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Why Your Home Remodel Won’t Be Like HGTV

Home remodel concept

Have you ever been inspired to tackle that bathroom you know is dragging down the value of your home? Or maybe your kitchen? Have you seen a show on reality TV that shows a couple, along with one designer, ripping out and remodeling their bathroom in one weekend and thought, “Hey, I could do that. How hard can it be?”

The truth is, they make it look easy and that’s for a reason. Networks like this exist to advertise products and make money. It’s no coincidence that the commercials associated with these shows are for home improvement goods. And that’s all fine, except when homeowners get in trouble thinking it really is as easy as it looks.

If you’ve never done a home remodel before, you are in for a surprise.

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Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling

Attic Ventilation Vents Compared: Turbine vs. Ridge

Attic ventilation vents compared

What is better for attic ventilation: turbine or ridge vents?

When it comes to attic ventilation, there are some myths circulating. One of them is, if you have attic vents, you must have attic ventilation. Another is that attic ventilation will let too much warm air out of your home in the winter. Neither of these is always true.

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The Importance of Gutter Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Gutter cleaning services

Your home’s gutter system is designed to help with the longevity and maintenance of your home. But if you have clogged gutters, it’s only a matter of time before they start to work against your home and do long-term damage.

Gutters are designed to take water away from the structure of your home. They work in tandem with the slope of your roof to quickly move water off your roof and away from your walls and foundation.
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Posted in Gutters, Residential Roofing

3 Reasons You Should Have a Regular Professional Roof Inspection

Leaves on roof - professional roof inspection

Most responsible car owners wouldn’t go without regular oil changes, right? I can remember that piece of advice given to me by my father after I purchased my first car. His advice was “if you get a regular oil change, it’s the single biggest factor allowing your car to last as long as it can.”

It turned out he was right. Just like regular oil changes, a professional roof inspection is actually essential to the life of your roof.

Why You Should Have a Professional Roof Inspection

There are three main reasons why:


The reason an oil change is a determining factor for the life of your car is that it is a piece of basic maintenance. Someone is physically opening up your car to look inside in order to change the oil.

Not only does the oil get changed, which is essential for your car’s longevity, but experienced eyes can find the problems you won’t know about until you have noticeable sounds or a breakdown on the highway.

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Posted in Home Maintenance, Residential Roofing

Top 5 Unavoidable Home Repairs to Leave to Professionals

Unavoidable Home Repairs to Leave to Professionals

There is a growing trend of DIY (Do It Yourself) home remodelers these days. With the popularity of HGTV and Rehab Addict, homeowners are starting to think they should save money and do their own construction work.

There’s nothing wrong with this, of course, until there is. Your DIY project may take on more charm than accuracy if you aren’t very skilled. In some cases, doing it yourself could turn disastrous.

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Posted in Home Maintenance

Roofing Estimates: Important Items You Need to See

Residential house depicting roofing estimates

When you are looking at replacing your roof, many people may think that all you have to do is to call a company and get an estimate.

However, there are specific items that should be on roofing estimates. In addition, there are things you should expect when meeting with a contractor and important questions to ask.

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Attic Ventilation: What You Need to Know

Roof ridge vent for attic ventilation

If you’ve ever watched an episode of “Holmes on Homes” – the HGTV show where a licensed contractor goes in and fixes major construction problems for helpless homeowners who got swindled – you might start to get an idea how important proper ventilation is in a home.

There was one home featured in the show that was completely infested with black mold behind the walls. It was at the point where several of the family members were sick and had no idea why.

How did the black mold get there? The bottom line is improper ventilation. Read more ›

Posted in Residential Roofing

7 Most Common Roof Problems

Common roof problems

There are plenty of things that can happen to a roof over the span of its life – wind, hail, the sun, and tree damage. In addition, leaking, mold, pests, and more. There are, however, a few more common roof problems that can plague a roof and make it more vulnerable.

If any of these common roof problems occur, you need to get them taken care of right away.

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Posted in Home Maintenance, Residential Roofing

Residential Roofing Myths Exposed – What You Need to Know

Roofing myths - closeup of roof

There are common roofing myths that you should be aware of.

Because not every homeowner has had to invest in a new roof while they’ve lived in their home, not everyone has gone through the process or is very well-versed in best practices for roofing.

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Architectural Shingles vs. 3-Tab Shingles – Pros and Cons

Architectural shingles vs. 3-tab shingles

Homeowners are often surprised when we tell them about how many different options there are for asphalt shingles. Apparently, they look so alike for most people that they assume there are only one or two kinds.

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