A roofing problem can happen at any time. Whether it happens during storm season or not, knowing when to call your trusted roofers for an emergency repair can spell the difference between immediate minor fixes and costly, extensive ones.
Summer is not just a time to go out and enjoy the outdoors or spend lazy days indoors. This time of the year presents a perfect opportunity for you to pursue certain home maintenance tasks. After all, the weather is pleasant, which means you have more time to complete them.
Last April, Andersen® Corporation, including its subsidiaries, was named a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and the winner of the program’s Sustained Excellence Award. This is the highest honor given by ENERGY STAR to home improvement companies that display a continued leadership in protecting the environment through stellar energy efficiency achievements. With a century-long track record of window innovation and quality, Andersen is one of the most recognizable names in the window industry.
Mold and algae are a recurring threat to any home. Whether it’s the siding, the ceiling, or the basement, there are some instances where you can spot them even if you’re not looking. Apart from the aforementioned areas, mold and algae can also grow on the roof and one of these can pose a threat to your roofing system. [Read more…]
A code-compliant roof is designed to withstand the force of high winds and bear the weight of several inches of wet snow without collapsing. It owes its strength to its framing. Construction practices have evolved over time, but conventionally framed roofs are still in fashion.
Planning to fix your home’s exterior or invest in new roofing or siding? Maybe you’ve thought you’re up to the challenge of doing the job yourself or you feel that contractors wouldn’t understand what you want. The problem is there are some things that can go wrong if you choose to DIY your project. [Read more…]
When it comes to reselling your home, you want to get the best price you can. From hiring roofers to fix the roof to replacing your siding, some of these can raise your home’s value. However, not all home improvements raise your home’s resale value; some of them can actually be detrimental. This would cause you some difficulty in recouping your investments. [Read more…]
Roof leaks are sometimes inevitable, even if you try your best to keep the system in good shape. Unforeseen circumstances like storm damage and other weather-related problems, for instance, can impair your roof. To help homeowners prevent leaks, Homecraft, Inc., your trusted roofers in the area, discusses what causes this roofing problem. [Read more…]
The underlayment is a component applied between the sheathing and the shingles. It serves as a moisture barrier, providing an extra layer of protection from the elements. Honestly speaking, you can go without it, and nail asphalt shingles directly onto decking boards. However, forgoing the use of an underlayment isn’t wise. Without a high-quality, properly installed underlayment, your roof could completely fail after just a few years.
When you buy a roof, you know it’s not going to last forever, but it can also fail too early. The real tragedy, however, is that the cause can void the product warranty and lead to insurance claim denial.