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? […]
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. […]
Your roof is not something you should take for granted. After all, it is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, whether it be rain, wind, or even the sun. […]
One of the most vulnerable areas of your Alpharetta home is your chimney chase. Often, our team at Echols Home Improvements is called in by one of our clients to repair the chimney chase: the box-like structure which contains your home’s chimney, from the foundation up past your roof. […]
September and October can bring quite a bit of storm activity into the Atlanta area. You can constantly watch the weather and prepare as best you can, but you never know what kind of damage your home might sustain. There are a few things you can do to protect your home from storm damage as much as possible, starting with your roof.
The function of a properly installed roof is to keep moisture out of your home. […]
A roof replacement is a big expense that can drain your household emergency fund, or leave you in a financial quandary. Unless you’re replacing a badly storm-damaged roof that’s fully covered by your homeowner’s insurance, you may need to finance a portion or all of the cost. There are a number of different ways to finance your roof replacement, and it’s good to compare and weigh the various options carefully so you can choose the one that best suits your particular needs. Here are some financing alternatives you might consider: […]
People fear the unknown. What, they wonder, is involved in a full roof replacement? Will it hurt my house? Will it disrupt my family’s evenings and make a mess of my yard? The reality is far less fraught than most people imagine. […]