What the Skilled Labor Shortage Means For You

You might already know about the skilled labor shortage in the United States. Even so, you probably haven’t thought much about what that means for you as a homeowner. Jobs such as roof installation and construction are skilled labor jobs, which mean they require specialized training and can’t be done by inexperienced laborers. If you’re … Continued

Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Contractor

The whole reason you hire a contractor is because they have the knowledge, skills, and time to provide a service that you need. If installing a roof was simple and easy, we’d all just do it ourselves. There are lots of great contractors who provide exceptional service. Unfortunately, there are also some not so great … Continued

Can You Paint Metal a Roof?

Maybe you want to change your metal roof color, or perhaps you’re thinking of ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency and extend the life of your roof. That’s why you want to know: Can You Paint a Metal Roof? Yes, you can! As long as you prepare the surface of your roof correctly, choose … Continued

9 Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

More modern homeowners are thinking about reducing their carbon footprint than ever before. Green home upgrades make houses more attractive to potential buyers and more cost effective for homeowners with no intention of moving. Some eco-friendly features even qualify the homeowner for a tax rebate. Want to make your home more eco-friendly? There are lots … Continued

3 Simple Upgrades That Increase Your Home’s Value

Home upgrades don’t have to wait until you want to sell your house. As a homeowner, you should perform regular maintenance and upgrades that make your home more livable and comfortable. Some custom, personalized upgrades don’t help your home value at all. Custom installations can make your home harder to sell, but if your focus … Continued

Tips to Winterize Your Home

If you live in a part of the country where winter storms roll through during the first couple of months of the year, winterizing your house should be a priority. Winterizing your home isn’t as difficult or expensive as you might think. You can hire a professional to help, or you can use this checklist … Continued

Do You Need Heavy Gauge Metal Roofing?

When you choose metal roofing for your project, you need to decide which gauge (thickness) you need, from the thinnest 29-gauge to heavy duty 22-gauge. Heavy gauge metal roofing is stronger, thicker, and more expensive, while the thinner gauges are more cost effective in certain applications. So, which gauge do you need? Here are some … Continued

3 Metal Roof Myths You Should Stop Believing

You probably know that metal roofing lasts longer than standard asphalt shingles, and you might even know that metal roofs are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and fire resistant. Despite all that, there are still some persistent metal roofing myths that should be addressed. Myth 1: Metal Roofing Disrupts Cell Phone Signal Think about all the … Continued

Can a Metal Roof Go Over Shingles?

If you have a shingle roof now and are considering upgrading to a metal roof, you might think the easiest thing to do is just to put the metal roof overtop your old shingles. For some installers, this is standard operating procedure. Others recommend tearing off the old roof and installing a the new metal … Continued

How To Inspect Your Roof Without a Ladder

When was the last time you inspected your roof? If you’re like most people, it’s probably been awhile. Don’t wait until you start seeing water damage and leaks to check the condition of your roof. Inspect your roof twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring, and take an extra look … Continued