Buying a Home

Average Roof Lifespan

AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A ROOF The life expectancy of a roof varies between different roof materials. Here’s the averages: Asphalt Shingles, 3-tab – 15 to 18 years Asphalt Shingles, Architectural – 24 to 30 years Galvalume (metal) – 30 to 45 years Concrete Tile – 35 to 50 years Built-Up or Modified Bitumen – 10 to 16 years EPDM (rubber) – 10 to 16 years         &nbs
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Buying a Fixer-Upper

SHOULD I BUY A FIXER-UPPER? What adventurous young–or not so young–couple hasn’t dreamed of buying a battered fixer-upper, then using their hard work and imagination to turn it into a showplace? It really is possible to buy a downtrodden house at a great price, invest your time and money improving it, and end up with a home that is worth significantly more than your total investment. A house doesn’t have
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