Finding the right roofing contractor following a storm can be challenging, especially if your roof suffered severe damage and requires an immediate repair or replacement. The urgency of the problem might make you feel impatient, but it is never a good idea to hire the first person you see. Most likely, this individual is a “storm chaser,” a roofer whose objective is to go door-to-door and offer inspections and repairs for free or even low rates, but leave with substandard roofing work—and your money.
Regular inspections and maintenance are vital to ensuring the long-term health and performance of your roofing system. By keeping it in good condition, you keep your home protected against the elements, particularly hail, ice and snow. If not, expect repairs to occur early in the roof’s lifespan, which can be costly.… Continue Reading
When it comes to choosing what color shingles to get, most homeowners usually just pick their favorite color without giving it much thought. This decision should not be taken lightly as roof color can greatly affect your home’s overall energy efficiency and can save you a ton of money on HVAC bills. It can also affect the overall curb appeal of your home and increase its value.
When choosing a color, the most important question to ask yourself is whether you should go for dark or light-colored shingles. In today’s article, roof and gutter installation expert Pechacek’s General Contracting explains the merits of both.… Continue Reading
When you’re having your siding repaired or replaced, you can’t just hire any professional installer. It has to be someone who’s locally trusted and dependable, so you can be confident that it will be installed correctly and prevent any future problems later on. But is it okay to replace only part of your siding? It actually depends on the severity of the damage, but it’s typically acceptable.… Continue Reading
Having a well-built home ensures the safety and comfort of your family for many years to come, but it will eventually start to show its age over time. Each material has an expected lifespan, and you need to be aware of the signs that indicate a need for repair or replacement. This can be done through routine maintenance checks, so that even minor problems can be spotted and repaired before they get worse.… Continue Reading