Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Understanding The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Everyone has had a bad experience with a less than satisfactory transaction. When you by something, you want to know that you’re going to get your money’s worth. Whether it is as simple as a roll of tape that isn’t sticky, or as bad as an under-performing car: feeling ripped off, deceived, or cheated is an awful feeling. It’s worse if you can’t get your money back. The Good Housekeeping seal of approval is a valuable effort to stop that from happening.

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Safe Roof Snow Removal

Safe Roof Snow Removal to Prevent Ice Dams and Damage

During the winter time complaints of the nuisance of snow is usually followed up by a comment noting how pretty the snow is. Certainly, a snow-covered roof provides a picturesque scene for all to enjoy. However, the combination of newly fallen snow and the ongoing process of melting and refreezing can place tremendous stress on a roof.

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Should I Replace My Windows Before I Sell?

Should I Replace My Windows Before I Sell?

As you get ready to sell your home you are probably creating a pretty extensive list of things to do. There is a plethora of things to do including cleaning, remodeling, preparing to pack, renting storage facilities, and meetings with real estate agents, to name a few. It’s important to decide what is most important to the process of selling your house. One of the most important things you can do is making sure your windows are in good enough condition that people will actually be interested in your house.

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Roof Leaks: Damage and False Positives

Roof Leaks: Damage and False Positives

A roof’s primary job is to keep the outside out, and the inside in. Probably the most important part of that mission? Keeping the rain out. So when you find the tell-tale signs of water making it into your home, dread and panic might take hold. Roof leaks must be acted on quickly, so your best option is to immediately contact a roofing specialist. They can often provide a free estimate, which includes the source of the leak and cost to repair it. While waiting, try and figure out where the water is coming from.

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Soffit Issues and Repairs

Soffit Issues and Repairs

Your house is a complicated structure, with many different systems, all working together to keep you and your family protected from the elements. The first time you learn about a part of a house might be when you have a problem with that part of your home. For example, you may have found an issue with your home eaves. In this article we’ll go over the what the soffit is and does, common issues and their causes, and what you need to do to repair or replace them.

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Repair or Replace Your Roof

Repair or Replace Your Roof

If your roof has sustained damage, you’re probably thinking “Will a repair be sufficient or do I need to replace it?” It’s important to know the correct answer. Replacing your roof is certainly more expensive, but it’s not as expensive as repairing a roof which actually needs to be replaced. Here are some tips so you can have an informed conversation with your roofer.

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Inspect your roof, siding and windows to ready your home for winter

Preparing Your House for Winter: Frequently Asked Questions

As we rocket through the end of November we can already feel the temperature dropping and, if we listen closely enough, we can hear Santa’s sleigh bells beginning to ring. With this brings not only temperatures below freezing, but also snow and ice. Last year was a busy year for homeowners who realized during the Nor’easter was playing havoc with their homes, businesses, and heating bills. Today we answer some of the common questions we’ve seen since last year for preparing your house for winter.

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Homeowners Insurance for Roof Repair or Replacement

Homeowners Insurance for Roof Repair or Replacement

One of the most common question roofers get from customers is “Will my insurance cover this?” This is, like all questions related to all types of insurance, a complicated one. If you’re looking at your damaged roof and asking this question, you need to do three things: get an inspection from a qualified roofer, read over your homeowner’s policy, and find all your paperwork for the roof. This will give you the knowledge you need to answer this and – if they are a good roofing contractor – give your roofer the ammunition they need to go to bat for you with the insurance company.

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Commercial Roofing Material - Metal Roof

Commercial Roofing Materials Part 5: Metal Roofing

As early as the 1700s, builders were using tin on roofs. Though interest in metal roofing has fluctuated since then, in recent decades is come on stronger than ever. Metal roofs are a favorite covering for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings for many decades. Generally they are made of interlocking metal panels placed vertically over the roof surface. These metal roofs are (surprise, surprise) made out of metal. Metal roofs are made from a variety of metals and alloys. Some of the materials used include galvanized steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, terne (zinc-tin alloy), and stainless steel.

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