Roofing Information and Ideas for Homeowners

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
Contractor-inspecting-roof-damage What to Expect on Your Roofing Quote
When it comes to home improvement projects, nothing makes you feel more vulnerable than a roofing repair. Even if there are no major issues and it’s just time for a roof replacement, your roof is your first line of defense against the elements—and it’s also one of the more costly updates you’ll make to your home. On top of that, Continue Reading
A pair of hands holding freshly dropped hail. How Hail Can Affect Your Roof
If you live in a hail-prone area, you’re probably no stranger to those balls of ice that come in the middle of a heavy storm, and you know that they’re no joke. In fact, in June of 2010, hail fell in Vivian, South Dakota that measured eight inches in diameter—about the width of your average dinner plate. Luckily, most hail Continue Reading
local roofing information Ask an Expert: How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Roof
There’s more to your roof than just the shingles. And regular upkeep is essential for long-term roof health. Today, we talked with Sam Amstill, Vice President of Amstill Roofing, and learned about how often you should have your roof inspected, and everything you need to know about hiring a reputable contractor. What do you wish homeowners did differently in regards to their roofing? Continue Reading
wood shingles Ask an Expert: Some Information about Materials from a Roofing Supplier
Most homeowners go right to a roofer when they’re looking for a new roof. But a select few opt to take on the project themselves—or do a little research on materials and options before they hire someone to perform the labor. That’s where a roofing supplier, like West End Roofing, comes in. West End sells a huge variety of roofing Continue Reading
Solar panels on a home. Can you Install Solar Panels on a Tile Roof?
Whether you’re purchasing a home with a tile roof, or you’re about to have one installed, you’ve already made a sound investment in your home. Tile roofing is a beautiful way to enhance the appearance of your home while providing long-lasting protection against harsh weather and fire. While the cost of installation can be expensive, you can expect your tile Continue Reading
Loose slates on a house roof Ask an Expert: Handling Roof Damage and Maintenance
Even if you aren’t considering a roof replacement right now, sometimes the weather has other ideas in store. When storms strike, they often take their toll on your roof—and repairs can range anywhere from replacing a few shingles to an entirely new roof. Today, we talked with Magie Nunn, of New Braunfels Roof Repair and Leak Experts in New Braunfels, Continue Reading
roof-repair Ask an Expert: How to Find a Roofer with Integrity
The vast majority of roofers are honest and do good work, but every once in a while, homeowners get hooked by “storm chasers,” roofing contractors who come in after a major weather event to fix homes that were damaged by recent storms. These roofers can’t always be trusted to do the job right—and sometimes they aren’t available for fixes if Continue Reading
Ice dams on large home How to Tackle Ice Dams on Your Roof
Icicles on your roof may look quaint and charming, but unless your house is made out of gingerbread, they usually wind up doing a lot more harm than good. Typically, they’re a sign that your roof is forming ice dams—big, hard hunks of ice that build up over the edge of your roof. When ice dams form, they can cause 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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