American Dream Home Improvement, Inc. specializes in assessing storm damage to roofs, siding, and gutters caused by wind and hail. In 2014, American Dream Home Improvement was recognized by Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt for outstanding achievement for the second year in a row.
Question: What are some signs a roof needs to be repaired?
Answer: Roof damage tends to be visible from the interior and exterior of a house or building, and can be checked out when deciding whether to call a roofer. Signs a roof may need to be repaired include sagging deck; water damage or leaks; dark spots and trails; light coming through the roof; visibly damaged ,curling, or missing shingles; loose materials or wear near chimneys and other protrusions; shingle granules in gutters; and visible moisture, rot, or mold.
Q: Does my roof need to be repaired or replaced?
A: If your roof is less than 15 years old and it was properly installed, it may only need to be repaired. However, contacting a licensed roofing contractor for an estimate will help you find out for sure the extent of the repairs necessary.
Dedicated to providing top quality home improvement and repair services to customers and the insurance industry, American Dream Home Improvement is a five-time Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor. American Dream Home Improvement offers a full range of siding inspection and maintenance services, designed to improve the visual appearance and energy efficiency of customers’ homes.
When choosing a siding material for a home, many homeowners start by considering vinyl. A durable material that comes in nearly any color imaginable, vinyl is lightweight and can be installed directly on top of existing materials. Vinyl can be designed to mimic wood-grain and other patterns, making it an ideal solution for homeowners looking to boost the curbside appeal of their homes.
American Dream Home Improvement, Inc. is a specialist in assessing and repairing damaged roofs, siding, and gutters. In 2013, American Dream Home Improvement was ranked #24 among the top 100 Construction Companies by Inc. 5000.
Before choosing your siding, be sure to check local regulations and get any necessary permissions. Choosing the right material can also depend on climate, personal tastes, and how much you are willing to spend.
Vinyl is the most popular material for siding. Unless a more organic architectural aesthetic is desired, vinyl tends to be the most economical route. It has a low cost up front, requires no upkeep or painting, it doesn’t warp or twist, insects won’t eat it, and water doesn’t damage it.
Plastic can be made to more closely resemble wood, but can be two or three times as expensive as vinyl. Fiber cement is the artificial material that looks the most like real wood and costs about the same as vinyl, but requires painting and can be damaged by water. Real wood offers a traditional aesthetic, but it is more expensive and can warp, twist, rot, be eaten by insects, and requires periodic refinishing.