Roofing Information and Ideas for Homeowners

Comparing contractor quotes is an important step to your roofing repair and replacement process. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple roof replacement quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with their pricing. It’s important to understand your project… Read more
No matter how many times you’ve taken on a renovation project, the beginning can seem daunting. Below are ten tips that will help you complete your project successfully, whether you’re a first-timer or a renovation pro. If you want more information on specific projects like solar, windows, roofing or HVAC click those links for full buying guides. 1. Plan Ahead… Read more
Ever wonder which roofs will stand up best to smoldering summer heat? If you live in an area with high summer temperatures, think twice before you choose asphalt or wood as roofing materials because they may not stand up to the triple digits. Instead, consider metal, slate or clay tiles, or rubber roofing, all of which we’ll detail below. All of… Read more
      Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a smart move. High-performance appliances and materials can significantly reduce your energy bills and fuel costs, making these improvements high on ROI. However, some projects have more to offer than others. Choosing an energy-efficient project requires some research, since you want to make sure your improvement makes sense economically. Additionally, it’s helpful to… Read more
It may seem like a cliche, but having a solid roof over your head is one of the top priorities of home ownership. A quality roof provides shelter, warmth, and protection for homes and can withstand years of wear and tear with minimal maintenance. When a roof becomes damaged or leaky, however, this security is compromised—and repair and replacement can… Read more
Home Improvement Financing Options It’s no secret that home improvement can be expensive. Depending on the type of project you’re trying to accomplish, your job could easily run five figures or more. On the more affordable side of the spectrum are simple, inexpensive projects like a new entry door or new garage door replacement, both of which average under $3,500,… Read more
Whether it’s a backyard pool or a set of new windows you’re saving up for, planning a remodel is exciting. But that anticipation can fade pretty quickly when you start adding up expenses. Home remodeling costs can rack up fast, especially if you haven’t adequately budgeted your project beforehand. Unexpected costs can catch you off-guard, too. Your contractor pulls up… Read more
No offense to all you insurance agents out there, but home insurance policies don’t exactly make for the most thrilling read. They’re long-winded, dull and force you to contemplate the unthinkable: a disaster at home. Not exactly the best bedtime story. That may be why so many homeowners actually neglect to read them. Over half say they don’t know “much… Read more
If there is one prediction for 2018 in terms of roofs, it’s that there will be more of them being built next year. Construction on new homes is expected to rise, and each of these homes will need a roof. The styles, materials, and use of the roofs will be aimed towards sustainability and energy efficiency even more so than… Read more
Does the above picture look scary to you? Though that damage is extreme, it’s exactly what can happen when roof leaks are left unchecked. Luckily, most roof leaks are preventable—and many can be spotted easily with a quick inspection. Here are a few steps you can take today to keep your roof in the best shape possible. Replace Missing Shingles… Read more

Get a New Roof Over Your Head

Sure, there are countless other improvement projects that are way more interesting, but few are as important than your home’s roof. Protecting your home primarily from rain, a roof is made up of a supporting structure and its outer, uppermost weatherproof layer. It can be made of a variety of materials like aluminum sheeting, precast concrete, wood, and even solar shingles. Shapes and design can vary greatly depending on the look you’re going for, but most agree that durability is a key factor in choosing a roof.