Find the Best Roofer in Montgomery County, MD

By Ben Matthews | Sep 7, 2018 3:30:00 PM

When it's time to replace the roof on your home in Montgomery County, you want to find a roofer with the expertise and skill to do a professional job. 

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3 Great Reasons to Hire BRAX Roofing Commercial Roofing Service in Washington DC

By Ben Matthews | Sep 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

When you're running a Washington DC business, the last thing you are thinking about is your roof. You are not thinking about your roof shingles, what the snow might be doing to your energy efficiency, or whether a leak has sprung in the building attic space, you're thinking about running the business.

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Solar roofs

By Ben Matthews | Jun 22, 2018 10:00:00 PM

Believe it or not, there are now more than one million solar installations in the United States. A precipitous drop in the cost of solar panels combined with advances in energy storage systems have made solar energy more affordable and cost-efficient than ever before.

Maryland Solar Now Ranks 11th

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How to Build a Roof

By Ben Matthews | Jun 19, 2018 9:47:42 AM

Did you ever wonder how to build a roof? Well, there's more to it than meets the eye, especially when it is built in compliance with updated building codes that promote energy efficiency. The asphalt shingles you see on the majority of residential roofs in the DMV are only the outermost layer of a precisely engineered roof system consisting of carefully integrated components that meet vital needs.

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Wind Damage and Your Roof

By Ben Matthews | Jun 13, 2018 4:04:01 PM

When your roof sustains wind damage, expert analysis is vital. Only an experienced, certified roof inspector is qualified to distinguish the damaged parts of your roof from those that remain intact. You don't want to pay for unnecessary repairs, but you also don't want damaged areas to escape detection.

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Velux Skylights: Natural Light and Ventilation

By Ben Matthews | May 21, 2018 10:08:04 AM

For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when the subject of skylights comes up is "natural light" - daylight that is abundant and free! The first brand that typically comes to mind is Velux, a name that's virtually synonymous with skylights.

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Filing a Roofing Insurance Claim: How Does the Insurance Process Work?

By Ben Matthews | May 1, 2018 10:44:44 AM

How does the insurance process work in regards to my roof

It's enough of a headache to have storm damage to your roof. Will more damage occur before you can get the roof replaced? Will leaks cause structural issues that impact the rest of your home? How will your belongings be impacted? But add in the stress of working with your insurance company to make a roofing insurance claim and your blood pressure may just jump through the roof.

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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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