Why You Should Consider Steel Roof Trusses

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A roof truss is a structural framework that provides support for the roof. Timber and steel are the most common materials for trusses. Many people use timber since it is relatively cheaper than steel. However, steel has several advantages that give it an edge over timber. Below are some of these advantages.

Pest Resistance

Pest attack or damage is possible with timber trusses. Some types of timber are resistant to some pets. Some wood treatments can also reduce the risk of pest resistance, though the treatments might fade over time and might require retreatment. However, no pest will attack or damage the steel. (more…)

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Understanding the Different Layers of an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Asphalt Shingle Roof - Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.The roof looks like one part of the house, but it comprises different parts and materials. All these parts are critical to the overall roof’s integrity, functionality, and durability. Understanding these different parts and their purposes can help you take care of your roof. Below are the critical parts or layers of an asphalt shingle roof.

Structure

The roof structure is the frame on which the other roofing materials rest. Roof structure includes things like: (more…)

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Why You Should Consider a Flat Roof

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Flat roofing is a unique roof type that is not only attractive but also functional. Unlike sloped roofs, its surface is relatively flat, as the name suggests. This roofing system is an ideal option for homeowners and business owners who want to install or replace the existing roofs.

But why should you choose a flat roof? Flat roofs can fit different buildings; they blend well with diverse architectural designs of contemporary houses. Here are more reasons to select flat roofs.

More Affordability

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5 Gutter Problems to Check for Before the Onset of Winter

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Although they may be small, gutters and downspouts are an essential part of any roof. And this is especially true during winter when snow and ice abound. If your gutters aren’t ready for the coming winter season, you could find yourself having to pay for expensive repairs to your roof, fascia, and soffit due to water damage.

Ensure that your gutters are well prepared for winter by checking for the following problems.

1. Clogged Gutters

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4 Risks of Postponing Roof Leak Repairs

Roof Leak Repairs - Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.Roof leaks are a problem that likely no homeowner wants to deal with, but fixing a roof leak as soon as possible is always recommended. Putting off repairs for a roof leak will only exacerbate the problem, as roof leaks are prone to getting worse over time. Discover four risks of postponing roof leak repairs.

1. Structural Damage 

The primary concern when you have a roof leak is the damage that the leak can cause to your roof and to the rest of your home. A roof leak can cause beams, studs, and other parts of your home’s wooden frame to rot and sag until they eventually aren’t able to support the weight of the roof. Leaks can also cause water damage to your siding and ceilings and walls inside your home.

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3 Reasons Your Wood Siding Exhibits Water Damage

Water Damage - Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.Solid wood is a beautiful option for your home’s siding. This sustainable material is environmentally friendly, with low global warming potential during manufacture, transport, and end-of-life.

However, wood products like building siding are susceptible to water damage and rot if the presence of water is sustained and prolonged without intervention. Wonder why your own siding might show unmistakable signs of water damage? Here are three reasons. (more…)

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4 Warning Signs That Your Roof Could Use Some Professional Help

Roof Renovation - Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.A roof renovation or repair job may represent a significant financial investment, but it can also pay off in numerous ways. In addition to enhanced comfort and safety, a much-needed roof renovation can boost your home’s resale value while preventing other costly damage to your residence.

An awareness of common roof problems can help you respond quickly by scheduling the necessary inspections, repairs, or renovations. Pay attention to these four common cries for help from your roof. (more…)

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FAQ About Low-Maintenance Roofing

Low-Maintenance Roofing - Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.Is there a worry-free roof? While every roof requires some degree of care, some have significantly lower maintenance needs. If you don’t have the time, energy, or home improvement budget to constantly care for your roof, take a look at what you need to know about the low maintenance options.

Does Every Roof Require Maintenance?

Before you start a low-maintenance roof search, you need to understand the difference between low and no care. A 100 percent worry-free, no-care roof doesn’t exist. Simply stated — every roof requires some degree of maintenance. (more…)

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Beyond Material: Other Factors That Determine Roof Longevity

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Most people know that roofing materials are the primary determinants of roof longevity. For example, asphalt shingles rarely last as long as slate. However, other factors also play a critical role. Below are some of the factors, other than material, that determine roof longevity.

Weather

The local weather affects your roof’s integrity in multiple ways. For example:

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Factors That Make Cedar Roofing Eco-Friendly

Factors That Make Cedar Roofing Eco-Friendly

You should install a cedar roof if you want a beautiful and eco-friendly roof. Here are some of the reasons cedar roofing is eco-friendly.

Cedar Is Durable

A cedar roof can last as long as 40 years. A durable roof is eco-friendly since it takes a long time before you have to replace it. The durability saves on the materials and resources you have to use on the roof for the duration you own the property.

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