5 Reasons to be Thankful for a Metal Roof

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it's time to start reflecting on what we're thankful for. The company of friends, family, and all of our loved ones. But what about your home? Are there things you're thankful for with regards to your home? In the spirit of the season, why don’t we take a moment and give our faithful metal roofs a few hearty thank yous? 1) Be Thankful for a Durable Metal Roof Thank you, metal roof for being the most durable, robust roofing material on the market. We don’t know what we would do without you. You are strong and impervious to thermal expansions and contractions. Seaside residents love you because you can withstand up to 140 mph of aggressive coastal w … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Extend Your Outdoor Living Spaces All Year Round

The prevalence and popularity of outdoor living comforts are on the rise, as homeowners become accustomed to the many benefits exterior spaces have to offer. With cooler and shorter days just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing the outdoor spaces of your home for relaxing and entertaining that will transcend the seasons. Don’t let the darkness chase you indoors; with the right tools and techniques, you can extend your outdoor living season all year round. Our friends at Progress Lighting share tips for making your outdoor areas more enjoyable and “livable” – from season to season. Illuminating your living spaces keeps your home’s exterior welcoming and comfortable. Areas … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Prevent Serious Damage to Your Gutters

As a responsible homeowner, you are probably aware the aesthetics of your home is not a matter of giving it the right décor. Very often, a home’s beauty is dramatically affected by how well you maintain its parts. Everything from the roof to your driveway warrant thoughtful attention and care to keep your home working beautifully. Of all the things you need to track, your gutter is one that can be often neglected until it begins to leak uncontrollably or hang loosely from your fascia. According to Fixr.com, gutter troubles usually entail hefty financial investment. If you need a gutter replacement, the price can fall anywhere from $1050 to $2400, and with separate prices assigned to dow … [Read more...]

Should I Choose a Flat Roof or Rubber Roof?

When it comes to replacing your roof, you'll want to consider a variety of different options: metal vs asphalt, flat vs rubber roof, metal slate vs metal tile. Recently, conversations about flat and rubber roofs have been finding their ways into the lives of homeowners. Because the perfect home improvement experience is the optimum combination between a homeowner’s artistic expression and a roofing style’s material and performance, educating homeowners about the pros and cons of their roofing choices remains the goal of every home improvement contractor. In this post, we’ll be giving you a quick walk-through of flat and rubber roofs to help you make an informed purchase decision that will mak … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Improve the Exterior of Your Home

Unlike what most homeowners want to believe, the first impression of your home is not formed once you ushered your guests into the living room. Yes, that warm fireplace or bay window might give your space an upscale charisma, but that effect does not completely replace the impression your guests have already established when they first got out of the car. Maybe your yard has been cluttered with tools and intrusive weeds. Maybe those rails need to be fixed and repainted. Whatever the problem is, those exterior “defects” is making you look bad, and your home unattractive. And sometimes it’s not completely your fault either. Maybe you’ve faithfully kept up with your house chores, but the hom … [Read more...]

7 Questions to Ask Your Metal Roofing Contractor

In recent years, metal roofs have become a solid roofing solution for their unmatched durability and longevity. While homeowners can undoubtedly enjoy a myriad of benefits from metal roofing, the quality of installation also plays a critical role in determining its robustness. When installed improperly, a metal roof can fail you long before the end of its service life. To ensure that your metal roofing contractor knows the process and logistics of metal roofing, you should start off with the following 7 questions: Question 1: Are you a licensed metal roofing contractor? Finding out whether or not your contractor is licensed can help you to determine his or her training and educational … [Read more...]

5 Easy Home Window Projects for the Fall

Your windows are a crucial design element in your home, and they play a big role in your home’s overall energy efficiency during autumn and winter. In fact, improperly insulated windows can lead to massive energy losses in your rooms, which means you’re paying more as you keep cranking up the heat to stay warm. Thankfully, there are a few great ways to easily insulate your windows for the fall, in addition to some fun projects to refresh the look and feel of your home before that winter chill sets in. Below, check out these 5 easy home window projects you can do quickly —and cheaply — this fall. 1) Get Your Paint On The cool, dry weather in fall is perfect for helping paint dry quickly, … [Read more...]

How a Standing Seam Metal Roof Can Help Energy Costs at Home

Energy costs are always on our mind. At home. At the office. Everywhere. Trying to improve--decrease--your energy costs may, at times, seem like a futile act. Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, you’ve probably heard of many great things about metal roofs and wanted to explore further into this roofing option for yourself in hopes of saving energy. Metal roofs are truly dominating the residential and commercial roofing markets these days. As long as energy efficiency continues to remain a recognized objective in the home improvement industry, a metal roof’s exceptional performance will continue to attract homeowners of all backgrounds. Like all other roofing materials, metal roo … [Read more...]