Homeowners in Arizona take great pride in their homes and naturally want to ensure that any addition is both functional and visually pleasing. One terrific upgrade that meets both of these criteria is solar tubes. Installing this innovative feature in strategic locations around your house will make your residence even more attractive and comfortable than it is now. Continue reading
Living in a hot environment can make keeping your home cool expensive. Instead of upgrading your air conditioner, however, consider upgrading your roof. You can make changes to your roof that will naturally keep your home cooler. If you want to lower your energy bills and keep your home naturally cool, check out these four tips. Continue reading
Many homeowners relocate — either for the winter or permanently — to the Valley from colder climes. They may be used to roofing options more typical for Northern states, like asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, standing-seam metal roofs, or even slate roof tiles.
While you do see roofs with these types of materials in the Phoenix metro area, tile is a common material installed on pitched roofs. Learn more about this roof material. Continue reading
Have you noticed streaks of brown, black, or green on your shingle or tile roof? If so, you may have seen the signs of algae or moss developing. Moss and algae develop even under the hot Arizona sun, and they can wreak havoc on your roof and leave you with more issues than you thought possible. If you are looking for answers to your moss and algae questions, read on. Continue reading
You don’t have to climb on top of your roof to take care of it. By doing what you can from the ground and by hiring the right professionals, you can maintain a functional and serviceable roof. Here’s what you need to know about roof maintenance.
Although it’s easy to overlook your chimney during roof maintenance, the chimney is an important part of the roof and has several key vulnerabilities. If you’re thinking of buying a house with a chimney, don’t let the chimney escape your notice (or your home inspector’s notice). Check for these six chimney problems. Continue reading
Roof flashing is the number one defense (and in some cases the only defense) your roof has against leaks at edges and other susceptible spots. And you’re often the only thing standing between the flashing and a roof leak because of neglect. Keeping an eye on your roof and its flashing contingent should be near the top on your roof maintenance priority list. Continue reading
What does tarping your roof after a storm, giving the roof a good cleaning each fall, and walking on the roof to inspect it have in common? They’re all a lot more hazardous than they sound — and not just for the person doing the work. These are just a few roof projects that can result in severe damage to the roof if done by inexperienced personnel.
You were leaving your house the other day and noticed a shingle popping up off of the roof or one that was simply missing. Though this kind of minor perfection on your home annoys you, you didn’t think that was a cause for alarm. Sadly, that’s not the case.
Very small issues with a roof can slowly become leaks that may cause damage through your whole home. To prevent large problems later, you need early intervention. Learn why in this blog.
Does your roof need gutters? The short answer: probably, but not always. It may seem strange to see a house without gutters, but every once in a while you might encounter one. In fact, whether your home actually needs gutters depends on the build of your home, where your home is, and whether your home experiences water-related issues. Here’s everything you need to know about gutters or gutter installation. Continue reading