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ASPHALT ROOFING PROJECT DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA, SC

[October 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm]  

If there is one thing that I like about my job more than anything else, it is getting to know an old, downtown, South Carolina home. I’ve had the privilege of walking through the attic of houses that were well over a hundred years old, and have seen some interesting things. From 60 year-old newspapers… Read More

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CURRENT ASPHALT ROOFING PROJECT AT KILBOURNE RD AND CLOVERDALE RD

[October 4, 2017 at 8:09 pm]  

Kilbourne Rd This is a 1950’s ranch style house with 1×8 planks on it. It had a 3-tab shingle on it that was less than 15 years old. The homeowners wanted to install a roof that they wouldn’t have to worry about for next 30+ years, whether they were in the house or decided to… Read More

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What is The Best Type of Attic Ventilation For My House?

[September 15, 2017 at 2:55 am]  

Ventilation Requirements According to most building codes, you need one square foot of vent area for each 150 square feet of attic floor space. The minimum is one square foot for every 300 square feet of attic floor space if there is a vapor retarder or the space is balanced between the ridge and intake… Read More

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Who Are The Best Roofing Companies in Columbia, South Carolina? (Reviews)

[September 15, 2017 at 2:44 am]  

Throughout any given year we will visit with 700-1000 homeowners in South Carolina in regards to installing a new roofing system on their house.  And because of our standing in the roofing industry and our history in Lexington and Columbia, we are asked who some of the other roofing contractors are in our area. Since… Read More

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Hurricane Irma, Storm Chasers and South Carolina

[September 10, 2017 at 3:06 am]  

Unless you’ve been in a T.V. and wi-fi disabled cave for the last week, you know a hurricane is hitting the southern United States this weekend. Here in South Carolina it appears, at this point at least, we are going to miss the brunt of it but still get lots of rain and some powerful… Read More

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I Just Had a New Metal Roof Installed On My House

[September 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm]  

Update: This story first appeared in December a year or so ago: There is a story told, by whom I don’t remember, of a tight rope walker trying to cross Niagara Falls. As the crowd stood watching, the tight-rope walker asked, “Do you believe I can walk all the way across the falls and back?” The crowd… Read More

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Avoiding Home Repair Fraud

[September 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm]  

“Home repair and remodeling complaints rank among the most frequently filed with my office’s Consumer Fraud Bureau. … I urge consumers to make sure they’re informed and ask the right questions before they hire a contractor in an effort to avoid this type of fraud.”  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan “Each year, Americans spend billions of… Read More

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Beware of Storm Chasers (The Roofing Type)

[August 24, 2017 at 1:35 am]  

Beware of the Storm Chasers! Many of us have had the door-knockers; while some are legitimate, others are not. Most door-knockers will ask to get up on your roof and inspect. Before you let them, ask some questions. Is it a local company? Many storm chasers will rent a suite or use temporary office space,… Read More

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DO ASPHALT SHINGLES QUALIFY FOR THE ENERGY TAX CREDIT?

[August 23, 2017 at 2:14 pm]  

Yes, but… Let me explain. I’ve contacted the three major asphalt shingle manufacturers that we see used here in South Carolina: Certainteed, GAF and Owens Corning. I’ll list the shingles and colors that I’ve been told are Energy Star Rated, and if they are available to us here in the south. Currently there is no Energy Star… Read More

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THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A NEW ROOF

[August 23, 2017 at 2:25 am]  

If you are in a hurry you can skip down to the list, but I encourage you to read the reasons for the list first. It will help shed some light on why it is important to look for certain things. It may also help you to understand why you have been so frustrated with… Read More

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