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Helpful Tips For Your Roof & Updates From Litespeed Construction, Your Knoxville Roofer

Residential Roofing Job in Asheville, NC

Residential Roof with a GAF Golden Pledge Warranty in Asheville, North Carolina. Litespeed Construction is an Asheville and Knoxville Roofing Contractor. Call us for Free Estimates! (865) 297-3286.  https://youtu.be/v-cd6KYmGLg   [gallery columns="1" link="none"...

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Answer to a Question We Often Asked

Will a New Roof REALLY add value to my home? Homeowners don't give their roof very much though until there's trouble.  A roof is one of the biggest factors in home resale value. Recent research has shown that roof replacement increases the value of a home by a...

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Litespeed Construction Does More Than Install Shingles

Did you know Litespeed Construction, Asheville, North Carolina's premier roofing contractor does more than install shingles?  We can also help homeowners with color and style. A roof is a big part of a home’s curb appeal, and enhancing your real estate with a new roof...

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What Protects the First Crew Member on the Roof?

During a recent Internet survey of roofing contractors working in the United States, 81 out of the first 100 websites viewed included photographs of roofers without any type of fall protection or prevention equipment. In roofing, “free climbing” operations essentially...

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Beat the Heat with Cool Roof Coatings

We’re in the hot summer months and trying to keep cool. That means we typically wear white or light clothes because we know a black shirt will absorb the heat. The same is true for a commercial building: a cool covering for a roof reflects sunlight and absorbs less...

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Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall

Inspecting your gutters on a regular basis is essential to maintaining the life of your system and entire home exterior. However, many homeowners neglect this duty, not trusting their own judgement as to what calls for immediate action (repair). Priority concerns that...

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A Short History of EPDM

First introduced in 1962, EPDM single-ply roofing membranes became increasingly popular in the 1970s as the Middle East oil embargo drove up the price of asphalt-based roofs and lowered the quality of available asphalt. EPDM was cost-effective and simple to install,...

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An Explanation of Roof Algae

The spring and summer seasons are a time when homeowners start to notice unsightly dark stains on their roofs that they sometimes call fungus. While it could be from dirt or bad shingles, the most common cause is blue-green algae that can affect the appearance of a...

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