Should You Replace Siding and Roofing at the Same Time?

If you've ever owned an older home, you've probably had to replace either the roof or the siding, if not both. The general thought process to the layman is to keep the repairs as cheap as possible while achieving the desired results, and for many people that's what has to be done. However, if exterior repairs are required, it's usually a good idea to at least consider the idea of replacing the roof and siding at the same time.

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Remodeling and Restoration Definitions and Differences

If you've ever had the misfortune of needing restoration work or the excitement of having home renovations conducted, you may have wondered exactly what is the difference between the two. The same contractor generally can do either as the jobs seem similar and require the same talents and tools, but they're generally referred to using different terminology. There are, however, some nuances between types of contract work.

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Options to Improve Your Current Deck

If your house has a small, basic deck which came with the house, and especially if you like to spend time outdoors, you've probably considered ways to improve the deck whether adding on with an expansion or possibly building a new deck if you live in an older home. You may want more space, or you may want want a portion of the deck customized for a specific function. Regardless of the size of the deck, there are always options available to make it more suitable for your needs.

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Green Roofs? Cool Roofs? What's the Best Option?

As a society, we are learning about various ways to reduce our carbon footprint, keep our homes cooler, and improve our energy efficiency. In fact, many of the ways in which we do these things using our roofs aren’t necessarily new ways. Some have been around for years. If you are considering a green roof or a cool roof, you will find that both have many benefits and both look pretty cool on your home.

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How to Protect Your Roof Before Installing Solar Panels

In an effort to save money and reduce their impact on the environment, many homeowners, such as yourself, may be interested in installing solar panels on your home. Solar panels are a great option when it comes to reducing your utility bills. With enough solar panels installed on your roof, you can significantly reduce your reliance on the electrical grid. However, it’s important to note how solar panels can affect your roof, so make sure you start off with a roof that is capable of handling a solar panel installation.

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Can You Remodel During a Restoration?

You may be surprised how often it comes up that a homeowner is planning a remodeling job when fire, water, or storm damage occurs to the house. It seems logical to think while the damage is being repaired might be the perfect time to conduct the remodel upgrades you've been planning. As to conducting the work on the ground, it makes perfect sense to do all the work at once. However there is a process involved which sometimes makes it more difficult than to simply have everything done immediately but the damage has to be repaired ASAP.

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Decks for Comfort, Beauty, and Value

Decks add value to your home because they add comfort for your family while you live there and provide the same added comfort to the next family should you ever decide to sell. Further, the deck is essentially an additional room on your house when the weather allows you to spend time outdoors. Whether you enjoy privately sunbathing with a book or entertaining guests, the deck provides the space you need to fully enjoy your house as a home.

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How to Prevent Your Roof From Collapsing During the Winter Months

Although your roof is sturdy and can withstand a lot, it’s not impervious to severe weather. Roofs that may be approaching their final years or those that are already damaged are at risk of collapsing during the winter months. Fortunately, you can improve the condition of your roof to ensure that it doesn’t collapse and threaten your family’s safety.

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The Benefits of Roof Coating

Your roofing offers you protection from the top of your home to the bottom. From protecting your home from damage stemming from severe weather to ensuring that your home is sturdy for years, your roofing is unlike any other component of your home. Many homeowners try different ways to extend the life of their roofing to no avail. If you are like most homeowners, then you will be happy to know that there is one way you can make your roof last longer—roof coating.

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Summer Renovations and Why You Need Them

Summertime tends to provide reasons for renovations and home repair. Whether it's because of damage caused by thunderstorms and hail, making renovations you've always wanted, or if it's simply to fix up an older home for the sales season, contractors remain busy during the summer weather. Most reputable contractors will make it a priority to provide emergency services on the home you live in before providing luxury services. Better yet, a great contractor will be running multiple work crews and be able to care for your needs quickly and efficiently.

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