For most people, their home is the largest investment that they will ever make. Beyond being a large financial investment, it is the place where you and your family live. If you own a home, performing the regular maintenance is important. Right at the top of the list for things that you should do to maintain your home is get the occasional roof inspection. As important as roof inspections are, so many people neglect this task. It just does not occur to people until they find some type of problem with the roof. Of course, if you find damage, you
Spring is officially here, and the evidence is all around us! Now is the perfect time to tackle some exterior maintenance projects and get your home ready for the warmer season ahead. Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home's exterior, so we recommend getting outside and examining the condition of your home as soon as the snow melts. To get started, here are our top 5 exterior maintenance tips: Examine Roof Shingles Examine your roof to see if any shingles are missing or damaged. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced.
Replacing your home’s windows may seem like a daunting process, but new windows can make all the difference in the world. Besides boosting your home’s curb appeal, replacing windows offers many other benefits such as reduced energy costs, increased comfort, lower maintenance, noise reduction and better safety. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the perks of new windows. 1. Lower Energy Costs Replacing your windows with a more insulated option will keep outdoor elements from affecting your indoor temperature variability. Pella’s InsulShield® Low-E Insulating Glass Collection offers efficient and ENERGY STAR choices designed for specific climates. For example our
People often wait until there is an obvious problem before they install a new roof. If a problem has become apparent, then it is likely that you needed a new roof for quite some time. By waiting too long, you put other parts of the home at risk. While damage is one of the obvious reasons to get a new roof, there are some situations where replacing a roof can be functional and beneficial. In this post, we are going to look at 5 reasons to install a new roof on your home. 1. Leaks There are several factors
Fall is officially here, which means now is the time to tackle a few important projects before the cold weather hits! In our most recent blog post, we outline the top 6 home projects that will keep your home warm and dry for the colder season ahead. 1. Repair or Replace Your Roof The roof of your house is the first line of defense from destructive weather ruch as rain, snow, sleet, hail, and wind. Being exposed to these elements on a constant basis contributes to roof decay, deterioration, and leakage. Aside the difficulty of working around snow and
Whether you are installing a new roof on your home or deciding on a roof for a home that is being built, you have some decisions to make. Beyond finding the right contractor and learning about roofing materials, you also have different types of roof designs to choose from. When trying to decide on the right roof design for your home, you might want to consider the difference between a flat roof and a pitched roof. In this post, we are going to look at how these two designs compare. Installation Installation is generally quicker and easier with a
When it comes to the components of a home, it is hard to argue that there is any part that is more important than the roof. There is no part of the home that sees as much exposure to the weather and it plays an important role in protecting the entire structure. If you are building a new home or planning to install a new roof, you have a lot of options for the type of material to be used. Among the options that are available, metal and asphalt shingles happen to be two of the most popular. Both