Hire roofing contractors to avoid disaster

September 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hire roofing contractors to avoid disaster
Filed under: Contractor Selection, Home Improvement, Roof, Roofing, Roofing Contractors 

roofing contractorsYour house’s roof is its primary protection against wear and climatic conditions. The roof, probably the most important aspects of your house, is also sometimes the most ignored portion of many homes. Small leakages on the roof sometimes remain unnoticed which can lead to a considerable damage. Property owners think of these issues as minor problems and tend to ignore them Until there is a major breakdown. Do not ignore these issues! The appropriate step would be to employ a roofing contractor.
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A brief guide for hiring a roofing contractor

August 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on A brief guide for hiring a roofing contractor
Filed under: Contractor Selection, Home Improvement, Home Remodeling, Home Renovation Contractors, Roof, Roofing, Roofing Contractors 

roofing contractorAccording to the National Roofing Contractors Association the average life span of the roof is somewhere around 20 years.  If your are experiencing problems such as minor leaks and cracks and your roof is fairly new, you may be able to fix the issue by carrying out proper maintenance.  However, if the problems you are experiencing are major or the last time you had replaced your roof was longer than 20 years, then you may need to install a new roof.  Please note that the life span of the roof depends on the material used, climate conditions and regular maintenance.  Some types of metal roofs in a warm region could have a life span of over 50 years.  The 20 year estimate discussed above is just an approximate and applies to common shingle roofs.
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Ready to renovate? How to check out a contractor before you hire

Home Contractor(ARA) – Warm weather is here and it’s time to start thinking about those home renovation and home improvement projects you put on hold until the weather – or the economy – got better. While many indicators point toward a better economy, many contractors are still feeling the pinch, and are competing fiercely to win business.

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Avoid Common Home Renovation Pitfalls

1) Zoning, Bylaws & Restrictive Covenants
Before you undertake any renovation or remodeling project, contact planning and zoning department in your city to ensure that your property is zoned for the changes you are planning to undertake.   Just because the house next door has added a second floor or build a new extension, it doesn’t mean that your home is also zoned for such change. Read more