Top 5 Roofing Problems

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To take good care of your roof, you need a solid understanding of what could go wrong with it. Learn the top five roofing problems in Cincinnati today.

Critters

Do strange sounds keep you up at night? It could be squirrels, mice, or raccoons in your attic. While a pest control company can help you get the creatures out of the attic, you’ll want to follow up with roof repair to seal any holes. Otherwise, the problem will just repeat.

Roof Leaks

A leaky roof is a recipe for water damage. Your roof should be a watertight barrier between your […]

How to Make Your Fireplace Energy Efficient

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You may think of your fireplace as something that keeps your home warm and cozy, but did you know it is actually an energy drain on your home? Traditional fireplaces draw hot air up the chimney where it vents outside and push cold outside air into the home. You’ll feel a chill and your heating system will have to work harder.

How to Make Your Fireplace Energy Efficient

Get in the habit of closing the fireplace damper whenever you’re not using the fireplace. If your home […]

Common Causes for Roof Repairs

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With roof work, early detection is key, because you can get the roof repaired before the problem worsens. Find out common reasons you’ll need a roof repair, so you can contact a professional roofer as soon as you notice symptoms

Damaged Shingles

Shingles should be intact, so any time you notice damage to the shingles, it’s a warning sign. Shingles can begin to crack, curl, or lift off the roof under pressure from high winds–all signs they may need to be replaced. Shingle granules can also come loose; if they accumulate in gutters, it can cause a drainage issue. Have a roofer check out your shingles if you notice any […]

Popular Exterior Siding Options

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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

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 […]

The Best Roof Material for Your Climate

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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 […]

When Is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Siding?

When should you replace your siding on home

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 […]

Do I Really Need Gutters On My House?

Do you need gutters on your house

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.

Consider the job of gutters, which is to […]

Metal Roofs: Are They Worth It?

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 […]