Sprucing Up Your Roof

3 Tips For Replacing The Roof On An Old Home

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Old homes can have a lot of charm. Some of their benefits often include mature landscaping, detailed architecture, and durable construction materials that have stood the test of time. Old homes can also be a lot of work with periodic updates a necessity. When updating an old home, many homeowners seek to keep the home’s old charm while giving it modern updates. The roof is one part of an older home that often needs either repair or a full replacement. Read More»

What To Do If A Big Branch Falls On Your Roof

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High winds and strong storms can really wreak havoc on your home and landscaping. One of the most common causes of serious wind damage is tree branches falling on roofs. If you have trees in your yard, or even in a neighbor’s yard, it’s important that you know what to do if a big tree branch should ever fall on your roof. Get out of the house. Especially when the wind is howling and the rain is pouring, it’s impossible to quickly and safely assess the extent of the damage. Read More»

5 Tips For Cleaning Rain Gutters

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It’s that time of the year again: time to clean out the rain gutters. If you fail to clean out your gutters regularly, you will find that they fill up with water and overflow, possibly even breaking the gutter or leading to rot and rust over time. It is a good idea to clean your gutters as the seasons change so that they are always in working order. These tips will help you clear out your gutters safely and easily. Read More»

The Temperatures Are Rising: Time to Get Your Roof Ready for Summer

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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to start taking care of some home maintenance issues. If your roof isn’t on your maintenance list, it should be. If your roof is like most, it was probably ignored during the winter unless it developed a leak or other type of weather-related damage. Now that summer is just about here, you can’t afford to ignore it any longer. Summer weather can wreak havoc on your asphalt shingle roof. Read More»

4 Tips For Removing And Keeping Mold And Algae Off Your Home's Metal Roof

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If you have mold and algae growing on your metal roof, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to remove the fungal growth and keep it from returning. If so, use one or more of the tips below to restore your roof’s beauty and prevent possible rust damage. Avoid Standing On The Roof While It’s Wet Before you start cleaning your roof, a word about safety is in order. Read More»