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Why Cleaning The Siding Is An Important Part Of Roof Maintenance

Why Cleaning The Siding Is An Important Part Of Roof Maintenance

Do you include cleaning your siding as part of your regular roof maintenance? Experts say that an effective preventive maintenance that can extend the lifespan of your siding and, therefore prevent unnecessary replacement costs is proper cleaning of your siding at least once a year. The primary causes of damage to your siding are dirt and mildew that are left to accumulate on your siding. Keeping your siding clean and free of dirt and mildew not only helps you use your siding for longer years but also adds to your home’s curb appeal. Cleaning your siding as part of your regular roofing maintenance Cleaning your siding is easy and involves only a couple of steps. The steps can be implemented regardless of the type of siding you have on your home. The main goal is to remove grit, grime, dust, mildew and all types of dirt that are stuck to your siding. To clean your siding, mix 1/2 cup of trisodium phosphate for every 1 gallon of warm soapy water. You can buy trisodium phosphate from grocery stores, home improvement centers, and hardware stores. Use a soft-bristled brush attached to a long handle for easy cleaning of your siding. The best way is to clean 10-foot sections of your Myrtle Beach siding at a time. Scrub each section using the long handled soft-bristled brush to allow you to reach every corner of the siding. Start at the bottom going to the top so that there will be no streaking marks. Make sure you rinse the areas that you have cleaned often so as not to let the cleaning solution dry... read more
Shingling a Roof – Should You Go DIY or Call The Pros

Shingling a Roof – Should You Go DIY or Call The Pros

Shingling a roof is no easy task regardless of how handy you believe yourself to be. A lot of things are involved in this procedure that you might not have realized at first. It calls for more than just possessing the skills needed to get the job done but also knowing how to take care of yourself when dealing odd angles and working on top of the roof. There are certain dangers associated with shingling roofs. These are risks that are not present when performing other construction projects. In case you have any feelings of vertigo, or perhaps you are afraid of heights, or maybe you have problems with your inner, it’s a wise decision to not do this task and hire somebody else who possesses the experience to do the roof repair, replacement, or installation for you. You do not want to injure yourself or fall from the roof, right? In case you don’t, you will not just wind up paying someone else to get this job done for you but you will also lose valuable time from work and cash to pay for your medical bills. Simply put, should there be any uncertainty regarding your skill to do what needs to be done or carry out the task with no need of doing harm to yourself during the process, it is far better pay the cost of having someone else carry out the work for you. Your safety and health should always be your top factor to consider. Cost cutting initiatives can appear in a place besides labor. You must also pay the cost of specialists in... read more
Roofing Repair Costs You Need To Know

Roofing Repair Costs You Need To Know

  Many people are asking about the real cost of a roof repair and the different roof products to choose from. Fixing a roof could be a pricey and a lengthy procedure, depending on the level of repair needed. Do not allow a roofer to provide you a quote without analyzing the roof covering damages from both inside as well as beyond your residence. Here is a list of variables needed when tallying up your anticipated price of setting up a brand-new roofing system or making common roofing system repair work.  Roof Repair Costs 1. Type of roof used The type of roof covering your house significantly affects repair expenses. Types of roofing could range from level or sloped high or reduced pitch, to steal or shingled– or perhaps something extra distinct. Roof product expenses differ considerably depending on the roof covering kinds, while some call for more labor as well as products compared to others. The least costly alternative roof types are asphalt roof shingles which cost around $120 every 100 square feet, while slate tiles could cost you between $800 and $1,000 each on a 100 square feet area. Ceramic roof shingles range between $300 and $500 each on a 100 square feet area. If you have a steel roofing, you could anticipate products to $1,500 per100 square feet. 2. Permits for roof repair The city or community where you live could impact your roof repair service prices as well. The roof repair professional could have to draw authorizations for repair services The cost of the license could be a flat rate in your location or may be based upon your home’s dimension or worth. 3. Range of roofing system repair services The scope of the repair is among the largest elements that identify the... read more
How Ice Affects Your Roof?

How Ice Affects Your Roof?

Whenever the winter season comes, many of us only think about the roads. We are more concerned as to how slippery they will get and how much time you have to spend shoveling your driveway. But there are other parts of your home that needs to be considered during the winter season like your roof. Snow and ice can accumulate and its weight can be too much for your roof, which could lead to its collapse. When this happens, you might have to spend thousands of dollars to fix the damages in your home. Insurance Issues Several insurance policies will pay for the decreased cost of your roof. In some cases, the insurance company may also cover the damages that your home has incurred. But during this time, you may have to live someplace else temporarily, may it be in another home or hotel. Those living expenses may also be covered by your insurer. Be sure to get in touch with your insurance company to find out what will be covered. Ice Dams: What Are They? When water accumulates and turns to ice, it becomes an obstruction along the edges of your roof. They will cause more damages if these ice dams become bigger. They are usually brought on by leaks in the roof. Rather than leaks from the outdoors, heat that leaks from the interior is the primary reason due to insufficient insulation. Once the heat leaks out, the snow will start to melt and the water will drip down and eventually reaches a certain part of the roof where it will then freeze. The ice dams that... read more
Why You Need To Call Professional Assistance In Roof Repairs

Why You Need To Call Professional Assistance In Roof Repairs

There are many reasons why you need professional assistance in roof repairs. Keep in mind that the roof is the part of a house that is exposed to different weather conditions. It needs to be sturdy enough to withstand the changes in weather and extreme temperatures. On the other hand, regardless of how durable the roof is, it can still wear out over time especially if not maintained properly. Here are some of the most common reasons why you might need professional roofers to assist you in roof repairs. Fallen tree limbs You might want to cut off tree branches near your house that are hanging over your roof. These may accidentally fall on your roof in case of strong winds, hurricanes, or heavy rains. The severity of the damage on your roof depends on the manner by which the branch has fallen. Regardless, you will surely need assistance repairing the damage caused by a fallen tree limb. To prevent this from happening, you need to make sure that no trees are near your roof and no tree branches are hanging over your roof. Stray animals on the roof Depending on your specific location, there are lots of different types of stray animals that can find comfort and warmth on your roof and decide to hang out and eventually stay for good. These animals including woodpeckers, nesting birds, snakes, rats, and raccoons can find their way to your roof. When these animals decide to stay on your roof for a long time, they can cause damage. For example, raccoons can easily tear off vent covers and shingles. Clogged gutters and downspouts... read more

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Contract Exteriors kept us informed and educated from start to finish in regards to the creek cottage siding and window projects. We continue to get favorable responses from our family, friends and neighbors in regards to keeping with the traditional look o the cottage with modern material upgrades. Thanks Contract Exteriors!
Lee W. Pawleys Island, SC

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Eugenia Marshall our sales person was great to work with. She was informed, listened, and was 100% focused on exceeding our expectations with the project from start to finish. I would work with her again.
Pawleys Island, SC

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Our sales person Eugenia was very responsive to our request/questions and communicated very effectively. I believe that Eugenia listened to our ideas, was very open to sharing "what if's" and was very customer centric.
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Pawleys Island, SC


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Our sales agent, Eugenia Miller, did a great job on our project. She was out here almost everyday!
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Murrells Inlet, SC


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The project manager and the Hardie Plank installers.
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Mt. Pleasant, SC


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The quality of the work and the timeliness of the project.
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Mt. Pleasant, SC


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Eugenia was very pleasant and professional and always returned our calls.
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Conway, SC


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The quality. They took their time and did it right.
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Summerville, SC



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