How Does a Metal Roof Measure Up Against a Shingle Roof?

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When it comes to replacing your roof, or choosing the right type of roof for your home, longevity, aesthetics, and reliability are among the top considerations for every homeowner. At the end of the day, any homeowner can ask for is a beautiful roof that will last. Yet at the same time, many are doing so at a limited budget, and quite ready to take advantage of any cost-saving deal that happen to cross their path. Metal roofs offer homeowners the perfect economic relief and energy efficiency they need — perhaps even more than their shingle roof counterpart.Service Expectancy: Metal Outlives Shingles“How long will my roof last?” is a common question asked by homeowners looking for a new roof. … [Read more...]

Who Comes Out On Top: Vinyl Windows vs Fiberglass Windows vs Wood Windows

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The variety of window materials on the market has transformed home renovation from a technical industry into one that has opened up rooms for creativity, personal choices, and a more meaningful collaboration between homeowners and home improvement contractors. On top of having a plethora of window styles to filter through, homeowners are exposed to a generous selection of window materials, making window purchase a true combination of art and practicality. To help you understand how window materials affect the longevity, durability, and beauty of your window designs, we will discuss and compare the three most common window materials: vinyl, fiberglass, and wood.Vinyl WindowsFirst appeared in … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Choosing Your Next Home Siding

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Whether you are in the middle of a major home renovation or simply need to retire your existing siding, choosing the right siding colors, materials, and textures can dramatically transform the beauty and ambiance of your home. Sidings are the exterior materials that seek to shield your home from inclement weather conditions, runoff, and any element the wind brings to your home. Assuming the important role of safeguarding the comfort of your home, sidings are also an indispensable asset for their cosmetic appeals and ability to enhance your architectural design. While every homeowner has unique needs and may prefer different siding materials, here are three recommendations that can be applied … [Read more...]

5 Signs Your Roof Needs to be Replaced

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The roof over your head instills a sense of security and comfort to all its residents – and for good reasons, too. As a durable structure, the roof envelopes your entire home from top-down, protecting you, your loved ones, and your precious belongings from animals, pests, rains, storms, and other windblown debris that happen to cross your path. Whereas the roof is an effective shield against all Mother Nature’s terrible tantrums, its effectiveness can sometimes be compromised by factors such as age, lack of maintenance or care, and many others.  To help you assess your roof condition, here is a nice list of signs that will enable you to make an informed decision when faced with a potential ro … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Gutters This Fall

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When is the last time you took a close look at your gutters? Cleaning and maintaining your gutters is one of those jobs that easily falls through the crack. Although often overlooked and put off to the very last minute, gutter maintenance is an inevitable chore no homeowner can avoid. Because the longevity and functionality of gutters depends on the care it receives, there are a few things you can do to maintain your gutters this fall.Tip #1: Gutter Cleaning: Make It As New As BeforeGutters are subject to collecting debris, windblown elements, and other interesting stuff that do not normally cross your mind. Located far off the ground, gutters accumulate many elements and natural junk as it … [Read more...]

Measuring the Benefits of Metal Roofs

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It is difficult to overlook the rising popularity of metal roofs in the home improvement and most importantly, among homeowners. With asphalt shingles slowly losing favor among homeowners due to their short-life span and overall demanding upkeep, many homeowners are turning to metal roofs as the alternative roofing solution for their homes. And why shouldn’t they make the change? When it comes to picking the right roof to fend off aggressive natural elements and weather conditions, metal roofs come out on top over asphalt shingles in several categories, including durability, energy efficiency, cosmetic appeal, and eco-friendliness.Longevity and DurabilityThe roof over your head is arguably t … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Metal Roofing is the Preferred Choice Over Shingle Roofing

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In recent years, the home improvement industry has witnessed a growing appreciation for alternative solutions to your standard shingle or asphalt roof, and many have started to turn to and consider metal roofs. While proponents of asphalt roofs can continue to chime about the beauty and economic advantages of asphalt shingles, consumers are no longer deceived by the superficial sales pitch. Some are asking questions such as: what is a metal roof? What are the real life benefits of a metal roof? Interestingly enough, many homeowners are dispelling the myths and choosing metal roofs for its longevity, superior weather performance, eco-benefits, aesthetic appeals, and cost-effective investment. … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Home is Ready for the Fall

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It’s that time of the year when the days begin to shorten and the temperature grows mild. Instead of blooming flowers and flourishing trees, you are starting to see shades of yellow, orange and red all around you. Fall is here again, and before you know it, winter will be fast upon you. Is your home ready for fall harvest or are you still scrambling to prepare your home before the cold weather (and the rainy season) take a toll on you? To help you and your family to enjoy the many benefits this colorful season has to offer, here are three easy but practical ways to make sure your home is ready for the fall.Perform a Detailed Roof InspectionYour roof serves as the first line of defense a … [Read more...]