Safely Removing Icicles

Icicles hanging off a metal roof

A long line of glistening icicles hanging off the edge of your roof may look beautiful, but the truth is they may be doing significant damage to your home. And that’s aside from the potential danger they pose from suddenly detaching and hitting what—or who—happens to be below. In this article, we’ll discuss how icicles […]

The Top 6 Reasons Roofs Fail

The roof is one of the important components of any building. It provides shelter from the elements and helps regulate the temperature inside the building throughout the year. Many homeowners lie awake at night literally worrying about the roof over their heads. Roof failure is among the most stressful issues any homeowner can face. A […]

Safely Removing Load-Bearing Walls

Load-Bearing Wall

Since the 1990s, open floor plans have dominated architectural designs for new residential construction and have been the inspiration for many home remodeling projects in older homes. In order to achieve this design concept, the walls separating the kitchen from the dining room and living room often need to be removed. In some cases, the […]

The Pros & Cons of Metal Roofs

Once relegated to commercial or utility buildings, metal roofing has made real gains in popularity for North American residential buildings in recent years. By some estimates, the market for residential metal roofing has more than quadrupled over the past decade. This trend is expected to continue, with demand for metal roofing increasing as much as […]

How Roof Pitch Impacts Your Roofing Material Choices

Roofing Pitch and Material Choices. Man on Unfinished Roof

  When it comes to selecting materials for your building’s new roof, it may seem like you have an infinite number of choices at your disposal. Asphalt, metal, wood, clay, and even rubber. Many home and business owners mistakenly believe that the roofing material is purely aesthetic and that any option will work for any […]