8 Questions Homeowners Should Ask a Roofer Before Hiring Them

05/07/2019

Whether you need a roof repair or roof replacement, choosing the right partner for your roofing project is critical. Sadly, dishonest roofing companies take advantage of homeowners in Columbia and across the country every day.

To help you avoid dishonest roofers and make the best choice for your home (and your family), be sure to ask any potential roofer these 8 questions:  

 

How Do I Fix a Leaky Roof?

04/23/2019

With warmer temperatures comes another fixture of spring: Rain.

Spring showers are a sign of impending summer and sunshine, but they can also be a harbinger of bad news for homeowners. Suddenly, a small (or large!) water stain appears in your home, seemingly out of nowhere.

Metal Roofing vs. Shingles

04/09/2019

Whether you’re building a new home or replacing your current roof, there are several important factors to consider that will impact your roofing decisions. Today’s homeowners have many roofing options available, making the task of research and ultimately decision making a challenging one.

Roofing Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

03/26/2019

Purchasing a home is an exciting time. Whether you are buying your first home or you have purchased a home in the past, there are many details and questions that are critical to ensure you are getting the best price and minimizing potential issues or costs.

Buying a home is not the time to be shy. You should be asking questions throughout the process — particularly questions of your real estate agent, your mortgage lender, and the sellers’ real estate agents.

Ask, ask, and then ask some...

How Much Does the Average Roof Replacement Cost?

03/12/2019

You made a massive investment when you purchased your home. Whether you’ll be living there for five years or 50 years, your home will provide you with safety, security and comfort.

While your initial home investment was significant, owning a home significantly broadens the scope of your household responsibilities and therefore increases your expenses.

Don't Build a New Home Without Considering These 3 Roofing Realities

02/26/2019

There are hundreds of decisions that come with building a new home. From the light fixtures and kitchen counters to the color of paint and type of grass, every nook and cranny of your new home demands your involvement.

With so many decisions to consider on the ground level alone, would it be that bad if you just tacked on a cookie-cutter roof?

Spring Maintenance for Your Roof

02/12/2019

You’ve heard the old adage about things looking worse before they start looking better, right? As winter turns to spring, that idea could not be truer of your roof.

 

Roof maintenance isn’t always a pretty process, but it is especially necessary this time of year. After the threats of snow and ice have passed, and all of the dead leaves and limbs have fallen to make room for new growth, you’ll need to clean up the remnants of winter that Mother Nature left behind on your roof.

 

But where to...

Roof Replacement or Roof Repair? How to Make the Right Call

01/29/2019

If you have owned a home for very long, you know that there are many different issues that can surface from time to time. Specifically, there are quite a few different scenarios for homeowners that can warrant roof repair or roof replacement.

Whether you’ve spotted something that doesn’t look quite right, or you have a noticeable problem inside your home that you expect is coming from the roof, quick identification of roof issues can provide flexibility when making a decision.

Real Estate Tips: Roof-related Selling Points to Share with Potential Buyers

01/15/2019

After you’ve found a buyer their dream home, few things are worse than hearing that clients discovered critical roofing issues after moving into their new homes — especially issues that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair or replace. Finding a roof inspection partner who will provide honest, trustworthy assessments (Yes, we do that!) can help protect your clients from catastrophe, or give them peace of mind as they move into their dream homes.

Before you even get to the...

Safety Tips for Using Equipment on Your Roof

01/08/2019

Diligent homeowners and DIYers relish the opportunity to take care of their homes whenever possible. This oftentimes includes ascending the roof to remove leaves, repair shingles, fix leaks or even replace the entire roof.

Although we always recommend consulting with an expert for large-scale roofing projects, sometimes smaller projects can be handled safely on your own.

Author

Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 10 years.