Is Your Chimney Ready for Fall?

house with chimneyWith fall in the air, it’s time to get your chimney inspected before you need it to heat your home. There’s some chimney maintenance you can do yourself, while other tasks require a professional. Here’s how to prepare your chimney for the busy season.

Get a Thorough Checkup and Cleaning

If your chimney is not structurally sound, it may leak, cause smoke buildup in the home, or negatively affect your health. Rather than assume your chimney is healthy because you don’t see anything wrong with it, let a pro check things out.

After you’ve had your chimney inspected, get it cleaned. A chimney sweep removes soot and creosote, to make your chimney cleaner. Creosote logs may be tempting but they aren’t as efficient as a chimney sweep. Best practice is to bring in the chimney sweep to clean your chimney at the beginning of the season, then tidy up ashes when needed. For peace of mind that your sweep knows their stuff, look for chimney sweeps who are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. […]

Beat the Leaves With New Gutters

fall leavesCome fall, your gutters function as baskets for the falling leaves. If the gutters are not cleaned and functioning properly, leaves will block water from draining, and leave your home at risk of water damage. Old gutters threaten your home in other ways. Learn warning signs that indicate your gutters may need replacement.

When to Replace Gutters

Steel or aluminum gutters last 20 years on average. However, they can fail sooner if they’re not cared for. […]

How to Make Your Roof More Eco-Friendly

An eco-friendly roof can reduce your home’s environmental impact. And you don’t need to cover your roof in green plants to call it eco-friendly. Learn easy ways you can be eco-friendly with your roof to lower your energy consumption and utility bills. Stay Up to Date With Roof Maintenance Regular roof maintenance takes care of[…]

Most Common Roofing Questions

RoofSince the average asphalt roof lasts for 20 years, most homeowners don’t have to hire roofers very often. While you may know what to ask a plumber or an electrician, hiring the right roofer can be confusing. Here are some of the most common questions that come up when hiring a roofer.

How long does roof work take?

Reroofing a medium-sized home takes one to two days; reroofing a large home can take as long as four days. Roof repair could be completed in an afternoon, or a large-scale repair could take days. If we experience bad weather, it could take longer, but we try to schedule roof work when the weather is good to minimize project delays. […]

Top Tips to Prevent Commercial Roof Leaks

drops of waterRoof leaks can damage your inventory, your property, and your reputation if your business has to close for maintenance. What you may not know is that many roof leaks can actually be prevented. Get our top tips for preventing commercial roof leaks today.

Remove Debris

Heavy storms drop debris on your roof, and fall brings autumn leaves. If you do not remove this debris, it will clog gutters, cause water to backup, and potentially lead to leaks. We recommend checking the roof after every storm. At minimum, clean gutters and remove roof debris twice annually.

Learn the Signs of Water Damage

Water damage worsens exponentially over time. If your roof does develop a leak, it is important that you know the signs of roof damage, so you can recognize there’s a problem and get a professional roofer in to fix things. […]

What Can Damage Your Commercial Roof?

commercial building roofWhile you might understand what threatens your home’s roof, can you say the same for your commercial building? Commercial roofs face some challenges that residential roofs may not. To protect your roof, learn to identify these common threats.

Sunshine

Exposure to sunshine day after day wears down your roofing materials, even if you apply UV protection. Seasonal heating and cooling contribute to the aging affect. When materials age, they crack and fail. It’s vital that you have your commercial roof serviced before it fails. […]

End of Summer Gutter Cleaning

gutter cleaningYou know that gutters should be cleaned out when leaves fall, but if you are like most homeowners, you do not give much thought to cleaning out gutters in the summer. Summer is actually one of the best seasons to perform gutter work.

Why Clean Gutters in Summer?

Spring and summer storms can send twigs, leaves, and other debris into your gutters. These will clog gutters if they are not removed. Bird nests can also clog gutters, while wasp’s nests or beehives pose a danger. […]