Hello DIY enthusiasts and homeowners! Welcome to the world of keeping your home in top-notch condition with a touch of practicality. Let's delve into some no-nonsense gutter care tips tailored for those with minimal contracting skills, sprinkled with insights from experts at This Old House, Family Handyman, and more. Whether you're a DIY newbie or a seasoned pro, these tips will have your gutters working smoothly in no time. The…Read More..
Welcome, home enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into a super fun journey around the great outdoors of your home. Yes, I'm talking about your home's exterior: the roofing, siding, windows, and gutters. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a homeowner with little to no contracting skills, this blog is your go-to guide for showing some love to the outside of your abode. Let's get started! Roofing: The Crown of Your Home …Read More..
Winter Roof TLC: The DIY Version Hey there, winter warriors! Today, we're going to embark on a chilly adventure atop our homes—don't worry, it’s safer than it sounds. We’re talking about winter roof maintenance, and you don’t need to be a contractor to keep your home snug and secure. So please grab a cup of hot cocoa, and let’s get into it! Why Winter Roof Care is the Coolest First…Read More..
In the roofing world, precise measurements are paramount to the success of any project. Accurate measurements ensure you order the right materials and help determine the overall cost of a roofing job. Whether you're a homeowner gathering quotes for a roof replacement or a roofing pro looking to improve your…Read More..
The roof is one of the most critical components of any building, providing protection and shelter from the elements. However, over time, roofs deteriorate and may require replacement to ensure the structural integrity and safety of the property. If you need a new roof, one of the common questions that may arise is: How…Read More..
Hailstorms may not be as terrifying as tornadoes or hurricanes, but the damage they can cause to your property is far from insignificant. It's crucial to be prepared for hailstorms and other severe weather events to minimize their long-lasting effects on your roof and overall property. The Effects of Hail Hail is…Read More..
Your roof is one of the most critical components of your home, protecting you and your belongings from the elements. Over time, however, roofs can deteriorate, leading to potential leaks, structural issues, and compromised safety. How often should you replace your roof to maintain its integrity and safeguard your property? This comprehensive guide will explore factors…Read More..
The roof is a critical area that keeps your home or business safe and secure from the elements. When roofs are damaged by inclement weather, what may start as a small issue can quickly become a big problem. We’ll help you spot hail damage. According to the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), there were 4,437 severe hail events in 2022! In January 2023 we already faced around 70 hail…Read More..
When it comes to craftsmanship you can rely on, choosing an experienced local roofer is certainly must. There are several ways the right roofing contractor can help you maximize your insurance claim and even collect your money faster. After a storm, you need the best roofing help you can get. Experts in storm damage remediation can bring your roof back to peak condition and protect your home. You wouldn’t choose…Read More..
How to deal with a roofing insurance claim is often one of the first questions homeowners have after a natural disaster hits. Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, and rainstorms are all common causes of roof damage. Insurance helps you minimize out of pocket costs when repairing your roof. If you’re wondering how to deal with a roofing insurance claim, here’s what to know: 1. Start by Having Your Roof Inspected In any…Read More..
To restore your business after a natural disaster, you’ll need help from a qualified commercial contractor. Dealing with the consequences of a hurricane, tornado, or other disaster is stressful and time-consuming. If it’s your first time hiring a contractor for work on your enterprise, it can be even more difficult. Things become much easier when you follow some basic guidelines. When hiring a commercial contractor, always remember to take these…Read More..
Roof leaks are a big problem in storm prone areas. To protect your home, it’s vital to be alert to the risks. Every season brings its own hazards that could cause roof leaks. If you’re struggling with these issues, you might need roof repair: 1. Ice Dams Ice dams are among the biggest culprits when it comes to roof leaks. These blockades of ice form on the eaves of traditional…Read More..
The damage to your home after a rain or wind storm isn’t always obvious. When it comes to wind damage roof shingles may look unharmed at first. It’s important to examine your roof so you catch on to subtle signs of deterioration. Homeowners can spot the issues that point to deeper underlying problems. Contact the experts for a professional roof inspection if you notice any of these signs: 1. Visible…Read More..
If you own a building with a metal roof, then you may have had to deal with damage, leaks, and the associated repairs - and if you haven’t had to do that yet, you will probably have to make repairs at some point in the future. So, of course, it’s best to be prepared in advance and be well-informed by your insurance company before disaster strikes. What’s more, if you…Read More..
Are you looking to get the cost of a new roof? If you know your property square footage, use our roof calculator below. Roofing Fundamentals and What to Expect The Signs You Need to Replace Your Roof Roof Age and Damage Roof Damage From The Weather Roof Leak Repair Tearing Off a Roof Installing a Roof Overlay Roof Removal Roof Replacements: Types of Roofing Materials Asphalt Shingles Slate Roofing Wooden…Read More..
Hail damage storms might not be the worst natural disaster that you can imagine happening to your property, but they can cause a surprising amount of long-lasting damage so you should be prepared in the event of a hail storm or associated weather event. The Effects of Hail The High Costs of Hail Storms and Roofing Hail Damage What Happens When You Experience Roof Hail Damage The Factors That Cause…Read More..
One of the first things any homeowner should do after a storm is to check for roof damage. Even if you have no visible water inside your home, roof damage can still be a possibility. While it might be tempting to climb up on the roof, we recommend homeowners avoid this whenever possible. Always try to assess roof damage from ground level if you can. Try using a pair of…Read More..
The fear and uncertainty caused by a natural disaster can make life difficult even for those who homes have been spared and whose families are safe. When your property is damaged as the result of a natural disaster, the confusion and uncertainty can stretch on for months after the fact. Rebuilding after a natural disaster isn’t easy, but the right contractor can bring you peace of mind. To make sure…Read More..
The start of a new season is the perfect time to start on your roof maintenance checklist. Ideally, your roof should be inspected twice a year: once in late spring and again in the fall. Neglecting roof problems in the fall can cause further damage in the winter, resulting in more costly repair expenses in the spring. Brace for the chillier months ahead by completing our fall checklist for homeowners:…Read More..
As we enjoy the summer season and do our best to remain cool in the extreme heat, it is important to remember that it can negatively affect your roof. Roofs are designed and built to withstand many weather conditions. Still, extreme heat can cause excessive damage to the more vulnerable parts of your roofing system. When the weather heats up, you want to be able to enjoy your summer without…Read More..
It doesn’t matter which holiday you choose to celebrate during this time, holiday decorating is always one of the best parts! To keep up the holiday cheer and avoid any holiday disasters, here are some safety tips to follow this holiday season: Use a safe ladder and make sure it’s on a flat surface Avoid putting anything near power lines, including ladders and decorations Clear gutters of debris Securely tie…Read More..
When winter comes, the cold temperatures and snowfall can put you and your house to the test. It is important to have a plan before the first snowfall to ensure everything goes smoothly this winter. Take a stroll through the inside and outside of your home or business and go through this checklist to prepare for harsh winters. Outdoor Precautions: Check the Roof for Damage Winter weather can take a toll on…Read More..
When making improvements to your home, most people start by focusing on the inside – updating the kitchen, adding a bathroom, or changing out the floors. But, talk to any realtor, and they’ll tell you that the big money is in curb appeal. That’s why, if you’re building a new home or looking to replace the roof, siding, or both on your current home, you should pay particularly close attention…Read More..
Are you replacing your roof or building a new home? What type, style, and color of roof that you choose might be one of the biggest decisions that you’ll make about your property. Choosing the right type of roofing material, the right shingle color, and everything else about your roof is a big decision that will affect not only the appearance of your home, but maintenance costs and the overall…Read More..
If you are planning on replacing your roof or building a new property, then you’ve likely considered various options available to you. Depending on the style of your home, your location, and your preferred aesthetic, the costs of your new metal roof - or any other type of roofing - will vary based on a variety of factors that we will detail in this article. Metal roofing has a lot…Read More..
It’s no surprise that the weather can be unpredictable, especially as areas of the United States are currently experiencing unprecedented winter weather right now. Your roof is often the first line of defense to keep your home and family safe during any severe weather event. However, no matter the materials or how well your current roof was installed, there are still numerous ways for Mother Nature to remind you whose…Read More..
Do you need a roof repair or perhaps a total roof replacement? Did a recent hail storm, rainstorm, tornado, or other major weather event damage your home’s roof or other property? Then you’ve likely begun the search for a roofer in your area who can solve your problems. Chances are that you’ve started by doing a standard Google search - but there is so much more to look at and…Read More..
You may notice that a tar and gravel roof is installed on many low-slope or flat roof commercial buildings. Contractors and builders use gravel on flat roofing for two primary reasons; the first is to protect the underlying layer of roofing materials on built-up roofs (BURs), and the second is to secure or weigh down the roofing material, as is the case with single-ply flat roofs. What Are Tar &…Read More..
Dealing with a flat leaky roof can be extremely frustrating, not to mention that if things are not done properly, the leaky roof can be extremely detrimental to your property’s overall integrity and value. While all roof leaks are problematic, a leak in a flat roof is particularly complicated. Flat roof repair (also known as low slope roof repair) or commercial flat roof repair can range from somewhat simple to…Read More..
A roof leak can be complicated to find, difficult to fix, and even scary for homeowners and property owners since the physical condition can put livability of your property at risk. So accordingly, you need to find the area of the leaking roof and fix it fast before even more damage to your property has occurred. And if the roof leak repair is significant or you can’t fix a leaky…Read More..
The first step to addressing issues with your roof is to schedule an inspection with a reputable Roofing Contractor. Most companies, including us, provide these inspections free of charge. The results can be incredibly informative as you make decisions on your next steps in your roofing adventure. A proper inspection will save you time and costly expenses in the long run. Has your roof been hit by hail, debris, or…Read More..