Gutters are the unsung heroes of a home's exterior. When constructed from copper, this oft-overlooked detail becomes more than a rainy day standout.
Inspecting your roof in the fall and the spring will help you spot potential problems before they develop into full-blown leaks…or worse.
Don't let heavy rains lead to widespread home damage. Follow this guide to protecting your home from seasonal heavy rains.
Don't leave federal tax savings on the table. Replace your roof utilizing heat reflective materials and you can qualify for federal tax credits of up to $500 while saving long term on energy costs.
Asphalt shingles are an economical roofing solution. But shop around, because not all shingles are the same.
A leaking roof can be a serious problem for the home. Routine inspection of the roof and quick repair of leaks will prevent expensive water damage.
The roof covering, and the deck beneath it, form one of your home's critical shields of protection from high winds and rain. Unfortunately, this shield is often the first to be lost during high winds.
Roof underlayments are designed to protect the roof sheathing and structure from moisture and penetration. Advances in materials and technology have created more options and increased manufacturers’ warranties.
Gable end roofs are more susceptible to damage by high winds than hip roofs or flat roofs. The gable end presents a large obstacle to the wind and receives its full force.
The weak link in most existing houses is in the connection of the roof sheathing to the rafters or roof trusses.