roofing basics and choosing replacement materials

3 Helpful Tips When Maintaining An Asphalt Shingle Roof

Installing an asphalt shingle roof on your home is a great idea because this material is affordable and comes in many different styles. It does require some maintenance, though, which doesn't have to be difficult if you remember these tips.  Keep Branches Away When branches get close to your asphalt shingle roof, significant damage could result when the wind picks up. Heavy storms move the branches back and forth, ripping apart asphalt shingles in the vicinity.   Read More...

4 Projects That Can Greatly Improve The Exterior Of Your Home

A home is more than just how it looks and feels inside. A home can look great on the outside, too. If you're not loving your own home, it may be time to explore some exterior projects that you can take on to make it look and feel even better. Many of these projects offer a simple way to improve your home. Keep reading to learn about some of the top projects that can greatly improve your home's exterior.   Read More...

Spring Has Arrived! Know How To Prep Your Roof

Now that the cold temperatures of winter have gone away for the year, it is time to start thinking about what needs to be done outside of your home to keep it properly maintained for the rest of the year. IT starts by performing some necessary roof maintenance that will keep it in great condition, and ensure that no damage was caused by the winter weather. Here are three things that you should do each year when spring arrives.   Read More...

How To Restore Your Aging Metal Roof

Metal roofing is known to hold up very well in all climates, but over the years, it can begin to show its age. If your metal roofing is beginning to look less appealing, it's time to get to work bringing it back to its original beauty. Here's how you do it. Supply List 1 and 3-inch putty knives Wire brush Sandpaper Dish or laundry detergent Rags or towels 5-gallon Bucket Hose Rust inhibiting primer for outdoor use on metal materials Paint made for metal products or specifically metal roofing Paint roller 1 and 3-inch paint brushes Paint tray Think Safety!   Read More...

2 Signs Your Home's Old Steel Roof Is Deteriorating And Needs Replacing

If your home has an old steel roof, you may wonder whether it is standing the test of time or has started to deteriorate to the point that it may start leaking at any moment. If so, look for the following signs that your home's steel roof needs replacing. Metal Panels Are Loose When steel sheet metal is installed on your roof, the seams are welded together to create strong bonds to keep water from leaking through.   Read More...