Winter Roof Maintenance Checklist

It’s that time of year again; time to stock up on salt and break out the snow shovel. While you’re busy getting ready for this year’s snow, take the time now to consider your roof. When was the last time you had it inspection by a professional roofing company in Buckhead? Whether you’re new to town or a seasoned resident, here are a few tips from the professionals at the Superior Roofing Company to help you prepare for the winter weather.

Fall Debris
Before the first winter snow storm, take the time to clear your property of debris. Most people will spend time raking the autumn leaves from their yard but those same leaves can easily clog your gutters. They also pile up in the corners of your roof adding unnecessary weight and creating a breeding ground for mold. Cleaning your gutters isn’t as hard as it used to be; special hose extensions are designed specifically for this chore. An angled nozzle sprays pressurized water into the gutter, effectively removing all debris. If left alone, l…

5 Rookie Mistakes When Renovating A House

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When you’re preparing to sell your home, you might consider doing a big renovation. After all,
a good-looking house will get a better price.

Unfortunately, many of the errors made by rookie home renovators take place before the
renovations even begin. Starting a project without an understanding of the project's cost,
the estimated time for completion, or the value to be added to a house can often result in
First-time renovators should take a moment to familiarize themselves with the following
common rookie renovating mistakes to ensure they do not repeat them.   Failing to Get Inspections It is ideal to get all inspections that are possible when considering a home renovation project.
This will give the rookie renovator a good idea of the time and money needed to renovate a
Many first-time renovators choose to cut corners with inspections due to the upfront costs.
However, this important step in the renovation process can prevent thousands…

Does Your Garage Desperately Need Improvement?

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Garages can easily become cluttered and lacking in functionality. It's one of the places in
the home that we tend to put all of the things that we don't quite want to get rid of, but we
don't quite want around anymore, either.

If you’re looking to remodel your home, you’ll probably want to consider redoing your garage
setup as well. Having a great garage is something that you may want, so you’ll need to know
where to put your efforts to make a truly functional garage. There are several projects that
you can invest your time and resources in. Here are three of the best ones. Storage Renovations to the garage can make a big difference in its functionality, and storage is one
of the staples to any garage renovation. One of the first things you'll need to do is clear out
all of the clutter.

Yes, it's difficult to part with things that you've had for years, but you're unlikely to actually
miss them, an…

How To Prepare For a Big Home Remodel

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Remodeling is the perfect way to give your home a personal touch. The upgrades will also
add a lot of value to home if you ever decide to move. While there are numerous benefits of
a home remodel, they do come at a certain cost — and we’re not talking about money. A
major overhaul can disrupt your life for several months if you are not prepared. So if you’re
getting ready for a big remodel, here are four things you can do beforehand to make the
transition as seamless as possible. Rent a Storage Unit The first thing you need to do before starting a remodel is to determine which of your
belongings will need to be relocated during reconstruction. For smaller projects, you can
probably just move your furniture and belongings to another room. For larger projects, you
are more likely to need external storage. Aside from being a place to put your belongings
without cluttering up the rest of your home, storage units also keep your stuff safe and are
fairly inexpensi…

DIY Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Exterior Fixes
Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier.Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood.Lower humidity and cooler (not yet cold) temperatures make fall a good time to paint the exterior of your home.Inspect your roof or hire a licensed professional to examine your roof for wear and tear. If the shingles are curling, buckling or crackling, replace them. If you have a lot of damage, it's time to replace the entire roof. Also, check the flashing around skylights, pipes and chimneys. If you have any leaks or gaps, heavy snow and ice will find its way in.To prevent exterior water pipes from bursting when the weather gets below freezing, turn off the valves to the exterior hose bibs. Run the water until the pipes are empty. Make sure all the water is dra…

4 Home Roof Maintenance Tips

Summer is in full gear and the sun is hotter than ever.The blazing sun can damage more than you can imagine; your roof is important and keeping it in the best shape possible during the summer months can help you avoid having to pay a lot of money for repairs in the future. There are a few things we can do to prepare our homes for the season. These tips will help you keep your cool, as the temperature rises.
Your attic is largely overlooked but is a focal point for keeping your home cool during these summer months. Did you know your attic can reach up to 150 degrees during the summer? Yep. And, that heat above you can rob you of your cool air conditioning if it’s not properly insulated and maintained. It’s a must to inspect things like moisture in the plywood in your attic. As we know in the northwest; moisture can lead to mold. How about those exhaust fans from your kitchen and bathrooms? These, if improperly installed, can be a big contributor to the moisture buildup in…

Can Termite Damage Be Fixed?

It is rare but possible for some termite species to damage a house beyond repair, if the infestation is left untreated for many years. The most destructive termite in the U.S. is the Formosan termite, a type of subterranean termite found in the southern U.S. and in coastal areas. A large Formosan termite colony can cause significant damage to a house in approximately two years, if it is not controlled.

Fortunately this house was caught in time and we were able to remove the damaged wood and replace with new wood. This was only possible of course after professional exterminators were able to control the termite problem.

Termite Damaged Wood

With no interuption to the surrounding landscape we were able to replace the damaged wood.

On the inside we were able to remove the damaged wood back to clean wood and tie in beams to support the above floor.

Wow? Didn't know we could handle these home problems also? We are not just a roofer, we are a full blow general contractor.