Rain or Shine: Protecting Your Home During Every Season

It’s Not Easy Choosing Green: Wood Vs. Steel In The Battle For Green Supremacy

Green: A word used to describe any building material that is good for mother nature. Really? With such a nebulous definition, it leaves hucksters free to spin any object as green. For example, you could say that wood is a green product in that it is all natural. On the other hand, using steel means that no trees have to be cut down, so isn't that a good thing? To decide whether wood or steel is the right green choice for your home, you have to take a close look at the facts. Read More 

Four Choices You Have When Installing Wood Roofing On Your Home

If you want your home to have a wood roof, there are many choices available -- such as split shakes, shingles or synthetic and treated materials. There are also several types of wood used to make shakes. Cedar shakes are commonly used in North America, but there are also treated materials for different climatic conditions. If you are going to have wood installed on your roof, here are some of the material choices available: Read More 

How To Fix Damaged Fascia

One of the most important elements of a roofline is the fascia. The fascia board is the board that runs along the bottom edge of your roof, where the eaves begin. Most fascia boards are painted a different color than the roof and the main walls of the house. Some people paint their fascia so it matches their window and door frames. If your roofline has wooden fascia, there is a good chance that it has become worn down, faded and dirty, because it is exposed to the sun and other elements. Read More 

The Advantage Of Having A Metal Roof Installed On Your Home

In recent years, metal roofing has been seen more commonly on homes all over the world. Not only does a metal roof give a home a more stylish appearance, but it also has many other benefits as well. Whether you are building a new home and having the roof newly installed or having the roof replaced on a pre-existing home, you may want to consider choosing a metal roof. These are some of the advantages that make metal roofing ideal for any home. Read More 

How To Prevent Ice Dams On Slate Roofs

Ice dams are a major problem for roofs in cold climates, and slate roofs aren't immune to the issue. These dams form when snow or water collects on the roof. Heat escaping from inside the home melts the snow or ice so it makes its way beneath the slate shingles. It then refreezes and can lift up the slate or cause a shingle to break. It may also result in a leak indoors when the ice dam begins to melt. Read More