Hometown Roofing Blog

solar shingles on roof

Image courtesy of https://cleantechnica.com Solar shingles have become increasingly popular as a form of roofing materials and a reliable renewable energy solution. And with the rise of new technology, solar shingles are even more affordable and accessible than ever before.
installing roof flashing

Roof flashing provides extra protection against moisture penetration and is an important feature to utilize, monitor, and repair. Learn all about different types of flashing, the materials used, how to install it yourself, and more.
steep modern roof pitch

There are more roofing materials to choose from than ever before. It may seem like any material is fair game for your home, but unfortunately, that’s not the case. Many factors determine which materials are structural supportable by your roof, like a roof's pitch.
roof in the rain

Storm debris from hurricanes, high winds, and other stormy weather has taken a nasty toll on roofs all across the country this year. If you haven't already done so, arrange for inspections now so roofing contractors can make any repairs before winter.
house with standing seam metal roof

Until very recently, homeowners' roofing material options were severely limited, primarily to asphalt shingles. If they were lucky, they had a few different styles to choose from. And if they did want another option, it was going to be rather costly.
house with metal roof tiles

If you’re a homeowner or business owner considering installing a metal roof, you’ll have to decide which material to use: aluminum or steel? We’ll outline the many components of each, their pros and cons, average prices, and much more.
man painting metal roof

Metal roofs are one of the strongest and most durable roofing materials, often lasting decades with minimum repairs needed. However, over time, metal roofs can corrode and may need to be repainted to restore its appearance.
worker hammering in slate roof tiles

There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to choosing the best roofing material for you. From aesthetics to cost and resale value—there are many different factors to consider, but arguably the most important factor is longevity, or how long the roof will last. Below, we count down the 6 best roofing materials.
roofers working on shingle roof

Not all improvement projects recoup your investment, but roof replacements can recoup all your money back (or more in some cases) upon resale. Learn why a quality roof replacement is one of the most valuable home improvement projects.
man working on roof next to chimney

Roof replacements are large, costly home remodel projects that many homeowners encounter. Before hiring a contractor for the project, learn the basics about common roofing materials, prime seasons for getting your roof replaced, and more.
house in winter with snow on roof

It’s almost that time of year when the snow starts to fall and everything is blanketed in a layer of white. Contrary to what you may think, a layer of snow on your roof can be a good thing. Learn how to tell the difference between a good amount of snow and too much, and how to protect your home this winter.
man using calculator

There are a number of issues that can arise when it comes to roofs, but there are ways to prepare yourself so you aren't caught off guard. Have your home regularly inspected and budget for unseen surprises to be as prepared as possible.
keep your roof clean to prolong its life

Every roof, over time, builds up a coat of organic debris from weather, tree branches, leaves, dirt, and more. Learn how cleaning your roof can prolong your roof's life, and see the various methods and pricing available.
understand your written estimate before signing

Roofing projects can make a homeowner feel vulnerable. From a small repair to a full replacement, roofing projects are often a costly and serious business, as a home’s roof is its first line of defense against the elements. That’s why it’s crucial to require a written roofing estimate before any contractor steps foot on your roof.
rooftop deck with grill and table

A deck or patio installed on your roof adds a luxurious feel to your home. It improves the home’s aesthetic appeal, increases the resale value, and provides a practical space to enjoy outdoor get-togethers.