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THE IMPORTANCE OF ROOF COLOR

By |2021-05-07T17:58:07+00:00May 31st, 2021|

Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak believe since the roof is such a prominent exterior component, figuring out how it plays into the home’s color palette is crucial. Their home in the Indianapolis area is shown here. Photo: Owens Corning. POSTED BY: SUE BURKETT JUNE 22, 2017 Could anything be more ubiquitous in our [...]

WHAT IS SOFFIT?

By |2021-05-07T17:57:27+00:00May 24th, 2021|

Most people can easily point out the siding and shingles on a home, but if you ask “what is soffit?” or “what is fascia?” you may get a shoulder shrug. Both soffit and fascia are present on nearly every home, if you look somewhere between that siding and the roof. Most homes have a [...]

SIDING COSTS, PROS & CONS

By |2021-05-07T17:56:53+00:00May 17th, 2021|

LP Smartside vs Hardie | Compare Siding Costs, Pros & Cons Many homeowners looking for a top quality house siding debate between installing LP siding or Hardie Plank. While Smart siding is the newcomer to the residential market, with only about 20 years in business, its popularity across the US is growing very fast. [...]

SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

By |2021-04-12T18:48:43+00:00May 3rd, 2021|

Inventories Depleted as Boom Follows Bust Across the board, prices of building materials have been skyrocketing for the past few months. Distributors are reporting that increases of five to ten percent on building materials are typical for nearly every manufacturer. An increase of less than five percent is an exception while many product lines [...]

5 PROVEN WAYS TO INCREASE HOME VALUE

By |2021-03-18T17:47:50+00:00April 19th, 2021|

Making your house more efficient, adding square footage, upgrading the kitchen or bath and installing smart-home technology can help increase its value.Nearly two-thirds (65%) of U.S. homeowners believe the value of their home will continue to rise over the next 10 years, according to a NerdWallet survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among over [...]

HOW MUCH DOES A NEW ROOF COST

By |2021-03-18T17:04:49+00:00April 12th, 2021|

Understanding the cost of your roof When preparing your estimate, roofing contractors consider many variables that are specific to your roof, your preferences, your budget and goals, and even where you live. How roof costs are determined While you ultimately need to know the overall price of your new roof, roofing contractors get to [...]

DOES MY HOUSE REALLY NEED GUTTERS?

By |2021-03-18T17:49:55+00:00April 5th, 2021|

If you just bought a house, you may be shocked to discover it doesn’t have gutters. How did you overlook this during the inspection? Now you’re left with the task of installing gutters and downspouts. Depending on the size of your house, a full-blown gutter installation could cost several thousand dollars. But since clogged [...]

DO I NEED A NEW ROOF?

By |2021-03-18T17:52:24+00:00March 29th, 2021|

What roof damage looks like and how to determine if you need a roof repair or replacement. Repair or replace? If your roof isn’t very old and you spot a few loose or damaged shingles, you may be able to just replace them. But for broader or more extensive damage, it may be time [...]

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SHORTAGE WILL CONTINUE INTO 2021

By |2021-03-18T17:57:23+00:00March 22nd, 2021|

The global pandemic has greatly impacted the construction industry – in a previous post, Capitology blog discussed how the higher risk of exposure has led to more cases of COVID-19 for construction workers. However, staffing shortages are not the only impact the virus has had on the industry. As reported by Zachary Phillips for ConstructionDive, material [...]

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