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Are You Throwing Money Out the (Energy Inefficient) Window?

Money Going Out Windows

Windows frame your favorite view and are key to making your home comfortable in summer and winter, yet most people don't think about them until they stop working properly. If your windows aren't performing as well as they should, now is a great time to consider replacing them. You may be eligible to get a Federal Ta...

Can I Have Both a Power Fan and a Ridge Vent System on My Roof?

Install Ridge Vent

When the hot days of summer are upon us, this is a question our customers frequently ask us. Having both a power vent and ridge vent on your roof can short circuit the attic ventilation system. When the power vent goes on, it can pull air from the ridge vent, which can cause an imbalance of airflow along the undersi...

Recycling of Roofing Shingles & Materials

Owens Corning Recycling

Have you ever wondered what happens to your old roofing material when it's removed from your home? For years, old shingles and roofing material has ended up buried in landfills. Why is this bad? For starters, landfills are overflowing with waste. This waste increases air and water pollution and greenhouse gases that co...

The Lowest Roofing Price May Be Your Worst Choice

Roof Damage

You know the saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is." That applies to everything, including roofs. When shopping for any kind of home improvement contractor, you should get several estimates and take time to compare them. If one of your estimates is unusually low, this doesn't necessarily mean you're ...

How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

Salesman

There are many unscrupulous contractors and con artists out there scamming unsuspecting homeowners out of their hard-earned money, particularly for roofing work. There are also many legitimate, honest contractors who simply don't have the knowledge, experience, or skill to work on your home. Would you hand over thousan...

Roof Colors

Three Tab Shingles

Few things have as great of an impact on your home's appearance as a roof, and changing your roof color is a chance to change the overall feel of your home. While many may consider replacing a roof a daunting task, replacing your roof is actually an exciting opportunity. All of the replacement roofs that we do are d...

Roof Inspection

Multi Layer Shingles

You've finally found your dream home! But have you had a licensed roofer inspect the roof? A roof inspection is highly recommended when you're purchasing a home, and a good home inspector will "walk the roof" (instead of simply looking at the roof from the ground or from the attic). Here are some questions to ask th...

Skylights

Emmons Skylight Installation

Dark and dreary homes are now a thing of the past. Manufacturers like Velux now offer skylight solutions to brighten up even the darkest corners of your home. Whether your roof is flat or pitched, skylights are an option. Old "bubble" style skylights are unsightly and can break easily. Today's skylights are made wit...

Porch Decor – Emmons Roofing & Siding – Spring Updates Series

House Numbers

Updating small features on your porch can have a big impact on your home's exterior decor. Decorative house numbers, new outdoor light fixtures, and porch ceiling soffit are all small, simple, affordable updates that can really change the look of your home's exterior. House Numbers Something as simple as updating hou...

Why is My Roof Proposal Higher than My Neighbor’s?

Questions

When calculating a roof proposal total, there is much more involved than the size of the roof. When comparing roof estimates with friends, family and neighbors, here are a few things to keep in mind: Layers Additional layers of roofing raises the price. When the layers are removed, this calculates more waste. The rem...