1. Roofing Repairs: Why You Should Never DIY

    After a storm with strong winds, pounding rain, or hail sweeps through, it’s always a good idea to check over your roof. A stray branch can pretty easily break a tile or knock shingles loose. From there, if the underlayment is damaged or left exposed too long, you could be left with one little leak that ultimately creates extensive damage to your roof and potentially the structure of your home. …Read More

  2. Roofing Issues: Signs of Trouble

    During the winter, does it feel impossible to keep your home cool, or does your air conditioning bill skyrocket each summer? Do you have issues with paint bubbling or an unsightly stain creeping across your ceiling? When your roof falls into disrepair, it can wreak havoc throughout your home’s internal structure. Unfortunately, without getting up on your roof regularly, a lot of roofing issues c…Read More

  3. Asphalt, Metal, or Wood? Choosing Roofing Materials

    Your roof is what stands between you and the elements. Here in Charleston, we really aren’t likely to see any massive blizzards, but imagine what it would be like to go to sleep with a clear, starry sky overhead and wake up to rain pouring down on top of you. Of course, this is a totally overblown example, but our roofs protect us from so much—and not only that, they protect the rest of the ho…Read More

  4. Homes and Humidity: How Replacement Windows Can Help

    Charleston is a far cry from Alaska, where the worry is snow and ice finding their way into the warmth of a home. Here, the focus is more often keeping the warm outside where it belongs than holding it in. Like any other region, home construction varies to account for local weather trends. In Alaska, as you may imagine, the focus is on cold, snow, and ice; here in Charleston, builders are more inc…Read More

  5. How to Estimate Roof Replacement Cost

    Do you look up at your roof to see shingles peeling up or gaps where they are missing entirely? Issues with your roof’s asphalt shingles can be a pretty easy to notice sign you might need a new roof, but they aren’t the only signal. Whether harsh weather like hail damage or high winds wrecked your roof or it’s simply been a few decades since it was last replaced, roof repair is one home main…Read More

  6. What is Involved in Roof Replacement?

    When your asphalt shingles start peeling up from the underlayment, clay tiles have cracked or fallen off, or the metal flashing is warped and coming away from the chimney or skylights, your roof probably needs a bit of attention from a professional. Hail and high winds can have adverse affects on your roof, even if you don’t immediately see the evidence, and any damage to your roof can cause iss…Read More

  7. Windows: When to Repair Versus Replace

    So many of the popular home renovation shows on TV love to talk about how easy it is to repair old fixtures in order to preserve the charm and uniqueness of features in older homes. While this is true to an extent, you don’t want to put so much of your focus on preserving your old home the way it was when it was built that it’s uncomfortable to actually live in! Instead, it’s important to fi…Read More

  8. DIY Roofing Projects: Are They Safe?

    After a heavy storm blows through, you may see a few of your asphalt shingles lying in your yard and an obviously bare patch where they belong. It’s just a couple of shingles, you might think; how hard could it possibly be to just pull out the ladder, climb up, and stick those asphalt shingles up where they belong? Unfortunately, roofing isn’t as easy a job as you might think. If you don’t k…Read More

  9. Picking the Best Replacement Windows

    How old is your home? Is it vintage, verging on ancient, or built within the last couple of decades? If you’re a fan of those home-improvement channels, you’ve probably seen an episode or two about how charming Charleston’s historic homes can be - but you’ve probably also seen a horror show or two about all the quirks that come along with owning an older home. Hopefully, you don’t have t…Read More

  10. Are Roofing Materials Recyclable?

    As awful as it can sometimes be, weather happens. If you’ve lived in Charleston long enough, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of hurricane-force winds (and hurricanes themselves). And, as if that weren’t enough, South Carolina regularly makes the list of states with the most hail storms per year. Not only do these major weather events put a damper on many planned outdoor activitie…Read More