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JUN
30

8 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Roofing Company

Nowadays, it seems like there are endless options when it comes to looking for home services, making it hard to know who you can trust to beautify and protect your home. Not only are our roofing specialists helping homeowners repair and replace roofs all over Metro Atlanta, but from time to time we get asked to come in after a botched roofing job. When searching for a reliable roofing company, it's essential to ask the right questions to gauge their competence, professionalism, and experience. Here are eight crucial questions to ask your roofing company‚Ķ 

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JUN
25

Can I Get a New Roof with an Insurance Claim in Georgia?

Over time, or due to severe weather events, your roof may suffer damage that requires repair or replacement. This is where homeowner's insurance comes into play. Homeowner's insurance protects your home from unforeseen issues or damage, including your roof. You might be wondering if you can get a new roof covered by an insurance claim. The good news is that it's possible, but the process can be complex and time-consuming. Here's a guide to help you navigate getting a new roof through an insurance claim in Georgia.  

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JUN
21

Roof Valley Basics: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to roofing, the structural components are just as crucial as the overall aesthetics. One essential component that offers both functionality and visual appeal is the roof valley. A typical feature of pitched roofs, roof valleys play a vital role in directing rainwater to the gutters while also enhancing your home's design with a variety of colors. 

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JUN
14

10 Hardscape Project Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space This Summer

Looking to enhance your outdoor living space this summer? Look no further than hardscape projects! Hardscaping involves incorporating non-organic elements such as stone, brick and wood to improve both the design and functionality of your backyard, patio, or garden area. Here are ten hardscape project ideas to inspire your summer renovations. 

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MAY
20

Choosing the Right Insulation & Understanding R-Value

Insulation is a crucial aspect in protecting our homes and other buildings; it helps with regulating temperatures and managing energy costs and consumption. Often times, when looking at insulation options for their home, customers have either never heard of R-value or are not very familiar with how the term comes into play with insulation.

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MAY
13

How to Keep an Attic Cool in the Summer

Georgia summer heat is a force to be reckoned with, and your attic is going to lose the battle if you don't take steps to cool your attic space down. Though we're sure you can come up with a few other more aesthetically pleasing ways to spend your money, this is an investment that can truly make a difference as it keeps your home/attic cooler in the summer and also reduces your power bill. There are several different ways to accomplish this, but we're going to look at how attic insulation works and the long-term benefits. 

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MAY
10

The Keys to Mitigating Storm Damage to Your Roof

Quickly recognizing roof damage and roof leaks are one of those things that you don't always need to know, but when you do it's good to have under your belt. With spring storms blowing in left and right, there's no time like the present to make sure you have a plan in place if disaster strikes.

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MAY
02

Three Major Benefits to Metal Roofing

Some roofing experts estimate that the average homeowner will have to replace their roof anywhere from 1 to 3 times during homeownership. On top of roof replacement, typical shingle roofs can sustain wear and tear over time from environmental elements, which can prove to be costly if done improperly. 

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APR
26

Common Roofing Myths in Georgia

Whether you're a new homeowner or not, it is never too late to learn about your roof. When it comes to your home's parts and pieces, your roof is one of the most crucial to maintain. There are a lot of myths on roofing out there, and homeowners sometimes make costly decisions by listening to these myths. We're here to debunk some of these claims, check to see if you've heard any of these before!

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APR
22

What to Do After a Storm Damages Your Home

After the impact of a bad storm, it can almost feel like your life has completely done a 180. Where do you go from here? When dealing with storm damage, it is important to watch your surroundings. The aftermath of a storm can cause injuries if not being cautious. When trying to leave the area, be mindful of broken glass, exposed nails, and screws.

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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
27

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
23

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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