It’s that time of year again. Storm season. Now is the time to be sure you have a plan in place in case hail, a tornado or a hurricane damages your roof or other parts of your home. Don’t wait until you have flyers littering your doorstep and insistent salesmen banging on your door at all […]
Prior to starting Colony Roofing & Exteriors in 1990, I spent about ten years as a construction manager in the residential home industry. It was my responsibility to manage the construction of as many as twelve new homes at one time. The job required managerial skills of both people and time. I was expected to complete the […]
Roof leaks are one of the unexpected inconveniences of home ownership. Fortunately, most are only minor drips which can be repaired easily, assuming the source of it can be located. Of course, most people do not consider water coming into their home as a minor problem. Rest assured, unless shingles have been blown off, as […]
Our area recently experienced some hail. Car and home windows were broken, air conditioner systems were damaged, and roofs were pitted, among other damage.
After hail hits, your first question will probably be whether or not you should call your insurance company. Start by taking a look around your property. Let me say that I […]
Shingles have changed dramatically over time. As a roofing contractor for almost thirty years, I have witnessed these changes and can tell you that homeowners have benefited greatly from them, especially in the area of warranties. In fact, when they choose a GAF Master Elite Contractor, homeowners can now benefit from some […]
Remember 2008 Hurricane Ike and the more recent 2017 Hurricane Harvey? These storms remind us all that it is important to be prepared. One way to be prepared is to have a list of three or more reputable contractors handy. Don’t wait until you are in a desperate situation to start searching for contractors! Desperation can […]
Fiber Cement Siding: Beauty, Durability, and Versatility Combined!
Gone are the days when siding was a one-size-fits-all proposition. Now you have the choice of an outstanding quality fiber cement product specifically engineered for your climate. The manufacturers at James Hardie® have developed the HardieZone® product line, which can withstand the rigors of both extremely […]
Beauty at a Fraction of the Cost
Because I put so much trust in the GAF family of products, I would like to take a little time to introduce you to some of their “designer shingles” . Their beauty comes from artisan-crafted shapes combined with dimensional designs. Their specially formulated colors accentuate the shingles natural appeal. They are available at a fraction […]
One of the most effective products on the market today that helps prevent heat from entering your attic is radiant barrier. This product is designed to block a significant amount of UV rays. This reduction in blocked heat can translate into a more comfortable home for you as well as savings on […]
Trees can significantly enhance a home’s exterior appearance. Trees provide shade, beauty, and are important to the environment. On the other side of the coin, trees have the potential to do significant damage to a home. When a high-powered storm hits an area, homes with trees, especially very large trees, can suffer significant […]