What Are Those Black Streaks On Your Shingles?

Are you noticing black streaks appearing on your shingles? They might look like they are "running" down the roof. These streaks are unattractive, but luckily, they have a pretty simple explanation -- they're caused by algae! Here's some helpful advice for getting rid of the algae and associated streaks and then keeping it from coming back. Getting Rid of Algae Though there are commercial cleaners made for removing algae from the roof, you can also use a simple mixture of bleach and water for this purpose. Read More 

Simple Roof Maintenance Hacks For Repairs And Improvements To Your Home

Shingle roofs will need maintenance to ensure they last for many years. Some of the repairs that are needed for your roof can be avoided with simple hacks. You may want to do things like add your own gutter guards or patch those small pinhole leaks. Here are some simple DIY hacks that can help you with your roof repairs and maintenance: 1. Installing Your Own DIY Gutter Guards to Keep Debris Out  Read More 

Finding The Right Tool For The Job

No matter what the job is, contractors needs their tools to complete the work they have taken on. But what happens when the job requires something special that is not always in the contractor's tool box? The simple answer is they need to find that tool somewhere. If the tool is something that they will use again, they may consider buying it, but if it is so uncommon it won't likely be used again anytime soon, renting may be an option. Read More 

4 Tips To Help You Clean Up Your Home After A Flood

Whether a home flood is from a broken water pipe or from outside flooding, the clean-up process consists of the same process. First, you will need to stop the water leak or wait until the floodwaters recede so you can begin removing standing water from inside your home. After that, it is a matter of drying out and eliminating the excess moisture from your home as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to help you through your water damage cleanup. Read More 

What A Tree Service Can Do For You

Tree service companies are useful to homeowners in several ways. Some of what they do could be done by the individual homeowner, but other duties require trained specialists. For example, tree service technicians are often trained to climb high into trees using climbing equipment, where they may need to remove a dead branch or make other adjustments from a high vantage point. Here are three benefits afforded by tree specialists.  Read More