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How Much Siding Do You Need?

How Much Siding Do You Need?

While a replacement project is best left to siding contractors, it won’t hurt to know as much as you can about getting new cladding for your home. It is your home improvement project, after all, and a significant investment at that. There are many things you can...

Understanding Roofing Estimates: A Quick Guide

Understanding Roofing Estimates: A Quick Guide

Whether you need a repair job or are planning a replacement project, you should have a roofing estimate from your contractor, providing you with details before any of the work begins. Roofing estimates may vary in form and content, but should always contain...

The Best Practices of Trustworthy Roofing Contractors

The Best Practices of Trustworthy Roofing Contractors

It’s important to vet roofing contractors before hiring them for all your roofing needs. There are always unscrupulous individuals in any industry who may not always give you good value for your money, and the roof repair and replacement industry is no exception....

Which Attic Insulation Can Improve Your Roof’s Performance?

Which Attic Insulation Can Improve Your Roof’s Performance?

Warm air naturally rises. This is why many roofers recommend insulating your attic to minimize heat losses through your roof. During winter, the increased temperature in the roof's structure can cause condensation, which can lead to moisture problems in many...

What Makes James Hardie® HardiePanel® Vertical So Siding Great?

What Makes James Hardie® HardiePanel® Vertical So Siding Great?

James Hardie® siding has consistently been the number one siding choice for both homeowners and exterior remodeling professionals for decades. And with the James Hardie HardiePanel® line of vertical siding, homeowners are given a wide variety of tough and...

These Are the Qualities to Look for in Good Asphalt Shingles

These Are the Qualities to Look for in Good Asphalt Shingles

Hiring skilled and experienced roofers to upgrade your roof is often at the top of home improvement wishlists of many homeowners, and for good reason. Your roof is your first line of defense against the elements, and your protection is only as good as the...

Why Fall Is a Good Time to Replace Your Siding

Why Fall Is a Good Time to Replace Your Siding

The highest-quality vinyl siding boards are estimated to last up to 100 years with proper maintenance. On average, however, most siding products have a lifespan of about 50 to 60 years before needing replacement. Because of their long lives, it’s unlikely...

Help! My Newly Installed Roofing System Keeps Leaking

Help! My Newly Installed Roofing System Keeps Leaking

It can be frustrating to deal with a problematic roof. Between finding good roofing companies and squeezing the repairs into your schedule, the whole process can certainly be difficult. Leaks are especially annoying, not only because they can lead to problems in other...

Protecting Your Home’s Exterior During a Roof Replacement

Protecting Your Home’s Exterior During a Roof Replacement

Professional contractors from reputable roofing companies will always take the necessary precautions to ensure your property isn’t damaged during a roof installation. However, for extra peace of mind, there are a few steps homeowners can take to protect...

How to Clean Vinyl Siding Without a Pressure Washer

How to Clean Vinyl Siding Without a Pressure Washer

Vinyl siding doesn’t need a lot of upkeep, but keep in mind that low-maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. If vinyl siding isn’t occasionally cleaned, stubborn dirt stains could start to form on the surface of vinyl siding. A pressure wash can help you clean vinyl...

The Usual Culprits Behind Common Siding Problems

The Usual Culprits Behind Common Siding Problems

Your siding forms part of your home’s first line of defense against the elements. To ensure rainwater doesn’t infiltrate your home, it’s important to have your exterior routinely inspected by a professional siding contractor. It would also be a good idea to...

Evaluating a Window Replacement’s Energy Efficiency

Evaluating a Window Replacement’s Energy Efficiency

Don’t underestimate how much regulated air is lost through drafty windows. According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and loss through windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling. As such installing energy-efficient windows can help improve...