How to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

how to keep your home cool in the summer

Summer is the season of sun, surf and sand, but it quickly loses its appeal when your home is just as hot as the outdoors. If you’ve got air conditioning, you can live in relative ease, but you may find that the prices for cooling your home will break your bank. If you’re looking to reduce your AC usage, there are a couple of other things you can do to help cool your home this summer. (more…)

Why You Should Avoid Storm Chasers

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If your neighborhood has been affected by strong storms and high winds recently, beware of contractors knocking on your door offering to fix your home’s roof! “Storm chasers” are shady or disreputable contractors soliciting business after a storm has passed through. How do you know the difference between a storm chaser and a legitimate, reliable roofing contractor? Check out some tips below and be sure to call the home repair and renovation experts at Authentic Restoration, (252) 904-3995, for all your home roof repairs and replacement needs. (more…)

How to Identify If a Roof System Has Problems

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Some residential roofing problems are apparent even from the street, especially if your area has been hit by strong storms recently. High winds, thick rain, and hail and storm debris strip away shingles and flashing and might even cause a roof to sag and collapse. However, not all damage to a roofing system is quite that obvious! For more information about keeping your roof in good working order and for all your home’s roofing needs, call the home repair and renovation experts at Authentic Restoration, (252) 904-3995. (more…)

How a New Roof Affects Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Your home’s curb appeal is vital for several reasons. The improved curb appeal of any house can increase its overall value. However, a shabby, rundown appearance can make your property seem unwelcoming and impersonal. To find out more about how a new roof increases a home’s curb appeal, and for all the residential roof repairs and new roof installation work you need, call Authentic Restoration Roofing Rocky Mount at (252) 904-3995. (more…)

Do I Need to Obtain a Building Permit for a New Roof?

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Homeowners today are tackling more home improvement and repair projects on their own than ever before. This is because hardware stores rent tools and equipment, and online videos make it easy to fix virtually everything in a home. However, there are many reasons why it’s good to avoid DIY roofing repairs and replacement, and call the home renovation pros at Authentic Restoration, (252) 904-3995, for all the roofing work you need!  One reason to rely on the experts is the need for building permits and the risk of performing work with them. Be assured our Rocky Mount roofing contractors have plenty of experience. (more…)

What Is the Best Way To Clean My Gutters?

Gutter cleaning is not very glamorous but is a necessary chore in the maintenance of any home. Aside from the unsightly appearance of clumps of soggy leaves in your gutter, blocked gutters can lead to a range of other problems including ice dams, water seepage, and broken guttering. So, you ask, “what is the best way to clean my gutters?”

The good news is that it’s a pretty simple job and shouldn’t take long. (more…)

Skylights & Sun Tunnels, The Need to Know

Introducing natural light to our homes through windows and skylights improves not just the health of our living environment but also our moods and physical health. Natural daylight regulates our circadian rhythms, improving our sleeping and eating patterns and contributing to our general good health.

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Preventing Ice Dams Before They Happen

If you regularly experience harsh winters, you may be familiar with ice dams. These are thick ridges of ice that build up along the edges of your roof or gutters, blocking any water from running off, and potentially leading to leaks and seepage through the shingles. (more…)

Do You Have Roof Wind Damage?

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High winds can be damaging to your property. With the recent storms in Central Indiana, roof wind damage as a result of extreme weather conditions can and should be a concern of all homeowners. Aside from easy-to-spot damage such as fallen shingles and roof punctures from broken tree limbs, there may be other, less visible issues caused to your property after high winds. (more…)