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Which Roofing Contractor Should First Time Homeowners Hire?

Which Roofing Contractor Should First Time Homeowners Hire?

Most often, new homeowners have a lot in their minds that they tend to forget that they need to hire a roofing contractor to have a look and ensure their roofing system is in good condition at the time they are moving in and settling in their new home. And most of the time, they don’t remember to do this until they notice signs of roof damage or leak problems. Thus, they rush the process of looking for the most suitable and reliable contractor for their roofing problems. If you find yourself in a similar situation, here are some tips to help you hire the best roofing contractor in a short amount of time. Hire only licensed professionals. – The roof is one of the critical parts of a house so you need to entrust the efficiency and maintenance of your roof to licensed professionals only. This will be your assurance that the contractor has the necessary knowledge and tools in performing various roof repairs. Do keep in mind, however, that some scammers and fraudulent individuals produce fake licenses to get the trust of first time homeowners. So it might be best if you also ask for other certifications and accreditations, if possible, that accompany their license. Confirm any litigation associated with the roofing contractor. – If the contractor admits or confirms being involved in litigation, make sure you ask the reason why. Not all litigation happen due to poor work performance. How the contractor answers your question will tell you about how credible and honest he or she is. You can easily assess work attitude and personality, which... read more
Ways to Stay On Top Of Taking Care Of Your Roof

Ways to Stay On Top Of Taking Care Of Your Roof

If you’re like lots of people, roof is the last thing on your mind when it pertains to house maintenance and improvement. This is unfortunate, specifically when you consider how essential a great roof is to your house. The short article that follows will teach you exactly what needs to be understood about roofing. Keep reading to get more information! If every time it rains there is a leak somewhere, examine it when it’s dry and repair it. There is no quick repair for roof leaks, and it is very dangerous to get on a wet roofing system. Wait until it stops drizzling and the roofing system is entirely dry before attempting to fix it. Don’t procrastinate about replacing your shingles. While you might think it is fine to delay a roof repair work, you will just further the damage by prolonging the repair or replacement. It is best to take care of the problem now to avoid more damage and future disasters. If you take care of your roof, it will take care of you. Avoid fixing your roofing system when things are icy, snowing or raining. If the roofing is slippery or damp, you may fall, resulting in a potentially major injury and even death. Await a crisp and dry day to fix your roofing. An excellent, reliable, credible resource when seeking to find a local roofing professional is to do an online search.  Then when you call them ask for a list of local homeowners they have done work for. Call each reference and ask them: What work was done Did they clean up each day... read more
Characteristics Of Roofing That Could Stand Extreme Weather

Characteristics Of Roofing That Could Stand Extreme Weather

It is becoming more and more important for many homeowners to ensure their roofing will be able to stand different weather conditions including extreme ones that could cause severe damages to the entire property. But it is also worth noting that it is not only about the specific type of roof you have, whether you have the latest technology for roofs or the most state-of-the-art system. There are other factors that should be considered to ensure your roofing can withstand extreme weather conditions. And these include the following: Roofs will stay in place despite strong winds if it is conventionally constructed. This specific type of roof consists of modified bitumen membranes that are completely and securely held to a concrete deck. They can obtain damages to the flashings and cuts in some places as an aftereffect of strong winds or storms. The good news, however, is that the roof will stay in place. Gravel inserted in the flood coat protects the roof from flying debris. These gravel-surfaced built-up roofs are constructed with gravel inserted in the flood coat. This is what protects the roof from being damaged by flying debris, which is most common during extreme weather climates. The gravel also adds weight to the roof; thus, effectively holding the rooftop down despite strong winds. The drawback to this type of roof is that lost gravel surfacing may bring harm to encompassing structures. Attaching to steel decks helps roofs withstand the effects of disastrous natural phenomena. Whether you have a modified bitumen or built-up roof system, you can be sure it will stand up more effectively to storms and... read more
Everything You Need To Know About Metal Roofing Systems

Everything You Need To Know About Metal Roofing Systems

A certain type of roofing system that you may want to consider for your home is a metal roof. They have been proven to withstand hurricane and tropical storm winds much better and more effectively than other types of roofs. If it were to be damaged, experts have noticed that a metal roof is limited to the loss of hip and ridge caps. The metal roof boards will be able to stay up during the storm; even though, at some point, they may be lifted by the strong winds. Should the boards be lifted, this often begins at the eaves and where the boards overlap each other. To ensure there will be no major damages from lifted board panels and leaks, opt to have your boards mechanically seamed. This makes them more watertight than batten seam covers. Important facts about metal roofing systems: Use metal with thicker gauge it will stand up to wind better than other options. Avoid structural standing seams because a simple leak problem in this type of seam could easily lead to more severe damage, particularly with the waterproofing and structural aspects of your roof. Cover your roof with polyurethane foam to increase your roof’s resistance to wind uplift. The foam is water resistant so you won’t have to worry about leak problems. Re-covered metal roofing systems If you don’t have the money for a complete roof overhaul or replacing your entire roof with a new one, you can opt to re-cover your metal roof. On the other hand, make sure that the gravel stop you will use to cover your roof is heavy enough... read more
Easy Residential Roofing Repair For Every Homeowner

Easy Residential Roofing Repair For Every Homeowner

Many experts agree that every homeowner should know about basic residential roofing repair. This is particularly beneficial during times of emergency repairs when your roofer will not be able to come to your assistance quickly. Plus, it is important that you be able to provide basic repair to your roof while waiting for the roofer to prevent the damage from getting worse. Below are some of the basic roofing repairs that every homeowner should know. Rotten roof – Usually, roofs can rot because of water and leak problems. On the other hand, there is another type of rotting that can happen to your roof. Myrtle Beach residential roofing experts refer to this as dry rot which is due to lack of proper and sufficient ventilation. To resolve this problem, it is highly recommended that you install a ridge vent along with a soffit vent in your attic. This will effectively provide your roofing system with sufficient ventilation and prevent dry rotting. Removing damaged shingle or roof tile – Another common roofing problem that many homeowners encounter is damaged or worn out shingles or roof tiles. If there are only a couple of tiles or shingles that need replacing, you can easily accomplish this on your own. All you have to do is slide down the damaged tile from the tile above it to remove it. To remove shingles, you will need to cut the edge of the shingle with a hacksaw. Once this is done, you will be able to pull the edge of the shingle using a pair of pliers. Finding the source of your leak problems –... 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!
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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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Our sales agent, Eugenia Miller, did a great job on our project. She was out here almost everyday!
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Eugenia was very pleasant and professional and always returned our calls.
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