Safely Taking Down the Christmas Lights

The holidays are over, but if you drive around town, you’ll likely still see Christmas lights on plenty of homes. Despite the work, hanging lights and decorating for the holidays is festive and fun, and gets you in the spirit of the holidays. But much like taking down the tree and the stockings insides, it’s less fun to take down […]

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Spring Storms – and Storm Chasers – are Back!

The recent storms are a reminder that storm season is here – and spring storms in the Midwest can be very damaging! Storms with heavy rain, strong winds and hail can cause significant damage to your home – the siding, gutters, decking, and roofs bear the brunt of the hail’s force. As you are assessing your home after a storm, […]

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What Homeowners Need to Know About Working with Insurance Adjusters

A freak hail storm leaves mini craters in your roof. An old tree topples during a storm and lands on your roof. Severe winds pull the tiles right off your roof. In each of these cases you’re going to be working with an insurance adjuster to gain funding to repair or replace your roof. For insurance adjusters, dealing with distressed […]

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Beware of Storm Chasers

Spring is finally here! The snow has melted, the grass is turning green, and storms are a regular part of the forecasts. Spring storms can bring rain, strong winds, and potentially damage to property. Add this to the fact that many homeowners and businesses are already dealing with damage from the recent flooding and winter storms. After a storm hits, […]

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Do You Have a Problem with Ice on Your Roof?

We have experienced a lot of snow this winter in the Metro – in fact we’ve already had more snow this season than in the last two winters combined. And winter is not over yet! If you drive around the neighborhoods you probably have noticed icicles hanging from roofs. You may have noticed these on your own home, and perhaps […]

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Ice Jams: Know What to Look For

The first significant snow of the season has already fallen, and many homeowners are experiencing problems as a result. Water spots on interior ceilings and leaking inside your home after a snow fall we had are signs you may have an ice jam on your roof. Ice jams occur when precipitation, in this case snow, is in a pattern of […]

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What Happens After the Stormchasers Leave Town?

Stormchasers come to town after a storm because they know there is plenty of work. Many homeowners are anxious to get their roof replaced and their home returned to normal, and stormchasers promise a new roof quickly and at a better price. But when it comes to a new roof, buyer beware. Out of state companies that follow storms descend […]

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The Truth About Concrete Tile Roofs

Concrete tiles grew in popularity in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s in part because they promised to last a lifetime. Many of those roofs have been replaced due to some significant underlying problems. Strong winds can also damage roof tiles, causing them to come loose or shift. Tree branches that touch your roof when blown by strong winds can […]

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