Roofing Information and Ideas for Homeowners

dream home 10 Tips For A Successful Project
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 Continue Reading
metal shingles What Types of Roof Material Are the Best for a Hot Climate?
Ever wonder which roofs will stand up best to smoldering summer heat? A roof that’s well-suited to a hot climate will reflect or release the sun’s rays rather than absorb them, making your home more comfortable and energy efficient. If you live in an area with high summer temperatures, think twice before you choose asphalt or wood as roofing materials Continue Reading
Homeowner Finance: Energy Efficiency Projects
      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 Continue Reading
Financing Roof Repair or Replacement
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 Continue Reading
home-finance Home Improvement Financing Options
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, Continue Reading
couple-home-remodel Budgeting for Your Home Improvement Project
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 Continue Reading
An urban flood 9 Things Your Homeowners’ Insurance Probably Doesn’t Cover
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 Continue Reading
Our Top Roofing Trends Predictions for 2018
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 Continue Reading
Best Ways to Prevent Water Damage on Your Roof
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 Continue Reading
cleaning gutters Home Improvement Projects that Will Extend the Life of Your Siding and Roof
Your roof and your siding—they’re your home’s literal first defense against the elements, so you want to make them last as long as possible. Unfortunately, those same elements can take an eventual toll on your home’s exteriors, particularly if you don’t put much maintenance into them. Like most things in life, when it comes to the lifespan of your home’s Continue Reading




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.

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