What To Do With Your Roof: Patch, Repair, or Replace?

The importance of having a sturdy and proper roof cannot be overstated, as it is one of the few items that is constantly protecting you and your family from the dangerous outside elements in the world. Unfortunately, over time, every roof will eventually break down to the point that it needs to be worked on.…

Debunking Myths About Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles are some of the most popular roof products, in fact,  over 80% of home re-roofing projects use the material. While these shingles uphold a lot of popularity, we want to address some of the most common misconceptions held against this material. 5 Common Myths Surrounding Asphalt Roofs Below are some of the most…

Frequently Asked Questions When It’s Time To Buy A New Roof

Replacing your roof is one of those homeowner chores that often gets put to the side, as a roof deteriorates over time so the consideration of a new roof does not take place until it’s absolutely necessary. Keep in mind, Ohio’s bipolar weather can bring in powerful storm winds without notice, so it is important…

Storm Damage? Get a Professional Roof Inspection

After a major storm comes through the area, a homeowner’s concern draws immediately to the safety of their family and home. It is easy to move right along when both are evidently safe and healthy, but it’s important to do some additional checks for damage from the storm, and the roof of your house is…

How To Tell If High Winds Damaged Your Roof

Storms in midwest Ohio often bring along with them high winds, and while a homeowner’s main concern during these storms may be to make sure that items around the house are secured and don’t blow away, there’s another part of your house that needs a double-check for wind damage, your ROOF! High Winds and the…

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Roof

The start of spring in Ohio ushers in warmer temperatures, a fresh breeze blowing through the house, more sunlight, and the ability to work outside without freezing. For most homeowners, springtime is a season to deep clean inside the house to get rid of all that accumulated junk. But while spring cleaning inside the house…

5 Telltale Warning Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Roof

For many homeowners, the roof of their home doesn’t receive too much attention until something goes drastically wrong, and a roof replacement is no expense to take care of “tomorrow” because come tomorrow, it just may be too late.  Let’s go over a few symptoms you should be tracking so you can act before the ultimate…

What Is The Average Lifespan of a Metal Roof?

Traditional asphalt shingles are often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of roofs, even though metal roofs started popping up in the 1850s. However, the popularity of metal roofs on residential houses, especially in the mid- and west-central Ohio areas, continues to grow year over year. But why is that? Well,…

Prep or You’ll Regret: Summer Shows Roofs No Mercy

Summer is full of distractions. From your child’s baseball game to the week-long family vacation, the last thing on your mind is often your roof. Sure, you live under it, but it’s likely been months since you worried about ice damming your gutter. Although you could use the excuse “out of sight, out of mind,”…

Could A Metal Roof Be Cheaper Than Shingles?

It’s the question on the mind of many homeowners: are metal roofs actually worth it? The answer isn’t as simple as a one-sentence reply. When pondering whether it’s cheaper to pursue a metal roof or asphalt shingles, it makes more sense to think of the endgame than it does to focus on short-term gains. Metal…

13 Pros & Cons of Metal Roofs

There’s nothing quite like the sound of rain pinging off your roof; it’s synonymous with relaxation and tranquility. Rain on a metal roof is a lullaby that works so effectively that people buy sound machines with that very noise to help them drift off into dreamland. But beyond all that, what makes metal roofs unique?…

Give Your Roof the Attention It Needs Now

Experts report that “one out of every four homeowners admit that they never inspect their roof, or only have it inspected if they suspect there’s a problem.” Given that your roof is one of the most critical lines of defense to protect everything you hold dear, from those within your home to your sentimental and…

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Roof Inspection

‘Do not fear the unknown’ is easier said than done, especially when the unknown involves something vital to you. Your home is one of the most important and valuable things in your life, and so, it makes sense that thoughts of maintenance and repair of your roof feel overwhelming.  Roofing Is Not to Be Feared …

Ventilation: Your Home’s Secret Weapon

Do not underestimate the importance of ventilation. As HomeAdvisor.com says, “Few things are more misunderstood about the home than attic ventilation. In essence, all ventilation is about circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. About 90 percent of homes in the US have unreasonably high levels of moisture. Understanding whether your…

All Roofing Contractors Are Not Created Equally

HomeAdvisor.com gives homeowners a brutal reality check: “No formal education is required to become a roofing contractor, and most of them learn from on-the-job experience. Licensing requirements vary by state. Some states specify that a roofing contractor must have a license to work on any job, while others may have specifications. For example, in Georgia,…

Your Roof is a Shield–For Both Your Home & Your Pocketbook

The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation (of temperature), and sensation. Given what skin is known for it’s no surprise that Bob Vila, the spokesperson for all things home for multiple generations, uses skin as a way to express the importance of your home’s roof:  Binoculars are a wonderful aid to getting a closer…