Vinyl Siding Maintenance

Vinyl is one of the most durable materials you can purchase for siding. Vinyl siding won’t rot or degrade over time, but it can crack and puncture if damaged. Often, homeowners will choose vinyl siding over other options as many believe it requires no maintenance. Like other parts of your home, vinyl siding requires occasional […]

Preventing and Managing Ice Dams

Cold weather is here. With the drop in temperatures, comes inclement weather including snow and ice. Ice in particular, can be dangerous and cause damage to your home, vehicle, roof, and cause injuries from slips and falls. When it comes to your roof, one of the most common causes of winter damage is from ice […]

9 Signs It Is Time For New Gutters

Gutters are sturdy, but like other parts of your home will need repaired or replaced. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, galvanized steel or aluminum gutters will last about twenty years and copper gutters will last fifty years.  Damage occurs from aging, storms, trees, etc. and you might have to replace your gutters sooner than […]

5 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

The season that many dread is just around the corner. Getting ready for subzero temperatures, ice, snow, and trying to stay warm is a daunting task. Winter weather and cold temperatures can cause major damage to your home (and roof) if you’re not prepared. Here are some winter home maintenance tips to keep your house […]

Cleaning Siding Without A Pressure Washer

When homeowners notice it is time to clean their siding, the first thing many think is “time to get a pressure washer!” Cleaning siding is one of the first things many think of when a pressure washer is involved. If you need to clean your siding and don’t have a pressure washer, you might think […]

3 Roof Maintenance Tips

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you and your home from the elements. Hail, storms, wind, and natural aging will cause wear and tear on your roof. To keep you roof in working order and in good shape, you need to perform regular maintenance and safety checks. […]

Most Popular Siding Materials

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), stucco and vinyl are the most common exterior wall materials on homes started in 2018. Vinyl and siding were used on the majority of new homes in 2018, followed by brick or brick veneered and fiber-cement siding, according the the National Association of Home […]

Basic Roofing Terms Facility Managers Should Know

Knowing basic roofing terms can help facility managers better evaluate proposals, talk to contractors, and communicate with owners. These terms are also valuable for homeowners when communicating repairs. Here are some basic roofing terms to know. Blistering This is a build-up of water vapor or gases that form a bubble underneath a roofing material’s surface. […]

9 Types of Roofing Materials

At one time, asphalt shingles, slate, clay, or stone were about the only options for roofing materials. Today, there are many other options to choose from to fit your needs. There are also new and updated looks for existing materials. Here are 9 different types of roofing materials to consider for your next job: 1. […]