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Three Ways to Avoid Roof Damage

 

Most often roof damage is the result of severe weather, age, or other natural factors. But some of the repairs we’ve performed over the last 30 years could easily have been prevented.

Many avoidable mistakes can lead to a whole host of problems down the line for your roof and home as a whole. To ensure you don’t fall into this costly trap, here are three activities to avoid with your roof — and what to do instead.

1. Walking or sitting on your roof

You should always think twice before climbing onto your roof, no matter whether you get there by ladder or window. Beyond the danger of falling, extra activity on an unprepared roof may cause damage to the roofing materials or structure. Walking on your asphalt shingles can strip them, dislodge them, or form gaps that can increase the potential for leaks. However, some homeowners may consider a structural redesign to make the roof suitable for sitting and even outdoor entertainment. If you think your roof might be suitable for outdoor activities, contact us today for an inspection.

2. DIY or patching major repairs

Because leaks only get worse over time, sometimes it can be tempting for homeowners to try to patch it themselves in an effort to expedite the process. But in addition to the physical danger of dealing with roof repairs without experience, a patch may not be getting to the real root of the problem and could make it worse.

While it’s recommended that you stay off of your roof as much as possible, there may be unavoidable circumstances that make it difficult. If you are in such a situation, remember to wear shoes that provide traction and sweep off any leaves or debris as you walk to reveal any trapped moisture that may cause you to slip. If you’d like to check on your roof yourself, here are some tips to do so safely.

3. Letting debris and mildew build up

It’s not just about what you do to or on your roof, but instead what you don’t do. The rain, wind, and humidity that we see so often in Georgia can cause mold, mildew, and even black algae to grow along your roof. And besides being an eyesore, these stubborn growths can also weaken the integrity of your roof. To protect your shingles and help prevent future growth, you should hire a professional roofing contractor for a lasting solution. Plus, a pro roofer will be able to detect any other issues while they’re on your roof.

Read more about the importance of regular inspections here, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 770-450-8829 with any questions!

6 Ways to Design a Guest Room/Office Combo

Your home improvement goals should always come first, whether that’s renovation or maintenance. One way to balance both is to make your rooms work for you: start by finding a less-used room and revamping it to be multipurpose.

In these clever spaces, the desk and bed co-exist beautifully.

Unless you host overnight guests frequently—and have space to spare—it’s smart to make a guest room do double duty as a home office. Here, six examples of guest quarters that pack in space-saving features with style.

1. The triple-duty guest room, den and office. A den with a door that closes for privacy can make an ideal guest space and, with some smart planning, can work as an office, too. In the space shown here, a daybed decorated with lots of cushions serves as a sofa for watching TV or as a bed for overnight guests. A pair of tall lamps flanking the computer helps the desk feel like part of the room.

2. The modern daybed. If you’re looking for a sleeker version of the typical guest bed, consider a modern, low profile daybed like the one here. During the day, the room functions as an efficient home office. At night, wheel the desk chair away and pull out the bed to create a cozy nest for guests.

3. The platform storage bed. A custom platform bed like this one offers storage in its compartments below, along with a sleek, one-of-a-kind look. The sturdy base is suitable for a Japanese futon or a traditional mattress, sans box spring. Combined with a slender built-in desk on the opposite wall, the narrow room feels serene and spacious.

4. The built-in daybed. This space-saving design can tuck in at the end of a small room, even in places a standard-size bed might not fit, leaving the rest of the room available for a desk.

Refer to standard bed sizing if you build a daybed. If it’s too short, your guests will be uncomfortable!

5. Over-the-bed cabinets. To fit in more storage, without skimping on a real bed, consider installing wall-to-wall upper cabinets. Here, a slim desk provides ample workspace below the cabinets on one side; on the other, a comfy bed invites relaxation.

6. The guest loft. Mezzanine levels can be tricky to furnish, especially as a sleeping space where guests might want privacy. One solution is to install floor-to-ceiling drapes that can be pulled shut when the space is being used by guests. A sleek sofa bed or, here, a settee bed, take up little space, while providing a comfy place to sit or sleep, leaving the other wall free for a desk and chair.

Written by Houzz for Working Mother and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

While renovations may boost your home value, your best bet to see return on your investment is to keep up with regular maintenance. Not only will you be able to catch any minor repairs before they get larger, but you’ll also extend the life and performance of your property. Read more about the importance of regular inspections here, or call us with any questions at 770-450-8829.

Create a Safe Home Environment

Creating a safe home environment is your top priority. However, there are a number of serious health hazards that lurk around your home, including floods, fires, and choking hazards. Thankfully, there are a number of precautions you can take to eliminate these hazards and keep your family safe. Take a look at 10 common dangers in your home and what you can do to protect your family.

Carbon monoxide poisoning

High levels of carbon monoxide in the home can cause headaches, dizziness, vomiting, impaired vision, and even death. Carbon monoxide is impossible to detect by smell, sight, or sound. To ward off carbon monoxide-related injuries, you should install a carbon monoxide detector. These detectors plug into the wall and immediately alert you if carbon monoxide levels get too high.

Drowning

Drownings aren’t just an outdoor risk, they’re an indoor risk as well. Every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drownings. Of these 10, two are children aged 14 and younger. To help prevent accidental drownings in the home, you should closely monitor infants, young children, elders, or the mentally handicapped during bathtime and ensure that hot tubs and swimming pools are gated.

Burns

The convenient appliances used every day in the home can pose a risk for burns, especially for young children. There are approximately 450,000 people who receive medical attention for burns every year. Curious, little fingers often come across hot surfaces that can result in serious burns. This includes stoves, hot pans and plates, fireplaces, and large amounts of steam. To reduce the risk of burns, make sure your dishwasher is securely latched to avoid being scalded by steam. Use back burners and stove knobs to reduce the chance of stove burnings.

Poisoning

There were over two million poisoning-related incidents in 2016. Several household items present poisoning hazards, including household cleaning items and maintenance supplies. A little diligence and taking the right steps can decrease the chance of anyone in your family becoming a victim. By properly storing medications, keeping paint out of reach, and securing chemicals, you avoid the chance of family members accidentally ingesting poison.

Fires

Candles and unattended appliances could lead to an accidental fire in the home, resulting in extensive damage to your property and belongings. Fires cause an estimated $7.3 billion in property damage and claim 2,500 lives each year in the US. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to prevent fires. Regularly checking your fire alarms and changing the batteries ensures you have adequate warning, should a fire occur. Keep candles away from curtains or loose materials. Ensure all appliances are in good working order to reduce the chance of a fire.

Mold

You can expect to find mold in your home in moist, damp areas or in places with poor ventilation. According to the Mayo Clinic, mold spores can trigger asthma attacks and lung infections in people with chronic respiratory disease. To eliminate mold from your home maintain a consistent cleaning schedule. Also, you should always thoroughly dry carpet, drywall, and insulation. Discard any that was left wet for two or more days—this is a breeding ground for mold spores. Always ensure your home is well-ventilated.

Flooding

Water can wreak havoc on your home. Over the past 20 years, flooding disasters affected more than 2.3 billion people. Floodwater causes damage to a home’s foundation, insulation, drywall, flooring, and electrical systems. To prepare for water damage, direct rain gutters away from the house, set up barriers, and purchase insurance if you live in a high-flood area.

Fireplaces

Whether it’s wood, gas, or electric, there are a number of potential hazards your fireplace holds. Gas fireplaces are particularly dangerous in the home—especially for children. They can increase levels of carbon monoxide in the house and can increase the chance of burns. There are a few tips for keeping safe around your gas fireplace. Installing barriers, turning the fireplace off, and monitoring your children around the fireplace decreases the chance of your children harming themselves.

Choking hazards

There are a number of items around the home that pose a potential choking threat to children. In fact, choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional death in children under five. Most of the biggest household choking hazards come from small toys and hard food that can easily block the airway. To keep your home choke-free, remove any small toys or loose parts that little hands can pick up. You’ll also want to keep small, hard foods (like nuts or hard candy) out of reach of children. Be sure to monitor children during meals, as well.

Cuts

Cuts and scratches can happen to anyone in your family, at any time. There are a number of common household items that contain sharp edges on which cuts can occur. To prevent cuts from occurring, there are a number of precautions you can take. Safely storing kitchen supplies, putting away yard tools, pointing knives and forks down in the dishwasher and in drawers, and closing the trash can all reduce the chance of cuts in the home.

Nothing is more important than keeping your family safe. There are a number of potential hazards in your home that can pose danger to you and your family. Knowing what to look out for and what precautions you can take makes your job as protector a little bit easier.

Written by Hilary Thompson for The Healthy Moms Magazine and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

At Dr. Roof Atlanta, we ensure everything under your roof remains a safe environment for the whole family. Maintaining your roof, windows, siding, and more will help reduce the risks of mold, flooding, and other hazards. Reach out to learn more about how we can help protect everyone under your roof!

Your Complete Guide to Roofing Terms for Homeowners

Whenever you need to talk to a professional for any kind of roofing project, it’s helpful to know the language. Understanding common roofing terms will help you be able to more fully understand your quote, ask questions, and make a better decision on your roofing project.

At Dr. Roof Atlanta, we want to ensure everyone is able to accurately understand a roof assessment or a roofing estimate, so we’ve compiled a glossary of some commonly used terms for parts of a roof and ventilation, as well as more sources. Read on for the full guide!

Common Parts of the Roof

These structural elements provide the foundation for the roofing system.

Trusses: Roof trusses form the upper support for a roof. A couple of main types include scissor trusses, which meet in the center and angle toward outer walls, and cantilevered trusses, which provide more vertical space for walking in the attic.

Rafters: Rafters are the less common version of trusses, as they are built on-site by carpenters instead of in a factory.

Roof Deck: The roof deck covers the trusses and provides a surface for roofing materials. It’s usually composed of plywood and covered with mixed asphalt paper.

Joists: Joists provide support below the attic floor, from one side of the home to another. They are also used in multi-story homes to support each floor.

Soffits: These are overhangs that are used for architectural design and/or shade. They extend beyond the roof line.

Fascia: This is the exposed horizontal band you see at the end of the rafters. It’s used to secure the gutters to the roof, keep water out, and increase curb appeal by covering the rough ends of the rafters.

Cornice: The cornice describes the portion of the roof extending out from the side walls of the house.

Hip: The hip is the external angle that forms where the two sides of the roof meet.

Eaves: The eaves are where the roof meets the tops of the exterior walls. They are used to wrap the house and seal the edges. Gutters are often attached to the eaves to flush out rainwater.

Drip: The drip is made up of a strip of metal that extends beyond the eaves to prevent rainwater from rolling around the shingles back onto the wooden portion of the house.

Flashing: Sheet metal or other material is used where different planes (angles) on a roof meet to prevent leakage.

Gable: This is the triangular upper part of a wall that seals the end of a ridged roof.

Ventilation

Ventilation is a crucial element of all roofs that prevents condensation from moisture and thermal buildup.

Ridge vents: These are found along the top center beam of the roof and allow hot air to escape.

Soffit vents: These are placed on the undersides of soffit overhangs. They’re often covered with a type of mesh or louvers to keep small animals out of the attic.

Gable end vents: These are built into the vertical ends of an exterior wall near the peak of the attic.

At Dr. Roof Atlanta, we go out of our way to make sure our clients understand the process that will take place, and we keep you informed throughout the process. Got questions about maintaining, renovating, or repairing anything from roofing to siding to windows? Send us a message or call us at 770-450-8829.

More sources for understanding your roof:

Choosing the Best Roofing Shingles for Your Home

Top Roof Materials for Your Home

Finding Fair Roof Replacement Estimates

Spring Tips to Boost Your Home’s Value

A Renovated Home

Investing in your roofing, siding, and insulation as a homeowner can provide some of the highest return on investment of any home improvement project. In fact: while a kitchen remodel might return around 64%, roofing and siding replacement returns between 80 and 92% of the cost in the form of home value! Read on for more do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects.

Everyone makes home improvements for different reasons, but most of the time they’re either a necessity (maybe a roof repair), something for personal enjoyment, or intended to increase a home’s market value. In fact, about 53% of adults in the U.S. have completed a home improvement project within the last year. Whether you’re getting ready to move or just sprucing things up a bit, it’s wise to be mindful of how the improvements you’re making will affect your home’s value when it comes time to sell or refinance your mortgage.

Based on what real estate experts say, the three top home improvement categories that deliver the biggest bang for your home renovating buck fall into three categories: practical appeal, curb appeal, and modern appeal. Let’s take a look at each:

#1: Practical Appeal

When we think of home renovation, our minds jump to fun projects like updating a kitchen or adding a deck, but “boring” projects like routine maintenance and repairs or energy-efficiency upgrades go a long way in creating baseline appeal and value to your home.

Maintenance & Repairs

Home hunters want to know the place they’re considering is in good condition. No matter how great a renovated bathroom looks, it won’t persuade a buyer to overlook a major repair they’ll have to deal with right away. Performing routine maintenance on furnaces and septic systems, fixing problems like plumbing leaks or rusty gutters, and making practical improvements are all investments that will raise and maintain your home’s value in the long run. Even spending a few hundred dollars in this area can yield a few thousand more in return.

This shows in statistics. Based on national averages, adding insulation regains 107.7% of the cost in the form of home value; replacing roofing or siding recoups 80 to 92% of the cost. Compare this to a bathroom or kitchen remodel, which only returns 64 to 80%, at best.

Energy Efficiency

Homebuyers are looking more carefully at utilities – one of those controllable expenses that can be drastically improved with energy-efficient appliances and heating/cooling systems. Besides the personal savings on your utility bills and taxes, The Appraisal Journal says making your home greener will also improve the value of your home by up to 20 times the annual energy savings. Wow!

#2: Curb Appeal

Potential buyers decide within the first few moments of walking up to a house whether they’re interested in seeing more. First, there’s landscaping. Overhanging trees and unruly bushes can obscure your house’s best features, darken the interior, encourage mold, and can even cause expensive damage. A Home Gain survey showed that putting just $400 to $500 into landscaping could improve the value of your home up to four times that amount.

Then there’s the entryway. Is it neat, well-lit, and protected from the weather? Is your door in good shape and look secure? Consider updating your entry with a steel door – it’s another item you’ll recoup almost 100% of your cost on. Plus, they look modern and are pretty cool too.

Finally, fix other exterior issues like missing siding or chipped paint. Small updates like these can make a pretty big difference when it comes to shaping the first impressions of anyone who see your home.

#3: Modern Appeal

It’s time to give your home some modern appeal after the basics are taken care of. Real estate professionals say home buyers are looking for open floor plans, natural light, updated flooring, and bathroom and kitchen upgrades. Here are a few of the most value-driven ways to make your home look more modern:

  • Spend a few hundred dollars to knock out a non-structural wall or kitchen island.
  • Improve light by replacing broken panes, freeing painted-over windows, and installing less expensive tubular skylights.
  • Fix squeaks in your floors, patch and repair boards and tile, or rip out wall-to-wall carpet and replace it with engineered hardwood.
  • Update the bathroom on a tight budget by replacing frosted glass, cleaning grout, removing rust stains, re-caulking, updating doorknobs and pulls, replacing faucets, and installing a low-flush toilet.

The bottom line is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on improvements to increase your home’s value. Just choose your improvements wisely and you can easily recoup that investment back. The more you value your home by taking care of it, the more others will value it, as well.

Written by Jessica Sommerfield for MoneyNing and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

Got questions about maintaining, renovating, or repairing anything from roofing to siding to windows? Send us a message or call us at 770-450-8829.

5 Uncommon Uses for Common Household Items

Various Household Items

There are so many specialty items on the market now — bread scoopers to hollow out bagels, vacuum attachments for your blinds, you name it. But before you order a new gadget, try out some less-known purposes for items you probably already have around the house!

  1. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Eraser On Harwood Floor

They’re great for removing pencil marks, but did you know they can also get out scuff marks on hardwood or tile floors?

  1. Butter Knife
Butter Knife Used as Screwdriver

The average butter knife can be used as more than just a kitchen tool. It works surprisingly well as a screwdriver in a pinch, if you place the flat edge of the butter knife in one of the grooves of the screw and try turning it. Plus, you can insert it into the end of a curtain rod to help your curtains slide on smoothly. No more struggling with the fabric over those sharp edges!

  1. Plastic Bread Ties
Bread Ties Used to Hold Wires

Before you throw out those split plastic squares that hold the bread bag closed, try one of these tricks.

Got a tangle of overlapping wires under the desk? Label the cords easily with bread tags.

Flip-flops keep coming apart? The ties can also be used for quick and easy shoe repairs. Secure to the underside (sole) where the thong goes through the shoe — no more broken flip-flops!

  1. Dryer Lint
Dryer Lint

Even the lint that collects in the dryer screen, vent opening, and vent hose can be useful year-round. Because of how flammable it is, many people use it as a fire-starter for the wood burner in the winter, and for campfires in the summer.

  1. Milk Jugs
Milk Jugs Used For Gardening

For all gardeners from experts to novices, these plastic containers make excellent portable greenhouses for your garden plants. Just cut off the spout and place over plants to protect them from frost or storm damage.

Fun fact: while many household items can be upcycled to save you time, energy, and money, roofing materials are the opposite! Contractors should never reuse any materials — this is the number one cause for future leaks and weather intrusion. Learn more about the Dr. Roof Difference.

Choosing The Best Roof Shingles For Your Home

A Home With New Shingles

Change Home’s Image With Shingles

When you think of making changes to your home, you may think of it as a costly and long-term process. But changing the image of your house can be as simple as selecting a shingle type from a lookbook! Plus, just switching up your shingle type could make your home more energy-efficient and damage-resistant. If you’re ready for a visual change, roofing shingles can be replaced year-round and adapted to the style of your choice.

When selecting the best roofing shingles for your home, in most cases you’ll want to consider the following factors:

  • Grade and Budget: Choose from a variety of models which differ based on installation cost, quality, and available design options.
  • Climate: Lighter colors can reflect heat, while dark colors are best for colder regions. Choose ratings for wind, fire, and hail based on your climate.
  • Design and Color: The higher the grade, the more styles, and colors you’ll get to choose from.

You can start by browsing the following roofing shingles, and reach out with any questions.

Asphalt roof shingles

These are by far the most popular choice for residential roof shingles. They are low-cost, easy to install, and durable, with an average lifespan of 20 to 50 years.

Asphalt roof shingles pair best with steep roofs. Although they are cheaper and easy to install, they are recommended for more temperate climates, since significant changes in temperature can weaken them. Because they can be recycled, asphalt shingles are an environmentally friendly option.

With current technology, asphalt shingles can be customized to different colors, sizes, and shapes. And you don’t need to sacrifice appearance for cost — they are crafted to look like some of the more expensive shingles.

Fiberglass shingles

A blend of baked plastic and glass fiber makes the fiberglass shingle more strong and durable. The fiberglass shingle is then coated with some asphalt and mineral fillers to make it waterproof.

Fiberglass shingles are known for being fire-resistant. For this reason, fiberglass shingles may be best if you live in a fire-prone area.

Organic Shingles

This type of shingle was created in a bid for more eco-friendly products but was removed from the market around 2005 due to its inefficiency. They were manufactured from the recycling of waste paper and clothes which were then coated with asphalt.

Wood and shake shingles

These are made from wood or synthetic material. Wood shingles have a lifespan of up to 30 years and can withstand harsh climatic conditions like fluctuation of temperatures and high-speed winds. They are eco-friendly and can help reduce your heating bills.

Other types of roof shingles include slate shingles, which have a lifespan of 80 to 100 years, as well as solar shingles — a more recent and highly efficient type. Solar shingles also help in the production of domestic energy for consumption.

For more information on the best roofing shingles, send us a message or call us at 770-450-8829.

The 7 Most Satisfying Ways to Declutter Your Home in 5 Minutes

Clean your home, one simple step at a time.

It’s morning rush hour and you’re hustling to get your kids and yourself out the door.

As you’re packing lunches, you’re able to put your hands on six water bottles, but somehow can find only one lid. (You peek in the junk drawer, but no lids have migrated there.)

Glancing toward the bureau by the front door, you notice a pile of unopened mail so high that a dangerous collapse is inevitable.

And when you finally get all the kids packed up and dropped off, you suddenly realize you forgot to brush your teeth before leaving the house. Popping open the center console of your car, in search of a breath mint, you reach into a dangerously sticky, glittery junkyard of trash, coins and fast food napkins. No mint, but you do find the Happy Meal toy your 6-year-old has been begging for. So let’s call that a victory.

Spending time to get organized, while already juggling the needs of work and family, almost feels counterintuitive, doesn’t it? And yet uncluttered spaces are life-giving. They promote calm, peace, freedom.

That’s what you’re after. In fact, it’s what you need.

Admittedly, minimizing all the clutter in your house over the course of one weekend is not reasonable for most people. But taking a few small steps in the right direction is possible for everyone. With a few five-minute decluttering projects, you can begin to take small, manageable steps to live in the kind of environment that is life-giving for you and for your family.

Here are some five-minute decluttering projects you can accomplish today:

1. Declutter your kitchen cupboards.

Declutter your plates or cups cupboard, along with those water bottles. Many modern homes are filled with duplicate items. One of the places this can be easily noticed is in our kitchen cupboards. Realistically, how many cups, mugs, bowls and plates does your family need? Have you slowly accumulated an entire cupboard full of them? Maybe. Reach in the back, grab those that are never used, and minimize them forever from your life and valuable kitchen space. (And if the water bottles don’t have lids? Two-step them by putting them in a box for two weeks. If the lids don’t show up, the bottles go into recycling.)

2. Sort through your paper.

Sort through a pile of mail or paper. First, look for piles of paper in places they don’t belong (kitchen counters, dining room tables, coffee tables) and tackle those piles first. You’ll get through them quickly and easily. If you’re feeling motivated, move on to tackle a larger pile—sometimes taking the first step is the hardest.

3. Clean your car.

Too often our vehicles fill up with unnecessary things: old CDs, sunglasses, Happy Meal toys, receipts, coins, empty water bottles, paper trash. Grab two bags: one for garbage and one for items to relocate. Fill them quickly with everything in your car that doesn’t need to be there. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can empty your vehicle of unneeded clutter.

4. Tackle a junk drawer.

Some junk drawers may take longer than five minutes, I admit. If you’ve got the extra time, declutter it completely. However, for a strict five-minute task, set a timer on your watch and see how much of the junk you can remove from the drawer. You may be surprised how much you can remove in that time frame—and how quickly you can accomplish something when you put your mind to it.

5. Return toys to their storage spot.

If you have young children (or even older ones), you know that toys routinely get strewn around the house. Grab a few minutes with your child this evening before bed and make sure all the toys get taken back to the room or space they belong—and don’t forget car toys! If this task seems overwhelming, consider some of the benefits of owning fewer toys. But in the meantime, do your best to teach your children the importance of returning items when finished using them.

6. Clean your bedroom dresser.

Clear off the top of your bedroom dresser. Bedrooms should promote rest, relaxation and intimacy—not upheaval and unrest. With focused attention, it will take you less than five minutes to clear off the top of your dresser. And it will change the entire mood in your bedroom.

7. Clean out a bathroom medicine chest.

If empty containers, expired products and dozens of items no longer used are cluttering up your medicine chest (and probably the cupboards under your sink), take a few minutes and remove everything that can go. Then, dispose of it appropriately. You’ll feel more calm the very next morning as you get ready for the day ahead.

I realize, of course, everyone’s living arrangement looks a little bit different than others. Specifically, for you, one of the projects listed above may take longer than five minutes. But for the most part, they can be completed quickly. And whether you accomplish one or all seven, you’ll be thankful you did. They might not solve all your clutter issues, but they’ll definitely get you moving in the right direction.

Happy decluttering. And enjoy a life that’s a little more peaceful!


Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. He is the best-selling author of The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life and The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own.

Written by Joshua Becker for Working Mother and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

We know not everyone tackles spring cleaning and home improvement on the same schedule. So if you realize while decluttering that you could use a hand with some painting, siding, or attic insulation work, reach out with any questions!

Dr. Roof Gift Card: Enjoy Loyalty Rewards

Your home comfort and satisfaction in our services have always been our priority. With you in mind, we are excited to give back with Dr. Roof Gift Cards!

To take advantage of our Gift Card program, simply present the card the next time you call in any of our technicians. Your Gift Card will be redeemable at any time for any of our Services.

How to use your Gift Card(s):

  • Anytime — it never expires!
  • For any of our Services
  • 1 Gift Card per home per Service performed
  • Not redeemable for cash

All of us at Dr. Roof deeply value each and every customer. Our hope is to become a partner in home services for life, and we look forward to assisting you with any and all home services for years to come. We appreciate you choosing Dr. Roof!

Home Firework Safety

Many people will choose to forego professional fireworks displays at crowded parks and malls and celebrate Independence Day at home. These celebrations may include DIY fireworks displays. Whether you are partial to shells, sparklers, spinners, or sky flyers, the safety of your body, your children, and your home should be the number one priority.

The Consumer Products and Safety Commission recommends the following tips to keep yourself and your children safe when using fireworks at home:

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.

Dr Roof recommends these five tips to keep your home safe when using fireworks:

  • Clean your gutters. According to firefighters, doing this offers your roof the most protection from fire. Gutters clogged with pine needles, dry leaves, or other material can easily ignite if a spark lands on them.
  • Use your sprinklers in both the front yard and back yard. Keeping your grass and landscaping damp will help put out any lit material that may appear.
  • Pick up any dead leaves or other dry material from your property, particularly anything close to your home, shed, or garage.
  • If you have bark, mulch, or wood chips around your home be sure to water it. These materials can hide and protect a spark for hours before a fire grows.
  • If you suspect any roof or siding damage due to fireworks, call Dr. Roof for your free home inspection!