Attic ventilation is one of the biggest contributors to roof longevity, yet it’s usually misunderstood. Actually, a poorly ventilated attic is a common reason new roofing systems fail prematurely. To help your roof last for as long as possible with proper attic ventilation, Knox’s Construction debunks the popular misconceptions about it:
While your main goal when completing home improvement projects is to increase your home’s overall utility, curb appeal should also be a priority. There are certain additions and enhancements to prioritize when it comes to boosting curb appeal.
When buying gutters, aesthetics are actually the least important factor you need to consider. They do need to look good and blend in with the rest of your home exterior, but their functionality matters more than their beauty. [Read more…]
Choosing the perfect color for your replacement roof can be confusing and challenging. Leading manufacturers like CertainTeed® are coming up with new color blends, increasing the design possibilities available. While it’s a good thing to have plenty of options, it certainly makes it all too easy to pick the wrong one, too. [Read more…]
Gutters and downspouts play important roles in keeping your entire home safe and intact. When they fail, eventually everything else will follow, including your roof, your siding, your windows, your landscaping and your home’s foundation. You must always be on the lookout for red flags to tackle gutter replacement in a timely manner. [Read more…]
A recent study shows that asphalt shingles cover nearly six out of 10 residential roofs in America, making them the industry’s most popular material. Homeowners love them because they offer the best balance of durability, beauty, maintenance and affordability – thanks to several advances throughout their 125-year history. Knox’s Construction shares the most notable asphalt shingle technology advancements:
Attention to detail isn’t something only professional roof repair companies need to worry about. In fact, it’s also the responsibility of the homeowner to be vigilant. Working together, they can achieve a smooth and effective roof repair or replacement.
Here’s a look at the four important things to expect during a professional roof inspection service:
1. Thorough Exterior Review
First, expect the roofer to check for obvious signs of wear and tear. This includes checking for causes of leaks and ice dams. They will also look at the condition of your shingles, flashing, and chimney work to determine if replacements and repairs are necessary.
2. Comprehensive Assessment Of The Roof Structure
This means that your roofer will not only inspect the roof itself but the immediate space underneath it. Attic spaces need ample insulation and proper ventilation. In addition, they also needs to be free from mold growth.
3. Detailed Explanation Of Work
At this point, you should get the detailed recommendation and quote from your roofing contractor. This includes a step-by-step process in writing so you can get a clear idea of how the project will proceed. It also gives you a chance to get yourself ready for the job.
4. Specific Payment Details
Finally, you can expect to have everything documented. This is where you can set the specific terms of payment so you can prepare the financial side of things as you proceed with your project.
Knox’s Construction is the roofing company you can depend on for fast, easy, and permanent solutions to your roofing woes. We are a family-owned and -operated company that doesn’t rely on subcontracting for the projects we work on. We serve homeowners from PA and other nearby areas. Give us a call today at (724) 941-8219 to get a free estimate
Severe storms and heavy rain are a threat to your home, so you need to be prepared. Water can damage your home’s structure, leading to costly repairs. Fortunately, Knox’s Construction, the leading roofing contractor, can help you with home improvement projects to protect you from water damage, such as: [Read more…]