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Tips to Make Your Roof Last as Long as Possible

Whether your roof is brand-new or years old, here’s what you need to do to keep it in the best possible shape for the longest possible time.

A new roof is an expensive proposition — $18,800 on average for composition shingles, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost Vs. Value Report, and as much as $36,000 for high-end materials. Once you’ve made that kind of investment, you’ll want to protect it.

And even if your roof is years old, maintaining it in good shape will prolong its life and keep you from having to replace it prematurely. Here’s what you need to do to get the most from your roof.

Clean the Gutters

Ruined paint on siding and a wet basement are typical problems caused by clogged gutters, but it might surprise you to learn that the overflow can also go upward. When leaves pile too deeply in gutters, water can wick into roof sheathing and rot it, or even rot roof rafters. 

Fixing that kind of damage could run into the thousands of dollars, but you can avoid it by cleaning your gutters each fall and spring. Do it yourself in a few hours if you’re comfortable working on a ladder, or hire a pro for $50-$250, depending on house size. 

Remove Leaves 

If you have a simple peaked roof surrounded by low landscaping, your roof probably stays clear of leaves on its own. But if the roof is more complicated or if towering trees are nearby, piles of leaves probably collect in roof valleys or near chimneys. If you don’t remove them, they will trap moisture and gradually decompose, allowing moisture to accumulate in your roof — or worse, create fertile ground for weeds to grow.

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Tucker Talks Homes - January 24-25, 2015

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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Tucker Talks Homes - January 17-18, 2015

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

Tucker Talks Homes

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Exciting Changes from FCTuckerEmge.com

New Website

We wanted to take a minute to make you aware of some exciting changes to FCTuckerEmge.com and your MyFCTE.com account! This morning we launched the new FCTuckerEmge.com, with a cleaner, more user-friendly design. The site offers the ability to search by street, city, zip code and even school district right from the home page. All making your next home even easier to find! 

Here are a few highlights to some of the changes: 

  • MyTucker.com - New name, same great information! If you currently have a MyFCTE.com account, we've transferred that to our new website, so you'll start getting updates as soon as there is a match to your search criteria. Log on and check your saved searches and saved properties.
  • Logging on - When you first visit the site, click on the red "MyTucker" box along the top menu bar. Then select the button that says "Click Here to Login". You'll use your email address and password. If you don't remember your password, try your first name in lowercase.
  • Saved Searches & Saved Listings - If you don't have a search set up, simply create a search on the site and click the "Save Search" button on the top of the results page. Listings are easy to save in your account, click on the heart icon under each listing to save!
  • As always, FCTuckerEmge.com is the most reliable source of real estate information in the area. Don't waste time on the major sites like Zillow and Trulia - information there is often out of date and not accurate. Count on the one place you can view every listing in our area from the comfort of your home - FCTuckerEmge.com.

We hope you'll love the large pictures, virtual tours, property details and all...

Tucker Talks Homes - January 10-11, 2015

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

Tucker alks Homes

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Happy New Year From F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS

Happy New Year! We wish all of our clients, agents, staff and their families a year of happiness and good health!New Year FCTE 2015

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