Just like most parts of your home’s exterior, your wooden deck needs regular inspections as part of its maintenance routine. This is especially important for elevated decks as you’ll always want them to be safe to stay on at all times. Home improvement company Up and Above Contractors shares a list of the things you should check during your deck inspection.
Wind is an element that can do a number on many roofs. The fact that it can occur in combination with other weather conditions like rain and hail can make this event devastating enough to lift roofs off the tops of homes. When your roof gets damaged, you must pursue emergency roof repair and restoration.
A green roof offers several unique benefits that most other flat roofing systems don’t provide, including helping to reduce the heat transfer from the outside to the inside. A common question among flat roof owners is: which plants are ideal for green roofs? In this blog, remodeling company Up and Above Contractors answers that question.
Commercial roofing systems can be replaced without rebuilding them from the bottom up through a process called resurfacing. As your leading roofing and siding contractor in Northern New Jersey, Up and Above Contractors takes a look at how resurfacing material is matched with existing commercial roofing.
Your roof’s flashing ensures that exposed sections of the roof are sealed against water runoff. This helps prevent unwanted leaks and the buildup of moisture-related issues. It’s one of the things your roofing contractor will surely discuss with you prior to installation. That’s why it will be good to know what your flashing options are. This will help you make a proper decision on the type of flashing to use on your roof.
Increasing energy demands are forcing many homeowners to think of new ways to increase the overall energy efficiency of their homes. Solar roofs are an effective solution to make your home more sustainable and energy independent.
The roof is easily one of the sturdiest structures in your entire house. It has to be as it’s your first line of defense against rain, heat and inclement weather. While naturally durable and resilient, it can still get worn down over time. Thankfully, you can do something about it.
A solar roof is more of a luxury than a necessity, but it’s slowly becoming the norm. While it can be a significant expense, especially when your home needs structural modifications to support its added weight, it’s a worthwhile investment.
No matter how perfect you imagine your home improvement will be, things don’t always go as planned. However, the best way to minimize renovation stress is to manage your expectations, which you can’t do without having a good talk with your contractor.