Your home’s siding protects your home from the elements, but it’s also one of the first things people see about your home. If you’re thinking of home improvement, explore the pros and cons of top home siding materials.
Vinyl siding is inexpensive, comes in a range of colors, and goes up quick (which keeps labor costs down). No wonder it’s a top choice for retrofitting older homes. New styles of vinyl mimic more […]
Climate varies across the United States, which means that a single roof material is not always the best choice, as it really depends on where you live. Check our Cincinnati roofer’s recommendations for roof material based on climate to see if you’ve got the right roof for your location.
The Best Roof for Your Climate
Asphalt shingles, a traditional choice, work well in the Northeast where winters are cold and snowy. Since homeowners can […]
Think your home needs new siding only when you see visible damage? Think again. There are several reasons your home may need new siding, and we’ve rounded up five of the most common signs it’s time for replacement siding.
1. Your siding is rotting
Siding protects your home from the elements, but if your home’s siding has begun to rot, then it’s no longer working as intended. You can’t remove or repair an area of rot; you have to remove the rotted boards and replace them, to preserve the integrity of your home.
2. Your siding has cracks or gaps
Home siding should not develop cracks, gaps, or holes. If you see damaged areas, call a […]
Maybe you know that asphalt roofs tend to wear out around twenty years, but when are some other situations where you could need a roof replacement? We’ve rounded up four common reasons you may need to replace a roof; read on to be an informed consumer.
Homeowners often wonder whether home repairs are really necessary; while gutters are fairly invisible, some people may wonder whether gutters themselves are necessary. Learn why most homes should have gutters–and who can omit gutters–to preserve the integrity of the home.
Who Needs Gutters?
In most homes across the U.S., gutters are very important–and are not optional.
Summer weather is hard on your shingles. That same heat and humidity that saps your energy can cause premature roof aging. Learn how sun exposure affects an asphalt roof and what you should do about it.
How the Sun Causes Roof Damage
It’s strange to think about the sun damaging your roof, since sun exposure is a […]
A roof that lasts a lifetime sounds too good to be true, but that’s what you’ll get when you select a metal roof. However, these roofs are pricey. Learn the pros and cons of a metal roof to decide if it’s right for you.
Why Get a Metal Roof?
Metal roofs are attractive for many reasons: Not only do they last decades (up to three times as long as asphalt roofs, in fact), they require less maintenance during their lifespan.
Metal roofs are particularly recommended for extreme weather, as they are able to […]
When you’re comparing home costs, you think about the mortgage, the utilities, perhaps even renovating things. Odds are, you don’t think about the true costs of being a homeowner. Before you make an offer on a home you really can’t afford, review the hidden costs of homeownership.
Asphalt roofs cost around $10,000 to replace, though these can go higher in some markets. Roofs usually last 20 to 30 years, provided they were […]
If your basement has a leak, the origin may come as a surprise: It could be your roof gutters contributing to the problem. Learn how clogged gutters cause basement leaks and what you can do about it.
How Gutters Lead to Basement Leaks
If you don’t clean out gutters, drainage can become blocked with wet leaves, twigs, and other debris. Just like your sink gets standing water when there’s something blocking the drain, your gutters will stay full of […]
If you’re like most people, you only think about your chimney in the winter, when you want to use the fireplace and are having it inspected as a precaution. Often that means waiting until someone can get up on the roof to make the repairs. We think it’s a better use of time to repair your chimney now, so it’s ready to go when you need it. Here are top chimney repairs to consider.
Replace flashing components
If your chimney’s flashing is worn out, water will seep through it and you will experience chimney leaks. Once water is inside the chimney, it will damage the brick and mortar, compounding your chimney problems. Repair flashing before things get bad to avoid unnecessary (and expensive) repairs.
A mortar cap keeps water from sinking behind the bricks or getting into the flue, where it can then make its way into your home. Let us repair or replace a worn mortar cap to preserve the integrity of your chimney. […]