What Are Architectural Shingles?

What Are Architectural Shingles?

It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that, material concerns and perhaps aesthetic style aside, shingles are shingles. While there was certainly a time when this was true, that time was nearly a century ago, and over a hundred years of material sciences...
Why Are Asphalt Shingles So Popular?

Why Are Asphalt Shingles So Popular?

Shingles are pretty darn prolific, aren’t they? It seems like wherever you look in the US and Canada, you see more asphalt shingle roofs than any other type. Even in areas famous for old colonial shake roofs, or exotic ceramic tile roofs, you still see way more...
Should You Replace or Repair Your Roof?

Should You Replace or Repair Your Roof?

So, you have roof troubles? Have you detected the start of a leak, is your heat or cooling bill escalating rapidly? Do you see signs of wear and tear on your shingles? Then your concern is more than justified because a roof in bad condition is bad news. Your roof...
Why Is Choosing The Right Vinyl Siding Color Important?

Why Is Choosing The Right Vinyl Siding Color Important?

We talk a lot about the technical criticality of proper siding and roofing materials around here – something we feel more contractors should really hammer home more often. Your roof and siding are your home’s shields against the war that nature has declared on them....