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The average garage door opens and closes somewhere around 1,500 times a year, and if you have two sets that means you home's garage doors are opening and closing upwards of 3,000 times a year combined. All of this use can pile up on the wear and tear of the mechanism, and sometimes when things go wrong you might not always know what it is that's causing the problem.
As we begin to have colder weather here in Georgia, your lawn and garden will enter their dormant period, which gives homeowners a great opportunity to take care of one of the oft-forgotten parts of proper landscaping – hardscape projects. Your landscape is never 100% green space, and a good balance of softscape and hardscape features is key to having your neighborhood's most coveted lawn.
Even though metro Atlanta won't see wintry temperatures until later in the year, there is no time like the present to address fire safety concerns with your home's chimney and fireplace. We've put together some of the easiest things you can knock off your safety checklist, so you know what to look for to reduce fire risk this winter.
Your home's siding serves many different purposes, and just like many of your home's other fixtures and furnishings, can deteriorate over time. Spending summer after summer under sunlight, our Georgia homes are accustomed to bearing the heat, but after a while you may notice your siding has changed. Over time, damaged siding, whether beyond repair or not, can slowly cost you in your home's value and curb appeal.
No one likes to throw money away, let alone allow money to slowly seep out the cracks of your home's roof and attic. That's why we have insulation, which helps keep the conditioned air you're paying for inside, all for your comfort.
Looking for a way to spruce up your company office appearance? Did you take over a building that might need a roof replacement? Either way, thinking about the exterior care and presentation of your commercial space, office, garage, or retail store plays a huge role not only in bringing more business through the door, but keeping your staff, products, and equipment safe from the elements.
Damage to your roof is often due to one of two things: Mother Nature just running her course, or your roof showing its age. Either way, it's important to know what type of damage your shingles might be suffering in order to know what next steps you should take.With Trotter Roofing & Gutters, we're here to make your roofing repair or replacement as smooth as possible. So, if you're feeling the scary effects of a pop-up hailstorm, or just starting to realize it might be time to replace your whole roof, our team is here to help.
The last thing you want to find out is that your roof is leaking, and one of the scariest things to wonder when finding a leak is "how long has this been happening?" That's why knowing the signs of a roof leak can be extremely helpful as a homeowner, and can help you prevent further damage.
As August comes to an end, Georgia's driest season approaches. With much fewer thunderstorms after August, the threat of a random rainstorm lessens for many Georgia homes, making this period a prime time to give your gutters the treatment they need.
Summertime can often bring out the best in us: soaking up warm weather, backyard barbeques, and evenings spent on the front porch, but that bright summer sun can also shed light on some of the dirtiest parts of our home's exterior.
Maybe your driveway has grown some mold and mildew spots after springtime showers, your deck it is still coated in pollen from earlier in the year, or maybe your home's siding is not looking as fresh as it did when you first had it installed. These are all things that homeowners typically turn to a pressure washer for – the only question is, can I do it myself? Should I call a professional?
Your roof offers a great deal of protection over your home or business, and the material you choose can make a big impact on all aspects of your roof's ability to do just that. When thinking about roof repair or replacement, it's important to consider the different material types you can move forward with, each with their own benefits that will suit each home or business owner differently.
What are those black streaks on your roof? Dirt? Mildew? Burnout marks from Santa Clause? It actually is algae, gloeocapsa magma to be exact- otherwise known as blue-green algae. So why is it black? This alga actually has a darkly pigmented outer layer that protects it from UV rays, causing those dark streaks on your roof. These little bacteria build up over time as they feed on moisture and calcium carbonate.
Found in almost every room of the home, windows are one of the biggest factors in your home's comfort levels and energy costs. Most homeowners know that leaving a window slightly open can lead to a spike in the energy bill, but did you know that over time your windowpanes can become deteriorated and less energy efficient – even if you've never opened them! Knowing what to look for in your windows can not only keep your home looking better but can also keep your utility costs down.
Summer is the perfect time to get out and make some improvements on your house and yard, but is your roof on your to-do list as well? Did you know there are maintenance items that can be done on your roof to help prolong the lifespan? Here's a quick checklist of items you can take care of this summer to help cut down on big repairs later on!
For many of us, when we think of painting our house, the first thing that comes to mind is painting the interior walls. We find colors that reflect our personalities, our tastes, and the feeling we want our house to evoke. What many people fail to remember though, is that you can do the exact same thing on the outside of your home!
Have you ever checked your yard after a bad storm and noticed shingles laying on the ground? Have you ever had a small leak in your ceiling? Have you ever noticed sunspots in your attic when you go to put away your seasonal decorations? Chances are, if you have owned or rented the same home for a while, you've experienced one or more of these things.
The winter weather is slowly fading into memory as the warmth and sunlight starts to set in. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and we're noticing the iconic markings of the season start to bloom. Before tackling the sun and rain that comes this time of year, it's in all homeowner's best interest to take stock of the condition of their roof.
Historic homes are the gift that keeps on giving. While they're certainly not for everyone, a historic home offers an intangible uniqueness that many new homes don't have. Of course, some of these qualities may mean less efficient windows, smaller rooms, and lower ceilings, but it also means stunning architectural features, quirky frames, and countless stories behind the walls.