Summer is the perfect time of year to tackle those home maintenance projects you’ve been meaning to take care of all year. The days are never longer, the weather is sunnier, and the laid back nature of the season means you’ll have more time. The only question is where to start. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with our summer maintenance checklist. Here are a few things you’ll want to knock out.
It’s easy to know that you need a new roof. Maybe you’re having a house built completely new construction, or maybe you have an old roof that needs to be replaced. The more complicated question is what kind of roof you want to have installed. There are so many options on today’s roofing market, and each offers their own advantages and disadvantages. Here are the pros and cons of different types of roofing.
Ideally, homeowners would love not to be bothered with roof leaks at all. However, if your roof does spring a leak, it's best to catch it early and before too much damage is done to the structure or interior of your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't know what to look for and might not notice a leak until they see water stains in the ceiling or notice mold and mildew growth. Here are a few ways you can catch a roof leak early and before too much damage is done.
If you're having a roof replaced for the first time, chances are you have plenty of questions. You may have some concerns or uncertainty going into the project. Your roofing contractor, on the other hand, has been through all of this before, several times. If you want to truly enjoy the confidence of working with a professional — and to ensure that your roof is installed to your specifications — you need to communicate clearly with your roofing contractor.
A roof over your head is invaluable to a good home. Your roof has to be in good condition so it can protect your home from the elements day in and day out for years to come. Even a low maintenance roof can start to falter if neglected. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to protect your roof so that your roof can continue to protect you.
The hardest part of hiring a roofing contractor is finding one to begin with. Once you’ve waded through all the options, the rest seems like a breeze. But before you get too comfortable, there’s the roofing contract. Like any contract, you’ll want to read over everything carefully and ask any questions you might have before signing. Want to know what you can expect? Here are a few things you should be able to find on any roofing contract.
Last night, your home got hit with a bad storm, but today the storm has passed. It's a relief, but now it's time to inspect the damage. Did your home develop any leaks while the storm was going on? Was your roof damaged by the strong winds, sharp debris, or hail? Even if you can't see the damage right away, it might be a good idea to have your roof inspected by a professional. After all, a roof over your head really is your home's best protection.
So you've had a new or replacement roof installed, or maybe you're planning to have one installed within the next few months. A home improvement project can be exciting, but when it's over, you don't want to have to think about doing it again in another ten or twenty years. Ideally, you'd like your roof to last for as long as you live in the house or longer. Depending on the lifespan of the roof, that's possible. However, you may have to put in the work to keep your roof in shape. Here are our tips for making your roof last.
It's a common piece of advice for homeowners searching for replacement roofs: "make sure you get at least three roof estimates." The logic is understandable — you don't want to make a hasty decision with your replacement roof and come to regret it. But searching for roof replacements can be tedious, and it sometimes makes the whole process seem daunting to homeowners. This is especially true considering you don't always need three roof estimates. So how many roof estimates do you need? And why don't you need three roof estimates? Let's break that down in today's blog.
No one likes to deal with roof leaks. Not only are they pesky, but they could cause problems for your home on a larger scale, too. Roof leaks could cause roof rot, could damage the structure and walls of your home, or could get into the electrical wiring in the walls. Obviously, you want to prevent roof leaks this winter, but how? Here are a few of our tips.