News, Information, and Updates from Echols Roofing, Siding & Home Improvement of Atlanta, GA
Windows in new homes are often low cost and don’t do much for energy efficiency. Nearly 25 percent of the average homeowner’s heating and cooling costs correlates with energy loss, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Here are three key reasons why replacement windows help homeowners save on energy bills. […]
It isn’t easy to predict when a major storm or another incident will impact the roof of your Atlanta-area home. In some cases, the damage is enough to warrant a roof replacement.
While a storm may strike suddenly and without much warning, there are things you can do to prepare yourself when an emergency roof replacement is in order. […]
All roofs need replacing at some point or other, but knowing when it’s time to replace instead of doing repair work isn’t always easy.
While a dependable, trusted local roofing contractor can tell you if a roof replacement is in order, there are some signs – such as those listed below – which will help you better determine a course of action.
Roofs are dangerous, so always inspect your roof from the ground. Look carefully for signs of roof deterioration and then call your roofer to come and do a professional inspection. […]
The roof is a critical structural component of your home. When it needs repairs or replacement, how do you choose a roofer? To find the best, look for these qualities: […]
Out of the blue, you’re seeing signs of a leak in your roof. Finding the source is a lot like solving a mystery. The reason is simple: water doesn’t always take a straight path downward. It often winds its way along different surfaces before leaving a stain or puddle. Fortunately, you don’t need a detective badge to get your roof leak solved. Here’s what to do. […]
Finding a water leak in your home isn’t necessarily a time to panic. But it is time to take fast action.
Despite all a homeowner’s best efforts, no Atlanta home has a permanent roof. Every roof, of every type of material, eventually wears out. How can you determine if your home’s roof is at the beginning, middle, or end of its lifespan? […]
Assessing the damage to your roof accurately after a storm is crucial to getting a check from your insurance company. Here are points to remember when dealing with both your insurance agent and roofing contractor to know when insurance will pay for damage or a replacement. […]
You would think homeowners would be smart enough to detect a roofing scam. You’d be wrong, as case after case both in our area (as reported by WSB-TV) and nationwide (Reddit) shows. How can you protect yourself from storm chasers while still getting emergency roof repair? […]
Your home can lose value as it ages and as it experiences wear and tear. The financial term for this loss of value is depreciation. If your home’s roof is damaged by a storm, you need to understand the part depreciation plays in the claim process. […]
Atlanta’s often mild climate appeals to many people and makes it a vacation destination for many others. However, Atlanta residents understand Mother Nature will have the final say and bring severe weather to the area. […]