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Storm Damage Checklist: Areas of Your Roof That Require Priority Inspection

Storm Damage Checklist: Areas of Your Roof That Require Priority Inspection

After a terrible storm, you should always check for signs of damage to your roof, and have any damage you find repaired immediately. In dire cases, you may even need to have your roof replaced, as roofing problems, whether big or small, invariably become bigger with neglect.

The Great Features of an EcoStar® Majestic Slate™ Tile Roof

The Great Features of an EcoStar® Majestic Slate™ Tile Roof

Every roofing system deserves the best quality materials in order to defend your home against harsh weather. We scoured the roofing market for just such a product, and found EcoStar® Majestic Slate™, which combines both beauty and functionality in one sleek package. Continue Reading

Why Metal Roofs Are Better Than Tile

Why Metal Roofs Are Better Than Tile

In the roofing industry, nothing can beat tiles in terms of longevity, especially slate tiles. However, while they do weather well, they’re not exactly durable. Roofing tiles can be surprisingly fragile, breaking from the impact of hailstones and even footsteps. Sustained gales can blow loose tiles off too, which then hit the ground and shatter. Continue Reading

The Battle of Window Frames: Fiberglass vs. Composite

The Battle of Window Frames: Fiberglass vs. Composite

Fiberglass and composite are two of the most popular window frame materials. When comparing fiberglass and composite windows, you need to consider several factors, including cost, style, durability and energy efficiency. Continue Reading

Metal: The Perfect All-Weather Roofing Material

Metal: The Perfect All-Weather Roofing Material

Metal roofing is increasing in popularity among contractors, architects and homeowners alike. It offers exceptional durability and is available in a wide range of colors and configurations. New paint and coating technology have further enhanced its performance. Today, metal roofs are able to resist corrosion, fading, chalking and cracking under even the worst conditions. Read on… Continue Reading

Three Factors that Affect the Energy Efficiency of a Window

Three Factors that Affect the Energy Efficiency of a Window

When it’s time to install new windows in your home, it’s important to take into account the energy performance ratings of the product. The NFRC has made it easy for homeowners to gauge the energy efficiency of their new windows through informative ratings. Continue Reading

The 4 Best Roofing Materials for Gable Roofs

The 4 Best Roofing Materials for Gable Roofs

The quintessential gable roof is classic and timeless. It consists of two sections that slope in opposite directions, forming a pyramid-like shape. Gable roofs are common in cold and temperate climates and can be made from a plethora of different materials. Continue Reading

The Importance of Your Gutters

The Importance of Your Gutters

A well-designed roof keeps water from entering your home. It transports rainwater to the roof’s edge. From there, it channels the water down and away from vulnerable areas. Without gutters, water spilling off the roof will cause a lot of damage. Continue Reading

Myths and Misconceptions About Metal Roofs

Myths and Misconceptions About Metal Roofs

Metal roofing offers many benefits, but some homeowners still have misconceptions about it. For many years, people thought of steel and aluminum roofs as systems fit only for industrial buildings. This created the undeserved belief that metal is a poor aesthetic choice for residences. Continue Reading

Why Summer Is the Best Season for Gutter Replacement

Why Summer Is the Best Season for Gutter Replacement

If your gutters are no longer fully capable of doing their job of protecting your home from water damage, it’s time to replace them. Read on as your expert roofers from Winfield Builders explain why summer is the perfect time to replace your gutters. Continue Reading