Roofing Blogs & Gutter Blogs
For over 20 years, our customers have taught us they love being educated before making a decision on their roof or gutters, regardless if it is for their home or commercial building. Because of that, we have written roofing blogs and gutter blogs to better inform any property owner who is in need of a roof repair, roof replacement, gutter installation or gutter guards. Check out those blogs below.
The Dangers of Leaving Debris in Your Gutters
Your home is your biggest investment, and all Alabama property owners know that it takes time and effort to keep that investment safe, comfortable, and in excellent condition. Cleaning your gutters is one of the jobs that homeowners may disregard or forget about. However, it is actually a crucial task that doesn’t take a lot
Does My House Need Gutters?
First time homeowners or those new to home improvement may question the importance of gutters. Are gutters a necessary component to a home’s exterior or are they more for a decorative look? Why should I install gutters on my home? Will they do more harm than good? We recommend each and every house have gutters
Different Gutter Guard Materials and Why They are so Important Every Fall
Different Gutter Guard Materials and Why They are so Important Every Fall Living in Alabama and turning our calendars to Fall means football, cooler temperatures, and leaves falling. While many leaves fall in our driveways and backyards, most of them fall on our roofs and gutters. It is easy to rake and dispose of the
Tips to Keep Rodents from Accessing Your Home
Rodents will burrow and make a home out of quite a number of materials, including those making up your building’s structure. Your roof could be the next target for various rodents like squirrels and racoons looking to find shelter. If you notice broken shingles or damaged portions of your roof, or hear strange noises that
5 Benefits of Repairing Your Roof Immediately
Every time we get our home fixed, we tend to overlook our roofs. This part protects our homes from rain, heat, storms, and other natural elements. In fact, failure to fix this part of the home can cause major damage to the interior! Additionally, remember that the weather wouldn’t wait on you to fix your
4 Reasons to Have Your Roof Repaired Right Away
Roof damage can hurt your home more than you think, especially when you don’t have it repaired right away. Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect their roofs since it’s the least accessible part of their homes, allowing problems to fester and progress into costly repairs. For this reason, it’s essential to have your roof checked during the
5 Roofing Issues You Might Have This Winter
We know that high winds, hail, and strong storms can do a number on our roof, but what about winter weather? It’s actually surprisingly hard on your roof, even here in Alabama. Ice, freezing and thawing (and our occasional snow) can create several problems that could lead to costly roofing repairs if not adequately addressed.
Roofing Scams and How to Avoid Them
Alabama is notorious for storms that wreak havoc on homes across the region. Recently, Hurricane Sally tore through Alabama leaving several million people without power and causing over $4 billion dollars worth of damage. Our team at USA Roofing, your residential roofing contractors in Birmingham, AL, wants to know something- how are you doing? Speaking
The Importance of Hiring a Licensed, Insured, and Bonded Roofer
When you need a new roof, whether from major leaks, storm damage or just age, it’s crucial to hire a licensed and insured roofer. You may be tempted to hire the first roofer you see or even a family member or friend. While they may be physically able to put a roof on your house,
The Danger of Leaves and Debris on Your Roof
Fall is in full swing which means that leaves are falling and starting to pile up. You can rake all day, use the leaf blower for hours, and yet a few days later the ground is almost covered again. We’re usually aware of the leaves on the ground, but how often do you look up
The Dangers of a Commercial Roof Self-Inspection
As a business owner, you cut costs wherever possible and sometimes that means doing something yourself. Something that may seem like you can do yourself is a roof inspection (and even minor repairs), especially if you have a flat roof system. There are several dangers that come into play if you choose to do this,
Do You Have Black Streaks on Your Roof?
What is that stuff? Have you looked up at your roof for the first time in a while and notice black streak marks running down your shingles? You might be wondering if it’ll come off or if it means your roof needs to be replaced. What is it anyway? Dirt, mold, mildew or defective shingles?
Should You Switch to a Metal Roof?
Your asphalt shingle roof is starting to show its age. It had a good run, but it’s time for a roof replacement. Whether this is your first time having a roof replacement or you’ve had to have one in each house you’ve owned, you might have the same question- should I switch to a metal
When is it Time for a Roof Replacement?
If you haven’t had noticeable leaks in your home, you may just assume your roof is fine, but aren’t 100% sure when to get it checked out. Here’s a list of reasons to have USA Roofing, your Birmingham roofing contractors, do a full roof inspection: Age If your roof is 20 years or older,
The #1 Commercial Roofing Mistake
Hiring the wrong roofing company. Having the roof replaced on your building is a big undertaking and huge investment (depending on the size of your building of course). You might think it doesn’t matter who you hire, so just hire anyone willing to repair or replace your commercial roof. Hiring just any roofer is
How to Prepare Your House for Storm Season
We are only a few short days away from April, the beginning of storm season here in Alabama. We don’t say that to scare you, we say that to make sure you’re prepared for whatever weather we experience this Spring. Weather can be unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean that we are caught off guard.
It’s Time For A New Commercial Roof Here’s Why
You have a storefront and you’d like some more foot traffic. Maybe you have a restaurant that needs some more hungry customers coming through the front door. A new commercial roof might be just the right thing! How so? The way your building or office space looks could be attracting or deterring paying customers. A
Roofing Industry Trends
A new year doesn’t just bring in a fresh start and resolutions, it also brings in new trends for many industries including roofing! While the main purpose of a roof is to protect your home or your business, that doesn’t mean that it can’t look nice and branch out from the basic asphalt shingles.
What are the Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingle Roofing
If you’re in the market for a new roof, chances are you’re prepared to do your research. In our last pros and cons blog article, we talked about metal roofing as an option for a quality roofing material. Another great option for roofing is asphalt roofing shingles. Asphalt shingles are a popular choice
Step by Step Guide on Filing an Insurance Claim with USA Roofing
If you’ve had recent damage to your roof due to wind, hail, falling branches, or storms, you might have found yourself struggling with the insurance side of things. These types of insurance claims can either be smooth or become a hassle to deal with. Call USA Roofing & Gutters to schedule a free
Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs
Whether you’re in the market for a new roof for your business or your home, there are a few different materials available. A popular choice for roofing systems is metal roofing. Metal roofing has really come full circle during the past century. From being a popular roofing material in the early 20th century to being
Tips for Commercial Roof Maintenance
Owning a business is a lot of work without having to worry about the structure it resides in. If you purchase your own building it is up to you to ensure the grounds and the building are in good shape and remain so. One of the biggest investments you can make for a commercial building
Save Your Business Money with A Roof Maintenance Plan
If you’re a business owner, we know that keeping your business in the best of shape to run properly is very important to you. However, a lot of business owners might not think about getting their roof inspected and maintaining it regularly. If the roof goes ignored, you run the risk of cracks, leaks,
How to Choose the Best Roof for Your Home
Is your home in need of a new roof? Unsure of what to look for when it comes to choosing a new roof? These tips can help! Have a professional inspect your roof There is a good chance you’ve already done this before deciding to get a new roof but this is an important
Installing a new roof is a big decision that impacts the look and value of your home. A new roof is an investment you want to protect, which is why you want to select the right warranty and company to back it up. There are a variety of roofing warranties out there, but USA Roofing
How to Know if you Need a New Roof
As a homeowner how do you know if you need a new roof? Since you are responsible for all maintenance costs for your house, it’s obvious you want to avoid all costs you can. Overlooked roof problems can cause expensive situations that are avoidable if you know what to look for. Roof Replacement and Repairs: