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10 Fun & Interesting Roofing Facts
Jun12

10 Fun & Interesting Roofing Facts

Since the dawn of civilization, there have been many, many discoveries and advances in roofing materials and techniques. Here are a few of our favorite “did you know”s for you to enjoy! 1. Some of the oldest roofing materials in the world are thatch, clay, and stone. Thatch was likely used between 5000 and 1800 B.C.. Clay tiles can be traced all the way back to around 10,000 B.C.! 2. Thatched roofs are effective because the reed...

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10 Tips For Handling Home Insurance Claims
Jun05

10 Tips For Handling Home Insurance Claims

Be prompt in filing the claim and responding to information requested by the insurer. If there is a request you think is unreasonable, say so quickly and in writing. 2. Write down the claim number as soon as you file it and post it somewhere prominent in your home and office. You’ll need it every time you discuss the claim with the insurer. 3. Start a notebook to document every communication you have with your...

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How Can I Find a Roof Leak?
May29

How Can I Find a Roof Leak?

The primary role of the roof is to keep the elements out and protect the interior of a home, so a leaky roof is a major cause for concern. Checking for leaks should be a part of all maintenance plans, and the good news is it doesn’t even require a trip up to the roof. “Some leaks can go undetected for a while, causing damage to the inside of your walls, which can eventually create mold,” says Charlie Bell, owner of Bell...

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Maintenance Tips for Your Roof
May22

Maintenance Tips for Your Roof

Even though most asphalt roof systems are designed to protect your home for about 15 years, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)recommends you inspect your roof regularly two times a year during the spring and fall Homebuyer’s beware. A great time to start with any roof assessment is before your closing date. Getting a professional roof inspection before that future home is officially yours will save you a lot...

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7 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof
May15

7 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof

1. Roof age How old is your existing asphalt shingle roof? Most experts agree that a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years. It also depends on whether the old roof was removed and you only have one layer of shingles, and if it is properly ventilated. If the roof was installed over another layer or several layers and it is older than 20 years, chances are you need a new roof. 2. Shingles curling and buckling Shingles that are...

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How To Hire A Contractor
May08

How To Hire A Contractor

Gillian Lazanik, Houzz Contributor Do your due diligence before hiring your contractor. Price should not be the only factor when making the final decision on who will build your dream home. Your home is where you spend most of your time, and you don’t want poor quality construction details staring you in the face, day after day. Make sure you take the proper steps before choosing a contractor. How to Work With a Kitchen Designer...

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Soffit and Fascia: What They are, Their Functions, & When to Replace Them
May01

Soffit and Fascia: What They are, Their Functions, & When to Replace Them

Even when you’re with a great contractor whom you trust, it’s very useful to know about the various parts of your roof, how they function, how to take care of them, and why and when they might need to be replaced. Soffit and fascia are two roof components in your roof’s gutter zone, which is critical for getting water away from your house. How Soffit and Fascia Work Soffit is a word for the exposed area under the eaves of your roof....

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42 Stunning Exterior Home Designs
Apr24

42 Stunning Exterior Home Designs

Home exterior designs are a crucial part of your home’s curb appeal. They’re the first thing anyone sees about your home, and they play a big role in how your home is perceived. So why settle for a standard, plain, or boring home exterior design, knowing how important it is to your house as a whole? These 42 designs will show you just what’s possible when you start thinking outside the box. 1. Cottage Style Just because a house is...

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3 SIGNS YOU NEED HELP FROM A PROFESSIONAL ROOFER
Apr17

3 SIGNS YOU NEED HELP FROM A PROFESSIONAL ROOFER

Roof Repair Your home’s roof is one structure where you should always get professional help. Many people enjoy doing projects around the house, but it is dangerous to work high up on a roof with no professional training. While you should have a professional roofer come out once a year to inspect your roof, you also need to contact one if you notice any of the following signs of damage. 1. Sagging Roof Deck Every so often you’ll want...

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This Spring, Enhance Your  Curb Appeal!
Apr10

This Spring, Enhance Your Curb Appeal!

MARCH 29, 2019 Do you suffer from curb envy? Do you want bragging rights for the most inviting home on the block? Have you just moved in, and want to dress the entrance with your own personal style? Or, are you looking to sell, and want to make your home more appealing to potential buyers? No matter your reason, improving the appearance of your home when viewed from the street level, also known as curb appeal, can be done without...

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