James Hardie siding everything you need to know

By Ben Matthews | Apr 11, 2018 3:52:03 PM

James Hardie siding

The extreme durability and sustained good look of a fiber cement siding like James Hardie make it a great choice in this part of the country. As This Old House puts it, "It masquerades as wood or masonry, wears like concrete, and survives even the harshest elements." It is estimated that about 15 percent of all new homes are clad with fiber cement siding.

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What Does Hail Damage Do to Your Roof?...

By Ben Matthews | Apr 3, 2018 9:10:14 AM

what does hail damage do to the roof

No matter where you live, inclement weather can strike at any time, sometimes unexpectedly. While you might think of wind as being the worst type of weather for roofing, hail can cause even worse damage. This is especially the case if you live on the U.S. East Coast like Washington, D.C., Virginia, or Maryland. All of these states continue to have rough winters,often with occasional hailstorms.

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Importance of Roofers Who Work With Insurance

By Ben Matthews | Mar 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Roofers that work with insurance

most residential roofs in the Mid-Atlantic are designed and installed so they'll withstand the weather extremes common to the area, roof damage can still occur. Hurricane-force winds, falling branches, large hail and heavy snow accumulations all threaten the integrity of residential roof systems in this part of the country.

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When, How, and What You Need To Contact Your Insurance Company For Roof Damage

By Ben Matthews | Mar 21, 2018 8:47:00 AM

should i contact my insurance company for damage to my roof?

Have you started noticing damage to your roof? Instead of breaking out an army of pots and pans, you should prioritize getting your roof fixed or replaced -- roof damage is the gateway for other damage claims. Your roof protects your home and all of the belongings inside. If it is not functioning at peak ability, you run the risk of damaging your other property or causing structural damage to your home. You should absolutely contact your insurance company for damage, as long as the damage is more than the cost of your deductible. In order to determine this, consider working with a contractor who can advocate for you. 

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Wind Damage: Signs to Watch Out for on Your Roof

By Ben Matthews | Mar 19, 2018 2:32:16 PM

 

 

Your roof is built to withstand many of nature's elements, however, in some cases, strong storms can create winds that could compromise the integrity of your roof. The signs of wind damage are often subtle so it's important to be aware of exactly what to look out for. Fixing the problems quickly can prevent future damage and potentially save you a lot of money down the road. Damaged roofs can lead to leaks which can drip into the interior of your home, ruining your most valuable possessions. It's smart to inspect your roof after each and every major storm.

 

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Pipe Flashing and Bathroom Leaks

By Ben Matthews | Feb 27, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Roof leak in a bathroom ceiling

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The Advantages of Blown Fiberglass Attic insulation

By Ben Matthews | Feb 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The advantages of Attic insulation

Believe it or not, your home's attic serves a larger role than simply providing a place for you to store stuff, it also provides a barrier between your home and the cold, heat, and humidity outside. However, in order for your attic to properly protect your home, it must be properly insulated. The fact is that many home's attics are under-insulated, or have never been insulated at all, compromising the comfort, safety, and energy-efficiency of these homes. Thusly, one of the best investments you can make in your home is to have your attic insulated. While there are several options available for attic insulation, perhaps the best option is blown fiberglass insulation. If you believe your attic may be under-insulated, here are just a few of the benefits blown fiberglass insulation could bring to your home.

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Marvin Windows: Customized Beauty & Performance

By Ben Matthews | Feb 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Marvin windows

Are you looking to boost your curb appeal and increase your energy efficiency? You're in the right place. No matter what size window you need, Marvin Windows are custom manufactured to fit your exact, unique measurements. Rest assured you'll be getting a high-quality product available in different types, styles, and materials. Customized beauty and unbeatable performance are just around the corner.

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