Rain or Shine: Protecting Your Home During Every Season

A Simple Guide To Help You Inspect Your Roof For Summer Hail Damage

If a strong summer hail storm has just swept through your region, when it is safe to do so, you'll need to complete an inspection of your roof. Strong hail storms often cause damage to residential roofs. The sooner you identify any damage to your roof, the sooner you can submit a claim to your homeowner's insurance and find a roofer who can repair the damage. Be Safe! The first and most important thing to keep in mind when inspecting your roof for hail damage is to be safe. Read More 

Steps To Repair A Tear In The Felt On A Garage Roof

If the felt on your garage's flat roof is torn, learn how to patch it with the following steps. The repaired area will prevent leaks until you are able to have the felt replaced by a professional roofer like Cloise & Mike Construction Inc. Use The Following Materials ladder broom scrub brush soapy water water hose towels safety goggles propane torch replacement felt utility knife measuring tape roofing cement paintbrush roofing nails nail gun Clean The Damaged Area And Wait For It To Dry Read More 

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