Soffits: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Today we’re going to look at the reasons soffits are so important. Before we get into that, though, let’s back up and clear up something more important: What really are soffits? A soffit is the area between the outer wall of a house and the overhang of the roof. It is usually made of aluminum… Read more »

Why Does Gutter Pitch Matter?

Are the gutters on your home pitched properly? No, we’re not asking how well they sing, but instead if they’re angled at the correct pitch to ensure proper drainage. As long as the gutters are still hanging on your home and collecting water when it rains, you probably think that they are doing their job…. Read more »

Freeze Frame: Window Frame Materials Could Be Zapping Your Heat

Heating your home in the winter can be a real challenge when the temperature drops down below freezing. And it can be especially challenging when you have windows with frames that don’t hold heat in and insulate your home as well as they should. In fact, you could be losing a significant amount of heat… Read more »

Best Roofing Materials for Snowy Climates

Winter has officially reared its ugly head, and we know what comes next – more freezing temperatures, heavier falling snow and gustier winds. When these elements make an appearance, you want to be sure that your home is protected with a stable and reliable roof. So what type of roofing materials are the best choice… Read more »

Add Heating and an Attractive Look With a Gas Fireplace

Winter is coming, and with it come shorter days, longer nights, overall much colder temperatures. If you find yourself feeling chilly during the winter, one way to keep yourself warm – and add a little aesthetic value to your home – is with a brand new gas fireplace! There are a lot of reasons why… Read more »

‘Snow’ Big Deal: Understanding the Actual Weight of Snow on Your Roof

Winter means snow, and here in Pennsylvania it can mean a lot of snow. This snow, particularly if it is wet and heavy, can mean problems for the roofs on buildings and homes. Fortunately, there’s a calculation that’s done when building roofs that takes snow into account. The East Stroudsburg area receives nearly 40 inches… Read more »

Ice, Snow, Cold and Your Chimney

Now that fall has arrived, winter isn’t too far away and with it will come colder temperatures, ice and snow. Not only will these elements become problematic for the roads we travel and our driveways, but they could wreak havoc on our homes as well, particularly our roofs and chimneys. What causes the damage to… Read more »

Ridge Vents: What Are They and Do You Need Them?

Attic venting is an important part of the design of a home. During cold weather, attic ventilation can help to remove moisture from the attic space and to prevent ice dams from forming on the roof. During hot weather, attic ventilation serves to cool the attic, limit the buildup of moist air, and reduce the… Read more »

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Your roof is obviously one of the most important parts of your home, so you shouldn’t trust just anyone to work on it. Before you hire a roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof, there are a number of factors that you should consider when making your selection. Keep the following factors in mind… Read more »