Wood shakes and asphalt shingles are two of the most popular roofing materials available today. While both are great roofing materials, they have their own pros and cons. If you’re on the fence on which one to choose, here are some of the things you should consider.
Roof replacement is arguably the most important home improvement project you will undertake, so it’s important to choose a roofing system that will reliably protect your home from the elements. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we offer the full range of GAF roofing products that feature Advanced Protection® Technology. Read on as Exterior Source shares a closer look at how this technology helps protect your home.
Of all forces of nature, wind is the perhaps the most dangerous to your roof. Even the code-compliant roofs are not safe from powerful gales and sustained gusts. If violent winds don’t tear your roof apart, they can send hefty debris, like huge tree limbs, flying into your home.
Low-E (low-emissivity) coatings are super-thin layers of metallic oxide applied to window glass to boost the thermal properties of the unit. As a key innovation that helped develop today’s high-performance products, you can’t find an ENERGY STAR®-certified window without them.
It’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. Following these home improvement steps will help make your home cozier and more affordable when the temperatures drop.
Local homeowners look to Exterior Source whenever they need new gutters, or for help with other exterior home improvement services. Today, we will explain what makes our LeafGuard® gutters different from other gutter protection systems and why they would make a great addition to your home. [Read more…]
Your roof is an important part of your home that plays a vital role through all seasons of the year. Here’s how to tell if it’s time to upgrade to a new roof:
Boosting the energy efficiency of your home via upgrades isn’t just about choosing the right products–you’ll also need to decide on whether to take the do-it-yourself route or work with a professional. While there’s nothing wrong with DIY, it does require extensive training and precise work to ensure the project is done properly. For the untrained homeowner, it’s always a better idea to choose a contractor for the job instead. Here’s why: [Read more…]
Have you ever wanted to increase your living space, plus enjoy the outdoors, while indoors? A sunroom is the perfect solution. A sunroom is unique in that it has the feel of an outdoor space, while acting as an expansion of your overall living space. It is a great option for homeowners who want to enjoy the beauty of nature, 365 days a year. Here are the top five reasons to consider adding a sunroom to your home:
Always take into account energy efficiency when planning your next home improvement. This way, you can enjoy a more comfortable home without worrying too much about energy costs. Here are two of the most effective, energy-saving upgrades you can invest in: [Read more…]
A properly installed roofing system should last for many years. Unfortunately, there are many contractors who perform substandard work, causing even a newly installed roof to fail early. Today, Exterior Source, the area’s trusted home improvement contractor, discusses why some roofs fail early and how we can help homeowners:
The underlayment is the layer between the roofing shingles and the roof deck. Its main purpose is to act as a waterproof barrier and to protect the roof deck from damage. This is why the quality of the underlayment has an impact on how long the roof lasts and on how well it protects your interior from the weather.