Hurricane Home Damages

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When the force of a hurricane bears down on residential structures, homes can be ripped apart by the storm’s powerful winds. Storm surge and inland flooding can also cause catastrophic damage. Overland surge and flooding may cause a building or other structure to collapse due to the hydrodynamic forces caused by the moving water, particularly when waves are present. When waves propagate and strike a building or … Read More

The Truth About Contractor Reviews.

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The Truth About Contractor Reviews. We live in a digital world. There is no way around it. Gone are the days of looking up businesses in the phone book or checking out the BBB to look for a trust worthy contractor. Instead, most of us rely on search engines and trusty reviews to help us find the business or service … Read More

Selecting The Right Roofing Contractor

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Buying a new roof system is an important investment. Before you spend your money, spend some time learning how to evaluate the roofing contractor who may be doing the work. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) wants to assist you in getting the kind of results you expect—a quality roof system at a fair price. You should insist on working … Read More

Adding A Dormer To Your Home

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Home Dormer

What is a dormer? A dormer is a roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the plane of a pitched roof.[1] It is also known as rooftop window. Roof dormers come in a variety of different shapes and sizes but most serve the same function: to increase the useable ‘liveable’ area in an attic space or spare … Read More

How To Spot Hail Damage On Your Roof

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How to Spot Hail Damage Identifying hail damage on your belongings, such as patio furniture or your car, is relatively straightforward. The round dings in metal are obvious signs of hail damage. However, determining whether your roof has sustained damage from a hailstorm may be a little more difficult. It’s important to keep your roof in top condition to avoid … Read More

Home Golf Ball Damage

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We came across an interesting article on golf.com recently and we thought we would share it with our Louisville neighbors who live around golf courses. “Wayne Winton has made a lot of new friends since he moved into his Spanish-style home alongside the 13th hole at Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., 14 years ago. He just wishes … Read More

Will Home Insurance Cover Firework Damage?

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Home Insurance Fireworks Damage

The 4th Of July for most Americans is a time of: joy, family get-togethers, and most likely fireworks. There is nothing like grilling out and celebrating our nations birth and freedoms with our closest friends and relatives. Unfortunately however… these celebrations don’t always go as planned. Every year there are hundreds of house fires, Injuries, and damages cause by the … Read More

The Top Roof Build Styles And Their Pros And Cons

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Top 15 Roof Types, Plus Their Pros & Cons – Read Before You Build! When building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, choosing the right type of roof can be more difficult than most people could imagine. After all, roofs do a lot more than just serving the most basic practical purpose of protecting a house and its … Read More

What Are Roofing Shingles And What Are They Made Of.

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Roof shingle installation

What are Roof Shingles Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. These elements are typically flat, rectangular shapes laid in courses from the bottom edge of the roof up, with each successive course overlapping the joints below. Shingles are made of various materials such as wood, slate, flagstone, metal, plastic, and composite materials such as fibre cement and asphalt shingles. Ceramic roof tiles, which still dominate in Europe and some … Read More