per square foot,…

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Don’t Fall This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to take care of your home. The temperature has dropped a bit, the scenery is gorgeous and there is still ample time to prepare your roof and gutters for winter. Taking care of a few details on your home can make a huge difference for you and your family. At HKC Roofing we are happy to help you with your roof and gutters leaving you with more time to enjoy the leaves, hayrides, and trick or treating that come with the fall season! Here are a few things we recommend having done to prepare your home...
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Leaky Roofs: Common Signs and Causes

Having a roof over your head is something that many of us take for granted. The health of your roof is rarely considered, until of course it springs a leak. While the problem may seem to be a minor inconvenience – just a few drops of water here and there – in reality, you may be looking at a potential crisis. By the time you actually experience even a minor roof leak, the problems hidden in your home may have become serious, and expensive to fix. Leaks can cause a variety of nasty problems such as damaged ceilings, water stains,...
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Hiring a Roofer? Do the Research!

Installing a new roof is a major investment, and to make sure the job gets done right you need to find a quality contractor. Just because a contractor claims they can do the work quickly and cheaply doesn’t mean they’re the best choice. When looking for the right roofing contractor, a few questions and a little investigation will go a long way. Here are a few important questions you should ask before signing on the dotted line. Is this contractor established? While you shouldn’t write off a roofing contractor just because they’re new to the business, knowing that a roofer…

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Cool Roofs: Good for the Environment, and Your Wallet

During the peak summer months, traditional American roofs can reach temperatures of between 150F and 185F. Having a hot roof means you are throwing money away trying to keep your home cool. Below, we’ll take a look at why having a traditional roof is inefficient during hot weather, as well as simple solutions that will keep your home cool all summer long. Solar reflectance, also known as albedo, is the percentage of the sun’s energy that is reflected by a surface. The materials commonly used in roofing today are not very reflective, absorbing 85 to 95 percent of the sun’s…

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Summer: Keep Cool Air In, Hot Air Out!

Your home’s windows are an important element in keeping the heat out and the cool air in. HKC offers energy efficient options. If you haven’t already considered replacing your windows, it may be time. Windows are one of the thinnest parts of your home and you want to make sure they’re well equipped for high temperatures. The warm weather is already here. As summer officially approaches it is important to have your roof flashing, caulked, and shingles inspected in order to prepare for summer storms. Check for continuity of shingles on the panes of the roof and on the ridges….

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Roof Construction Safety: What You Need to Know

When tackling any sort of construction work, safety should be priority number one. People will unknowingly put themselves in dangerous situations by skipping vital safety precautions. Working on a roof can be especially hazardous, so let’s look at some of the steps you can take to do the job safely. Organize Your Work Area Make sure that your work area is clean and organized before starting any construction work, and make sure any pets or children are blocked off from your work area. Also, identify any hazards such as power lines or ice patches. Manage the Risk of Falling Most…

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