For decades, homeowners and businesses have been using metal roofs due to its longevity and durability. But there’s much more to it than that. If you’re looking for a top roofing material on the market, here’s what you need to know:
Metal roofing can be molded into many shapes and are installed as interlocking panels with hidden fasteners. If you look from a distance, they can almost perfectly mock the appearance of shingles and tiles.
Metal roofs has its share of misconceptions including:
- It’s more likely to be struck by lightning. While metal does conduct electricity, it’s not necessarily drawn to it.
- Metal roofs are noisy in the rain. Not true. In fact, they could be quieter than other types of roofs
- Metal roofs can be damaged by hail. Extremely large pieces of hail will damage any roof, but normal hail will not.
- Metal roofs make your house cooler in winter. Metal roofs actually have no effect on the temperature of your attic. It’s the insulation under the attic floor that keeps you warm.
The primary benefit of metal roofs is its longevity. Meaning, most manufacturers offer 50 year warranties and sometimes lifetime. Metal can in fact last two to four times longer than other roofs such as asphalt. They are also lightweight and fire-resistant.
At Landmark Exteriors, we offer only the top-quality copper and metal roofing materials to provide our customers with durable, weather-resistant, guaranteed roofing solutions. Our experienced and well-trained installation professionals are experts at installing and are ready to take on your next home renovation project! To speak with our professional staff, give us a call at 203.838.3838 or visit us on the web.
We’re all guilty of it: putting things off until the last minute or when you’ve already broken. When it comes to your roof, there are just some tasks that can’t be ignored, like scheduling maintenance.
At Landmark Exteriors, we know what it takes to inspect your roof and clean your gutter system. That way, you’re not as likely to witness something go wrong. Our Home Care plan has many benefits that can help you sustain the beauty and function of your home. Here are just a few of the services included in this package:
- Roof inspection and repair
- Gutter repair
- Siding repairs
- Trim rot repair
- Window repair
- Deck repair
- Power wash deck and patios
- Fence repair
For those frigid winters, we also offer:
- Snow guard installation
- Ice damming
- Roof snow removal
In the end, preventative maintenance plans like these help you avoid costly repairs down the road. And when you sign up for a Home Care service, it saves you the hassle of remembering to pick up the phone and schedule your follow-up.Got more questions? Our knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and set up a schedule for your specific needs. Whether you need a maintenance plan or just a last minute-repair, we’ve got you covered! To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.
Roofs are like people – they require attention and care. If you neglect your roof, it could crumble. In turn, it won’t be able to perform its main function: protection. So do both you and your home a favor by avoiding these three mistakes.
1. Not scheduling maintenance
Roofs are made to last years – some up to 50 years or more. But that doesn’t mean they don’t require care. You should inspect your roof seasonally or hire your roofing contractor to do it for you. This means, they will look for manage and make any necessary repairs if needed. The best times to schedule maintenance are during the fall and spring, when you are taking care of other work in and around the house.
2. Missing the warning signs
From curling shingles to granules in the gutters, there are many warning signs that could tell you your roof is in need of TLC. If could be as obvious as noticing missing shingles from the sidewalk or finding them on your front lawn. Don’t ignore the signs. One imperfection can lead to another and so forth. Take action as soon as you notice something is wrong.
3. Ignoring a leak
Leaks are one of the more obvious signs that something could be wrong with your roof. For example, finding water spots on your ceiling can help you pinpoint where the problem might be. If it’s just a few drips, it could be hard to find, but if the leak is consistent and shows damage, do you and your roof a favor by not waiting another moment.
At Landmark Exteriors, we understand how important it is to maintain your roof. No matter how big or small the damage, our professionals are here for your every repair and re-installation. To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.
Black, grey, white, beige? There’s a whole array of roofing colors out there, so how can you possibly settle on one? Choosing a roofing color for your home can seem like a stressful task, but here are three simple solutions you might have overlooked.
Consider the climate
Considering the climate you live in holds an impact on deciding which roofing color to choose. Darker colors absorb more heat, so if you live in a cooler climate, keep in mind that darker colors can keep your home warmer. On the other hand, bright colored shingles can reflect heat and keep your interior much cooler in the hot weather.
Choose complementary Vs. contrasting
The color of your house also plays a role in determining which color roofing shingles to choose. But first, you must know the difference between complementary and contrasting colors. complementary shingles would be any shingle with a shade that’s similar to your house. Contrasting colors exemplifies choosing black shingles to match a white paint job. Remember: choose complementary colors if you want to gently blend your roof into the color of your house, and choose contrasting colors if you prefer to accentuate your roof.
Know the benefits
Every type of roofing material has its perks. For example, asphalt shingles retain heat and come in many different shades. Clay shingles typically repel heat. Wood (or cedar) shingles are long-lasting and easy to repair. Metal shingles are eco-friendly and are long-lasting.
No matter which roofing material you choose, Landmark Exteriors is happy to help you with your next roofing installation project! To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.
Summer brings many storms, sometimes damaging ones. And occasionally you’ll hear about a tree falling due to a lightning strike. Unfortunately, trees can cause damage to your home if close enough. So if it does fall on your home, what do you do?
1. Carefully escape property and call fire department
Before you do anything else, make sure everyone gets out of the house using the safest route possible. Once you escape properly and safely, call the police and fire department to inspect the area, make sure there are no down wires, sparks, or other hazards. We know it hurts to sit back and not do anything, but removing a tree from your property can be really dangerous. Wait for the pros who have the qualifications and experience necessary to get the job done right.
2. Contact your insurance company
Next, you’ll want to call your insurance company. It a tree strikes your home, your homeowner’s insurance policy should cover it. What’s even better is that they will also usually agree to cover the cost of the tree removal process. You will want to take pictures all around your home for your insurance claim and your own personal records. Try to snap some shots of every angle – even inside your home and after the tree is removed.
3. Call roofing contractor for repair
Once you’ve taken care of safety and insurance, call your roofing contractor to fix your broken roof. Whether it’s small or large damage control, your property will need to be re-covered.
At Landmark Exteriors, we understand the importance of keeping you safe and covered, especially after a tree hits your home. No matter how big or small the damage, our professionals are here for your every repair and re-installation. To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.