Hometown Roofing Blog


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.”
modern home with landscaping
It’s hard to imagine sticking with one specific style of anything for the next 20 to 30 years, but that's exactly the situation homeowners face when picking out a new roofing system. Consider the following guidelines in order to pick a roofing style that you will love for years to come. 
roof fascia and soffit
The fascia and soffit are important elements of a roof system, but what exactly are they, and what purpose do they serve? If you're performing a roof inspection or thinking of replacing your roof, it's important to check on these vital roof elements.
what's the difference
Many contractors claim to be licensed, bonded, and insured, but what do those distinctions mean? Familiarize yourself with the difference between bonding and insurance and how they protect homeowners.
comparing financing options
A roof replacement isn't the cheapest home improvement project, so having an understanding of the best financing options available makes it a less daunting task. We'll chart the common payment plans for the four most popular financing choices, including their lengths, total costs, and APRs. 
remove asphalt shingles properly
Removing old shingles is a labor-intensive process, whether you’re a contractor or a DIY homeowner. Before you climb on top of the roof and start ripping off shingles, let’s go through a few steps to make the process easier, safer, and cleaner.
woman writing on laptop and notepad
Finding the right roofing professional for your project makes all the difference, but it’s not as easy as a simple Google search. Thankfully, we’re here to help you write a clear, stand-out project description to land the best contractor for your roofing project.
man painting green coating on roof
Roof coatings offer a number of benefits to homeowners when installed properly. Each roof has a different pitch, size, and system, which will all determine the specific price of the coating application. We'll break down different coating options, the price of each, and more.
FHA 203(k) Loan paperwork
If you’re a new homeowner looking to replace or repair a large section of your roof, you may have heard about FHA 203(k) streamline loans. Learn how FHA 203(k) loans work, how they compare to other financing options, and their pros and cons.
man in suit holding paper Are You Covered
Before you begin a roofing improvement project, it never hurts to consult with your insurance provider. It depends on the project, but your insurance policy may not cover what you need. Find out what you need to know about your insurance to make sure the project goes smoothly.
concrete roof tiles
Concrete tiles are a durable and rustic roofing option for homeowners. If you're considering this classic aesthetic for your home, familiarize yourself with costs, how they compare to clay tiles, installation techniques, and more.
stay within your budget
Budgeting is a crucial aspect of keeping your roofing project on track. Creating a realistic budget can be a challenging task, but once completed, it will save you time, money, and stress. Discover local roofing costs, how financing options affect project cost, and more. 
signing home improvement loan
Homeowners can apply and use home improvement loans for roof repairs and replacements. In order to determine if a loan is the right financing option for your roof project, answer a few basic questions before deciding on which loan to use.
home improvement credit cards
Home improvement credit cards are becoming a popular financing option for homeowners, especially those considering roofing projects. Learn everything you need to know about using home improvement credit cards.