Hometown Roofing Blog


couple standing in front of new house
Moving into a new home is an exciting process. Unfortunately, sometimes the first rain discloses a roof leak. It’s natural to be frustrated and demand that the seller pay to fix the problem, but before you call the seller in a rage, examine the following documents to avoid making a premature decision.
Roof inspector
Buying a home is an extensive process. If the home inspection reveals a compromised roof, it has the potential to derail everything that’s come before it. However, you don't have to away from the home. Let's examine some solutions for fixing the roof and staying within your budget.
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
It’s easy to view the porch roof as a continuous section of the rest of your roof, but it is often plagued by its own specific set of problems that don't affect the rest of your roof. Learn some of the common elements to inspect if you fear the roof over your porch may be compromised.
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 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. They add brightness, style, and a sense of space. The cost of installing a skylight varies greatly depending on the desired style and material, but it typically falls in the $450 - $1,500 range. Learn installation methods, styles, materials, and their associated costs.
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. Learn what to inspect after a severe wind storm and how to protect your roof.
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.