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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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