Importance of Checking Your Roof Each Spring

With spring just around the corner, it means it’s time to start some spring cleaning around the house. However, spring cleaning shouldn’t just stop within the four walls of your home. You should also take time to examine your roof, as well. Although it may not rank as a top priority, taking care of your… Read more »

Roof Vents and Ice Dams

With winter now in full swing, that means our homes will be exposed to things such as ice build up or ice dams. Left unmanaged, these accumulations can lead to serious problems, including roof damage or even collapse if excessive weight is added in the form of ice. This is why ensuring that your home… Read more »

What is the Lifespan of Roofing Materials?

Although most of us typically only have to replace the material on the roof of our homes once, it’s important to make sure we pick the right one. You want your roof to last – not just while you live there, but also for the next family or generation who lives there, as well. It’s… Read more »

Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

It is that time of year when we start battening down the hatches and prepare to spend a lot of time indoors. Before you head inside for the winter season, it’s important to make sure that everything outdoors is ready to go – including your roof. Roofs can take quite a beating during the winter… Read more »

Cut Down on Energy Costs This Winter

As temperatures drop and you shut off your air conditioner in favor of your heater or fireplace, you’re likely looking to spend as little as possible while still keeping your home warm. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to cut down on your home energy costs over the next several months, and we’re… Read more »

The Benefits to Gas Over Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Fireplaces are a great addition to any home. Both gas and wood options offer a degree of warmth, but unlike wood-burning, gas fireplaces provide steady, consistent heating. The heat from a wood fireplace decreases as the wood burns and therefore requires fuel replenishment. Gas fireplace are much more user friendly, as easy as a flip… Read more »

The importance of Chimney Repointing

Over time, the mortar between the bricks on your chimney could degrade and break down. This is due to the extreme elements of the outdoors they are exposed to on a daily basis, especially in more seasonal climates. In extreme cases, the mortar can wear right through, exposing even the inside of your chimney to… Read more »

How To Tell If Your Chimney Needs Repair

It won’t always be obvious when your chimney needs repair. In fact sometimes the signs that a chimney needs a little work are hard to see and can only be found when you’re looking for them directly. Knowing what to look for can help you spot issues quickly and before they develop into costly, time… Read more »