Outdoor Decor Tips That Don’t Involve Your Roof!

Christmas Holiday Ideas We definitely get it. You want your house looking great for the holiday season, but you don’t want to have to climb up on the roof. Your roof may already be decorated with lights, it could be undergoing maintenance, or perhaps you simply don’t have the means to get up on the roof. Whatever the case, we have some great Christmas holiday decoration ideas that are sure to turn heads on your block. These simple Christmas decorations don’t require a roof, and…

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are coming around and everyone is dragging out their storage boxes full of decorations, or picking up fun new items at the store. Given all of the festive excitement in the air, safety is often an afterthought for the home decorator. However there is reason to be wary! In 2012 – when the numbers were last analyzed – the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that over 15,000 holiday decorating injuries occurred in November and December. This…

Should You Get Black or White Roofing?

What’s the Best Roof Color? Whether you’re buying a new house or renovating your current one, there will be a lot of choices for you to make in the process. Many of your decisions will depend on personal preference. However, some of them should be based on relevant research, as well. This post will aid you in your decision regarding the best roof color for your house. Your decision should be based not only on aesthetics, but also on energy efficiency and material availability. Energy…

Should You Get a Metal or Shingle Roof?

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Choosing the right material does more than ensure your house looks good, it also protects you from bad weather, animals, and other environmental hazards. Shingle and metal roofs are both extremely popular materials, but which is better? Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of each from the experts at Custom Home Remodeling & Roofing. Energy Efficiency In terms of energy efficiency, a metal roof is the clear winner. Most…

Basic Roofing Tips

Keeping a roof over your head is one of your primary goals to ensure the health and happiness of everyone in your home. Don’t let your roof become susceptible to damage! Try these basic roofing tips to ensure you’re home is protected from leaks, structural dangers, animals, mold, and bugs. Schedule Regular Inspections While you don’t have to climb up onto your roof twice a year to get up close and personal with its status, you should take a look from the ground to check…

The 5 Dumbest Things to Do to Your Roof

Common Roofing Mistakes The roof is a critical part of any home. It keeps indoor conditions safe and comfortable. Because it has to withstand the elements, it deteriorates over time. You may think it’s just the weather that damages your roof, but people do some dumb things that damage their roof as well. Here are five common roofing mistakes people commit that creates issues. 1. Not Keeping Gutters Clear of Debris Branches, leaves, dirt, and other debris can all end up on your roof due…

Pros and Cons of Skylights

If you’re thinking about adding a skylight to your home, you might want to weigh the benefits against possible costs. Before getting a professional to come out and design a skylight for your roof type, check out some tips from Custom Home Remodeling & Roofing about the pros and cons of skylights. Pros of Getting a Skylight One of the biggest advantages of a skylight is the addition of lots of natural light to your home. It also adds a sophisticated modern appeal to your…

Winter Roof Maintenance Checklist

A major problem for many Californians during the winter time is air leaks from the roof. While those that live higher in the mountains may have to worry about snow buildup and ice dams, most of us only have to deal with the occasional rain shower or Santa Ana winds. Since mild weather is a Golden State specialty, you might only be considering your roof’s efficiency this winter, but you could be missing out on other critical safety tips. To ensure your roof is ready…

Funniest Hollywood Roofing Fails

No family Hollywood movie is complete without some sort of home improvement fail. Whether it’s the father trying to set up lights for Christmas or something a bit more classic, like Laurel & Hardy, everyone loves a little rooftop comedy. Check out our compilation of some hilarious roofing fail moments from movies, television, and the internet. Home Improvement We all remember this Tim Allen classic! A hilarious show within a show, Tim Allen gave us some great tips on his show Tool Time. Tim “the…

Different Types of Roof Styles

There are many different types of roof styles that are popular throughout America. Modern roofing styles are usually dictated by the environment and weather of your home town, while in older homes, they’re decided by the architecture styles of the time period. Gable Roof Gable roofs are the most popular roofs in America. The gable roof is the one little kids draw — a roof with two sloping sides that come together at the middle.There are several types of gabled roofs including open, cross, and…