Hometown Roofing Blog

houses under construction

There is a major labor shortage in the United States for skilled labor jobs. Home renovations, like roof replacements and other forms of construction, require specialized training and experience and can’t be performed by just anyone.
man trimming tree branches

Trees are a great addition to a homeowner’s property. They provide beautiful scenery in the fall and valuable shade in the summer. But if tree branches get too close to the roof, they can do some real damage. Learn about the potential problems tree branches pose and how to deal with them.
modern house and its backyard patio

Roof projects are never as glamorous as a kitchen or bathroom remodel, but they’re crucial to the longevity and protection of your home. And while it’s true most re-roofing or roof repair projects are expensive, there are a few upgrades that benefit the functionality and curb appeal of your roof without breaking the bank.
man working on low slope roof

Moisture generated from inside commercial buildings can greatly impact the longevity of a low-slope roofing system. And while today’s manufacturers are producing the most durable low-slope materials to date, it's still the responsibility of the building owner to make sure proper ventilation systems and maintenance protocols are in place to protect the roof.
heavy rain pouring off metal roof

From heavy snowfalls to hurricanes to scorching temperatures, most homeowners have to contend with difficult weather patterns regardless of where they live. That’s why it’s important to have the right roofing system installed to protect your home and your family.
Summer roofing project safety tips

The United States has already seen some extremely high temperatures, and it’s a safe bet to assume they’ll continue throughout the summer. If you plan on executing a summer roofing project yourself, it’s necessary to take proper steps to stay safe in the heat.
hammering nail

Customer satisfaction is vital for a roofing contractor to stay in business. It establishes their company as reputable, but it also generates referrals that they can nurture for more revenue.
modern house

The exterior of a home takes the blunt of rain, wind, and deterioration faster than other elements of a home. And if you’re looking to boost the curb appeal of your house, it pays to update worn siding, old windows, and a battered roof. Not only will upgrading these features boost your home’s appeal, they will safeguard your home from future problems.
roof moss on shingles

Summer is a great time to complete a number of roofing projects. And if you live in a climate where it’s often rainy and damp there is a strong possibility moss will grow on the roof. Moss is not necessarily harmful in itself, but it traps moisture against the roof, so it needs to be removed. We’ll outline how to remove moss with common household ingredients.
man on ladder removing leaves from gutter

Mold and mildew is a hazardous effect of roof leaks, and a common spot for mold growth is right under the eaves of the roof. Little sunlight and low air movement provide an ideal environment for mold growth. Let’s examine how to best remove black mold from underneath roofing eaves.
shingles damaged by rain

A leaking roof will cause a lot of problems for a homeowner. And while a properly installed roof will last for many years, severe storms, fluctuating temperatures, and pests can all cause roof leaks. It’s crucial to repair a roof leak as soon as it’s discovered. If you don’t, the following damages will likely occur.
chimney on tile roof

Chimneys are a common source of roof leaks and need to be repaired quickly once you notice a problem. The cost of repairing a chimney leak depends on where the leak is located and how pervasive the problem is. We’ll identify several factors that influence the cost of chimney repair.
man wearing tool belt

If you’re the type of homeowner who likes to complete projects yourself, it pays to have the right tools. Working on the roof is no exception. It’s not advisable to complete every roofing project yourself, but if you’re going to attempt a DIY repair, it pays to have the right tools for the job.
man working on chimney flashing

If you suspect your roof has a leak around the chimney it’s crucial to repair it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, accurately finding the source of the leak around the chimney can be a difficult task. We’ll clearly outline the tools and steps necessary to properly identify the source of a chimney leak.
chimney under construction

Leaks around a chimney contribute to a number of serious problems, and if left untreated, they can become quite costly. Roof leaks hardly stay in one place, oftentimes spreading throughout the ceiling and walls. Under the worst circumstances, moisture damage can even affect your health, as certain types of mold are serious health concerns.