Have you given any thought to your roof materials lately? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably haven’t. It’s one area of your house that’s almost always out of sight and usually out of mind. And then one day it starts to leak, and suddenly you realize just how important it is. First of all, […]
Whether you are installing a new roof on your home or just trying to save money on utilities, you can easily improve the energy efficiency of your home by making small choices that will deliver a big difference. Not only will you decrease your home’s energy usage and help the environment, but you will also […]
Due to the many benefits of solar panels, the U.S. has seen an unprecedented rate of growth of solar power: are you ready to jump on the sunshine-driven bandwagon? Adding solar panels to your home can make it possible to save money doing what you need to do every day: cook dinner, do the laundry, heat […]
As the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters, floods affect more homeowners than any other disaster. In the U.S., floods kill more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, or lightning. Flash floods are the most dangerous because they combine the destructive power of a flood with little warning and a lot of […]
Homes everywhere utilize metal roofing to provide energy savings, beauty, and protection that lasts. The exciting thing about metal roofing is that it is available in a wide variety of designs to complement any style home. Offered in a rainbow of colors, your metal roof can be a traditional vertical seam profile, or be manufactured […]
Replacing the shingles on your home’s roof can be an expensive home improvement—which means that doing it right and taking time to think about what options might be best for your home is especially important. It looks simple at first, since it comes down to only two questions: What style shingle and what color. Sounds […]
If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t pay much attention to your roof. It’s probably taken for granted more than any area of your house. However, it shouldn’t be. After all, it protects you and your family from the sun; it helps to keep you warm; and when a high wind kicks up, nobody inside […]
You’ve decided to build your dream house, and you’re thinking of using solar radiation for your energy. That’s an excellent idea! Many environmentally-conscious homeowners choose solar because of their concern that burning fossil fuels is harming the planet. Others appreciate the financial advantages of solar power. Most modern solar energy technologies harness the heat generated […]
Roofs get little respect. When was the last time someone complimented you on how terrific your roof looked? When you think about upgrading your house to a more trendy style, is your roof the first thing that comes to mind? Does it come to mind at all? Your roof has many utilitarian qualities, most of […]
Of all the things that can go wrong around the house, a leaky roof is among the most severe and time-sensitive. That’s because water damage spreads quickly, even from a small leak. Maintaining a sound roof will always be one of the most important duties of a homeowner. Your roof is crucial for you and […]
Winter is just around the corner and with winter comes plunging temperatures, shorter days and the often dreaded snow and ice. As the winter season approaches, just like when you get out the hats and coats to prepare yourself for the cold, it is also equally important to prepare your home. Now is the best […]
Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by Admin.
The roof of your building should last for years and keep you safe from the elements. When you need to replace or upgrade the roof, you may wonder what kind of material is best for this purpose. Metal roofing continues to prove its durability, making it an increasingly popular choice with home and business owners. […]
If you’re like most people, your life is already filled with appointments, and there’s still a long to-do list waiting to be checked off. So when did you last have time look at your roof? Probably after the last snow that left several inches standing on it, or after the big storm littered it with […]
Metal is the longest lasting type of roofing material, and your new roof can last up to fifty years with proper care. While metal roofs require far less maintenance than those made with other materials, you will need to do a few things each season to make sure it stays in top condition. As you […]
Posted on 14. Oct, 2016 by Admin.
When you choose to install a new roof in the fall you can prepare your house for the coming winter months and avoid many potential roofing issues. Here are just a few of the reasons why fall is the perfect time for roof installation. Depending on where you live, summer may bring wind, rain and even hurricanes, […]
Fall is the time of year where all the colorful leaves fall from the trees covering the ground in layers. While it is beautiful to see, the debris left behind by all the trees and wind if not maintained properly can cause harm to your home. That is why Fall maintenance is so important! The […]
These days metal roofs are doing more for homes than just giving it the “curb appeal” of an upscale home. In fact metal roofing last longer than your would expect, plus the energy benefits they offer save you money annually. The metal roofs of today are contemporary in that they come in different styles and […]
The long term performance of your roof depends on a few things, but not as important as the ventilation and attic space underneath. The lack of proper roof ventilation leads to musty smells as well as voiding an asphalt shingle warranty if damage to the roof is due to improper ventilation. This article is here […]
Asphalt roofing shingles are a great value in regards to roofing materials. They are simple to install, relatively inexpensive and come in different colors and textures. There are also architectural/dimensional shingles which add a more contoured look to your home because of their thicker build. Since there are so many alternate types of asphalt roofing shingles, […]
Most people don’t think about their roof until there is a problem with it. Most of the time the roof is overdue for repairs and is pretty outdated. Besides the curb appeal of a new roof, there are other concerns homeowners have these days. Low maintenance, long lasting, and energy efficiency is largely important. The […]
Roofing sustainability is something that every person wants with their home. Making sure your roof is long lasting is something to take seriously. Of course different areas of where you live might bring about different choices in the types of roofs you want. For example in southern climates, cool roofing surfaces are better. In northern […]
The age of solar power is fast becoming more prevalent. People are more energy conscience and aware of the fluctuating costs of electricity. The cost of solar is going down in price allowing more and more families are going the solar route. Before you put go completely solar, here are 7 questions to ask before installing […]
Posted on 23. Sep, 2016 by Admin.
The curb appeal is what will make or brake the sale of your home. Just like when you are interviewing for a job, making a good first impression is extremely important when selling your home. The first glimpse that potential buyers see is from the street. When beginning the curb appeal process you will want […]
Not all people decide to have a snow guard system installed on their roof. Not having a snow guard system on your house can cause more snow damage around your house. Snow Guards are used to hold the snow in place. If you do not have snow guards on your roof, and a snow storm […]
Rubber roofing is a newer roofing material, yet it provides many benefits. If you need to get your roof repaired or replaced, you should look into rubber. Since rubber is so new to roofing, only specific roofing contractors are qualified to install it. Therefore it is important to make sure that your roofing contractor has […]
Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular. One unique thing about metal roofs are that they are a great option for wet or dry climates. Metal roofs are known to be wind and fire resistant. They are also know to reflect cold and heat which helps save energy no matter what climate you live […]
Fall is the season where the weather starts to get cooler, and the rain begins to fall from the sky. That is why it is so important to do the proper house maintenance to make sure that your home is ready for the changing seasons. One of the most important things to look at is […]
Posted on 14. Sep, 2016 by Admin.
Curb appeal is determined by the impression that your house gives at first glance. This means that any aspect of the house that is visible from the street can have an affect on the curb appeal of your home. the roof can make, or break your homes curb appeal. While a roof is not very […]
Many homeowners underappreciate their own home improvement capabilities. They are sometimes afraid to try because they believe the projects are too time consuming and complicated. Rather than hand off these tasks to home improvement contractors, you can make your home look better and take pride in your craftsmanship by taking on these simple and fun […]
The roof is one of the most important parts of your house. It is what keeps the weather out so that you can live comfortably in your home. That is why it is so important for you to understand how to know when you need a new roof. There are a few things that you can […]
Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 by Admin.
The weather takes a definite toll on your home’s rooftop. It steadily inflicts damage until your roof shows signs of wear and tear like warping, peeling, or outright collapsing. Out of all of the weather elements, however, moisture tends to lend the worst damages on even the sturdiest of rooftops. You can hold off the […]
If you are looking into getting a metal roof installed on your house, you might want to know a few things about metal roofing. The important things to know are the life expectancy, the installation costs, and even the durability. Don Vandervort wrote an article on hometips.com that talks about the different aspects of a metal […]
Posted on 02. Sep, 2016 by Admin.
Do you know that your gutters need to be cleaned, but don’t know where to start? Watch the video below! Click here to see more videos from Better Homes and Gardens.
Posted on 01. Sep, 2016 by Admin.
After the hot summer months it is important to do maintenance on your building to make sure that it is prepared for the fall and winter seasons ahead. By performing the proper maintenance you will be saving your building from future damage and repairs that would be extremely costly. Doug McMillan wrote an article on zumbrunnen.com […]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
There are so many different types of roofs, each providing different benefits as well as different looks. An article on roofcalc.org discusses 16 of the most popular type of roofs along with their costs and benefits. The first type of roof that the article talks about is a classic gable roof. The classic gable roof […]
If you are thinking about getting a flat roof installed, or if you already have a flat roof, it is good to know what your options are. According to an article from roofcalc.org, there are 3 types of materials that can be used on a flat roof. The first material that is listed in the article […]
Metal roofing is becoming an extremely popular option when it comes to roofing. It might seem like a no brainer for you to to choose metal as your roofing material, but once this decision has been made you still need to decide what type of metal roofing will best benefit your house. According to Don Vandervort’s […]
Posted on 26. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
If you are looking to sell your home, it is important to have a lasting first impression. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what aspects of your house add or take away from the outside view of your home. That is why Leslie Mann’s article on chicagotribune.com about how to boost the curb appeal of […]
For the longevity of your House, it is important to make sure that it is properly maintained throughout the year. Fall is the season where the weather transitions from hot and sunny, to cold and rainy. That is why it is important to get your house maintenance done during the beginning of the fall season because […]
The best way to cut costs on gutter repairs is to make sure to properly maintain them. You should be cleaning your gutters at least twice a year to make sure that there are no clogs so the water is able to drain properly. If you neglect cleaning your gutters and let a clog in your […]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
Concrete tile roofing may not be the most inexpensive roofing material, but it is one of the most durable. If it fits in the budget, spending a little bit more money on your initial roof replacement can actually save you time and money in the long run. Since a concrete tile roof is so durable, […]
Posted on 22. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
Rubber roofing can be very beneficial for many homes. One of the best things about rubber roofing is that it can be added on top of an existing roof, and provides protection from harsh weather conditions. An article on homeadvisor.com discusses rubber roofing, and how it is low in maintenance and has a long lifespan. […]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
Curb appeal is extremely important if you are looking to sell your home. You want to make sure that your house stands out to possible buyers the second they drive up. Josh Garskof’s article on time.com discusses 3 ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home, the first one being subtracting flaws. Josh suggests trading out […]
While the initial cost may be higher than other roofing materials, metal roofing will save you money in the long run. Metal roofs keep the house at a cooler temperature which lowers the energy bills. While your house will stay cool, the metal roof will absorb some heat, making the roof itself extremely hot. The amount of heat […]
The material that you choose to roof your house with impacts how comfortable and happy you will be in your home. When you want the peace of mind that comes from having a sound and durable roof over your head, you may find it best to invest in one of these popular roofing materials. Rubber […]
Posted on 16. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
Houses in different climates require different needs. For example a house located in a wetter climate will require protection against roof leaks as well as algae, while a house in a warmer climate might require a roof that keeps the house cooler. Steve Graham’s article on networx.com discuses which roofing materials work and don’t work […]
Posted on 15. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
When replacing your roof, choosing the right roofing material is important. Different materials work better for certain weather conditions which is why the location of your home will impact your decision. Besides protection, the style of the roof can also be a major factor. Each roofing material has a different look, so you want to […]
Posted on 12. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
Wood shingle roofs are one of the most vulnerable roofing materials to weather elements. That is why it is so important to be aware of the proper maintenance that needs to be done, and to make sure it gets completed. An article on doityourself.com states the importance of clearing debris off of your wood shingled […]
When getting ready to sell their house, home owners usually search for ways to increase their ROI (return on investment). While many people know that the curb appeal of your home can help to sell the home faster, and for possibly more money, people usually don’t think about putting money into their landscaping. If you […]
When it comes to roofing materials, there is a wide variety of materials to choose from, but metal roofing is quickly becoming one of the most popular options. When roofing your home the materials used must provide beauty to the exterior of your home as well as be durable enough to withstand the elements. There […]
If you are looking to get your roof replaced, fall is the best time of the year to do so. Laura Firszt mentions in her article on networx.com that since fall is the best time to replace your roof, roofers tend to get booked up fast, therefore it is important to book an appointment to […]
If you are looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient, a great place to start is the roof. There are various things that you can do to help your roof be more energy efficient, for example making it a lighter color. an article from greenhomeguide.com suggests using a cool roof coating on your […]
Posted on 05. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
Rubber roofing, or EPDM roofing, is a newer roofing material that has the option of being placed over your existing roof. The reason people look to EPDM for their roofing needs is because it is extremely durable and waterproof. In addition Craig Dolgin states in his article on facilitiesnet.com that rubber roofing is able to keep its original […]
In the recent years metal roofing has become more and more popular. Metal roofing is an extremely durable roofing materials that can with stand weather conditions that many other roofing materials can not. Since they are so durable, they last longer meaning you will most likely never have to think about getting a new roof […]
Posted on 03. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
Slate Shingles are not as common as other roofing materials, yet they provide many benefits. One reason that homeowners choose slate shingles for their roof is the unique appearance that it provides. According to an article on gsa.gov, slate is a natural stone that comes in various colors, thickness, and textures all creating different effects. […]
You don’t really notice your gutters and downspouts until they stop working properly. Clogged gutters can cause damage to your house if they are not fixed in time. It is important to know how to unclog and clean your gutters and downspouts. It is also important to know what maintenance is needed to ensure that […]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2016 by Admin.
When it comes to curb appeal, there are 6 main areas you will want to focus on. These areas are your roof, the siding, exterior painting, windows, doors, and landscaping. If one of those 6 things look unappealing, it will ruin the entire curb appeal of your home. An article on HomeAdvisor.com discusses these 6 elements […]
Each roofing material has different benefits. Some are more affordable, while others hold up better in harsh weather conditions. When deciding on which roofing material you should use to replace your roof, it is important to know the benefits that each roofing material can give your home based off of your location and roofing needs. […]
It is becoming more and more popular when searching for a roofing material to want a roof that will make your home energy efficient. This is why metal roofing is becoming so much more popular. Matthew J. Goering states in his article on homeadvisor.com that metal roofing is one of the greenest roofing options. He continues […]