Roofing Information and Ideas for Homeowners

epdm flat roof replacement Best Options For Replacing a Flat Roof
Flat roofs may seem untraditional, but they’re actually prominent on homes in the Southwest United States—or any arid region. The drier weather of these regions means architects don’t need to worry as much about water stagnating and causing damage to your roof. However, flat roofs are known to leak more often because water doesn’t roll off the way it does Continue Reading
roofing-contractor How to Stay on Schedule with a Roofing Project
In a perfect world, every roofing job would be completed ahead of schedule, with no unexpected delays or challenges postponing the work. Unfortunately, in reality, a variety of situations can arise during a roofing project that can put a roofer off their intended timeline—unless they plan ahead, that is. While it’s difficult to manage every weather event and obstacle, with Continue Reading
blue-cheerful-home How to Get Your Home Certified as Energy Efficient
When it’s time to sell your home, how can you get it certified as energy efficient in order to increase your home’s value? There are a wide variety of certification programs available, and some are better than others. Here are four that have meaningful standards and a national reputation, and—most importantly—can add value to your home. LEED Program for Homes LEED standards Continue Reading
blue-shingles Can You Paint Shingles?
Maybe those slate gray shingles just don’t look as good on your house as they did on the brochure. Maybe you inherited a roof in a truly tragic shade of brown. Or maybe you’re just ready for something new. Whatever your reason, if you’re considering painting your home’s shingles, you’re not alone. While not a frequent request, roofers do occasionally Continue Reading
solar panel removal Solar Panel Removal—What Does It Entail and How Much Does It Cost?
Maybe it’s time to for a reroof. Maybe you plan on selling your home soon and want to bring your solar panels along with you to your new property. Or maybe your panels have become damaged, in need of repair or cleaning. Whatever the reason, sometimes a solar panel removal just makes sense. But looking for information about their removal often seems a Continue Reading
white-roof-cool-roof Should You Turn Your Roof White to Save Energy?
Remember back in science class when you learned about the physical properties of visible light? Namely the fact that dark surfaces tend to heat up in the sun, while lighter surfaces stay cooler? In case you need a little refresher, that happens because black colors absorb all the wavelengths of light, while white surfaces reflect them. Given that principle, wouldn’t Continue Reading
rooftop-patio The Cost of Adding a Rooftop Patio
Imagine taking in the sights and scenes of the landscape beyond your home—all from the soaring heights of your own rooftop patio. A patio or deck installed on your roof adds a luxury feel to your home. It improves the architectural aesthetics of your property and provides a place to practice yoga at sunrise, have an outdoor get-together, or just Continue Reading
woman-drilling-floorboards Home Tips for Women
Tina Gleisner knows what she’s talking about when it comes to home contracting, repairs, and renovation. After all, she ran her own “handyman” business for 8 years, she’s owned (and fixed up) 15 houses, and she’s now a successful entrepreneur. Her company, HomeTipsforWomen, publishes homeowner guides and offers workshops that coach women through everything they need to know to improve Continue Reading
breezeway How to Add a Breezeway Between Your Home and Garage
A connected breezeway running between your home and garage gives your property a luxury feel, offering a covered space for outdoor entertaining and lounging. It improves traffic flow in your home and can even add a covetable architectural element to your home’s exterior. Like any home addition, your options abound when designing a new breezeway. You’ll want to consider not Continue Reading
roof-demolition The Pros and Cons of DIY Roofing
Before you decide to be the family handyman and do a roofing job yourself, the first question to ask is: “Do I really need a new roof?” It’s a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, but safety should always be your top priority. If you have concerns about accessing your roof safely, contact a roofing professional to assist you. 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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