Quality shingles act as a protective barrier to your property, help keep your home properly insulated and potentially increase your home’s overall value. Knowing a bit about your shingle options helps you find an affordable and effective way to cover your home.
How to Choose the Right Siding
To sort out options in siding, consider climate, home style, and most importantly, budget.
Originally posted to probuilder.com
A buyer's guide to materials, styles and money-saving options.
Modern window frames cut air infiltration down to almost zero and, when used with advanced glazings, can slash up to 40 percent off your heating and cooling bills. Some windows also free you from periodic painting. Still others rival fine cabinetry in eye appeal.
Even if a storm didn’t produce a torrent of rain or volley of hail, wind alone can cause enough damage to your roof to warrant repair or replacement. So after a tornado, thunderstorm, hurricane or hailstorm, make sure to check the condition of your roof.
“Every thunderstorm has a straight-line burst of wind,” says Walt Zaleski, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “At 50 to 60 mph, you start seeing damage to homes — trees toppling, power lines coming down, debris blown from your neighbor’s house.”
Shield Roofing & Construction will be at the Huntington Home & Garden Show on March 10th through the 12th and it would be a worthwhile idea for you to be there too! This year we've decided that we want to give back to the community that made us as strong as we are today - specifically two of them!
We're giving away a FREE ROOF to one lucky entrant into our Free Roof Contest which will only be available to enter during the Huntington Home Show! Not only that, but we'll also be giving away $2017 off of any future project to another lucky entrant because it's 2017 and we believe it's about time you took care of that exterior renovation you've always wanted to have done!
Knowing the condition of your roof is the surest way to determine whether your roof needs repairs or replacement. However, for many homeowners, accessing the roof with a ladder for a close inspection represents an unnecessarily dangerous prospect.
Here's a little insider knowledge, courtesy of Shield Roofing: Roof materials are measured by the "square," with one square equal to 100 square feet. Roofing squares are further broken down into 3 bundles each. When you order a new roof, your contractor will estimate how many squares are needed, allowing 10 to 15 percent extra to account for waste, cutting to fit your roof's individual quirks, like hips and valleys, chimneys, and other features. Often there will be shingles left over. Depending on your agreement with the contractor, you may end up with a spare bundle or two on your hands. What to do with them? Here's help.
Few things around your house take more abuse than your deck. Exposed to the harshest sun, driving rains, ice, and snow, a deck can only take so much before it needs some repair. According to the North American Deck & Railing Association, there are more than 40 million decks in the United States that are at least 20 years old, and hundreds of reported deck accidents occur annually.
To avoid becoming a statistic, give your deck an annual inspection and make repairs so small problems don’t become expensive — or even dangerous — big problems.
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