South Carolina might not get much snow, but the colder months certainly bring their fair share of rain. A serious problem for many homeowners during the rainy months is a flooded yard.
After you’ve invested years of premiums to protect your house, it seems only fair to ask your insurance company to pay to replace your roof or cover the costs for roof repairs. But for some homeowners, filing such claims may not be the best course of action.
Roof leaks can go undetected for months, sometimes resulting in electrical problems, structural damage and health issues. Often, it’s not until you notice a ceiling stain, dripping water around an outlet or flickering lights that you realize there’s a serious situation unfolding.
Before you freak out, turn off your power at the main panel, call a certified electrician and a roofing company. Your home’s electrical wiring runs through the attic and ceiling, so if there’s a roof leak, water...
Nothing is more alarming than hearing something skittering around in your attic at 3 a.m. And while it may not be the Boogie Man, what’s lurking could be causing enough damage to scare the living daylights out of you.
Odds are, those frightening sounds emanating from your attic while you’re trying to sleep are coming from a type of rodent that’s taken up residency among your personal treasures. It’s more common than you think. More than half of all homeowners have at one time or another...
Do-it-yourself roofing is not for the faint of heart or the acrophobic. If you’re confident about working on top of your house and walking around on a sloped roof, tackling a roof repair or replacement may be doable but not likely one of the easiest DIY projects you’ll tackle.
It’s difficult to navigate a sloping surface that could also be slippery, especially if you’re toting equipment and materials. It helps to have a couple of buddies to assist. Replacing a roof is a job that typically...
Imagine this scenario: High winds topple trees in your neighborhood, and one lands on your roof. Down the street, your neighbor was spared damage from the storm, but weeks later, they discover a roof leak that has ruined the belongings in his attic.
Whose roof is more likely to be covered for repair or replacement by homeowners insurance?
When you’re about to embark on one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, it’s wise to do some homework before committing. That’s especially important when you’re looking to make an offer on a flipped house.
House flippers are flooding the real-estate market as they buy up fixer-uppers, renovate them and seek to turn a large profit.
If you’re not vigilant about keeping an eye on your roof, you could discover too late that pests have moved into your attic, built a nest under your shingles or have been gnawing through your roof.
The place you call your sanctuary can often become a pesky critter or wayward bug’s retreat. An attic, for instance, makes for a safe haven for rodents, but their diligence for setting up house threatens the integrity of your dwelling.
Those unsightly dark streaks that look as if someone dripped black watercolor paint on your roof aren't grime, mold or mildew. They're aggressive, blue-green algae growth called Gloeocapsa Magma.
The spots appear black because the algae forms a protective shield against the sun’s damaging UV rays that result in the darker pigmented shades. They are the inevitable result of living in the Southeast, a region of the country that sees excessive discoloration on roofs due to high humidity.