If your gutters start to sag, overflowing or constantly require re-sealing, you likely have the traditional sectional gutters – and it’s time for a change. If you’re looking for the best possible performance out of your home’s gutter system, you’ll want to consider seamless gutters.
When building or renovating a property, be it a commercial or residential one, there are countless decisions you will need to make. One of these is picking out which type of siding to use. Considering fiber cement siding vs. vinyl siding will be one of these decisions, but choosing between them can be challenging if you don’t have any experience working with them.
Unfortunately, your roof is leaking. Awful, we know, but the leak leads to another worry: will a leaking roof collapse? Also, unfortunately, this is not a yes-or-no question. A leaking residential roof could collapse, but in most cases, it will not if you act promptly. Continue reading “How Can I Tell If My Leaking Roof Will Collapse?”
How is the health of your fascia? Like most homeowners, you are probably unaware that the horizontal, decorative boards covering the ends of your rafters are fascia boards. But those fascia boards can tell the tale of clogged gutters and roof leaks. Continue reading “Can A Clogged Gutter Really Cause My Roof Leak?”
When you notice a leak in your living room ceiling, simply take out your trusty Homeowners Manual that came with your house — wait, what? Unfortunately, unlike the family car, your home did not come with a user’s guide. No homeowners manual exists that can tell you what to do if your ceiling is leaking. Try these three things first. Continue reading “3 Things You Should Do If Your Ceiling Is Leaking”
Your central Ohio home’s roof is a marvel of engineering and craftsmanship. It is not a single object, but a series of interconnected parts. One part, the flashing, is seldom flashy but is still vital to your roof’s integrity. Continue reading “Flashing: Why It’s An Important Part Of Your Roof”
You may have noticed that oddly raised area along the ridge of your central Ohio home’s shingled roof. Perhaps you know what it is (ridge vents), perhaps not. But do you know the part ridge vents play in the proper functioning of your roof? Continue reading “Ventilation: Why It’s An Important Part Of Your Roof”
Planning ahead of any home improvement project can make the job much easier. By getting ready for a new siding installation today, you can end up saving a lot of time and money down the road. If you’re having new siding installed on your home soon, here are a few ways you can get prepared.
Whether you plan to set up your home for sale in a few years or stay in it for a lifetime, it’s essential to know which exterior product will add more value when doing an improvement project. Vinyl siding can significantly impact your home’s appearance and increase its overall value by adding a fresh appearance, energy efficiency, durability, and low maintenance. According to the 2019 Home Remodeling Impact Report, vinyl siding upgrade typically increases a home’s value.
Siding is meant to cover the exterior surface of your home envelope and improve its curb appeal and insulating value. Depending on the siding material and the quality of installation, your siding should last anywhere between 10 to 50 years. Whether it’s engineered wood, fiber cement, or vinyl siding, it will eventually wear down or suffer storm or impact damage. When this happens, you’ll need to decide on whether to repair or replace your siding.