Just as you might prepare your car, lawn or boat for winter, your roof also needs attention. Otherwise you could miss signs of trouble and end up facing avoidable roof damage that could cost you a lot of money to repair. So, once you’ve dragged the last of those lawn chairs into the shed, take some time to give your roof a thorough inspection.
Having a beautifully decorated home is something many homeowners look forward to every year. But the nuts and bolts of setting everything up can be a hassle. Planning ahead is important though, especially if you want to keep your home and yourself safe. Check everything beforehand. Make sure your lights are working, and make sure any strands of lights are untangled before you start. Check all cords and outlets. If… Continue Reading
You may have already heard the term cool roofing, especially if you live in a sunny area. Cool roofing is roofing technology that’s designed to reflect more sunlight than traditional roofing, keep buildings cooler during the hottest days. Cool roofing technology is gaining traction in many parts of the US. Los Angeles changed their building codes in 2014 mandating that any new construction and re-roofs projects were required to use… Continue Reading
Asphalt Shingles Made in America In June of 2016, CertainTeed opened its new state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot shingle manufacturing facility. Located in Jonesburg, MO, about 60 miles west of St Louis, this plant is the final phase of a three-year construction project of the Midwestern distribution site for all of CertainTeed’s asphalt shingles. The site is not too far from East St Louis, where the company’s first roofing plant opened in 1904… Continue Reading
Once you’ve chosen an asphalt shingle, it’s sometimes hard to narrow down color choices from there. Which colors are best? How do you choose? The good news is that, for the most part, it’s really up to your personal taste. But, there are some things that are good to consider when looking for the best shingle color for your home. Climate The climate you live in can have a big… Continue Reading