1. The Low-Down On Solar Power Roofing

    Solar roofing makes us all feel like we live in the future. There’s something special about driving by a home or business with solar panels all over the roof that just makes the air smell fresher and everyone feel greener. If it has a bolstering effect just walking by, think of how rewarding it is to put your green foot forward and get a solar paneled roof for your own home? It’s worth more th…Read More

  2. A Guide to Considering Skylights and Roof Windows – Part 3

    Contemplating an addition to your home? One of the biggest potential sellers and improvements for every home is natural lighting. Installing fresh windows into a room essentially means shutting off that room entirely until the work is done which depends on two factors, your funds and the workman’s desire to get it done sooner rather than later. So how do you tap into more natural lighting in you…Read More

  3. The Asbestos Shingle: The Weird Dangers of Roofing

    Most folks have no idea what an asbestos shingle is. To put it simply, it’s a roofing shingle made of asbestos — the building material that will give you lung cancer faster than you can say “what?” It’s nasty stuff and it turns out to be quite prevalent all because of Ludwig Hatschek. He was known as an entrepreneur back in the year 1900. He made asbestos materials widely popular when he…Read More

  4. How a Deck Will Add Value to your Life

    Besides getting the opportunity to realize a return on your investment, decks offer so much to your time in your house. While a house is an investment in the monetary sense, it’s also a home and holds a sentimental investment as well as a time investment. Why not spend your time enjoying your home and live the best life you can in it. Building a deck could have quite a bit of value in the way yo…Read More

  5. How to Estimate Roofing Costs

    If your roof has made it to twenty years old, you should be congratulated! Either that or you may want to take the time to double check that nothing has gone wrong. The typical asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of about twenty years, but that can vary pretty widely depending on local climate and weather events. So, if your roof has made it all the way to twenty, that’s a pretty awesome accompl…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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