How to Prevent Ice Dams this Winter

As seasoned New Englanders we know how harsh winter weather can be. But we are well equipped to deal with the ice, snow and cold because we go through it every year. But while shoveling, snow blowing, and removing ice from the windshield may be second nature to you, preventing ice dams may have you … Continued

New Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Windows

If you’ve been thinking about installing replacement windows, now’s a great time to finally do it. That’s because there are some new tax credits that can help you save money on home improvement costs. Replacement windows are a significant investment for your home, so it stands to reason that you want to save money wherever … Continued

3 Key Fall Roof Maintenance Tips

From trimming back trees to cleaning out gutters, there are a few roof maintenance tasks you should be thinking about as we head into fall. By taking the necessary precautions now, you can prevent costly problems from developing down the road. Inspecting your roof this fall will ensure your property will be able to stand … Continued

How Proper Ventilation Can Extend the Life of Your New Roof

Thinking about replacing your home’s roof? Want it to last as long as it’s supposed to? You’ll need to ensure that the proper ventilation system is in place. You’re spending a lot of money on your new roof. It makes sense that you would want to protect that investment and make sure you’re getting the … Continued

What are Architectural Shingles and Why Should You Consider Them For Your Roof?

If it’s about time for a roof replacement, you may have heard about “architectural shingles” and wonder what they are. What’s the difference between those and regular asphalt shingles? Architectural shingles are a premium grade of traditional asphalt shingle roofing material, meaning they’re thicker and have a textured, distinct and unique appearance. You may also … Continued

Exterior Renovations That Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

With home heating fuel prices at all-time highs, now is a good time to make changes to help make your home more energy efficient. From insulated vinyl siding to new windows and insulated doors, there are many features you can incorporate into your next exterior renovation project that will boost your energy efficiency and save … Continued

How to Spot Signs of Wind Damage on Your Roof

Wind is one of the most common weather events to cause damage to roofs. But it doesn’t always take a monsoon to experience damage to your roofing system. Sometimes even a minor storm can produce high MPH winds that can rip off shingles, damage flashing and more. From missing and curling shingles to damaged soffit … Continued

5 Key Benefits of an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common in this country, and for good reason. From their affordability to their ease of installation, there are many reasons why homeowners choose asphalt roofing systems. Here are the top five benefits. 1.    Asphalt Shingle Roofs are Affordable The low price tag is the top reason why asphalt shingle … Continued

Why Proper Ventilation is so Important For Your Roof

Your roof needs to breathe. In order to do that, it needs well designed and properly installed vents and soffits to ensure air can flow in and out. From the reducing the risk of ice dams to reducing energy costs, there are many reasons why your roof needs sufficient ventilation. In a nutshell, ventilation is … Continued

The Importance of Underlayment on a New Roof

All new roofs need an underlayment, which is a membrane applied to the plywood — or deck — of your roof. It provides an extra layer of waterproof protection prior to the installation of shingles. It resembles a long thin tarp beneath your shingles, made of heavy black felt paper featuring an asphalt layer on … Continued