During hot and humid summers and cold, snowy winters, it’s critical to keep your asphalt shingle roofing system in top shape. A sturdy, well-maintained roof can successfully protect you and your valuables from the elements while also keeping the interiors comfortable. However, incorrect maintenance is just as bad as outright neglecting to maintain your roof.
Windows are everywhere, and you would think that cleaning them is a pretty straightforward task. While cleaning your windows seems easy enough, a lot of homeowners still have a tough time simply because they weren’t taught how to properly clean their windows and have developed some pretty bad habits that actually do more harm than good.
A roof repair or replacement job is no joke and can cost tens of thousands of dollars depending on the scope of the work. Aside from the cost, a large home improvement project can potentially alter your lifestyle and daily routine for weeks or even months.
Even if you install the best roofing system that money can buy, the protection that it will give you will be incomplete without the support of proper gutters. Your gutters have the crucial job of redirecting water away from your home so that it does not weaken or damage other structures like your windows, siding or even your home’s foundation. But with so many gutter styles available, it can sometimes be daunting… Continue Reading
Not a lot of homeowners think about roofing ventilation, but you’d be surprised at how big of a role letting your roof “breathe” has in keeping it functional and ensuring it lasts. It’s very important then that you make sure you have proper attic ventilation.
Most homeowners will know the type of roofing material they are using, but not the rest of the components of their roofing system, such as soffits and fascia boards. What are these two? Soffits are tucked underneath roof overhangs and cover the bottom of rafter tails while fascia boards run horizontally across the roof edge and face outward. They sound simple in function, but damage to these components can put… Continue Reading
There’s a lot to like about winter. However, as a homeowner, there are many things you should also be wary of during the season. The cold can affect your property, especially its exterior components. Aside from your roofing and siding, your doors and windows also has to withstand full brunt of what the cold weather has to bring.
If you’re planning to get new siding this season, you should also consider whether you’ll need a house wrap. This refers to a moisture and air barrier (sometimes radiant barrier as well) that can keep your home’s energy costs to a minimum by providing an additional layer of insulation.
Keeping a seamless connection between your home’s interior and the outdoors has become a design standard – one that is met effectively by your patio doors. But there are still a couple of misconceptions about patio doors that are making homeowners miss out on their advantages.
Wear and tear occurs on a standard shingle roof over time – but this is normal and won’t usually need a closer look unless there’s a leak. What you should be wary of is storm damage, which can shorten the life of the system and result in an early roof replacement. But how exactly does a major weather event damage your roof?