Your siding is designed to withstand a range of weather conditions. However, no siding is actually built to last forever. At some point, you’ll have to replace your siding to ensure that your home will remain protected against the elements.
The wind is one of the worst enemies of residential roofing systems. It can also significantly damage your gutters. Fortunately, there are various things you can do to protect this part of your home. One of which is to hire an experienced contractor for its installation and maintenance.
Like your roofing system, gutters also protect your home against water damage. Getting regular inspections from experienced professionals is essential in detecting small issues before they turn into costly repairs. Sometimes, gutter problems don’t look obvious until they have progressed.[Read more…]
Dry rot thrives in obscured areas and moisture-prone areas of the roof. In a few days, this type of fungus can reproduce at a rate of over five million spores per minute. This problem is more common in older houses where there is untreated wood. You must deal with this issue immediately before it spreads to other areas like your siding.[Read more…]
Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials in the country. It’s estimated that they make up 80% of all residential roofs in North America.[Read more…]
It’s important to make sure your gutters are large enough to handle the rainfall. If your gutters are too small, rainwater could overflow and damage your exterior or even back up and damage your interior. In most cases, standard five-inch K-style or 6-inch half-round gutters should be large enough to divert water to the drains.[Read more…]
In the United States, asphalt shingle roofs are by far the most used roofing material. In fact, it is estimated that over 70 percent of American homes are protected by an asphalt shingle roof and it’s easy to see why. Not only is asphalt inexpensive compared to other roofing materials, it is also very durable. But for all their great qualities, asphalt shingles do have their share of issues. And one of them is curling. In today’s post, we explain why asphalt shingles curl and provide a few useful tips to prevent it from happening.[Read more…]
In the United States, vinyl is by far the most popular choice of siding material–and for good reason. It is widely available, comes in different styles and colors, is relatively inexpensive and is easy to maintain. But for all its good qualities, vinyl isn’t completely indestructible. To help you keep your vinyl siding looking and functioning great, here are a few do’s and dont’s to follow.[Read more…]