Typical summer weather is often fraught with flash flooding and humidity as much as it is nice sunny days. While a downpour can turn a summer day unpleasant and often drives people indoors, few people know that this rain, even when it clears up, is..
With this upcoming season’s forecasted scorching high temperatures, you’re bound to hear the expression, “It’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk!” Did you know, though, that the standard roof can reach 150°F or more in the summer?..
From the gentle pitter-patter of rain on your windows to the enormous sidewalk puddles en route to work, you may have noticed that this past month was one of the wettest Aprils on record for New York State, with some cities recording a whopping 50%..
Given the past onslaught of bad weather in the Northeast, your roof is sure to have taken a beating recently. Taking proper care of your home is essential as it protects both you, your family, and possessions from the elements. Using an easier or cheaper ..
When roof ice takes the form of icicles, you may stop to admire how dainty and attractive they look. However, in order to prevent long-term damage, it’s highly recommended that you get as much snow and ice off your roof as possible. Icicles may (or may ..
Wind can seem innocuous enough. Cool wind on a hot day is a great relief. A soft breeze on a warm day is soothing and peaceful. Yet wind in the winter is bitter cold and harsh, leaving us with chapped lips and wind-whipped cheeks. We take care of our bodi..
In the New York City area, we are used to extreme weather conditions come wintertime, such as heavy snowstorms or Nor’easters. In general, if a home is built to meet the standards of its local building code, the roof should be able to withstand any amou..
Winter is fun, and we all (generally) look forward to a nice cup of hot chocolate, cheesy Christmas movies, and gift-giving. Our winter snows can also be beautiful to look at, but it’s not uncommon for them to spell trouble for homeowners in the tri-sta..
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you know what they say: be thankful for a roof over your head. And rightfully so! But like most things in life, roofs are not infallible. Rather, they require regular checkups and steady maintenance, especially..
Hurricane season is upon us and won’t head out until the end of November, which means several strong wind and heavy rain events are possible for the next few months. Aside from keeping your fridge and pantry stocked, there are important preparations..