They say that first impressions are everything. When it comes to your home, we couldn’t agree more. Your overall curb appeal can indicate what type of homeowner you are and what sort of lifestyle you may live. One surefire way to leave a positive, long-lasting impression is ensuring that your siding is as beautiful and cared for as your home. While there are many types of siding that you can choose from, we at Ferguson Roofing recommend choosing either vinyl siding or LP SmartSide. The question is this: which will last longer? Find out more below!
It’s official – the sun is shining for an extra hour thanks to an adjustment of our clocks. What should you do with that additional daylight? While cutting the grass and maintaining gardens will soon become priorities, this upcoming spring season presents an opportunity for home improvement projects. Here are 5 projects to start with:
No matter how many weeks of winter the groundhog thinks are left, Mother Nature tends to be unpredictable – especially in the Midwest. That’s why we’re always prepared for wintry conditions one day and spring-like weather on another. But what about our homes or businesses? Lower temperatures certainly impact the stonework, or masonry, that makes up your property, too. If you see any signs of damage, then Ferguson Roofing has three recommendations for you:
Drip. Drip. Drip. You’ve been hearing this noise for the last hour, but scrambling around the house has not aided you in locating the source. It’s not coming from the sinks, the bathtub, or even the faucet outside. What could possibly be causing this maddening dripping sound? Check your roof and gutters to answer that question. Failing gutters can certainly cause a leaky roof. Here’s how:
It was something you meant to do. This year, you were determined to fix or even completely replace your roof. Unfortunately, storms raged throughout the seasons and your to-do list grew longer with work and familial obligations. Before you knew it, time slipped away and the wicked winds of winter have returned. Can you still do something about your roof, or are you doomed to wait for the thaw of spring to arrive before addressing the situation?
If you’re looking for a short answer, here it is: yes, roofing can technically be done in cold weather. Of course, there’s more to it than a simple monosyllabic answer. Here’s everything you should know about roofing in the winter before you pick up the phone and call your local roofing company:
Your roof is more than just a part of the house. It’s the protector that shields you and your loved ones from even the meanest of storms. It is the silent sentinel that keeps the elements and a host of precipitation out of your home. It’s the benevolent, unsung stronghold that retains heat to keep your wintertime family gatherings cozy and ventilates cool air to provide you with a refuge in the summer. Your roof takes good care of you, which is precisely why you should choose the very best in shingles – CertainTeed. Here are just a few reasons why property owners should consider CertainTeed:
Although the pervasive chill in the air makes us feel like fun backyard adventures are light years away, we should always keep the health of our outdoor living spaces in mind. We take the time to protect the floors inside our homes and buildings – why should our decks and balconies be any different? If you want to keep your outdoor spaces in tip-top shape, we have a new application that may interest you: Dec-Tec.
It may be autumn, but the weather in the Greater St. Louis region is frequently unpredictable. You may think you’ll get to enjoy those cool, breezy fall days for weeks to come when suddenly an errant cold front whips through and dumps half a foot of snow on your front porch in November. Weather here can be fickle like that, but that doesn’t mean your home has to bend to its whims, especially your windows. If you’re tired of feeling colder and seeing the condensation trickling down the old panes, it might be time to replace your windows.
Here are 4 reasons why you should replace them now before winter rolls in:
Feel that chill in the air? Winter is on its way, whether you like it or not. As you have turned your clocks back and break out your favorite cozy blankets, take a moment to think about the impending winter weather. Ice, snow, and other frozen forms of precipitation don’t just wreak havoc on the road – they can also damage your roof, especially when ice dams form. Theoretically, stopping ice dams is easy – your roof and eaves need to remain at the same temperature. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways you can prevent ice dams this winter. Read about them here!
The mercury is finally dropping in the Greater St. Louis region, which means fall is here! Before you know it, though, the snows and howling winds of winter will be at our doorsteps. Now is the time to begin preparing for the cold months of the year by winterizing your home! Here are 10 tips to help you get started: