Hometown Roofing Blog

Roof collapse

A roof collapse is a serious and dangerous affair. It can injure you and your family and severely compromise your home. Seeing as preventing this event is far better than recovering from one, it’s important to know what signs to look for. Here’s what you should know...
Tax return filings

If you paid for any serious roof repair last year, you may have attempted to deduct it from your annual taxes. But are roof repairs tax deductible? It’s important to understand the distinctions between repairs and improvements and how they’re treated when filing taxes. Read on to learn the deduction differences.
Tree falling on a house

Fallen trees bring a threat of personal injury, major expense, and leaving the home vulnerable for potentially long periods of time. Learn what you can do to help yourself, who to contact, and what you should avoid doing if this happens to you.
bee nest on roof peak

Roof damage from animals is a real threat to many homeowners. It may not be as obvious as damage from weather, but rodents, birds, and bugs can cause some serious damage to the roof. Familiarize yourself with some of the common animal-caused problems and what to watch out for.
house with large front porch

A front porch is a unique space to enjoy outdoor activities, but how do you know which porch roofing style is right for your home? Learn all about the most popular porch roofing options, the style of homes they complement, and much more before making your decision.
skylight in kitchen

A skylight is a great addition to your roof if you’re looking to add more natural light and the perception of outdoor space into your home. If utilized properly, they can decrease utility bills and add beneficial ventilation. We’ll outline helpful tips to plan a successful skylight installation.
front porch

A porch provides great space for warm-weather activities. Whether you’re grilling out, reading, or enjoying a cocktail, the porch serves as a great place to relax. But in order for it to provide adequate protection from the sun, rain, and other elements, it needs to be cared for just like the rest of the roof.
worker installing skylight

Skylights add warmth, sunlight, and ventilation, but like other roofing features, they occasionally need to be repaired in order to continue functioning properly. Skylight repair costs vary depending on the size, type, and severity of the issue, but we’ll outline common causes and their related costs.
skylight installation

Skylights can add great value to a home, bringing more brightness, style, and a sense of space to your property. However, there are multiple types of skylights—tubular, fixed, and vented skylights. Because each type of skylight requires different installation methods and comes in different materials, their costs can vary quite a bit.
wind damaged shingle

Storms pose many dangers to roofs, even if they don’t bring heavy rain or hail. Strong winds have the potential to weaken stress points on a roof, which will eventually become compromised if not properly treated. Learning how to quickly spot missing shingles and other compromised roofing elements is the key to preventing serious water damage and high utility bills.
workers installing new roof

Replacing your home's roof is an excellent investment, as it not only contributes to its overall value but also protects your family and valuables from the elements. There are several things you can do to prepare for a roof replacement and tactics to use to make the process run as smooth as possible.
man working on roof braces

Obtaining a roofing permit is a vital step in the process of any major roofing project. The types of permits required for different renovation and construction projects vary from state-to-state. We'll outline average prices, the permitting process, and what could happen if you fail to obtain one.
cleaning leaves out of gutter

Keeping your gutters clean is the best way to ensure they last for years to come and continue to protect your home. When it’s time to clean the gutters, familiarize yourself with the right tools for the job, how to perform the chore safely, and what you can do to reduce problems in the future.
contractor installing gutters

Gutters and downspouts are a fundamental aspect of a roofing system. They transport water off the roof and away from the home's foundation. Gutter and downspout prices vary quite a bit depending on the material you choose. Learn the different prices of the four most popular gutter materials.
yawning contractor

Choosing the right contractor is the key to any successful roofing project, but hiring a qualified roofer can be harder than it sounds. If you feel like your roofer is acting irresponsibly, wasting money, or even damaging your property, it may be time to say, “you’re fired.”