Home Improvement

How to use Google My Business for Contractors

So you’ve built your website, you are current with your social media platforms and are feeling pretty good about your online presence. You may be wondering “Do I really need to add my business to Google My Business (GMB)?”… Short answer; YES! Here’s why…When a potential customer is running a Google search on your business, the GMB panel will be...

Mold Inspection: 6 Places Where Mold Can Grow

Roofs have many hidden places where leaks can form, causing mold and headaches down the road. (DepositPhotos) Even a small roof leak can lead to water damage and rapid mold growth in your attic — both of which are costly issues. Maintaining your roof and conducting a regular mold inspection is vital to catching damage early and preventing big issues...

Composite Roof Shingles: What You Should Know

Composite roofing can last up to 20 years (or more) than asphalt shingles. Photo: ©pharry – stock.adobe.com Asphalt shingles have been a popular roofing choice since the early 1900s. However, since then, several roofing innovations, including composite roof shingles, have been introduced.  Like asphalt, composite shingles are cost-effective and simple to install. But they also have a range of other...

5 Durable, Affordable Roof Options for a Detached Garage

Consider your home’s roofing style and material before choosing a roof for your detached garage. (DepositPhotos) Whether you use your detached garage for parking your car or you use it for storage, the entire structure needs to be able to protect what’s inside. This means the exterior needs to be in good condition. If your garage’s roof is starting to...

Choose Vinyl for Safer and More Efficient Installs

Construction season is upon us and although slightly different from previous years, we are still predicting a steady season. In certain regions, “business as usual” will be modified to adhere to new rules and regulations. We know that there are many options of exterior cladding and now with these new rules in place, factors that might not have been top...

Go gray for your home exterior

Going gray? Gray siding that is! Castlemore continues to trend through 2020 as a top home exterior shade!  Reminiscent of our beloved sweatshirt and as sophisticated as a well-tailored suit, this color is comfortable and yet evokes a quiet chic. Dress your home in a color that is on trend without being pretentious. Castlemore is available in: Dakota Collection  SpectraShield...

Metal Roofing Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Preconceived notions are dangerous for homeowners choosing a new roof.For some, there is a common misconception they must forego safety over style. Why not have both? Today’s Homeowner debunks some of the most common myths about metal roofing. Plus, we nail down some interesting facts you may not have heard along the way. Metal Myth 1. A metal roof will...

The Best Way to Clean Gutters

Joe Truini has cleaned his home’s exterior for decades — now, he thinks he’s stumbled on the best way to clean gutters. When most people clean their gutters, they put the ladder close to the house. Then, they pick up and toss out debris — but that may not be the best way to clean gutters. And one thing’s certain: It’s...

Why choose vinyl siding for your next build

 The top 5 reasons that make vinyl siding the obvious choice: Matches any architectural style: Given its endless range of textures and colors, vinyl siding can complement a multitude of styles, without have to change the installation processes. Helps complete any look: All of the trims and accessories will help you add all of the finishing touches to any given design....

How to manage working from home during COVID-19

Staying Connected, more important than ever. During these unprecedented times, where our everyday normal is anything but, we have to find ways to stay in touch with customers in ways we haven’t before. Many industries are being hit hard by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many employees working remotely and businesses having to adapt to service communities and...