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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
Christmas Roof Decorating Ideas

Christmas Roof Decorating Ideas

It’s the time of the year when we adorn our homes with different ornaments and colorful lights as we join millions of people around the globe in celebrating the Christmas season. Homeowners decorate their houses with Christmas lights that show off their property’s contours, angles, and edges. But, there are countless lighting options and if you understand the most common ones, you might just be able to save money while still be able to get the right kinds of lights and accessories that you need for your home. Just make sure that you hire a roof company if you need to install Christmas lights on your roof. The classic clear bulbs are the simplest and one of the most popular variations in the market today. The best choices remain to be the clear C7 or C9 incandescent lights. The produce a warm glow and this option are by far one of the most cost-effective ones. However, since these are incandescent bulbs, you might have to work with an electrician for careful electrical planning. The standard colorful bulbs can also make an amazing impression since they introduce creativity and beautiful color patterns to your home. You can choose from different finishes like pearl, satin, opaque, transparent, and more. One of the most popular choices is alternating bulb colors. You should also work with an electrician since this kind of bulb requires extra power. Another option that is growing in popularity is the white LED lights, which are available in warm and cool white. If you prefer a more conventional look, you can opt for the version that features opaque bulb... read more
Steps To Follow When Hiring A Roof Contractor

Steps To Follow When Hiring A Roof Contractor

Hiring a roof contractor and making sure that you hire a certified and licensed professional is one of the critical processes that you have to go through if you are faced with a roofing project. Most homeowners would agree that roofing projects are huge and expensive; thus, it is necessary that you enlist the help of only licensed professionals. Another difference of a roofing project with other types of home improvement is that it is often not a choice. It is considered as something that every homeowner would inevitably go through, whether frequently or not depends on how well they take care of and maintain their roof. Keep in mind that a quality roof plays a significant role in ensuring the comfort of the family living in the house, the stability of the entire house, and a high resale value of the property should you decide to sell it in the future. This is why it is extremely critical that you be able to find and hire a professional roofing company. How to hire a professional roof contractor Myrtle Beach? Even if you aren’t looking to start a roofing project at the moment or anytime soon, it helps if you start the process of finding and hiring a contractor to work with. It will save you time and allow you to provide immediate repairs should there be unexpected damages to your roof. Plus, you should also allot sufficient time and effort in the hiring process to ensure you hire the best. Here are some steps to help guide you in hiring the right contractor for your roofing needs. Ask your... read more
Tips To Minimize Your Roof Repair Costs

Tips To Minimize Your Roof Repair Costs

There are certain parts of your home that need to be included in your property list and one of them is your home’s roof. This aspect of your home safeguards you from the sun’s heat or rain during a storm. In case you notice signs of roof damage, you need to get it fixed right away to avoid bigger problems. Be reminded that roof repairs are no easy task and that is why you need to call the help of an expert roofer to fix the damage to your roof immediately. The problem is that finding methods to help you minimize the repair costs is also quite complicated. You need to have sufficient funds if you are planning a home improvement project and the same goes for roof repairs. With all the bills that you need to pay and needs you have to fulfill this month, cutting the cost of the roof repair is essential. Before you begin your roof repair project, the very first thing that you have to do is request a roofer to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. By doing so, you will get to know the level of damage that your roof has incurred. When you have determined that, you can begin looking for methods to lessen the cost of the roof repairs. Provided below are a few tips to lessen this cost according to the level of roof damage. You may think of roof coating as a substitute for roof repair Myrtle Beach. Homeowners are fond of using coating systems nowadays. Roof coatings are generally used by commercial establishments that have flat... 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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