Preparing Your Roof for Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters

When a hurricane reaches a Category 5 like Irma did last year, it has the power to damage homes that are even beyond its effected area.
Hurricane season runs from August through November, and as it approaches again, we want homeowners across Upstate South Carolina to be prepared.  Safeguarding your roof before a hurricane hits can save your home from major weather damage and costly repairs. 
That's why we've put together a helpful checklist that will help to protect your roof...

Cleaning Your Roof: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Roof cleaning has become an accepted part of home exterior maintenance. Roofing contractors agree that cleaning and maintaining your roof can extend its life—that is, if you take the proper approach. 

What Season Is Best to Replace My Roof?

While most roofing contractors work year-round, there are certain times of the year that are better for roofing jobs than others. Factors like budget, materials, workload, and geography all play into this.
So, if you're a homeowner who's wondering what time of year is best to schedule a roof replacement on your home, and you  live in an area with weather that's mild enough to accommodate a roof replacement during any season, we have some suggestions for making your money go further.

What You Need to Know Before Installing Rooftop Solar Panels


Doing your homework on solar panel installation and its requirements will protect you from a variety of roof-related complications and added costs.


In this case, becoming knowledgeable about  about solar panels is going to be very easy because we've gathered the most important things you need to know and compiled them in today's blog article. Let's dive in!

4 Abbreviations and What They Have to Do with Your Roof


Abbreviations aren't just for the posters in the breakroom at work or for sending faster text messages. They're part of every day conversation! Abbreviated expressions like BRB and SMH come and go so quickly, it's difficult to keep up.

Why You Should Never Put New Shingles Over Old Shingles


One of the major steps in a roof replacement is the process of tearing off the old shingles. Some homeowners choose to skip the tear-off stage, opting for what's called a re-roof.

3 Roofing Secrets for Conserving Energy


Air conditioning is certainly worth paying for when it's 90+ degrees outside, but nobody wants to pay more than than they have to. The best way to lower your energy bill is to conserve energy -- which is not an easy task when your air conditioning unit is running at full blast.


Some of the best ways to conserve energy have to do with your roof. Here are some secrets you may never have considered:

Gutters at a Glance: Choosing the Right Gutters for Your Roof


Most of us are so accustomed to seeing gutters on every roof that we hardly notice their style or give them a second thought. However, if there were not gutters attached to your roof, you'd definitely take notice the first time it rained!


Gutters may not be the most stylish part of your roof, but that doesn't make them any less essential. Additionally, it's not enough to just have gutters; you want to make sure you have the right ones. Let's explore your options!

Red Flags: Signs You're Considering the Wrong Roofing Company


Avoiding the wrong roofing companies is just as important as finding the right ones.


Most homeowners spend a lot of time looking for roofers that meet their specific criteria, but they could really speed up their search, and weed out the bad eggs a little more easily, if they were clear on the characteristics they do not want in a roofer.

3 Reasons to Stick with One Roofer for Ongoing Roof Service


It's important to remember that roofers can do much more than just install a new roof on your home. Many residential roofing companies provide ongoing roof services throughout the life of your home's roof.



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