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|November 08, 2016||
What does your warranty cover?
What does your roof warranty actually cover? Your roof warranty isn’t something you think about until you need it. It’s a good idea to know about your roof warranty and what it actu...
|October 24, 2016||
Hiring a roofer
Four tips to remember when hiring a roofing contractor There is a big discrepancy between the number of people who claim they can fix your roof, and the number of people who actually can. Roofi...
|October 06, 2016||
Tips for repairing a leaky roof: Don't
Tips for repairing a leaky roof: Don’t Everyone knows to grab a bucket and place it directly beneath a roof leak to limit interior water damage. But beyond that, most homeowners have no i...
|September 30, 2016||
Need a new roof?
Need a new roof? Be careful about who you hire to do the work When John Plaff of Pasco, Florida paid John Iacovino, owner of Ike’s roofing, $8,800 for the roof he installed, he thought ev...
|October 14, 2015||
Thatch roofing What is thatch roofing? I was in the Caribbean and noticed huts or houses with what looked like big leaves of some kind as roofing. I remember watching a beautiful young woman w...
|September 02, 2015||
Contractor phishing scams target seniors So-called phishing scams (so named to sound like “fishing”) are designed to obtain people’s personal information—such as credit ...
|August 12, 2015||
Roof Maintenance Tips
Roof Maintenance Tips If you want your roof to last a lifetime, you have to maintain your roof on a regular basis. Maintaining your roof is a lot more difficult than you would expect, b...
|August 04, 2015||
Tags: roofing, responsible roofing, roofing safety, roofing tips, roof contractors, roofing guidelines Responsible Roofing The most important part of building or remodeling a home is inst...
|May 01, 2015||
Four Tips to protect yourself
Four tips to protect yourself from dishonest roofers Martha Morales has had a difficult couple of years. Last year she nearly lost her home to foreclosure but she was just barely able to save h...
|March 31, 2015||
Keeping an eye on your roof
Assess winter damage now Roofing experts recommend inspecting your roof twice a year. One of those times should be just before winter to make sure your roof is ready for harsh winter weather. T...
|March 24, 2015||
Do not pay up front!
Better Business Bureau warns homeowners to be wary of springtime scams They say April showers bring May flowers, but the onset of spring brings other things too. Unfortunately, one of those thi...
|March 19, 2015||
OSHA violations can cost homeowners $$
Maine roofer faces charges for ignoring safety hazards A roofing contractor based out of Greene, Maine is currently facing charges of contempt after ignoring safety hazards and refusing to pay ...
|February 24, 2015||
Be on the look out for roofing scams
Be on the lookout for roofing scams If you live in the West, you know that spring came early this year. With warmer weather comes all the home maintenance work that’s been on hold through...
|February 02, 2015||
Ice dams not as harmless as they seem
Ice dams not as harmless as they seem Those icicles forming on the edge of your roof might look nice, but they’re actually a sign of something anything but pleasant. If icicles ar...
|January 13, 2015||
How much will my new roof cost?
How much will my new roof cost? If the time has finally come to replace the roof on your home, you’re probably wondering how much it’s going to cost you. There’s no easy answe...
|July 07, 2014||
Hiring a roofer
Hire a roofer who can finish the job Replacing the roof on your home is hard enough when everything goes smoothly. But when a homeowner chooses a roofing contractor that can't be trusted to do ...
|July 01, 2014||
National Roof Week
National Roofing Week a great time for homeowners to learn about roofs How can you tell if your roof is in good condition or if it needs repairs? How do you know whether your roof needs to be r...
|June 16, 2014||
Tips for avoiding costly roof repairs
Tips for avoiding costly roof repairs Roofs are designed to withstand the elements and protect your home from all kinds of damage. Unfortunately, roofs can only take so much before they start t...
|April 28, 2014||
Roofing scams target the elderly When 79-year-old Lorraine from Queens, paid a “roofer” $1,950 to clean her rain gutters, fix the flashing on the roof, and waterproof her shingles, ...
|February 12, 2014||
Green roofs and cool roofs have unintended consequences These days, global warming is a pretty hot topic. A lot of attention is being paid to how industrialization, especially in urban areas, c...
|January 08, 2014||
Don’t fall for roofing scams For whatever reason, scam artists are drawn to the construction industry, and roofing is no exception. Roofing scams come in all shapes and sizes but the bott...
|December 18, 2013||
Some things to watch for on your roof
Keep an eye on your roof When it comes to taking care of your home, the roof is something often overlooked. Unlike the carpet, walls, wood floors, and other features that you see every day, you...
|December 06, 2013||
Take care of your roof this winter
Take care of your roof this winter Whether you live in Chicago and get buried in snow each winter or you live in California where temperatures might drop below 60 every once in a while, winter ...
|December 02, 2013||
Inspect your flashing
Inspecting your roof? Don’t forget the flashing It’s your roof’s job to protect your home from the elements. But one element in particular is more difficult to control and tha...
|November 26, 2013||
Time for a roof inspection
Last chance for roof inspection Ask any roofing expert and they will tell you that you need to inspect your roof at least once (preferably twice) a year. And the best time to do it is in the mo...
|November 22, 2013||
Green Vs Cool
Green roofs vs. cool roofs When it comes to environment friendly roofs, there are two main competitors: green roofs and cool roofs. Green roofs are green not just figuratively but literally as ...
|November 14, 2013||
Tips for Roof Maintenance
Roof maintenance projects you never thought of Your roof is arguably the most important feature of your home. It is the barrier between your home and the outside world. To make your roof last, ...
|November 04, 2013||
Fall rain gutter maintenance
Fall rain gutter maintenance With the fall season well underway, the trees are quickly shedding their leaves. They are troublesome for homeowners who have to worry about raking them up. What ma...
|October 21, 2013||
Metal roofs are not just for commercial buildings
Metal roofs not just for commercial buildings For many people, asphalt shingles are the only way to go when it comes to replacing the roof on their home. It’s what almost everyone does. A...
|October 11, 2013||
Types of shingles and their advantages
Everything you need to know about roofing shingles With Fall upon us it’s time to talk about roofing. The Fall season is a busy time for roofers; the mild weather is perfect for long hour...
|October 07, 2013||
Tips for low slope roofs
Tips for low slope roofs Low slope roofs, or commercial roofs, don’t have much in common with residential roofs. They both protect buildings from the elements and they both wear out over ...
|September 30, 2013||
Adding on to your home? Don't forget the roof.
Adding on to your home? Don’t forget the roof You always know a bad remodel when you see it. You may not be able to put a finger on why it’s bad, but you know it’s bad. Often ...
|September 26, 2013||
Tips for gutter maintenance
Tips for rain gutter maintenance When it comes to home maintenance, the rain gutters and downspouts are often overlooked. Compared to other aspects of your home that might need attention, the r...
|September 23, 2013||
Time for a new roof
Time for a new roof A good roof can last you decades. But every now and again the time comes to think about having a new roof installed. It can be a tough decision with so many options and thin...
|September 16, 2013||
Leave roof work to the professionals
Leave roof work for the professionals It may not surprise you to learn that roofing is considered one of the ten most dangerous jobs in America. You might assume that it is due in large part to...
|September 05, 2013||
Summer is the season for roof repair. Summer is the season for fun, relaxation, and vacations. It’s also the season for roof repairs. Not surprisingly, the latter doesn’t get the sa...
|August 29, 2013||
Recycle your roof
Turning roofs into roads When you decide to have your roof replaced, the roofing company will of course start by tearing off your current roof. If you’re like most people, your roof will ...
|August 16, 2013||
Regular roof maintenance improves longevity
Regular roof maintenance improves longevity of your roof A properly installed roof can last for decades. But only if it is well-maintained. The key to getting the most out of your roof’s ...
|July 29, 2013||
Things you never knew about roof leaks
Things you never knew about roof leaks You might think that roof leaks are pretty self-explanatory. It rains hard, the elements wear holes in your roof, and rain then gets beyond your roof, int...
|July 23, 2013||
Inspect your roof
Summer the best time to inspect your roof Summer is going by fast, and with it, the best time to do some roof inspection and maintenance. So if you know it’s been awhile since your roof h...
|June 28, 2013||
Questions for your contractor
Eliminate the wrong contractors by asking the right questions The roof is one of the most important parts of a home. Not only does it protect your home from the elements and keep it structurall...
|June 17, 2013||
Solar roofing gaining popularity Until recently, solar roofing was an option only available to the wealthy. Recent developments and financing options have made solar roofing systems much more f...
|June 13, 2013||
A brief history of roofing materials The go-to roofing material has changed throughout the years with each one having its own strengths and weaknesses. The choice for a roofing material goes be...
|June 10, 2013||
Spring is here, and there is no better time to take a look at your roof and do a little maintenance.
|May 31, 2013||
A few things you may not have known about roofs A common misconception about roof leaks is that the source of the leak is somewhere near the spot where it is coming through the ceiling....
|May 30, 2013||
Roof maintenance can prevent roof replacement A high quality, properly installed roof is an important investment. It will protect your home from the elements for many years. However, failure to...
|May 23, 2013||
Tips for roof replacement
Tips for roof replacement
|May 06, 2013||
Spring maintenance for your roof Now that the weather is getting warmer and sunnier, it’s a good time to go outside and take a hard look at your roof. Harsh winter weather can really take...
|April 26, 2013||
Pick the right contractor
Pick the right contractor
|March 25, 2013||
National Poison Prevention Week spotlights lead-based paint For one week a year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emphasizes the importance of educating people about the dangers...
|March 20, 2013||
When selecting what type of roof you want your home to have, there are 4 main considerations for you to take into account: cost, durability, aesthetics, and architectural style. Since you likely...