6 Reasons to Take Better Care of Your Gutters

07/16/2019

While gutters may not seem like a home maintenance priority compared to your roof, windows, or other larger investments, your gutters serve a critical purpose: Protecting your roof, walls, foundation and landscaping. 

 

If you haven’t spent much time thinking about, let alone working on, your gutters, you’re not alone. But, it’s not too late to start taking better care of your gutters and protecting your home. Here are six important reasons to get started: 

5 Things Homeowners Do All the Time That Damage Their Roofs

07/09/2019

We invest a great deal in our homes, not only financially, but also in work, maintenance, beautification, and more. As homeowners, we take pride in our homes as a reflection of our personality and values. 

 

Sometimes, though, seemingly innocuous upgrades or work can actually cause damage to your roof. If you’ve made any of these mistakes, don’t beat yourself up — they are very common! Our goal with this blog post, though, is to help prevent accidental damage to your roof and ultimately, to...

How to Pick the Right Color for Your Roof

07/02/2019

Shingles may not come in all shapes and sizes, but they certainly come in all kinds of colors.

 

Homeowners rarely choose shingles solely based on color, but color typically is the first thing people notice about shingles. We encourage homeowners to prioritize the quality of a product's materials over its appearance (as we do when selecting roofing materials), but we also like to provide some direction on the visual aspect of your shingles. 

 

Choosing a great shingle color for your home...

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.

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.

Author

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