1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Which Roofing Shingles Are Best?

    When it comes to roofing, it can often feel like the options are as endless as that wall of paint colors at your local home improvement store. Whether you’re in the process of replacing your roof after damage like a hail storm or you’re custom building a new home, there are a plethora of different variables to consider before your roofing contractors can get down to the actual roofing process.…Read More

  8. Home Improvement Tax Breaks

    As we approach the end of March, tax season is in full swing. Which means, unfortunately, that it’s more than a bit late to undertake any new home improvement projects in hopes of getting decent tax breaks on this year’s tax return. However, if you did any home improvement projects last year - or you’re planning something this year - it’s important to know what you can claim on your tax re…Read More

  9. Replacement Windows Can Sell Your Home

    There are hundreds of different home and yard focused shows all about improving the curb appeal and increasing the value of your home. With those hundreds of shows, it can feel impossible to wade through the myriad suggestions they offer to find just the right combination of renovations to improve your home’s value without costing you an arm and a leg. So how do you know what to choose? The easi…Read More

  10. Oh, Hail: What To Do For Hail Damaged Roofs

    Here in South Carolina, we have the dubious honor of being one of the states that gets the most hail every year. Which, as you may imagine, means we also have to deal with the most hail damage every year. Whether you are new to Charleston or simply managed to avoid major damage before, dealing with major hail damage can be daunting. At Kramer Construction, we want to get your home back to fully re…Read More