Residential Attic Insulation: How Much Does It Cost? Is Adding Insulation To Your Home Worth The Price?
Sometimes when homeowners are advised to insulate their attics, they turn down the idea based on cost. Having your attic insulated does come at a price, of course – but it’s not as expensive as you might think. Plus, residential attic insulation saves money in several ways over the years. Those savings will soon allow …
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Metal Roofs: How Long Do They REALLY Last? An Objective Look At Their Lifespans:
Are you building a new house or planning to replace your current roof? Are you considering a metal roof over traditional asphalt shingles? If so, you probably have a few questions about metal roofing. One of those questions should be regarding how long the roof will last. Metal roofing is highly durable and one of …
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Color: Does It Matter When It Comes To Residential Roofing Shingles? We Think So- Here’s Why:
When your home needs a new roof, you might plan on spending little time going through color options. Your focus might be more on the type and quality of shingles you want for your home. Should you go with the same color you currently have? Does roof shingle color matter overall? It might not seem …
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4 Ways To Know Your If Your Roof Needs Replacement After A Severe Storm
Running a safety checklist on your home after a severe storm is as important as running the same one before, but for different reasons. After the storm, you’re checking how well the measures you put into place to protect your home held up and, more importantly, if there is any storm damage, particularly to the …
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Home Attic Insulation- Do It Yourself Or Time To Call The Professionals?
Dusty, cramped, stuffy, and congested, the attic is not the most welcoming place in your home. But that’s no call to ignore it. The attic is vital in keeping your home safe and comfortable – if adequately insulated. But who installs insulation in attics? Should you do it yourself or hire a professional roofer? As …
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Important things to know about roof replacement during the winter months
Are you looking for more information on roofing in winter? As winter approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your home’s roof. However, shingle roof replacement in winter can be daunting, not to mention dangerous. But fret not. We’re here to help. Here’s a complete guide to winter roofing in Alabama. Why replace the roof …
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Will Missing Shingles Cause An Emergency Roof Leak?
Four a.m. Drip–drip–drip. Uh oh! Emergency roof leak—who to call? Well, take a breath. Your Birmingham-area home’s roof will not collapse in the next hour from a small roof leak. You may not even have an emergency roof leak. Let’s take a closer look.
How Is Insulation Resistance Measured & Why Is It Important?
No wonder the daily struggle is real; the average homeowner has to incorporate science, technology, and accounting in every decision. Take insulation. You may not even know how insulation works (psst — by resisting air flow) or how insulation resistance is measured. But you need to know so you spend your hard-earned money wisely.
How To Know What Your Roofer Means By “Complete Roof Replacement”
“Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you will be among the stars.” That saying is cute but nonsensical; the moon is only 250,000 miles from earth, while the nearest star (our own Sun) is 372 times farther away, at a distance of 93 million miles. Other sayings, like “complete roof replacement,” often do …
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5 Layers That Go Under Your Roof Shingles
Though it looks like one solid piece sitting atop your Alabama home, your roof is really an integrated system of parts. You might see shingles, but have you ever wondered what goes under roof shingles? Consider these five additional components you cannot see but help your roof protect your home.
Why Building Regulations Are Important For Your Roof Replacement
Congratulations! Your Birmingham-area home needs a complete roof replacement! That may not strike everyone as good news, but needing a new roof is a great opportunity. You have many choices in replacement roofing material, like shingles or metal panels. You also can ensure your home stays current with building regulations.
We Live Where We Work: Why Community Involvement Is Important
Hire a storm-chasing roofer even once, and you will quickly learn why community involvement is important. Good construction industry contractors live and work in their communities. Sure, they may dispatch proficient crews far from home base, but they always come home. At Yellowhammer Roofing, community involvement is essential.
How Much Damage Should Your Roof Have Before Getting Repairs?
How much damage is too much? Wreck a wedding cake, and you could be unhappily “famous.” Let a storm wreck your roof, and you could be fighting mold and respiratory infections. Your roof is not meant to sustain a series of “minor” roof problems before you contact your local residential roofer.
How Roofers Know When A Roof Needs To Be Replaced Or Repaired
Does your roof need to be replaced, or can it be repaired? For Birmingham-area homeowners, repair always sounds less expensive, but is it really? How do roofers know if a home’s roof can be repaired or should be replaced?
The History Of Insulation & Why It Is A Requirement In Homes
Every now and then, an Alabama homeowner in the midst of renovations will discover antique newspapers stuffed inside the walls of the house. From a period spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries, newspapers were a cheap method of insulating a house. They were not especially effective, but fuel costs were low, and Alabamans …
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How Often You Could Need A Roof Replacement
Change the batteries on your smoke detectors and CO monitors every six months. Change your toothbrush every three months. How often should you need to replace your roof? It depends on the type of roof you have and what you have done to extend its life.
6 Things To Expect From Your Roofing Contractor
You have started looking for a roofer for your Birmingham-area home. Then it hits you: What are you supposed to be looking for? How do you set standards for finding the best roofing contractor for your needs? Here are six essential attributes to expect from the very best roofer.
How To Tell If You Have A Leaky Roof Or ‘Only’ Condensation
Remember your elementary school science? Condensation is one of the physical phase changes of matter, alongside others like evaporation and deposition. Condensation occurs when gas vapor cools enough to turn to liquid. If you ever wondered whether you have a leaky roof or condensation, we are here to help!
How To Create A Roof Emergency Action Plan Before You Need It
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Wishing your Birmingham-area home never faces a roofing emergency does not prevent the stray tree branch, raging storm, or high winds from ravaging your roof. Having a roofing emergency action plan, though, is a great comfort for the day you need it. And …
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How Our Roof Inspection And Repair Services Benefit Your Home
How many pots and pans do you have in your Birmingham home? According to Hollywood, you will need all of them if your roof is leaking. While that may be a slight exaggeration, a leaky roof definitely dampens your day. Residential roof inspection and repair services can help you live a better life.
Does Attic Insulation Really Make A Big Difference For My Home?
Your Birmingham-area home is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. You call your HVAC guy and consider upgrading your entire heating and cooling system. But have you stopped to think about what your attic insulation looks like? Attic insulation can make a huge difference in your home.
7 Actions Which Will Void Your Roof Warranty
A roof warranty is a valuable thing, though many homeowners have no idea where the warranty is. Your roof warranty should reside where other insurance papers are filed; a roof warranty is a form of insurance. Just as with other insurance policies, though, you can void your roof’s warranty through costly mistakes. Try to avoid …
How To Understand When Attic Insulation Can Be Mixed
Mud, asbestos, and old newspapers have been used through the centuries as insulation. We do not recommend any of those Old World solutions when considering new attic insulation for your Birmingham-area home. But we can advise you on cost-effective mixing of old and new insulation to gain energy efficiency and lower cooling bills. Can You …
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What Are Roof Inspections And Why Are They So Important?
Imagine paying for somebody to just look at your roof. It sounds like money tossed into the wind, right? Wrong. Paying for a roof inspection is never a waste of your cash. It can even save you plenty of moolah. Roof Inspections A residential roof inspection is a visit by a trained, professional roofer to your home with the …
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Dangers Of Mold: Why You Need A Roof Inspection NOW
Kids are wonderful. They’ll ask, “Why is the sky blue?” and “What causes rain?” Has a kid ever asked, “How fast does mold grow after a water leak?” Not likely, but it is a crucial question, right alongside “Why is mold in the home dangerous?”
3 Preventable Disasters To Avoid By Not Ignoring A Leaky Roof
Some things are best left alone. Cottonmouth snakes, for example. What happens if you ignore a cottonmouth? It goes about its day, and you go about yours; no harm, no foul. Some things need attention, like a leaky roof. What happens if you ignore a leaky roof?
What Is Covered In A Residential Roofing Inspection Checklist?
Some folks are born listmakers. Others, mainly homeowners, learn the value of lists and checklists because their homes need a little TLC. Having a residential roofing inspection checklist is a good safeguard against roofing headaches for every homeowner.
13 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofer
You know you need a roofing contractor, but how do you know you are contracting with a good one? The question nags at you, “What questions should I ask my roofer?” With quality roofers, though, the question might better be, “How can my roofing company prove it is the right contractor for me?”
FORTIFIED Roofing: Behind The Scenes & Why You Need It
Ah, the Sunny South. It’s just pecan pie, mild winters, and mint juleps day in, day out. For anyone living in the Tennessee Valley, you know it’s nonsense. We have a lot of rough weather. We may not get six feet of snow like Vermonters, but we face intense storms. Our roofs need to be …
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How To Choose The Best Shingle For Your Home
You know you need a new roof and you have already settled on America’s most popular residential roofing material, the shingle. How can you update the look of your Birmingham-area home, choose the right shingle and color, and get it installed without worry? Here are five tips to determine what roof shingles are best.
10 Tasks Your Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist Needs
What commercial property owner has ever complained of not having enough to fill a work day? Monitoring your commercial roof is always a priority, since it protects the rest of your business. You have a responsibility to keep your employees and customers healthy, shield your equipment and inventory from poor air conditions, and preserve the …
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5 Reasons Industrial Roof Maintenance Is So Important
You face the same crisis every year: a building budget that never stretches enough, so you try to find ways to scrimp and save. One place never to economize: industrial roof maintenance. The importance of roof maintenance cannot be overstated.
What You Need To Know About Flat Roof Replacement Costs
You feel a bit proud — you have a roof replacement plan, you and your company have been diligent in saving for the new roof, and you already have financing arranged. Question is, what are commercial roof replacement costs? What factors affect the final invoice?
Behind The Scenes With 3 Flat Roof Coatings
Three excellent remedies are available to the commercial property manager or building owner looking for roofing solutions. Not only are TPO, EPDM and Bituminous Membrane coatings all popular and time-tested, they can save you money at installation and throughout their life spans.
Behind The Scenes With Owens Corning Insulation
Can you name a brand of chicken that features 11 herbs and spices? Sure you can. The reason? Only one brand, KFC, can make that claim. Can you name a brand of insulation that is pink? Again, you sure can: reliable, efficient Owens Corning Fiberglas™ insulation. But let’s find out: “Why is Owens Corning insulation …
The 3 Places Your Attic Requires Insulation
Blown-in attic insulation is as easy as 1-2-3. Your major decision is not where the insulation should go, but who puts it there. You can solve this problem quickly by relying on a local, helpful insulation contractor.
Will My Blown-In Insulation Settle Over Time?
You already knew blown-in insulation was better than rolled-out fiberglass batts. Good for you, and better for your budget; you have saved a lot of money over the years! But now you look at the insulation and see it has settled over time. The ready answer: your local, helpful insulation contractor ready to install fresh …
How To Tell If Your Insulation Should Be Replaced
Kids hate tests. Adults, amazingly, seek them out online and in waiting room magazines. Here’s a test many Alabama homeowners would fail: when should insulation be replaced? Here are all the cliff notes you need to earn an A+.
How To Know The Best Insulation For Your Attic
Attic insulation is intended to make your Alabama home more comfortable while saving you money on energy costs. We say “intended” because attic insulation has three natural enemies: age, gravity, and moisture.
Behind The Scenes Of Leaky Roofs, Cost, and Insurance
What does a leaky roof look like? Is it the slow drip-drip-drip of water soaking your attic insulation? Is it a patch of stained drywall on a ceiling you just notice five minutes before company arrives? Most leaky roofs are not caused by heavy storm damage where half your roof peels away. No, a leaky …
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5 Disasters You Risk Experiencing With Delayed Roof Repairs
Personal finance gurus often tell you to save for life’s unexpected challenges and to use credit sparingly for the fun stuff. Unfortunately, most homeowners — nearly 75 percent — avoid saving and too often borrow for vacations, says MarketWatch. Faced with a choice to get your roof repaired or go to Disney World, what would …
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Top Causes Of Roof Damage And How To Combat Them
Roofs may seem simple, but they are actually entire, complex, interrelated systems. From ridge vents to field shingles to soffit vents and more, a roof has many connected parts. If even one part fails, your whole roof can suffer. Even if you are doing preventative maintenance, your roof will still get damaged. Here are the …
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How To Finance Your Next Roof Replacement
Two real-life problems: you need a new roof; you don’t have the money. We have all been in tight financial spots, but with roof replacement, you are risking everything you own when you delay. Think about it: your home’s roof protects all your other possessions. With an attached garage, that includes the family autos, too. …
How To Boost The Length Of Your Roof Warranty
A roof warranty is a type of insurance policy. It insures your roof against manufacturer’s defects — and sometimes against installer’s errors — for a limited time. The weaker the warranty, the shorter the time. Is paying extra for a better warranty worthwhile?
3 Problems That Indicate You Need A New Roof
Not-so-subtle indicators proving you need a new roof for your home might be a gaping hole, extensive leaks, or storm damage. What about the more subtle signs your roof needs to be replaced?
How To Tell Hail Damage Totaled Your Roof
Alabama is blessed to have very little snow, but this doesn’t mean our great state is free of ice. Hail, sleet’s much bigger brother, regularly peppers the state with damaging force. According to StormerSite, the city of Birmingham has had 77 reports of hail since 2004. Hail can not only dent cars and ruin landscaping; …
Behind The Scenes Of How Long Your Roof Replacement Takes
The word “average” is an interesting word. If you have two people in a room and one has $2 and the other has $98, on average they each have $50. While the average new residential roof takes about a day to install, that does not mean your roof will take one working day. Your roof …
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How To Choose The Best Residential Roofing Contractor
What are the hallmarks of the best residential roofing contractor? Should you look for a local address, manufacturers’ credentials, neighbors’ testimonials, or anything else? What makes one residential roofing contractor stand above the rest? This is not an academic question if your home needs roof repair, maintenance, or full roof replacement.
How Yellowhammer Builds Strong Community Relationships
We usually like to offer friendly, helpful advice on these pages. Today, though, we want to give the whole neighborhood a hug and explain how we strive to be part of our community.
How To Get Roofing Services The Yellowhammer Way
How often do you turn down free stuff? You are in a discount outlet store and someone offers you a tasty, free sample. You are in the grocery store and a promoter gives you a free box of detergent. Who would not want a free roof inspection? Yellowhammer Roofing offers free roof inspections for the …
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What You Need to Know about Correct Commercial Insulation
Insulation in commercial roofs contributes to the energy efficiency and proper drainage of your company’s facilities. Very often, the insulation must be shaped to provide the vital low-slope pitch needed for speedy drainage. Choose a roofer who knows commercial roofing and you will be sure your commercial insulation is done correctly.
What You Need to Know About Shingles and Commercial Roofs
Not every commercial building is a warehouse. Many Main Street businesses seek to reproduce the homey charm of a Dutch Colonial, Tudor, or Victorian house. For these styles of a commercial building, only shingles will do.
Why Roofing Manufacturer Credentials Matter in a Big Way
The biggest names in roofing — GAF and Owens Corning — are powerhouses in the building supplies sector. They produce outstanding roofing materials of uniformly superior quality. They entrust those materials to residential and commercial roofers. How can these companies ensure the quality of their products, after they leave their factories?
What You Need to Know about Alabama Commercial Roofs
Alabama’s last significant snowfall was “The Storm of the Century” in 1993. Most Alabamans do not fear major flurries. No, Alabama’s climate mostly revolves around hurricanes, humidity, and water. Lots and lots of water. With the planet’s climate changing and becoming warmer and wetter, all that water affects your commercial property’s roof.
What Your Commercial Roofer Needs To Know
The long-lasting relationship you develop with a commercial roofer must revolve around your company’s roof, your needs, and your concerns. The roofer you team up with must have industry expertise, the right equipment, and highly trained crews — those are givens. Yet what else must your commercial roofer know?
3 No-Fail Ways to Vet a Commercial Roofer
Vetting a commercial roofer for many commercial property managers consists of one thing: what the bid is. Yet far more is riding on your choice of commercial roofer than just a one-time bid. Consider these three ways to vet and select a commercial roofer to protect your company’s roof.
How to Think Like an Insurance Company
Your insurance company provides limited protection for your Huntsville-area home. We say limited because every homeowner policy differs. Some provide complete coverage for all manner of storm damage; others may have high deductibles. Some will pay replacement costs; others will provide minimal coverage. When dealing with a storm-damaged roof, you will understand the process …
How to Be Your Roofer’s Best Friend Forever
Even as adults, we crave acceptance. We want people to like us, often in the worst of times. Be your roofer’s BFF during the hectic aftermath of storms by taking a few precautionary steps. Why do you want to be your roofer’s BFF? Because your roof protects just about everything you own. A storm’s …
What You Need To Know About Insurance Claim Costs
Most homeowners don’t read all the print in their homeowners insurance policy. It is not all fine print, but even the reasonably sized wording is easy to ignore. Yet your policy spells out important information you need to know when making a roofing insurance claim.
Worry Free Roof Insurance Claim How To
A bit of bad weather can mean more than just a few jittery nerves. It can leave behind a damaged roof, the headache of filing an insurance claim, and the uncertainty which comes from an unfamiliar process. How can you make your roofing insurance claim worry free?
The Storm Damage Inflicted On Your Roof And How To Fix It
Among Alabama’s Top 10 weather events, according to the National Weather Service, are three hurricanes, one snow storm (yup; a snow storm, in 1993), a tropical storm, four tornadoes, and one heat wave. Birmingham has stood in the path of many of those historic weather systems. It’s not a record to be either proud nor …
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What Is Included In Your Roof Replacement
When signing a contract with a roofer for a new roof, many a homeowner must wonder exactly what is included in roof replacement. It is an enormous job, one that first puts your home at some risk before protecting it for decades into the future.
Why Energy Star Rating Of Shingles Is Important
John D. Rockefeller was one of the wealthiest Americans to have ever lived. Worth roughly $189 billion in today’s terms according to Wealthy Matters, Rockefeller routinely gave dimes away to little children. He knew the value of saving and encouraged his young audiences to save and invest. Energy Star-rated shingles are one way to both …
3 Benefits Of Hiring An OC Platinum Preferred Contractor
All major manufacturers of roofing materials warrant, or insure, their products against factory defects. With modern industrial processes, though, claims for these problems are rare. More important than looking only at warranties is checking all aspects of a contractor. A good place to start is with the requirements to be an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred …
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Why Owens Corning Is The Best For Your Roof Replacement
Seasons now seem replaced by flavors. We go not from fall to winter, but from pumpkin-spice season to mulled cider season to — well, you get the point.
How To Get Insurance Repairs Like A Pro
How many times has your Birmingham home’s roof been damaged so badly you had to file an insurance claim?
When Roof Damage Calls For An Insurance Claim
That loose shingle — is it something you can ignore, have repaired by a handyman, or should you file an insurance claim on it?
What To Do When Storms Attack Your Roof
With a severe storm of any kind — tornado, hailstorm, hurricane (remember Ivan?) or another Snowpocalypse — your roof can take a tremendous beating.
How To Plan Your Roofing Replacement Budget
The folks at Home Advisor say a new roof on a Birmingham-area home will cost between $5,129 – $10,015, with a national average price of around $7,500. On the other hand, Cost Owl says to expect a cost of $2,500 to $6,000 for a 2,000-square-foot roof. For a third opinion, Cost Versus Value says a …
How The Right Roofer Can Help Your Insurance Claim
Homeowners insurance is supposed to be “there when you need it,” like when a tree falls on your roof. Some Birmingham homeowners are reluctant to file claims, though, because they think their premiums will rise. In the hands of the right roofer, you have nothing to worry about.
Why Architectural Shingles Are The Best
Birmingham homes whose roofs reveal themselves and add a stunning finish to the home facade deserve the beauty and drama of architectural shingles. Such steep-slope roofs make the roof a highly visible part of the first glimpse anyone has of your single biggest asset, your home.
How to Know When to Replace or Repair Your Roof
When it comes to any damage which has occurred to your roof, the hope usually is to simply have it repaired.
Shingle Replacement With An OC Contractor: Installation & Lifespan
Your Birmingham-area home deserves the best the roofing industry has to offer, right? That means the best local contractor, paired with the best big player in the roofing industry. That would be Owens Corning, a $6.4 billion company marketing America’s #1 shingle brand.
How To Hunt Down Quality Roof Repair in Huntsville
No homeowner really wants to need roof repair, but no roof lasts forever. When you have a leak, loose shingles, or other issues, it’s time to address that roof repair before the damage gets worse. But how can you find a reputable company to help you with the project? Here are a few things that …
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What to Do After A Free Roof Inspection
Your roof is an important part of your home. It’s your first line of defense against the sun, rain, and many other weather elements. If you want to keep your roof in the best possible condition, it’s good to get a free roof inspection from at least once a year. A free roof inspection …
How Rainy Season Gauges Your Roof Health
There are many ways to tell whether or not you need roof repair.
A Checklist for Your Roof Inspection
Residential roofs require a periodic inspection from professionals. Instead of worrying about how to fix your own roof, it’s best to let a trained expert deal with assessing what type of maintenance is needed. Here’s a checklist for you to prepare for a roof inspection or repair.
Why Birmingham Residents Need Local Roof Repair
Whether you had a major storm or you’ve noticed your roof is declining, roof repair is on your to-do list. There are plenty of companies you could call since Birmingham is full of businesses of every kind. But you’re better off contacting a local roofing company to help you with your roof repair–here’s why!
3 Ways to Prepare for Roof Repair
If your home is in need of roof repair, you’re going to want to leave it to the professionals. There’s nothing that you will need to do to your roof in order to prep it for repair work either; in fact, you should keep off the roof altogether to avoid potentially injuring yourself. However, there …
Prioritizing Shingle Roof Repairs This Spring
Spring is an ideal time to tackle maintenance around your home’s exterior, like tidying up the landscaping, freshening up paint and caulk, cleaning the gutters and pressure-washing the siding and deck. When you’re making your list of spring maintenance tasks, make sure you prioritize roof repairs so winter wear and tear doesn’t escalate into leaks …
Best Questions To Ask During Your Roof Inspection
The roof over your head is your family’s first line of defense against the elements, and it protects your home’s structure and contents too. Constant exposure to the weather can take a toll on your roof, but you can catch developing issues early on and keep it in good repair by scheduling a yearly inspection …
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New Year’s Resolutions for Shingle Roof Repairs
The start of a new year is an opportunity to take measures with your roof that can keep your home free from damage and let you avoid costly, unnecessary repairs. Implementing the following maintenance-related resolutions can reduce the likelihood that you’ll face shingle roof repairs in 2018:
Lessen Storm Damage to Your Roof with These Steps
Here in the Birmingham area, we’re fortunate to escape the devastating storms that hit coastal areas of Alabama, but stormy weather here can still produce damaging winds, heavy downpours, hail and even the occasional tornado. Since the roof is your home’s first line of defense against severe weather, it makes good sense to keep …
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Is Your Home Insurance Prepared to Respond to Roof Storm Damage?
You may have selected your home insurance provider based on low rates, but what about rating your insurer on service? After a major storm, shingle roof repair work may be needed but your insurance company may be unresponsive. After a storm is exactly the wrong time to find that out.
How to Be an Above Average Storm Repair Customer
When severe weather moves through the area and wreaks havoc on your roof, it’s vital to have a dependable local roofing pro on your side to get sound repairs made as quickly as possible. A customer’s actions can make a huge difference in everyone’s stress level during the storm restoration of a Birmingham home, …
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Ways to Expedite the Shingle Roof Claim Process
If your roof gets damaged by high winds, hail, falling debris or other accidental causes, you’ll need to file an insurance claim to cover the cost of shingle roof repairs or a replacement. When such damage occurs, you need get your claim settled quickly and fairly to safeguard your home and protect your investment. …
Repair or Replace after a Storm?
The nightly weather report can warn you days in advance when bad weather is on the way. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to prepare for the damage that might be caused by high winds, flying debris and falling tree limbs. Your roof can really take a beating when the weather turns rough. …
How Storm Damage Can Destroy Your Roof
Birmingham has survived many storms. Though our fair city has been spared Category 4 or 5 hurricanes, the devastation brought by the half-dozen Category 3 storms has reminded all of us to take storms seriously. Commercial building owners, with large expanses of low-slope roofing, must be particularly wary, given all the damage a storm …
Ways to Be Prepared for Roof Storm Damage Scenarios
Emergency roof repair can be very costly, and depending on the severity and location of any damage, it can also prove to be quite inconvenient and uncomfortable to you and members of your household. It’s always much better to be prepared for damage to your roof from powerful storms, so you’ll have a better chance …
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What You Need to Know about Standing Seam Metal Roofing
If the roof on your Huntsville-area home is due for replacement, upgrading to standing seam metal roofing is an option that’s well-worth considering. Standing seam metal roofing systems typically last two to three times longer than shingle roofs and provide other impressive benefits including superb wind, hail, and fire resistance.
How to Keep Your Landscaping from Damaging Your Roof
Landscape plantings can give a home a warm ambiance, but they can also cause costly residential roofing damage. Here’s some helpful advice on how to keep your landscaping from damaging your home’s roof.
What You Need to Know about Attic Insulation
If you’re like most homeowners, you might use your unfinished attic for storage, but you don’t visit it often or give much thought to how well it’s insulated. You might be surprised to learn that the amount of insulation on your attic floor directly affects your day-to-day life and your household operating costs.
Why You Want Your Roofer to Clean Up After the Job
If you’re planning to replace the roof on your Athens-area home, you might think it’s inevitable that a roofing company will leave you with a mess and damage to your property and landscaping. It’s perfectly reasonable to want your roofer to clean up after the job, because it not only shows respect, it tells you …
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3 Ways to Give Your Roof Love in the Summer
The roof of your home is your first line of defense and protects you and your family from the elements. In Athens in the summer that means a glaring sun, summertime storms, and coastal winds. To increase the lifetime of your roof and keep it healthy and strong, try following these 3 tips:
How to Increase Your Home’s ROI with Your Roof
A roof replacement is a major investment for most homeowners. If the time has come to replace your roof, you should also look at it as an opportunity to increase your potential ROI. Here are three ways to maximize your home’s value with a new roof:
Are You Ready for Your Next Roof Emergency?
Mishaps, accidents, and natural disasters are a fact of life. It can be tough to plan for them and be prepared if something goes wrong, especially with your roof. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for the next roofing emergency that comes your way.
4 Reasons Why a Shingle Roof is the Best Choice for Your Home
Your roof wears many hats. It’s responsible for protecting and enhancing your home investment, and your roof affects lifetime energy and home maintenance costs. When it’s time to replace your roof, which may occur only once or twice during your home ownership, you want a roofing material and design that gives you the most …
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3 Ways to Give the Best Love to Your Shingle Roof
You love your home and you want it to stay in good condition and looking great. Perhaps no other home system contributes more to these goals, along with the protection of your interior systems, than your shingle roof. Show your shingle roofing system some tender loving care to help it do its job to perfection. …
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Yellowhammer Roofing Named to Owens Corning Advisory Board
You may already know that Yellowhammer Roofing has the distinction of being a Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens Corning, but today we’re thrilled to announce that our Vice President, Will Jones, has been invited to join the company’s Platinum Advisory Board.
3 Reasons Why a Metal Roof Takes Your Home to the Top
If you love your Athens-area home and plan to live in it a long time, you want it to look great year in, year out. A metal roof on your home is not only eye-catching, it can add value to your home, boost energy efficiency and outlast just about every other part of your home.
What You Need to Know About Best Roof Designs
The average roof accounts for a large portion of a home’s exterior. Though your roof’s primary function is to protect you and your loved ones from the elements, you want it to make a statement and complement your home’s aesthetics or even drive curb appeal. If you are replacing your existing roof or designing a …
What To Look for In a Roofer – Best Emergency Responsiveness
When your roof gets damaged, your home and family are vulnerable to the elements, so you need help fast. There are lots of roofers who say they have an emergency response program, but you don’t want to wait until water is flooding into your home to begin searching for a contractor who’s truly qualified and …
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Is Your Free Roof Inspection Really Free?
If you have a “you get what you pay for” mindset, you might think that free roof inspections are too good to be true. The truth is, many reputable local roofing companies offer this valuable service to homeowners at no cost and with no obligation.
Get Money Now — 5 Great Reasons to Consider Roof Financing
A new roof is a big expense that’s difficult to fit into most household budgets. If you’ve been advised that your roof needs replacement and you’re debating different ways to cover the cost, roof financing is an option that’s well worth considering. While paying interest on a roofing loan can seem like a steep …
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3 Hallmarks of An Excellent Roof Inspection
The roof on your home sits fully exposed to the weather, so it’s bound to suffer the effects of wear and aging over time. If you don’t take proactive steps to keep it in good condition, minor problems can escalate into expensive repairs or even a premature roof replacement.
What You Need to Know About Storm Restoration
Severe storms can strike at any time, causing damage to your roof, underlying home systems and disruption to your life. The damage may be immediately noticeable, such as missing shingles or a felled tree limb resting on your home. Other damage isn’t detected until later, such as water stains on your ceiling or musty …
When Is It Time for a Roof Inspection?
For many reasons, a roof inspection is essential for homeowners to schedule at least once a year. If you put off a roof inspection, serious damage can occur quickly and easily. Extra roof repair, a full roof replacement, and extreme damage to the inside of your home can be the result of waiting to …
Roof Repair: DIY or Call a Roofing Company?
You may be thinking about installing a new roof or repairing an existing roof. One of the first questions you’ll come across is which roofing company you will have do the work for you. That is, unless you are considering doing the work yourself. If you are a DIY person there are some points …
Pick the Right Owens Corning Shingles For Your Athens Roof
Owens Corning shingle roofing will give your home a new look while adding to its value. There are eight different shingle lines with a variety of styles and colors available to add curb appeal to your home. The architecture of your home will help you determine the best style of shingles for your new roof.
How to Prepare Your Home For a Storm
Storm damage can greatly reduce the lifespan of your roof as well as other elements of your home. In Huntsville, residents try to prepare their homes for hail, strong winds, and heavy rain. However, some homeowners don’t know the proper procedures when checking their home for existing damage that could get worse when the …
10 Signs You May Need a New Roof
It can be difficult to know when to call your roofing contractor concerning the current condition of your roof, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Your shingle roof should last up to 20 years when maintained properly. There are many components that can lead to a roof replacement:
10 Easy Exterior Maintenance Projects
Without a well-maintained, healthy roof, your home is literally at risk from the elements. Here are 10 easy easy spring-cleaning projects that will help to bolster the strength and longevity of your roof.
10 Steps to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home
With the holiday season behind us and cooler weather at hand, January marks the perfect time of year to evaluate the energy efficiency of your home. Energy efficiency comes in many forms – here are 10 that we came up with to get you started on the right foot.
How Long Will My New Shingle Roof Last?
Whether your roof is aging – or if you have recently installed a new shingle roof on your home – you may wonder how long you can actually expect it to last. The total lifespan of your roof will depend on a few variables:
Improve Your Home & Save Money With Energy Rebates
Making your home more energy-efficient can reap some big dividends through lower energy bills and increased comfort. For example, having the right amount of insulation can help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. In addition to the energy savings, there are many ways for Alabama homeowners to save …
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5 Surprising Facts About a Metal Roof
Metal roofs are becoming increasingly common, and for good reason. Here’s a look at five surprising benefits of this durable and affordable roofing choice.
Prepare Your Home for a Cozy Autumn
The heat of summer is slowly transitioning into more comfortable autumn temperatures. With cool mornings and earlier evenings upon us, now is the time to think of autumn spruce-ups, from roof repair to interior remodeling.
Fall Maintenance for Your Home
Working in and around Birmingham, the team at Yellowhammer Roofing enjoys watching the seasons unfold. Summer is a busy time for roof repair and reroofing but is also the hottest time to be up on roofs. We look forward to autumn and winter in Alabama, because the cooler weather is more comfortable for us while we are …
Signs of Hail Damage on Your Roof?
Hailstorms can be extremely destructive. The larger the hail, the more damage it can do. Most hail storms last only a minute or two – but even in that short time can effect a lot of damage. Since your roof is only as functional as its weakest shingle, it’s so important to have it inspected after …
Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Huntsville’s summer heat means long days, a search for cool relief, but also opportunity to spruce up your home.
Did You Choose the Right Roof?
Homeowners in Huntsville and the surrounding area have little to worry about in terms of frozen precipitation. However, Alabama weather can still wreak havoc on your home. The question is – did you choose a roof that can stand up to these challenges? When it comes to shingle roof replacement, know your environmental enemies, and …
The Benefits of an Owens Corning Platinum Contractor
An important figure in Alabama’s history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, “If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music…” We know most people do not consider roofing to be an art – but we do. Part of our …
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Why Homeowners Love Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is in high demand and many homeowners in Alabama are including them as part of their home construction. When installed properly, a metal roof can offer protection for the property for many years. They are durable and energy efficient – as well as beautiful to behold. Here are some of the main reasons why homeowners love metal …
Insulating an Old Home
Improving Historic, Old Homes If you own an older home in the Florence-Muscle Shoals area, you probably love the old school charm and historic feel. There’s a downside to this charm, however, as the majority of old homes were not built to today’s standards of insulation and other aspects of energy efficiency. While there …
Insulation in Attic & More Energy-Saving Tips
Owning a home comes with expenses that simply cannot be avoided. However, you can reduce those expenses by reducing your home’s energy cost. Reducing your home’s energy cost is simple by following the tips below:
Are All Types of Attic Insulation Equal?
Attic insulation comes in many different varieties, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. The type you need may vary by geographical location or household construction. Here are the general insulation types and their qualities – along with an explanation why most reliable contractors choose blown-in attic insulation:
5 Ways Roofing Contractors Can Save You Money
We all like to look for ways to save a buck or two. When it comes to owning a home, every little bit makes a difference! Many homeowners make the costly mistake of skipping maintenance. While hiring roofing contractors for free roof inspections may seem like an unnecessary task, it could lead to thousands of …
8 Reasons to Get Your Roof in Shape for Santa!
Thanksgiving is long gone and the Christmas-New Year’s duo is just around the corner. The question is whether you are prepared for the arrival of the season’s jolly visitor, bringing gifts to the Huntsville area children. Although you are most likely thinking of cooking, presents, and decorating, free roof inspections before the holiday arrives should also be …
A Facelift from Foundation to Roof
While traveling around the Athens area, our contractors at Yellowhammer Roofing see a lot of homes get makeovers. Homeowners love changing their landscaping, repainting their house fronts, or changing out window styles. Too often, though, we notice that they overlook important, basic steps they can take to spruce up their homes. Here are some face …
8 Ways To Lower Your Utility Bills
8 Simple Changes Lead to Big Monthly Savings Birmingham area homeowners interested in reducing their utility bills and energy usage may be pleasantly surprised at how simple changes can add up to s large difference. Taking the time to schedule a roof inspection with Yellowhammer Roofing will also help to leave you fully prepared for …
Autumn has officially arrived here in Huntsville, which means it’s time to add some seasonal décor to your outdoor deck. Here are a few ideas our Yellowhammer roof replacement team would like to share with you so you can spruce up your deck and make it more festive. Pumpkins, Mums, and Gourds Seasonal items such …
Age-Defying Asphalt Shingle Roofing
A new shingle roof for your Birmingham home is an expensive investment, even with the best financing terms. You are not likely to treat your roof the way some people treat their car, replacing it every two to five years. You expect shingle roofing to last a long time, but how long? And, how can …