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Buying a New Home? – Roof Inspection Guide & Checklist (2020)

July 6, 2020

Man in red hat and shirt on top of ladder inspecting roof.

If you’re in the process of buying a new home, you’re probably dealing with a flurry of emotions. You’re excited about the future, but stressed about all that’s on your to-do list before you get settled. But amid all the shopping for new furniture and planning the landscaping, don’t forget to check the roof of the new house to make sure there’s no damage. Roof repair and replacement could cost you thousands of dollars, and it’s important to know what ...Read more >

Checklist: 9 Roof Maintenance Tips

June 8, 2020

Top of house with a nicely laid out roof of asphalt shingles.

Roof replacement can cost tens of thousands of dollars. But did you know you can save money and prolong the life of your roof through regular roof maintenance? While every roof will eventually need to be replaced, proper roof maintenance can keep your shingles in good condition and protect your home from damage for years to come. Check out our roof maintenance tips to learn how to extend the life of your roof. 1. Check Your Shingles The first step ...Read more >

Comparison Guide: Metal Roof vs. Asphalt Shingles

May 29, 2020

side by side photo of metal roofing and asphalt roof.

Are you weighing the pros and cons of a metal roof vs. asphalt shingles? Here’s some information to help you decide on the right type of roofing for you. Asphalt shingles have long been the most common type of roofing material for most residences, but metal roofing is rising as a popular choice now that there are more options on the market. Metal roofs can be made of a variety of materials, ranging from tin to copper. In contrast, asphalt ...Read more >

6 Steps to Clean your Gutters Properly

May 29, 2020

man clearing out roof gutter that is full of leaves and debris.

Gutters are installed along the eaves of your roof to catch rainwater and send it into downspouts. They’re an essential part of your home drainage system, and without them, your siding, foundation, windows, and doors could be more at risk of flooding and water damage. Keeping Those Gutters Clean Cleaning out your gutters should be at the top of your spring and fall to-do list. Gutter maintenance is necessary to keep your gutters free of sticks, leaves, and other debris ...Read more >

The Top Ecological and Economic Benefits of Solar Panels

May 23, 2020

ecological and economic benefits of solar panels

By the end of 2018, Americans had installed enough solar panels to power 12.3 million homes. This also amounts to 1.3 percent of the country’s total energy consumption.  There seems to be no end in sight for solar panels. In fact, “solar photovoltaic installer” is the fastest-growing job in the country. More and more Americans are choosing to harness solar power by installing panels on their homes. Solar panels can have a major impact on your pocketbook and your carbon ...Read more >

Roof Repairs and Replacements With Solar Panels

May 23, 2020

roof repair solar panels

All roofs have a lifespan. They need routine repair and careful maintenance just like every other part of our homes.  But when you add solar panels atop your roof, how does that affect your roof? What do roofing repairs and renovations look like when you’ve installed solar panels to cut down on your carbon emissions? There’s a bit of preparation that needs to happen before you hire a roofer to come over and work on the eaves. Here’s what you ...Read more >

How Solar Panels Can Make Your Roof Last Longer

May 18, 2020


Whether you’re hoping to decrease your home’s carbon footprint or take advantage of a federal solar tax credit, there’s never been a better time to consider installing solar panels on the roof of your home. Using solar panels and clean energy can cut your home’s carbon emissions by an amount that would equal burning 5,000 pounds of coal every year. And the sun’s energy is free! Solar panels not only reduce the carbon footprint, but many homeowners see a dramatic ...Read more >

Buyer’s Guide to the Best Roof Shingles (2020)

April 3, 2020

Your roof is what keeps you protected. It provides you with peace of mind, knowing that you and your family are safe from rain, snow, hail, wind, heat, and cold. When it comes to choosing a roofing material, it’s critical that you select one that can withstand weather elements and has a long lifespan. Because asphalt shingles can do both and are inexpensive, easy to install, and widely available, they’ve become the most popular roofing material in the United States. ...Read more >

How Long Does a Shingle Roof Last?

March 27, 2020

If you’ve been wanting to know how long a shingle roof lasts, the answer depends on your type of shingle. So, how long does a shingle roof last? Check out the following: 15-30 years for asphalt shingles 20-50 years for composite shingles 30 years for modified rubber shingles 30-40 years for wood shingles 50 years for clay tiles 50 years for concrete tiles 50 years for metal roofs 60+ years for copper roofs Types of Shingles The roof over your ...Read more >

How to Identify Hail Damage on Your Roof

March 20, 2020

Your roof is what keeps you safe and dry from the elements. However, your roof can easily become damaged in severe weather conditions, including hail storms. Identifying this damage isn’t always easy and often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. Learning the key signs of hail damage on asphalt shingles can help you fix the problem before it gets worse. Take a look at the top three signs of hail damage to shingles. Missing Granules Granules can become loose and ...Read more >

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