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Homeowners Insurance and Hail Damage

Homeowners Insurance and Hail Damage

Hail is one of the most common causes of damage to homes, roofs, and cars. While hail is more common in parts of the country that experience humidity and frequent thunderstorms/tornadoes, it can strike anywhere. In 2017, hail damage affected more than 10.7 million properties and insured losses tipped the $10 billion mark in 2018. […]

How To Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient

Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient

The new trend of a “living roof” is the ultimate in energy efficient and environmentally friendly roofing. While this isn’t workable for everyone depending on their home, location, and budget, there are several more economical ways to help decrease your energy bills by making a few alterations to your roof. Here are a few tips […]

Types of Shingles

Types of Shingles

If you’re looking to replace your roof, the options are seemingly endless. Technology has improved roofing options, but the tired and true options are still popular. When choosing a shingle material there are several things to consider such as climate, budget, available options, and your vision for your home. Each type of shingle comes with […]

2020 Roofing Trends

2020 Roofing Trends

Many homeowners like to stay up to date on the latest trends for design and home improvement, including one of the most important aspects of your home-the roof. Here are several roofing trends to look for in 2020. Metal Metal roofs have been around for a while, but are growing in popularity due to easy […]

Will Snow Collapse My Roof?

Will snow collpase my roof?

It’s officially winter and snow is imminent. The snow that collects on your roof can cause damage if it gets too heavy, and possibly leaks if there are holes if your roof or framing. Collapse is more common in areas that experience yearly heavy snowfall and occurs because of damage and/or poor design and construction. […]

What is the Fascia Board?

Roof fascia board. Roof gutter system on log house in forest.

The fascia board is one of the most important parts of the roof. This is the board that is along the bottom of the ends of the rafters at the eaves that closes the gaps between the rafters. Fascia boards are visible and usually are what holds gutters in place. Most fascia boards are wood […]

Hanging Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof

Putting up the Christmas lights and decorations is a tradition for many. Roofs and gutters are some of the most common locations to hang lights. While you’re decking the halls, it’s easy to damage your roof or gutters. Here are a few things to consider when decorating for the holidays to keep your roof and […]

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 […]