Determining Whether You Need a Lightning Rod on Your Home

A lightning rod (a.k.a. finial) is a metal rod that’s attached to your home’s roof to divert lightning into the ground where it’s harmless. While you may wonder if these actually work, you’d be surprised to hear that without them life would be more dangerous for anyone in a tall building during a bad thunderstorm. …

Shingle Roofing and its Advantages and Disadvantages

Shingle roofing is popular in Clearwater, Florida. These shingles are manufactured from a variety of materials including wood, metal, slate, plastic, and composite (e.g. asphalt). You can even get a great looking roof by using the TrueDefinition Duration shingles manufactured by Owens Corning. If this isn’t the look you’re after, then try the Owens Corning …

Don’t let Your Roof’s Leaks Become a Nightmare

When you’re trying to find and repair a roof leak, you’ll oftentimes find that its source isn’t obvious. This can happen even when you see discolored walls, mold or mildew growing, or water puddling on your ceiling in your home. Unfortunately, oftentimes there’s no obvious culprit for these things though. Fortunately, there are some things …

Tips for Stringing up Your Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof

For those who’ve seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, it’s nearly impossible to think about hanging Christmas lights on your roof without thinking about their comedic falls. While this is funny to watch, it isn’t funny when it happens to you. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do so you don’t personally recreate this …

How Installing a Shingle Roof Will Impact Your Home’s Value

Your home’s look has a significant impact on curb appeal. Additionally, having a shingle roof installed will also greatly improve your home’s overall value. This is why you’ll want to work with a professional who can do the shingle roof installation job right for you. Doing so has many benefits. Choosing the Best Shingles for …