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Keep Your Cool–And Save Money–With A Cool Roof

Keep Your Cool–And Save Money–With A Cool Roof

If you want to lower your energy costs and make your home more energy-efficient, there are a lot of little steps you can take: switching to CFLs, installing a programmable thermostat and switching to low-flow faucets, for example. Yet there are some big steps you can take, too. Consider your […]

White Roofs Can Reduce Energy Costs

White Roofs Can Reduce Energy Costs

Painting building roofs white is a movement that’s slowly catching on in big cities. A light-colored roof reflects light, rather than absorbing it, a function that can significantly reduce energy costs. And when air conditioning use is decreased, the amount of carbon emissions released by the units falls, too. White […]

5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

If you visit our website you are most likely a person inclined to tackle home improvement projects on your own. But this list of 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects is a helpful reminder of tasks that often times require professional help. Calling in a professional is not about just giving up […]

Are Shingle Warranties Relevant?

Are Shingle Warranties Relevant?

Earlier this week we discovered a homeowner who was going through the process of selecting cedar siding for his home. One of his considerations for selecting siding was durability and the same can be said for roofing shingles many of which are sold with warranties that may sound great but […]

Ice Dam Prevention and Removal

Ice Dam Prevention and Removal

The mid-west is seeing it’s first big freeze of the winter and there is no doubt this will set the foundation for ice dams on many homes. An ice dam is created when snow accumulates on the roof and is then melted by the sun and radiant heat from the […]