To repair or replace your home’s windows – that is the question. If you’re having a hard time deciding whether to repair or replace your windows, remember this saying: “out with the old, in with the new.” Now, getting rid of everything that’s old in your home isn’t always the best choice, however, when it… Read more »
How Long Does Chimney Masonry Last?
Now that spring is here, many homeowners will head outside to work on their home as well as checking for any damages from winter. One of the areas that should be looked at, especially if your home is older, is your chimney. If your home’s chimney was built in the 1950s, chances are your chimney… Read more »
Roof Pitch: How to Determine What’s Best, and How it Affects Materials
Roofs are one part of buildings frequently taken for granted and not given much thought. Replacing a roof involves deciding on which materials are best, while constructing a new building or making an entire roofing change can also involve looking at the roof’s pitch. When considering pitch, what is best and how does it affect… Read more »
Staying Cooler with Metal Roofing?
One common belief that has become more and more popular in recent years is that metal roofing can actually help make a home stay cooler during the warm weather months. However, is that really the case? Most homes that you see these days have asphalt shingle roofs, which are designed the way they are… Read more »
Three Benefits of Installing a New Roof
Winter weather can do quite a bit of damage to our homes, and especially to the roof. This can lead to many homeowners going back and forth on whether to install a new roof or not. Before you decide, though, consider three of the major benefits that come with a new roof. Safety It’s no… Read more »
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 »
Gutters: A Brief History
With winter weather on its way, many of us have already gone through and gotten our homes ready by doing such things cleaning our gutters. While you’re doing up on the roof, though, have you ever wondered where the idea for gutters came from? If you have, here is a short history lesson on the origin… 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 »