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Asphalt Repair Can be Done at Home

Most problems that involve road or asphalt repair have to do with minor cracks, crumbling of the surface which are not difficult to repair. The method and materials used depends on whether you are going for crack repairs, filling low spots, patching or seal-coating to prevent cracks from developing. Most of the material that you require for cracks repairs is available in shops that deal with construction materials.

It is not difficult to repair cracks by yourself without hiring a professional to do the work. Only, you must have the right material such as the joint sealant and the tools to do the job. It is also important to go for asphalt repair as soon as the cracks in your asphalt driveway start appearing. A good asphalt filler does a good job of asphalt repair if done as soon as cracks as small as half an inch appear. Crack fillers for crack repairs are available in cans or plastic bottles and can treat narrow cracks.

Procedure for Crack repairs:

If the problem is a crack, it should be cleaned thoroughly before going any further. In fact, care should be taken that there is no loose soil at all and a hard brush, broom or vacuum cleaner can be used to clean the crack thoroughly. This is because, for crack repairs to be successful, the crack patch has to stick strongly to the crack surface and this cannot happen if the crack is not clean.

Hence you may need water to clean the crack before the asphalt repair can be undertaken. If the crack is deep then it should be filled with sand or some non-reactive material before applying the crack filler.

Asphalt repair procedure:

Sometimes you will find that the level of your asphalt driveway is not even and there is a depression where water collects. This uneven driveway also needs repairs. Again for this kind of asphalt repair, the area in question should be thoroughly cleaned and no water should be standing there. A mixture of emulsified asphalt which is liquid to begin with and sets after you apply it, can be used so that the surface becomes even. This is done by spreading the emulsified asphalt and tamping it evenly. This asphalt repair patch requires about a day to dry, after which the entire asphalt driveway or part of the road should be seal-coated.

After crack repairs or after completing general asphalt repair, it is a good idea to seal coat the entire driveway. Not only does the drive way look as good as new but also sealing makes the asphalt resistant to damages by the sun, rain and also drippings of petrol and oil which will harm the asphalt and create pot holes in it.…

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GAF Asphalt Shingles Protecting Your Home For Life

They say there’s nothing that lasts forever, particularly when you’re talking about your home, but there are a few exceptions. GAF asphalt shingles carry a lifetime limited warranty that lasts as long as you own your home, making them the ideal material for your next home improvement project. But what makes this type of roofing so special?

GAF Asphalt Shingles Feature Superior Materials

GAF has been manufacturing asphalt shingles and other roofing materials since 1886. The company has been designing and creating unique roofing designs for over a century and standing behind their materials and craftsmanship for just as long. Homeowners can rely on the quality of the materials with every roof installation. Asphalt shingles are a popular choice for several reasons, including their affordability, an impressive range of colors and styles, easy installation and the relative ease with which they can be repaired. They’ve won numerous awards for the superior quality of their materials and craftsmanship.

Reliable Expertise

GAF manufactures its products in several North American locations in order to serve homeowners more efficiently and reduce shipping and storage costs, a savings that is passed on to the consumer. They offer an intensive training program for installers across North America and have trained over 125,000 roofing industry professionals on how to properly install and maintain the company’s asphalt shingles. When the time comes to have a new roof installed on your home, look for the seal that says “GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor.” It’s a sure sign of a contractor that uses factory trained installation experts. You can also go directly to their website and type in your contractor’s phone number; the website should confirm his status as a certified installer.

What A Lifetime Limited Warranty Really Means

Some companies will offer you a ten year or twenty year warranty on your roofing, but the GAF lifetime warranty covers your roof for life and is transferrable during the first 20 yrs when installed by a certified installer. It’s a warranty that’s seldom matched and one that Lions Roofing is proud to install on homes in Simcoe County and the surrounding area. During the first fifty years after installation, the warranty isn’t even pro-rated; that means if you need the roof repaired or replaced when it is fourty eight years old, you won’t have to pay a dime and the warranty will pay for complete replacement at the full market value you paid rather than at a reduced rate.

The lifetime warranty requires that at least three different GAF elements are used with the company’s premium asphalt shingles. This is easy to do because they carry a complete line of materials for roofing, including Deck Armor decking protection, a specialized leak barrier that’s designed to keep out moisture during even the worst weather, professionally designed starter shingle strips that discourage blow-off, exhaust vents that keep attic temperatures and moisture levels in line all year round, and beautiful ridge cap shingles that protect your home from leaks along ridges and peaks.

GAF asphalt shingles come in a wide range of styles, colors and textures to suit any home. Combined with the limited lifetime warranty, the superior quality and beautiful styles available, there’s no question that they are an excellent choice for your family home.…