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How to Avoid Roofing Scams
Aug21

How to Avoid Roofing Scams

One of the most charming and storied elements of the Wild West was the snake-oil salesmen who would roll through town. Peddling their miracle cures from the back of a brightly colored wagon. They would collect their cash and get out of dodge as quickly as possible, before anyone discovered the farce. When it comes to contracting work, homeowners might find that the Wild West is alive and well. Contractors can show up, overcharge and...

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Everything You Need to Know About Roofing, Part 2: Estimating Roofing Materials
Aug14

Everything You Need to Know About Roofing, Part 2: Estimating Roofing Materials

Raise the Roof, Not Your Stress Levels Talking to contractors can be nerve-wracking, especially when it comes to roofing projects. Since roofs can go years—even decades—without needing work, many homeowners aren’t familiar with roofing terminology or what the typical job should cost.  That’s why we put together this handy guide for calculating how many shingles and other roofing materials your project will require. This basic...

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What Makes Up a Roof – Your Roof Components
Aug07

What Makes Up a Roof – Your Roof Components

Saturday, June 30th 2018 Your home’s roof sheds water, but a raindrop that starts out on the top of your roof doesn’t just encounter shingles on its way down. There’s a series of roof components that protect your home from the rain, wind and snow. It is critical to understand all of the parts of a house roof in order to explain a problem to a roofing professional and understand what he or she is talking about when he or she is...

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8 Home Renovations for the Summer
Jul31

8 Home Renovations for the Summer

April 28, 2017 The summertime is a great excuse to start fresh and enhance your home with that much needed makeover. The following highlights our top suggestions for summer home renovations: 1. Spruce Up The Exterior It’s surprising what a little paint can do for the appearance of a home — and its value. The average cost to spruce up the exterior of a home by repainting is approximately $2,000, while the average return on resale is 90...

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NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY – July 24
Jul24

NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY – July 24

NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY Each year on July 24th, National Amelia Earhart Day honors the achievements of the aviation pioneer on the date of her birth.  Author and American aviation pioneer, Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897.  One of Earhart’s most impressive achievements took place on May 20th, 1932. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic. He flew from New York to Paris...

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TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SUMMER HEAT
Jul17

TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SUMMER HEAT

It’s lurking right around the corner. The heat, the sweat, the bugs. Summertime is almost here. If you live in Alaska, maybe not such a big deal, but in the lower 48, the heat can be oppressive. In the Southeast in particular, it can be life-threatening if you don’t plan ahead. As our schedules begin to fill with Summer cookouts, baseball games, and graduation parties, it’s important to remember to take the time and inspect your home...

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Everything You Need to Know About Roofing, Part 1: Roofing 101
Jul10

Everything You Need to Know About Roofing, Part 1: Roofing 101

By: Juliana Lytkowski A Complete Introduction to Roofing Terms and Design The roof of your home can account for up to 40 percent of your home’s exterior. From curb appeal to home safety, it’s important to understand what keeps your home looking sharp and (more importantly) dry.  Most homeowners will need to replace a roof at some point, but many don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve outlined the most common roofing terms...

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Repair Options for Garage doors
Jul03

Repair Options for Garage doors

Garage door damage repair is often the only solution you need when you have a problem that’s affecting its function. Just because you have some springs broken doesn’t mean you need to replace the entire garage door — you just need to replace the springs. This is true of other components as well such as the sensors, tracks, hinges, rollers and opener. The only time you might need a total replacement is when you have massive...

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Roofing Tips For First-Time Homeowners
Jun19

Roofing Tips For First-Time Homeowners

Like Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “there is no place like home.” Being a new homeowner at any age is exciting. While our homes provide us comfort and warmth, they can, at the same time, be challenging and overwhelming. You most likely had an inspection done before you purchased your home which provided you with a punch list of work needed from the highest priorities to the “you can put it off indefinitely.” Roofing Tip #1:...

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Apostolate of Packages for the Philippines Donations!
Jun14

Apostolate of Packages for the Philippines Donations!

Apostolate of Packages for the Philippines What kind of apostolate? Our Polish community in the Parish of St. Mary Immaculate in Plainfield regularly ships packages with clothes, children’s toys and dry food to poor families and children. It is a simple way for our apostolate to reach others, especially those who are in need.  Why the Philippines?  I worked as a missionary in the Philippines for twelve years. I was assigned...

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