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Remodeling to Age in Place

Remodeling to Age in Place

They say “Home is Where The Heart Is”....and it’s true. A home is so much more than a house.  It’s weeknight dinners around the table. A pile of toy trucks in the corner of the living room.  It’s Christmas morning spent together unwrapping presents by the tree.  It’s...

Ask Vern: How Do I Choose a Roofing Quote?

Ask Vern: How Do I Choose a Roofing Quote?

Hey Vern,  We need a new roof bad...but deciding between different quotes has been a real headache. It’s just asphalt shingle. We received one roofing quote for $8,250 and another for $17,450. That’s a HUGE DIFFERENCE. How am I supposed to know whether the larger roof...

The Best Roof Color for Your Home

The Best Roof Color for Your Home

Your Home- a Work of Art Have you ever stopped to consider how history’s greatest artists chose their color palette?  Vincent Van Gogh relied heavily on yellows and oranges in his artwork, and utilized a regular color theme in his works.  Claude Monet never used the...

Meet the Architect: Interview with Ana Hirsch

Meet the Architect: Interview with Ana Hirsch

At Martin Roofing and Siding- Quality defines everything we do.  For product? We work with American manufacturers like GAF and Ply Gem to guarantee everything we install is backed by durability and strength. Your home should be the strongest on the block- so we only...

“What’s the Cheapest Roof I Can Get?”

“What’s the Cheapest Roof I Can Get?”

When you bought your last car- did you A) Drive in, flag down the eager salesman, and ask for the cheapest car on the lot Or  B) Do your research first: Think about what you need, create a budget, and find what has good reviews before you narrowed it down to a couple...

Layering Shingles? Here’s Why We Don’t.

Layering Shingles? Here’s Why We Don’t.

“Time is Money”  Or so the saying goes.  And when it comes to installing a new roof, saving time is top of mind for both homeowners and contractors.  After all, who wants the sound of a nail gun echoing off their roof for any longer than they need to? And for...

2021’s Top Vinyl Siding Trends

2021’s Top Vinyl Siding Trends

This week many families in Schuylkill County experienced a big first: The First Day of School. So many of our friends have texted me absolutely adorable photos of their kids with their backpacks and big grins waiting to start kindergarten, 5th grade, and beyond.  I...

Ask Vern: Is Insulated Vinyl Siding Worth it?

Ask Vern: Is Insulated Vinyl Siding Worth it?

“Hey Vern, After years of wood siding upkeep and rot control we’re having it all replaced with vinyl. My question:  We’re considering insulated vinyl siding... but is it worth it? I know it’s energy efficient and can help add insulation. But does it add enough to...

Attic Ventilation: Keep Your Top Cool

Attic Ventilation: Keep Your Top Cool

My friend Ashley doesn’t turn her HVAC on until it’s 80℉ outside.  “It’s just so expensive,” she tells me, wiping beads of sweat off of her face. It’s hard to hear her over the box fans running in every room. And as uncomfortable as her place is? I understand why she...

Ask Vern: Can I Hang Decor on Vinyl Siding?

Ask Vern: Can I Hang Decor on Vinyl Siding?

Hey Vern! My husband and I spent all spring repairing our front porch. Now that the hard work is over, we’re excited to decorate it! I want to hang up a welcome sign and some decor from the siding, but I don’t know how to! LOL. I know drilling into the siding isn’t a...

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