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2021: The Year of the Metal Roof

2021: The Year of the Metal Roof

In the last three years we’ve noticed a growing trend here in Schuylkill County...a demand for metal roofs. And not just for garages and barns: We’re seeing more high-end homes choose this beautiful and worry-free material for their roofing upgrade. While it might...

Seamless Gutters Vs. Traditional Gutters

Seamless Gutters Vs. Traditional Gutters

Seamless Gutters: What’s All The Fuss? If there’s one thing homeowner’s take for granted- it’s their gutters. If you’ve read this blog or had me out for a roofing estimate, you know that gutters are a top priority. Every seasonal maintenance post on Martin’s blog,...

Fix A Drafty Home

Fix A Drafty Home

Last week in “Ask Vern”, we discussed whether new windows are the best answer for fixing a drafty home.  It’s a question we get often as the winter weather sets in. No one likes a draft. It doesn’t matter how many fleece blankets you pile on or how high you set the...

Ask Vern: New Windows Save A Drafty House?

Ask Vern: New Windows Save A Drafty House?

“Hey Vern, We live in a ranch home built sometime in the 1950s-60s.  It’s not old but we have problems keeping it warm in the winter. Especially the bedrooms. My wife and kids are always turning the thermostat up to 75 at night.  I’ve heard good windows help in homes...

Ask Vern: My Roof And PA’s Snow Load

Ask Vern: My Roof And PA’s Snow Load

“Hey Vern! I’m so glad I found you! I just moved from Texas to Reading and...it’s snowing!!!  While I’m super excited to live near my family, this is also my first home where winter weather is a concern. I read your article about ice dams, but what about snow weight?...

Your Winter Roof: Ice Dams (And What To Do)

Your Winter Roof: Ice Dams (And What To Do)

Icicles: A Winter Scene or Ice Dams In Progress? Do your gutters look like a gingerbread house? Those icicles are a pretty addition to a snowy day... if they aren’t on your roof. Why do I say that? Icicles are an early sign of ice dams forming on the eaves of your...

Can I Paint My Vinyl Siding? DIY Do…or Don’t?

Can I Paint My Vinyl Siding? DIY Do…or Don’t?

I’ll admit: I love browsing home design sites. Whether it’s saving seasonal decor inspiration or keeping up with kitchen trends, looking at websites is the “right brain” balance to the management work I do at Martin Roofing and Siding. But sometimes I see a DIY...

Ask Vern: Should I Switch To Vinyl Siding?

Ask Vern: Should I Switch To Vinyl Siding?

“Hey Vern! I have an older home with wood clapboard siding. The paint is peeling- I know it’s not going to be a simple fix. Pieces are starting to come loose from the house.  I don’t live in a historic district so I’ve been thinking of switching to vinyl. But I don’t...

5 Fall Maintenance Checks

5 Fall Maintenance Checks

What’s the best part of kicking off the holidays? Well, if you ask Katrina...it’s the turkey. And, as a parent? I love it too, if not for different reasons. Having a family-owned business like ours means we don’t spend as much time together in leisure as we’d like....

Hail Damage to Your Home? Here’s How to Spot It Fast.

Hail Damage to Your Home? Here’s How to Spot It Fast.

Don’t Let Hail Damage Become A Major Home Renovation. Did you know that 8% of properties in Pennsylvania experience hail damage every year? In fact when it comes to hail damage, us Schuylkill county homeowners are in the top 5 areas in the nation. Catching hail damage...

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