As we head further into spring, you are likely experiencing a build-up in your gutter system from dead winter leaves to fresh tree blossoms. Rather than waiting until you have a problem, we recommend adding “clean the gutters” to your spring home maintenance checklist.
“Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day.” Unfortunately, the rain doesn’t tend to listen to nursery rhymes or wishes, which means that we need to be prepared as home and business owners to tackle spring rain. In the spring, many parts of the country get more rain than in winter. Today, we will share how to prepare for spring rain and prevent roof leaks.
As we approach spring, now is the time to do a critical inspection to identify signs of winter roof damage. High winds, heavy snow, excessive rain, unknown debris, and other winter issues may have caused damage over the season. Whether you want to DIY your roof inspection or hire a professional, here are the signs for winter roof damage.
Welcome to the new year! Another holiday season is behind us, and you are likely on the path of cleaning up your holiday décor, storing away wrapping paper, and finishing off the last of those holiday cookies. If you haven’t done so already, you are likely debating when and how to remove your holiday lights. (more…)
The holidays are almost upon us, which means that now is your last chance to deck those roofs up with Christmas lights before the festivities begin! Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize that holidays lights can severely damage a roof if not installed properly, so we are here to give you a rundown on what you can and can’t do. (more…)
Pine trees hold a special place in beliefs, folklore, and traditions around the world. They represent wisdom, longevity, fertility, and life. Being fortunate enough to have pine trees on your property means that you too can become a part of the magic and beauty that pines trees give to all. Unfortunately, you may not feel so lucky if those pine trees are causing pine needles to clog your gutters. Today, we will share with you the three easiest methods to prevent pine needles from clogging gutters.
As winter approaches, many homeowners have taken to completing their winter maintenance checklists. In our last article, we discussed how to protect your gutters from fall leaves. With gutters at the forefront of our minds, this article is designed to inform you about gutter problem warning signs. If you see any of the following issues, we highly suggest that you remedy them immediately to prevent extensive, expensive damage to your gutter system, roof, foundation, and landscaping.
Can you feel it in the air? Autumn is almost here, which means cooler temperatures, fall festivities, and pumpkin-spiced everything. Unfortunately, with autumn also comes the changing of the season. While the leaves changes colors and the bite of the winter wind is pleasing after the heat of summer, it also means that your roof and gutter system is about to be challenged. Today, we are going to share with you three steps to prevent autumn leaves gutter damage.
Warm weather and dry days make summer the perfect time for home maintenance, including your gutters. Often, homeowners can forget gutters until they become a problem, but as a savvy homeowner, you are taking action to learn the importance of gutter maintenance and all you need to know to get it done on a regular basis!
We all want to help the planet, and many of us take small steps to do that every day. You, on the other hand, want to take a big step with solar panels! Solar panels are an excellent choice for saving both money and the environment. Unfortunately, some roofs simply cannot support solar panels, which is why we have compiled this list of questions to ask about roofing before installing solar panels. (more…)
Warm sunshine, blooming flowers, and the clean scent of freshly mowed grass are almost here! With spring just around the corner, we know that you are ready to get outdoors. Along with your lawn and garden maintenance, you want to make sure that you add these springtime roof maintenance items to your checklist!
Are you a DIY master with a roofing project on your mind? You may be thinking that you should DIY your roof project to save money but wonder if it is the right choice. The short answer to “Should I DIY my roof?” is no. Now, you may be thinking, “BUT, I DIY all my home projects” or “I watch a lot of home renovation shows.” While some home repairs and tasks can be completed through DIY, roofing isn’t one of them, and here is why.
Are you curious how well specific roofing material will perform against the test of time? The type of roofing material you choose for your home or business will determine how long that roof will last. A roof’s lifespan can change dramatically based on its material, ranging anywhere from 12 to 200 years. This article lists the most common roofing materials from the shortest lifespan to the longest.
Tis the season for holiday lights, decorations, and dazzling the neighbors with your incredible displays of seasonal cheer. To make your home a joyous land of sparkling lights, it usually involves getting on the roof. We want to ensure that you install your decorations safely this holiday season, which is why we hope you will follow these top holiday decorating roof safety tips!
You are getting ready to buy a home; congratulations! That is incredibly exciting! However, as with any new home, you need to make sure that everything is in top-notch condition before you buy, or least be aware of the faults so that you can factor repairs into your budget. Roofs are one of the most expensive home features, so receiving an accurate assessment of its current condition is vital before giving the green light. Today, we will share with you what to look for in a roof when buying a home.
Most homeowners are aware that storms with the accompaniment of high winds can have a detrimental effect on their roof. However, what many do not realize is that all it takes is one strong gust of wind to cause damage, and it can even happen on sunny and clear days. Today, we will discuss how high winds can damage your roof, how to spot the damage, and what you can do to prevent it.
Is it time to replace your roof, but you are unsure what material is right for you? Should you go with what you had before, or choose something different? Before you make a decision, you need to consider the pros and cons of different roofing materials.
Summer has finally arrived! With the dreary weather as a thing of the past, you may be ready to take on your summer maintenance to-do list. Is roof maintenance a part of your list? It should be! If not, make sure to add these summer roof maintenance tips because now is the perfect time to get your roof in shape. (more…)
Your gutters protect your home from unfathomable damage every time it rains, but they rarely get the credit. Gutters are a vital part of your roof system, so it is essential to keep them in tip-top shape. Even though gutters can last for decades, eventually, they will need to be replaced. Here is how to pinpoint when to get new gutters. (more…)