Why You Should Hire a Roofing Contractor

Some people like to reduce the cost of roofing repairs by doing the job themselves. It’s safer to bite the bullet and hire a roofing contractor – one who has valuable training and experience. Here’s why:


Safety

Do what you can to avoid unfortunate falling accidents – and that means hiring a roofer. When you learn a new skill, your mind is focused on the task at hand instead of your safety. A contractor, on the other hand, has years of trained experience and can do the task efficiently and safely. As the years go on, the more technology and techniques advance. If you do choose to complete a task on your own, we strongly advise someone working beside you to ensure your safety throughout the process.

Time

If you’re trying to do it by the book the first time, you can bet the project will take a fair amount of time. Oftentimes the task is difficult, and most of the time it takes hours, days, or weeks. The time you spend on your roof is precious, especially with winter approaching. Before you commit to a roofing project, consider calling your roofing contractor instead. Once you have the materials you need, your contractor can come in with the proper tools, expertise, safety equipment, and time.

Need a roof repair or installation? We’ve got you covered. At Landmark Exteriors, we offer only the top-quality 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 about a new roofing installation, give us a call at 203.838.3838 or visit us on the web.

Clear Your Gutters for Fall

The temperatures are dropping and pretty soon the leaves will start falling. But there’s still plenty of time and sunshine for a little outdoor maintenance. One of the most important tasks you’ll need to tackle before winter arrives is clearing your gutters. Clearing your gutters helps protect your home from water damage, so here is what we suggest you take care of first:

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Get rid of debris
Place a dropcloth below where you will be working so that leaves and debris can be caught and taken care of after your gutters are emptied. By getting rid of debris, you allow water that freezes and melts to easily escape your gutters.

Check downspouts
Are your downspouts clear of nests and other obstructions? Also, be sure your downspout is aimed away from your home to allow proper drainage come wet winter weather.

Address leaks
Sometimes the sealant will deteriorate over time, causing your gutters to leak. Now is the perfect time to address those issues by replacing your gutter if necessary.

When it comes to cleaning your gutters, safety should always come first. Use a sturdy ladder on solid level and well-gripped shoes.The safest plan of action is also to call a roofing contractor for home maintenance services.At Landmark Exteriors, we offer preventative maintenance plans to help you avoid costly repairs and keep you safe. 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.

 

Landmark Exteriors in 3 Words

Landmark Exteriors designs, creates, and installs one-of-a-kind cedar, slate, tile, and copper roofing for homeowners in Fairfield and Westchester counties as well as Long Island. It’s taken years of collaborating with architects and designers to get where we are today, and in that time we’ve been able to reflect on what we bring to the table. To sum up our approach, we’ve come up with these three words:

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Reliable
When it comes to a roofing contractor, you need a team you can count on. Landmark Exteriors works close with homeowners to save our clients money and perform the job properly.

Experienced
We have a proven track record of installing beautiful roofs for our clients. From slate to cedar, small to big, we have done it all. For over two decades, we have been dedicated to what we do best. View our recent work to get an idea of the expert experience we hold.

Resourceful
You need a roofing contractor who is resourceful – one that works with designers, architects, and builders, and also offers the right kind of services. One of the most resourceful services is our Home Care division, which keeps your home in great shape. We have the tools to install, repair, and preserve your roof. To learn more about our Home Care division, click here.

Ready to hire a reliable, experienced, and resourceful roofing contractor? To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.

What Does Home Siding Really Do?

Everyone knows that your roof is an essential part of your home, but siding is more overlooked. From aesthetic to functional benefits, there are many reasons why your siding is so important. As your siding experts, we’ve compiled some answers to the question, “What does home siding really do?”

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1. Boost your home’s appearance
Siding can dramatically change the appearance of your home at first glance. With many different types of siding, you choose your style and the most appropriate material for your environment.

Here are a few types of sidings and what they offer:
Cedar Shingle – combining rustic beauty and durability. Due to its many cuts, textures, patterns, and styles, cedar is one of the more customizable options for your home siding.
Clapboard Siding – often referred to as wood siding, weather board siding, or wood plank siding, this option is a classic. Cedar is our most popular wood used in clapboard siding mainly due to its resistance to high winds and other extreme weather conditions.
Vertical Siding – this design alternative to traditional clapboard siding is installed perpendicular to the ground. It provides both natural beauty and rich color.

2. Repel Insects
When you choose cedar siding, it naturally produces an oil that acts as an insect repellent, turning away wood-eating bugs, such as termites.

3. Keep rot at bay
Another benefit to cedar siding is that its natural oil also resists wood rot. This makes it a perfect option for homes that experience high levels of humidity and damp, rainy conditions.

Looking to install new siding? The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help you with the installation process, no matter which type of siding you choose. Our experienced and well-trained installation professionals are experts at installing and are ready to help! To speak with our professional staff about a new siding, give us a call at 203.838.3838 or visit us on the web.

Your Fall 2016 Maintenance Checklist

Fall has officially  arrived, and with the last few days of warmth it’s time to tackle those last minute chores that can help prevent our homes from damage this winter.

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Step 1: Store your tools and furniture
From lawn mowers to lawn chairs, it’s time to stow away whatever it was we were using daily during summer. When snow falls, the last thing you want is for your mower to get buried and your chairs to get blown away – let’s put them away until next spring!

Step 2: Inspect the chimney
Before you turn on the fireplace this fall, there are a few things you’ll need to check. First, look up the chimney or blockages – did birds bring nesting materials down with them? Did critters climb down? If these materials catch  fire, it could crack the chimney and cause a hazard. Lastly, don’t forget to check the Chimney damper, which  allows you to close the flue when the fireplace is not in use to prevent heated or cooled air from escaping the home. If any of your chimney parts need repair or replacing, take care of them down before frigid nights arrive!

Step 3: Seal windows and doors
Got air leaks? Seal the cracks around windows and doors to ensure you don’t waste heat this winter and that your home remains a comfortable temperature.

Step 4: Check for roof leaks
One of the last things you want in winter is a leaky roof, so let’s resolve the problem before it’s too late! A few ways to determine if you have a leak is to look for missing or damaged shingles, or water stains on the ceiling or walls. As your roofing contractor to address the situation immediately and secure your roof once more.

Step 5: Clean the gutters
This fall, your gutters should be clean and debris free! The downspouts should also be directed away from your house to prevent flooding. If you need a new gutter system, turn to your roofing contractor for proper installation.

Gutter systems installed by Landmark Exteriors are created with copper, painted steel, aluminum or other materials to complement the architectural design of your property. We will work to ensure that the gutter system allows for proper drainage while remaining architecturally appealing. Landmark Exteriors will determine the proper pitching and the correct number of downspouts for your property. Meanwhile, our Landmark Exteriors Home Care division can help to maintain your gutters with regular cleanings.

To learn more about these services and more, visit us on the web or give us a call at 203.838.3838.

Fun Fast Roof Facts You Probably Don’t Know

As fundamental as roofs are, it’s amazing how little some homeowners know about them. At Landmark Exteriors, we believe that understanding your roof is an essential component of keeping you safe and secure. So here are 7 fast roofing facts you might not already know (but should):

Roofing Companies Fairfield County | Greenwich | Darien1. It’s not always necessary to tear off your existing roof if you want to switch from one material to another.

2. Research shows that only 15 percent of commercial roofs last for ten years without costly performance problems.

3. Cedar is one of the most flexible and customizable options for home siding, due to the large variety of cedar species, grades, cuts, stains, textures, patterns and styles.

4. Wood shingles are often heavier in their weight than materials made of metal.

5. Many believe metal roofs are noisy in the rain. However, with attic space insulation, it may even be quieter.

6. Asphalt is a cost-effective, fire resistant roofing material that many homeowners opt for.

7. Copper roofs are the most durable and can last for hundreds of years.

No matter which roofing material you have installed on your house, Landmark Exteriors is happy to help you with any and all of your roofing needs, from installation to repairs and maintenance! To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.

5 Fast Fixes that Add Home Value

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Or are you just looking to spiff up your space? Either way, we have five fast fixes that will add value to your living space.

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Kitchen Remodel
Make your kitchen really cook and give it a new look! If you have the budget, install new cabinetry and appliances. If you want a more DIY project, paint the cabinets and walls to cover up scratches and make it look more clean. Swapping outdated hardware with new drawer and cabinet handles is also a simple way to change things up.

Storage Space
If a buyer is walking through your house, the last thing they want to see is a room filled with clutter. Getting rid of unnecessary items makes it easier for the buyer to see what you’re trying to sell them. Clear off your counters and straighten up those bookshelves – becoming more organized won’t just make your potential buyer feel better but you as well!

Bathroom renovations
In any home, the bathroom is almost as important as the kitchen. There is a lot you can do to fix up this room even if you can’t afford to put a complete bathroom makeover in your budget. Replacing old fixtures, putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and hanging new towels can change the entire look of the bathroom without breaking your wallet.

Curb appeal
This is your shot to make a great first impression. Plant some flowers and bushes, mow the lawn, remove any weeds. If you don’t have a green thumb, consider hiring a professional to help you out – you can only make a first impression, once!

Update Roof
Let’s face it – if the kitchen and the bathrooms are amazing but the roof is leaking, no one is buying. You should contact a professional and add updating your roof to your list of fast fixes! According to the Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, 12 of the 15 highest rated remodeling projects (including roofing), were for work done on the exterior of the home – so don’t rule it out!

If you need professional help updating your roof, Landmark Exteriors can help! 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.

Everything You Need to Know About Metal Roofs

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:

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Texture
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.

Myths
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.

Benefits
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.

Benefits of Exterior Home Care Services

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.

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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.

3 Ways You’re Harming Your Roof

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.

Ways You're Harming Your Roof | Roofing Companies Greenwich1. 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.