Posts by Sandy Haan-Cottrell

How to Identify and Avoid Dreaded Storm Chasers

Storm Chasers
When a storm hits your neighborhood, it can bring more than just property damage. A lot of times it will also bring unscrupulous roofing companies known in the industry as storm chasers. Storm chasers prey on unsuspecting homeowners when they are at...

When a storm hits your neighborhood, it can bring more than just property damage. A lot of times it will also bring unscrupulous roofing companies known in the industry as storm chasers. Storm chasers prey on unsuspecting homeowners when they are at their most vulnerable, offering cheap repair or restoration services that are questionable to say the very least. To avoid these shady contractors, here are three tips that will help you identify them.


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Categories: roofing.

3 Exterior Design Tips for Maximum Curb Appeal

Exterior Design
Most people tend to focus more on the design and look of their interior spaces without giving much thought to how the exterior of their house looks. The curb appeal of your house can add tremendous value to your property,...

Most people tend to focus more on the design and look of their interior spaces without giving much thought to how the exterior of their house looks. The curb appeal of your house can add tremendous value to your property, and, even if you aren’t looking to sell any time in the near future, it is never a bad idea to give it a little makeover if your budget allows. Here are three exterior design tips to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.


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Categories: Home Improvement.

Ask These Roofing Questions First Before Buying a New Home

When you buy a new home, you’ll need to ask the right questions to know what you’re going to get. It’s a big investment after all, and asking about the potential home’s history and maintenance issues helps in knowing what...

When you buy a new home, you’ll need to ask the right questions to know what you’re going to get. It’s a big investment after all, and asking about the potential home’s history and maintenance issues helps in knowing what you’re about to buy. To help you out, here are a few essential questions you need to ask:


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Categories: roofing.

Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Winter Roofing Damage?

Sometimes, a roof collapse can happen during severe snowstorms. This can be caused by the excess weight of the snow on your roof. Also, if snow melts too quickly, it can cause even more damage to your home’s interiors. The...

Sometimes, a roof collapse can happen during severe snowstorms. This can be caused by the excess weight of the snow on your roof. Also, if snow melts too quickly, it can cause even more damage to your home’s interiors. The melted snow can also cause flooding in your basement and compromise your septic system.


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Categories: roofing.

How to Fix Gutter Leaks and Sagging Gutters

Gutter leaks and other issues should be fixed as soon as possible. Remember: your gutters, along with your roof, are part of your home’s first line of defense against the elements. If water can’t be diverted to the drains, overflowing...

Gutter leaks and other issues should be fixed as soon as possible. Remember: your gutters, along with your roof, are part of your home’s first line of defense against the elements. If water can’t be diverted to the drains, overflowing water might seep into your roof as well as the other parts of your exterior.


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Categories: roofing.