When temperatures start to drop and you want to stay warm and cozy, nothing beats a roaring fire inside the home. However, having a fireplace and a corresponding chimney is something that requires regular upkeep. Your chimney in particular may require attention a few times a year. Leaving a chimney in disrepair can lead to smoke inside the home and can even be a significant fire danger. If you have a chimney, here are three things that you should keep in mind.
23 January 2019
Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular with commercial building owners. Metal roofs are durable, withstand many weather elements, and can be coated with a cool material that helps to reflect the sun's ultraviolet rays, helping to decrease energy usage. If you are considering a metal roof, you may be looking at a standing seam metal commercial roof. There are many benefits that this type of roof has over other metal roofs.
24 December 2018
If the roof of your home has never been changed, you may be noticing signs that it is time to re-roof your dwelling. Indications may include water stains on your ceiling, missing shingles, damaged shingles, and dark spots on your roof. Still, if a new roof is warranted and you currently have asphalt shingles, you may be looking for a new roofing material. Spray foam offers an innovative approach to roofing.
2 December 2018
Is your roof more than a decade old? Are there issues with your roof that might cause a problem this winter? Do you spend more time on repairs than you'd like? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a new roof. Roof problems should never be postponed, especially issues relating to damage or age. If it's time to replace your roof, here are four things to consider when you hire your roofing contractor.
26 October 2018
There's no doubt that you'll want to do your part to help the environment. This is by far one of the most effective ways to give back to the world. The good news is there are many things you can do that will make this possible. For instance, making some changes to your roof is a great way to start. Being aware of specific tips that can allow this part of your home to help the environment is sure to be helpful.
3 October 2018
If you've purchased an older home, you likely have to make many repairs. One thing to consider is the exterior of the home. This is the first thing visitors see, and it gives them their first impression. If you need to change the siding, vinyl siding is a good choice. If you drive through neighborhoods in your area, you will probably find that many homes have vinyl siding. This is because it offers many benefits, three of which are listed below.
12 September 2018
There are probably a million home improvement projects you would like to invest in. Homeowners are always trying to improve their property style and value by making smart investments. Two of the most popular home remodels are window replacement and roof replacement. Each of these remodels can cost upwards of $10,000 on a traditional single-family home. They both provide some amazing long-term benefits that are worth comparing. That is, it might be that your home needs new windows much more urgently than it needs a new roof.
30 August 2018
A flat roof needs to be stronger than a pitched roof. This is especially true in climates with a lot of rain or snow. The weight, along with the deteriorating affect of moisture, can definitely take its toll on a flat roof. This is usually due to the fact that it takes longer for a flat roof to dry off. Water doesn't run off as freely, and standing moisture on any surface is going to ultimately cause it to wear down.
30 August 2018
Some people replace their gutters because they just don't look good anymore. They can start to sag and look old. Of course, if your gutter is no longer holding water, or if it is becoming detached from the roofline, it will need to be replaced for practical reasons. If you are in the market for a replacement, there are a lot of things to consider. But, before you make any major decisions, you should choose the material.
30 August 2018
Since replacing your home's asphalt shingle roof is expensive, you should do everything you can to extend its useful life. By being proactive about roof care and maintenance, you can add at least a handful of extra years before you will have to pay for a tear-off and replacement. To keep your home's asphalt roof healthy and leak-free and extend its life for many years, take each of these four proactive actions:
30 August 2018