Roofing Articles & Advice

Roofing Material Costs in 2024: Inflation’s Impact

By Bill Lang|2024-05-27T14:36:25-05:00May 7th, 2024|Roofing Articles & Advice|

It’s not just the gas and groceries. Let’s discuss the elephant in the room: the increasing cost of roofing materials due to the ongoing challenges posed by inflation. We’re certainly not a fan of the increases any more than our homeowners are, but we’ve sharpened our pencils and will continue to deliver the best [...]

5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Roof Before Selling Your Home

By Bill Lang|2024-05-27T14:08:30-05:00September 15th, 2021|Roofing Articles & Advice|

Thinking about making your next move and selling your home? We've been there, and we know the to-do list can get long. Should you update the house or leave it mostly as is, leaving the next buyer with these decisions? Which upgrades will make it easier to sell your home? Which investments have the [...]

Understanding Roof Warranties 101

By Bill Lang|2023-07-31T14:33:38-05:00May 12th, 2021|Roofing Articles & Advice|

A good roof will last for decades, but a lot will happen over those next 50 or so years. When it comes to your roof's warranty, it's important to know that not all warranties are created equal, and the kind of warranty you receive could end up saving (or costing you) thousands of dollars [...]

How To Prevent Ice Dams

By Bill Lang|2024-05-27T14:11:57-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Attic Insulation, Roofing Articles & Advice|

What is an "Ice Dam"? Ice dams are thick ridges of solid ice that form on the eaves of your home when snowmelt from the top of your roof runs down and refreezes on the lower edges of your roof (which are called ‘eaves’). But what’s the problem with a bit of ice [...]

Roofing Systems: Getting Your Roof Warranty

By Bill Lang|2024-05-27T14:48:10-05:00June 14th, 2019|Roofing Articles & Advice|

A huge hail storm hits Chicago 21 years into your 25–year warrantied roof. But your roofing company thought it would be a good idea to save $50 by using cheaper off-brand fasteners, so the manufacturer denies your warranty claim. Seriously? Yes. Unfortunately, we see this happen all too often. Don’t get fooled by a [...]

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