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Which is better: employees or subcontractors?
There are very few residential roofing contractors that use employees, for the reasons outlined above.
March 27, 2022
Questions to ask your contractor
Here are some questions to ask your roofer.
March 16, 2022
Training and certifications
How important are certifications?
March 1, 2022
Shingle granules in my gutters
It is not unusual to have some granules in your gutters. If you have an excessive amount, it might be time to get your roof inspected.
February 9, 2022
Heat tape for ice dams?
Installing heat tape can help homeowners deal with ice dams.
February 1, 2022
What should I do about ice dams?
There short term and long term solutions to ice dams.
January 28, 2022
Comparison of roofing materials
A comparison of benefits of shingles, standing seam metal roofing, cedar shakes, composite and tile roofing.
January 21, 2022
Can I reroof my house in the winter?
A few challenges arise when a contractor installs a new roof in the winter. For one thing, it’s just cold – who wants to work when it’s cold? Everything moves more slowly, including the human body. However,
January 21, 2022
Preparing for a roof replacement
To ensure your roof replacement goes as smoothly as possible, there are a few things the homeowner should do:
January 21, 2022
How do I know if I need a new roof?
To avoid a smart-alecky answer like, “when your roof is leaking”, let’s break it down a little.
January 21, 2022
Working with insurance claims due to storm damage
Confused by insurance red tape? Let the contractor help you sort it out. That's his job!
January 22, 2022
Definition of common roofing terms
A list of terms helpful to understand the roofing system.
January 22, 2022
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