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APR
15

History of Roofing in Georgia

Have you ever wondered where the modern details and features of our homes came from? We all probably know who invented the lightbulb, but where did modern roofing technologies originate from? Check out our brief history of roofing in Georgia to learn more about our homes' great protectors!

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APR
12

3 Sneaky Signs That Your Roof is Leaking

A roof leak causes some serious damage to your household. If not noticed, it can bring in expensive repairs. Water from a leaking roof can work its way down to your foundation, causing your foundation to rot and decay, resulting in serious structural damage. Roof leaks can become more costly over time which is why it's important to fix the small roof leaks as soon as you find them.

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MAR
26

Common Springtime Roofing Scams and How to Avoid Them

Spring doesn't just bring warm weather and colorful flora but also unwelcomed roofing scams! As homeowners begin to assess damage caused during the winter months and consider repairs or replacements for their roofs, potential scammers can take advantage of this opportunity. You can protect yourself by knowing what scams to look for and how to avoid them, ensuring that your roofing project is in trustworthy hands.

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MAR
21

Best Window Frames for Hot Climates

When it comes to choosing the best windows for hot climates, several factors play a crucial role in ensuring comfort and energy efficiency. Living in a warm area has its pros and cons, on one there is more sunny days and never have to deal with cold weather. On another side, higher temperatures make you need to protect your home from the high heat.

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MAR
15

The Importance of your Roof and Gutters in the Spring

Spring is almost here! Which means it's time to prepare your roof and gutters for the upcoming weather changes. Roof protection around springtime should be your main priority. As a homeowner, spring time roofs take a beating because of all the hard rain and other obstructions.

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MAR
13

The Ultimate Comparison Guide to Siding: How to Choose the Right One for Your Home

When it comes to improving your home's exterior, picking the right siding is key. Not only does siding protect your home from outside elements, but it also plays a large role in its aesthetic appeal and can even affect its resale value. With a variety of siding materials widely available today, making an informed decision can be overwhelming. Here, we will simplify the process by comparing the most common siding options, so that you may choose the perfect one for your home.

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FEB
26

Roof Flashing: The Unsung Hero of Your Home

When it comes to protecting your home from the outside elements, one thing that is most often overlooked is roof flashing. Roof flashing works to help resolve the problem of gaps and creases from shingles and other roofing materials. Flashing is a thin metal sheet that helps cover up spots around the roof that are most vulnerable. It is typically made of rust-resistant metals, like galvanized steel, copper or aluminum. The metal is thin so it's quite easy to shape and fit.

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FEB
22

Under Deck Systems: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Dry

Under-Deck Systems are an innovative way to upgrade your backyard aesthetic. This system is to help solve the problem of wet, dark, and unattractive spaces under your deck. Water or snowfall is collected from the top part of the deck that channels down to the second level of the deck, which is collected from a gutter system to move the water away from your home. Which keeps your back patio dry and lets you get creative with your next adventure.

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FEB
19

Understanding the Difference Between Soffit and Fascia

When it comes to understanding and maintaining the parts of your home's exterior, two words come to mind: soffit and fascia. Although they are both needed to protect your home, they serve different purposes. Let's break down the meaning of each material, how they function, and their importance to the integrity of your home's structure. 

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FEB
12

Winter Home Maintenance: Essential Checkpoints for a Safe and Cozy Season

As the colder months set in, your home becomes your haven against the chill of winter. However, winter weather can be tough on your property. Conducting a maintenance check during these months is crucial to ensure your home remains safe, efficient, and comfortable.

Here's a guide to help you perform a thorough winter home maintenance check.

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JUL
31

‘Slide’ Through the Evolution of Sliding Doors

Sliding doors have become an important part of modern design, adding functionality to homes and buildings. However, these fixtures have a rich and fascinating history that dates back centuries. Join us as we explore the origins and cultural influences that have shaped the development of sliding doors throughout history to understand why they've become such a powerful design choice today!

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JUL
31

Embracing the Beauty of Bay Windows

 Bay windows, with their graceful charm and elegant design, have fascinated people for centuries. Originating as nook windows in medieval times, they evolved into the iconic feature we know today.

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JUN
29

How to Spot Insulation Leaks Around Your Home this Summer

As most Georgians know, our summers typically consist of hot and humid days that can even last through early September. While most of us are aware of the effects of the Georgia sun, one thing each of us rely on to get through it is the cooling comfort of our own homes. Now, while having a proper air conditioning system is key to getting your house cool to begin with, the only way you're going to keep that cool air in and the hot air out is by effective insulation.

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JUN
29

Four Signs Your Gutters Need Repair

Did you know that if your home receives just 2 inches of rainwater, that it is equivalent to over 1,000 gallons of water moving over your roof and through your gutter system?

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MAY
26

Understanding Your Roof Overhang

When discussing home improvement, topics such as siding, roofs, windows, and drainage are commonly mentioned, but two essential parts of your house that often go overlooked are the soffit and fascia? While the slight overhang of your roof can add to the visual appeal of a home, this portion of your roof is also essential to the overall function and efficiency of your roof. 

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MAY
12

Identifying Storm Damage to Your Home & Roof

If you live in the Metro Atlanta area, you know all too well that Georgia's tornado season got off to a very busy start. With severe storms during the first few weeks of spring, you may already be on high alert regarding identifying and preventing storm damage. To help you know what to look for, we've put together a list of signs your home was damaged recently by severe weather. 

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FEB
20

Five Benefits to an Under Deck System

When you think of your home's deck, if you have one, you might think first about the space you use most. Maybe you have outdoor furniture on the deck, a barbeque grill, or even decorative lighting. All of these things are awesome to have for your outdoor space, but did you know there is a whole aspect of your deck space that you might be underutilizing?

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FEB
13

What Are Your Home Improvement Goals in 2023?

January has already flown by! With the arrival of 2023, many of us will look to make new year's resolutions. Whether you've got fitness-related goals in mind or just need to get moving on some projects you've been putting off, now is your chance for a clean slate with the new year! 

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DEC
19

4 Common Garage Door Problems

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.

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DEC
16

3 Hardscape Projects to Tackle this Winter

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.

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