Sprucing Up Your Roof

5 Reasons Vinyl Siding Is a Better Choice Than Wood

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Years ago, you would drive down the street, and most of the homes you would see would be covered with wood plank siding. Over the last few decades, wood has become less common. Most of the homes you see covered in wood siding have had that same siding for years and have not been resided recently. If you are thinking of residing your home, regardless of which type of siding it has now, there is a far better option than wood: vinyl. Read More»

5 Reasons Some Roofs Are Noisy

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Noises from the roof can be infuriating, especially if you don’t know where the noise is coming from. Here are some of the common causes of roof noise: Loose Sections of the Roof A loose part of the roof can easily make noise if it is banging against other sections of the roof, vibrating or making any kind of movement. Loose sections of the roof typically make noises when acted upon by wind forces. Read More»

Why You Need To Look Beyond Asphalt Roofing

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Asphalt shingles is the most common roofing material across the county. In fact, many people automatically think you are talking about asphalt shingles when you start talking about roofing materials. However, it’s good to look beyond asphalt shingles and consider other roofing materials if you want to install or replace your roof. Here are some of the reasons you should consider other materials. They Are Not Environmentally Friendly Asphalt shingles might not be the best roofing materials for those who care for the environment (and everyone should). Read More»

Are You Cleaning Out The Attic? Watch Out For These Signs That You Need To Arrange For Roof Repairs

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Attics are often hot spots for clutter, and you’ve got the right idea to clean it out now and then. While your attic clean out gives you more control over your storage space, you should also be aware that you can use this opportunity to check on the roof. Since the attic is the part of your house that is located closest to the roof, the early signs of damage from loose shingles and flashing often shows up here. Read More»

Six Ways You Can Protect Your Home's Foundation With Your Landscaping

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Preventive planning can help you to avoid foundation damage in your home that may require costly repairs.  There are many ways you can protect your foundation from damage to your landscaping. The following are six landscaping methods that minimize the chances of foundation damage over time: Make sure that gutters are draining well away from your home’s perimeter One of the biggest culprits when it comes to foundation damage is water. Read More»