Sunny Area: These Roofing Materials Help Keep It Cool

Living in an area where the sun is always shining can be fun. It also brings with it a number of challenges, one of which is keeping your home cool and your air conditioning bills affordable. When thinking of energy efficiency in a sunny area, you need to look up -- to your roof. Here are three roofing materials that will keep your home cool in spite of scorching sunshine. [Read More]

2 Tips For Keeping Your Siding In Good Shape

Installing siding on your home or repairing damaged siding is a rather substantial investment, so it only makes sense that you want to do whatever you can to keep that siding in great shape for as long as possible. Listed below are two tips that can help you keep your siding in good shape. Clean The Siding Regularly One of the most important things that you can do in order to keep your siding in good shape is to clean it regularly. [Read More]

Understanding Roofing Papers & How They Can Be Repaired

If you live in a hind wind area, then you may know that winds in your area reach a five, six, or seven on the Beaufort scale. This means that wind speeds are likely to reach speeds that are up to 50 or 60 miles per hour. While most asphalt shingles are rated to withstand these strong wind speeds, you may notice some significant damage across your roof if a fast moving branch hits your home. [Read More]

How To Get Plants Off Your Roof

Plants can take up residence on your roof, growing and creating stains on your roofing tiles. It is important that you clean your roof off at least once a year and remove any stains that have developed on your roof. Why Stains Appear Stains appear on roofs for a variety of reasons, although the most common reason that stains appear on your roof is because small plants such as moss, lichen and algae have decided that your roof is a great place to take root and start growing. [Read More]