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How Much Will Vinyl Siding Cost?
In the last article, we looked at vinyl siding color options with CertainTeed™. In this article, we examine the costs of vinyl – both the initial cost, maintenance requirements, and how the projected lifespan affects cost considerations. Initial Estimates and Installation Cost of Vinyl Siding Typically, the cost of vinyl siding, when installed by an experienced contractor, can range from anywhere between $2 and $7 a panel. However, selecting the cheapest options are not always the most cost-effe... Read More
What CertainTeed Roof Shingles Are Right For My Home?
When it comes time to replace your worn out, unattractive, or leaky roof, figuring out what your roofing options are can be a bit intimidating or confusing. First and foremost, of course, are quality and warranties. With CertainTeed roof shingles, you never have to worry about the quality or warranty, but knowing what roofing options are available will make choosing your new roof much easier. While there may be variations in colors or appearance, there are generally three types of CertainTeed ro... Read More
Choosing a Contractor
As an exterior contractor, I constantly hear from homeowners that they have had a bad experience when they had work done at their homes. I feel like this can happen to anyone. I have spoken with very conscientious people who do all of their homework about the contractor and everything looked really good on paper, but when it came to the installation, the management of the job, or even the owner, they have been less than pleased with the outcome. Some of these jobs have even resulted in courts... Read More
The Differences in Shingles
The frigid winters and hot summers in West Chester and the surrounding neighborhoods take their toll on your roof. The sun’s rays can parch and warp your roofing shingles while the rapid thawing and freezing cycles we experience in winter can loosen nails and force shingles apart. This may leave you in need of a new roof. One of the first decisions you will have to make when considering roof replacement is which type of shingles will best fit both your sense of style and your budget. While there... Read More
Heading South this Winter? Protect Your Roof from Snow
With the recent frightening blizzards across the East Coast area, the effects of weighted snow on the roof of your Chester County home can have a disastrous outcome, both financially and emotionally. If you are preparing to travel this holiday season, make sure you have plans in place for snow removal services in your absence. Hiring someone to remove snow from your driveway, sidewalks, and the roof of your home while you are away should be added to your to-do list, for two main important reason... Read More
How to Save on Heating Bills this Winter
Winter in Chester Springs can get pretty cold, and paying the heating bills quickly adds up. As a homeowner, it’s time to think about how to insulate your home and make your heating efforts more efficient. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure you stay warm while cutting costs. Let’s take a look at what measures just might help you decrease spending while increasing warmth. Step 1: Insulating the Attic Almost every part of the home can benefit from insulation in some fo... Read More
Will the Roofing Company Trample My Lawn and Flowers?
If you are in need of roof repair or a new roof installation in Chester County, you may be concerned about your flowers, garden, or lawn being trampled beyond repair. Many roofing companies may show up with the sole intention of getting the job done and then neglect your garden or lawn, but the best roofing contractor understands the importance of leaving your premises in the same condition it was in upon arrival. Here are a few traits that define the most reputable and successful roofing compan... Read More
Protect Your Home With a High Quality Wind Resistant Roof
As any homeowner in Exton, PA knows, the roof that you choose needs to be resistant to the elements all year round. A poor quality roof is going to result in the need for constant roof repair, which can end up being a real financial drain. One of the things that you need to look for when looking for high-quality roofing material is wind resistance. This is especially true due to the fact that severe weather storms, such as hurricanes, can move up the coast into the Exton, PA area. The following ... Read More
How Much Should You Invest in Your West Chester Roof?
This is not the easiest question to answer. It is often a good idea when faced with such an important decision to contact a professional. Certitude Home Improvement, your local West Chester roofing contractor, knows roofs and roofing and how to judge the need for repair versus a full replacement. There are several questions you need to ask yourself, once you know the condition of your roof: 1. Do you own your home outright or do you have a mortgage? Either way, the cost of a total roof replaceme... Read More
The Environmental Impact Of Shingle Recycling
By choosing to recycle, Downingtown homeowners can do their part to protect our environment by reducing the amount of unnecessary waste that enters our landfills. Here at Certitude Home Improvements, we understand the impact and the importance of shingle recycling which is why we choose to recycle your home’s old shingles when replacing or repairing its roof. Recycling Asphalt Shingles Over time, worn asphalt shingles can compromise both the integrity and strength of a roof; because of this, Dow... Read More
$0 Down financing available!
At Certitude Home Improvements, we offer a variety of easy-to-use financing options for homeowners in Pennsylvania. During our in-house visit, our specialists will create a financing plan that works for you! We offer financing options for any of our services.
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