Dirty roof driving you mad? Well, you may want to think twice before you haul the pressure washer up there and blast that dirt and moss to smithereens. While pressure washers are known for getting what most might consider “uncleanable” surfaces looking like new, they can do more harm than good to your roof. Do … More Can I Pressure Wash My Roof?
Who doesn’t love saving a few bucks here and there? While it’s often best to hire an expert when it comes to the safety and integrity of home improvement projects, there are a whole bunch of tasks you can take care of on your own. Try completing these exterior home repairs on your own, before … More 4 Home Exterior Projects You Can Tackle Yourself
Your roof takes the brunt of the summer sun every year. While you may rest assured that the inside of your home will be nice and cool, temperatures on its exterior can be scorching. When you step outside during the summer, you might be shocked to find the sidewalk feels 30 degrees hotter than the … More How Hot Does My Roof Get?
Think it’s time for a new roof only after you noticed a leaky spot? Well, sure, a leak certainly does indicate that you need a repair at the very minimum, but you should be much more proactive than that. There are plenty of visual signs that will let you know when your roof is beginning … More Can Rain Wear Out Shingles?
Feeling drafts around windows and doors inside your home? That means there’s a good chance exterior caulking and sealants have seen better days. As with interior caulk, the goal with exterior caulk is to neatly seal cracks and gaps and have it all stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws its way. But if the … More How To Make Exterior Caulk Last
To stair-step or to stagger — that is the question. There are multiple ways to lay shingles down on a roof and there are some advantages and disadvantages to each option. Today, we’re going to highlight two of the most common processes for installation and go over a few of the pros and cons for … More How To Lay Shingles: Stair-Stepping vs. Staggering
Owning a home is a lifelong goal of most people. As a matter of fact, homeownership is an integral part of the standard American Dream. Unlike rental properties, where landlords and property managers are responsible for fixing property damages, homeowners hold themselves liable to fix damages around their residences. Regularly taking care of major sections … More 3 Hints For Roof And Gutter Issues This Winter
You might think that mice are cute until they invade your home in the winter. House mice don’t hibernate, so they seek out warm shelter when it gets cold outside and human homes are the perfect escape in their eyes. If you get mice in your home, they can damage insulation, wires, leave unsanitary droppings, … More How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Home This Winter
When colder temperatures settle in, all of that work and fun you had planting, growing, and tending to your garden during the spring and summertime months has now given way to the decay and death of all of your favorite flowers. For most conventional gardeners, that snowy winter period offers an unwanted reprieve to the … More Add Greenery To Your Home’s Exterior With These Cold Weather Plants
Time to repair or replace your current roof? It’ll be a tremendous help if you learn about some of the basics — this way you’ll be able to better communicate with potential roofing companies and make sure nobody is taking advantage of you. As you drive through your neighborhood, you’ve probably noticed that roofs come … More What Shape Is My Roof?