Top Home Investment Projects for Resale Value

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Many people think of updating their home before putting it on the market. While home buyers appreciate these cosmetic improvements, not all projects deliver the same return on investment by bumping up the sales price. If you want to wow buyers and get the best price possible, focus on these home improvements.

Landscaping

It’s true what they say about first impressions: they set expectations for what’s to follow. When your home is well landscaped, buyers are primed to love what’s inside. Landscaping pays for itself, so you’ll get back what you put into it. Skipping landscaping can negatively impact buyers’ perceptions of […]

How to Restore a Chimney

Chimney in disrepair

All too often, older fireplaces don’t work as they should. This can be dangerous: if you try to use a chimney that’s not venting properly, carbon monoxide can build up. Here’s what you need to know about restoring a chimney.

Check the Chimney’s Integrity

You can’t tell the condition of your fireplace by looking at it. Have an expert out, who can assess the structure and condition of the chimney and let you know what kind of work is needed to bring it back to usable […]

What to Consider if Your Home Has a Flat Roof

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While flat roofs tend to be common on large buildings, such as condominiums, and outbuildings, they can be found on single-family homes, too. Flat roofs offer many advantages, but there are some considerations to know if you’re thinking of purchasing a home with a flat roof. Learn about the pros and cons of a flat roof for your house.

Advantages of a Flat Roof

Flat roofs cost less than pitched roofs, in part because the material used to cover these roofs is cheaper. A flat roof can also be used for outdoor living space, such as a garden, patio, or roof deck.

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Can You Live in Your Home While Redoing Your Roof?

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A roof replacement is a major project. That leaves many homeowners wondering about the logistics: can you live in a house while the roof is replaced, or do you need to relocate?

When to Stay in the Home

Budget is a big consideration for many homeowners. When you’re paying for a new roof, you don’t want to pay extra housing or dining expenses during the job. Rest assured, you can definitely stay in the home during a roof replacement. However, there are some things to prepare […]

Effects the Roof Has on Buying and Selling Homes

Effects your roof might have on buying and selling homes

You may know that curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home. But where does the roof fit within curb appeal? Read on to learn the effects of a roof on buying or selling a home.

The Costs of Not Fixing a Roof

If your roof is visibly aging, it can be a turn off. Potential buyers may notice the signs of neglect and wonder about the condition of all those other home systems, such as HVAC or plumbing.
Whether they realize it at the time, buyers pick up on the condition of the roof as they […]

Recent Trends in Roofing

Recent trends in roofing

Your roof is there to protect your family and your home. While a roof is practical, it can also be aesthetic and even trendy. Here are a few of the new roof trends we’re partial to, which may be a good idea for your residential roof replacement.

White Roof

Most of the roofs in your neighborhood are probably dark. Made of asphalt shingles, metal, or even slate, common roof colors include gray, black, and brown. These dark colors absorb the sun’s heat, and that can make your roof (and your home) even hotter in the summer months. For warmer climates, a better option might be […]

When Do I Know It’s Time to Replace the Roof?

When to know when to replace your roof

You don’t have to wait until the roof starts leaking to think about replacement, but when is the right time? There are several clues to pay attention to as indicators for a new roof. Here’s how to know when you should start getting quotes for roof replacement.

Attic Holes

If the attic has holes, light and water can penetrate. Go into the attic and see if light is visible. Light indicates holes, which can lead to […]

Keeping Up With Summer Roof Maintenance

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Summer heat and humidity can be hard on your roof. Here’s how you can take care of your roof this summer.

Take Care of Your Attic

Your attic is out of sight, out of mind. However, the best thing you can do for your roof is actually to take care of your attic. Why? An overheated attic can shorten the lifespan of your roof by causing shingle damage. Who your attic runs hot, it can also send your utility bills skyrocketing. Your air conditioner needs to […]

How to Clean Your Roof

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Cleaning the roof not only helps your roof look its best, but may extend the life of your shingles. While professional roof cleaners do a great job, you may want to learn how to clean the roof yourself (and save a bit of money). With our tips, you can clean the roof safely.

Get the Right Supplies

We never recommend that you go up on your roof without a harness. One slip off the roof could be deadly, especially when surfaces are wet due to cleaning. Cleaning pros have a safety harness available and […]

When Is It Too Hot to Work on a Roof?

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Sunny summer days are an ideal time for roof work, but with temperatures spiking in many parts of the country, is it ever too hot to work on a roof? Here’s what you need to know about roof work safety in extreme heat.

Roofing in Hot Weather

As a general rule, heat can pose a danger to roofing technicians when temperatures climb above 90 degrees. The heat index, which reflects both the temperature and the humidity, means that temperatures below 90 degrees can be dangerous, too. […]