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MAY
20

Summer Roofing Maintenance Checklist

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!

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MAY
11

Identifying Defective Shingles

You may have already read our blog on Discontinued Shingles, but do you know how to identify what shingles you have? Here are a few easy identifiers for Atlas Chalet and CertainTeed Shingles. 

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APR
22

Can I Paint My Home’s Exterior?

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!

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APR
06

Roofing 101: When to Repair Vs. When to Replace

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.

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MAR
10

Spring Roof Preparation Checklist

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.

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MAR
01

Tips and Tricks to Updating your Historic Home

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.

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FEB
21

How Has Roof Technology Advanced?

Since the beginning of time, humans have put effort in to making themselves as comfortable as possible. This is just a part of our instinct. Over time, this has evolved into many different facets of what we see today. But what about the homes we live in? Simply put, home structures have evolved for many different cultures. For instance, you'd be hard pressed to find a dirt bungalow with a straw thatched roof in Woodstock, Georgia. So, how exactly have our home-building materials advanced? More specifically, what are some of the latest technology advancements in roofing, and how did we get here?

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FEB
10

An Ultimate Insulation Guide: What Insulation Should I Choose?

Only a percentage of people know that the walls of your home only do part of the work when it comes to keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The larger part of the equation is one that homeowners rarely see, touch, or even give much time or thought to: the insulation! Insulation is mostly likely found in between the walls of your home, up in the attic, between your ceilings and floors, garages, etc.

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JAN
25

Roofing Materials: Unique Maintenance Requirements

Depending on your wants, needs, and personal taste, you have decided on a roof that checks all your boxes! But what you may not know is that different roofing materials could influence the type of maintenance required. Each material is unique in its composition, so their steps for proper preservation will differ as well. Some material requires little to no maintenance, while others are more subject to damage and will need repairs more often.

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JAN
10

Signs It’s Time for a Gutter Replacement

It's no secret that at Trotter Roofing and Gutters we encourage regular and proper maintenance on your gutters. Maintaining your gutters will increase their longevity and efficiency, but just like most things in your home, there comes a time that they may need a full replacement. Whether you're a new homeowner, or you've been around the block (pun intended), there are certainly things to look out for when deciding when to get your gutters replaced.  

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DEC
21

Your Storm Damage Checklist

There's no stopping mother nature. When you are in the path of her destruction, she can cause some serious problems for your home. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can be taken. Making sure things like roofs, gutter guards, and chimney caps are properly and securely installed the first time around can help make sure you home stays protected when storms hit.

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DEC
07

Twelve Days of Home Improvement

On the first day of Christmas, Trotter Roofing and Gutters gave to me… home improvement!
The holidays are here and Trotter Roofing and Gutters in Woodstock is ready to embrace the spirit of the season. Your home is your safe space, and that feeling only grows when this time of year rolls back around. Are you thinking of cozy fireplaces, warm living rooms, and the sounds of rain or snow hitting your roof? The last thing you want to worry about is protecting your home from unforgiving winter weather! 
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NOV
22

Pressure Washing: Right and Wrong

Pressure washing is the methodic use of a machined hose that sprays water at a very high pressure. This high-pressure tool is used to clean dirt, grime, mold, algae, and certain stains from surfaces on the outside of your home. Pressure washing can save time and money when it comes to renovations or home improvement! A pressure washer uses 80% less water and has 50% more power than a standard garden hose, making for the perfect clean up device.

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NOV
12

Famous Roofs Around the World

When you think of the word "roof", what comes to mind? Is it a straw thatched covering atop a bungalow? Is It solar panels collected on the top of a modern structure? Or is it brown and black shingles on an A-frame house? Whatever the case is, one thing is for certain; there are many different types of roofs. The material, color, structure, and location of the roof make each one unique in its own way.

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OCT
25

5 Ways to Give Your Home a Facelift

You spent weeks, months, or even years finding your perfect home. Now that you have it, it's important to take care of it! Of course, decorating the inside to your personality is key. But what about the outside of your home? It's the first impression people see as they walk or drive by. Do you want it to reflect you and your personality?

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OCT
12

Roof Décor: How to Safely Decorate for the Holidays

This time of year is a busy one for all the home décor aficionados. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's just around the corner, you're probably thinking "I need to spruce my home up ASAP!".

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SEP
22

Roof Protection: What Not to Do

Your roof is a huge investment and if you don't properly take care of it, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in repairs or even a need for replacement. Why spend unnecessary money when you could take steps to maintain your roof to help it last as long as possible? Sometimes it's easy to get into the habit of making D-I-Y projects of things that shouldn't be D-I-Y projects – and roofing is one of those things that should be done by a professional. Here are some things you absolutely should not do on or to your roof to avoid expensive damage. 

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SEP
07

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall: Roofer’s Edition

Without even knowing it, fall has quickly snuck up on us. It's such a fun season with the air turning cooler and the excitement of all of the holidays that are on their way. Though we're all suckers for the vibrant leaves that beautifully fall off of trees and onto the ground, there are some things that come with fall that aren't quite as exciting – especially for roofers. Nonetheless, it's a wonderful time of year, and these are some of the things you can do to prepare for it. 

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AUG
24

Roof Damage and Insurance: What You Need to Know

No one enjoys making an insurance claim and all of the pains that come with it. However, when it comes to your roof, it's a necessary evil – especially when the damage is extensive. It can be a difficult process, so we have some tips for how to approach your claim as well as some information you may not know about the effect of your roof on your policy. 

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AUG
11

Are Wider Gutters Better?

The bigger the better, right? Not always. When it comes to gutters, many factors come into play to determine gutter size. Some issues may seem to be related to the size of your gutters but could end up being completely unrelated. Hiring a gutter specialist you trust is crucial, as they can help guide you towards the right gutters for your home. Trotter Roofing and Gutters has years of experience in gutter installation and is dedicated to giving our customers the information they need to make the best decision for their home. 

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