Why Don’t Shingle Materials Last as Long as They’re Rated?

Person installing shingles on a pitched roof with tools.

All roofing materials get rated and given age ranges. The problem is shingles’ age ranges don’t always account for factors that can age that roof faster. The question is, what are these factors and how long will your roof actually last? Life Expectancy of Shingles / Roofing Materials 15-30 years for asphalt shingles 20-50 years […]

What Is a Gutter Guard?

Man installs Gutter Guards on Roof

What Is the Purpose of a Gutter Guard?  Gutter guards are protection systems for your gutters. They attach overtop of your existing gutters to keep things out of them. They’re supposed to stop your gutters from clogging and overflowing. This prevents things like damage to your landscaping, your foundation, and your basement. Gutter guards allow […]

How is a Homeowners Insurance Claim Managed?

Homeowners Insurance Claim with wooden house

One of the hardest situations any homeowner can experience is an insurance claim. Something bad happened and hopefully, everyone in the home is safe and away from danger. After a storm, fire, or water event happens, then comes the next step of determining how to repair the damage. How should homeowners file a claim after […]

Mindful Landscaping Tips to Prevent Damage to Your Home’s Foundation

Landscaping tips to prevent damage to your homes foundation

As the literal building blocks for the rest of your home, your foundation works hard to support the rest of your home while providing a barrier from the moisture, insulation from the cold, and protection from the shifting soil that surrounds it. Your home’s foundation is one of the most important components of your house, […]

How to Tell If You Have Ice Dams

ice dam icicles on roof

Ice dams are among the most destructive winter phenomenon, but most homeowners are not aware of what they are and what causes them, let alone how to tell if they have them. But keeping a vigilant eye out this winter for ice dams forming along your roof can save you a lot of money in […]