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. […]
There are several important considerations that go into a roof replacement. You must decide on the type of roof material suited to your budget, aesthetic appeal, efficiency, and durability. There are local and state building codes to comply with. Then, you have the task of choosing which roofing contractors’ bids to accept. It takes time and work, however, your roof does deserve special attention. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
If your Atlanta-area home is in need of a new roof, today’s modern materials give you plenty of choices. You could opt for a concrete tile roof (very Spanish!), a metal roof (very durable, and expensive), or a reliable shingle roof replacement. The main advantages of going with shingle roof replacement are its beauty, its protection, and its economy.
As long as you’re diligently performing spring cleaning duties in your home’s yards and exterior, spring into action on the roof leak front as well.
While more major roof leaks are evident via water drops in the living areas, small roof leaks can take place without notice if you don’t know what to look for.
With the hint of spring in the air, Atlanta-area homeowners begin the annual ritual of spring cleaning. Inside, outside, top to bottom — it all gets cleaned. What about your roof before the heavy spring rains arrive? You need a three-step approach of inspection, roof repair, or roof replacement.
When should you start planning your next roof replacement? Either as soon as you move into your Atlanta-area home, or as soon as the last nail is driven on your current roof. Why so soon? With proper planning, you can soften the financial blow, choose the right season, and avoid disrupting hearth and home.
The animated movie Up is by turns bittersweet and funny. Bittersweet? Remember the montage scene where Carl and Ellie repeatedly raid their Paradise Falls trip jar for more pressing, immediate needs? Take a tip from Carl and Ellie: the time to do something is never “when you have finally saved enough,” it is NOW. This is as true for roof replacement Atlanta homeowners know they need as it is for taking that special vacation. […]
If you need a roof replacement in Atlanta, you want to know that you’re hiring a fully-qualified contractor who’ll give you good value for your investment, and that you’ll have a watertight roof that’s going to last. So how can you tell if a contractor has the know-how to properly install a roof? Since the state of Georgia doesn’t require that roofers hold a license, you’ll need to do some detective work to determine whether a particular contractor has ample training and experience and is dedicated to providing quality workmanship and customer service. Here’s what to look for: […]