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How Do I Plan a Renovation in Phases?

How Do I Plan a Renovation in Phases?

Hello Vern!!! We bought a new-to-us home last year. I’ll be honest- we didn’t find a perfect fit…and we want to make some changes. The roof is ok- but it was put on in 2007. My husband wants to build a deck now so we can start enjoying it with our kids…meanwhile, the...

A Homeowner’s Guide to Vinyl Siding Damage

A Homeowner’s Guide to Vinyl Siding Damage

Sometimes….you just know when your vinyl siding needs replaced.  We’re heading into Pennsylvania’s stormiest season. With hail and fallen trees at the top of our crew’s repair schedule, it’s a good time to talk about impact damage on your vinyl siding. And how...

2022 Summer Deck Inspiration

2022 Summer Deck Inspiration

“I finally packed the coats away- and I think I can safely start gardening next week! Fingers crossed…no more frost.”  I’m chatting on the phone with a friend in Illinois. She’s excited for the sunny weather on the radar. But the rest of us here in Pine Grove? We’re...

How to Build a Rooftop Garden Paradise

How to Build a Rooftop Garden Paradise

In the garden, my tulips are breaking from the earth. I can’t wait to see the first flower of the season. I’m counting down the days for the warmer season and fighting the urge to start seeds too early inside.  I know I’m not the only one ready for spring. Every day...

Ask Vern: Flat vs. Pitched Roofs?

Ask Vern: Flat vs. Pitched Roofs?

Hey Vern, My husband and I own a flat-roof duplex near the historic district in Pottsville. The roof is around 14 years old and has already been repaired once. Unfortunately, we recently noticed leakage again. I want to replace the roof with a pitch to prevent future...

Three Reasons We Love Architectural Shingles

Three Reasons We Love Architectural Shingles

Groundhog Day is upon us again and Punxsutawney Phil predicted a lingering winter for 2022. Whether you believe weather reports from a rodent’s shadow are bonafide or not, my thoughts always turn toward Spring in this first week of February.  And while I might be...

The Ultimate Commercial Roofing Guide

The Ultimate Commercial Roofing Guide

Most Pennsylvania homeowners remember when Calvary Fellowship Church’s roof collapsed in 2016. The five feet of snow on the roof became too much for it to bear, and the roof was destroyed. Thankfully, no one was hurt! Or in more recent news, in June of 2020 high winds...

Interview with Executive Assistant: Holly Reinford

Interview with Executive Assistant: Holly Reinford

This year has been one of wonderful blessings here at Martin Roofing and Siding. We’ve added some great folks to our team to help us better serve homeowners here in Pennsylvania.  Last month we posted an interview with our architect Ana Hirsch, who does phenomenal...

A Christmas Message from Jenny Martin

A Christmas Message from Jenny Martin

Back in October, our business Christmas cards arrived from the printer. Our five year old daughter, Trina, designed the front art this year: a smiling Christmas tree with bright red garland, a yellow star, and...eyelashes.  She was so excited to open the box. It was...

Can You Install an Asphalt Roof in December?

Can You Install an Asphalt Roof in December?

What’s your gift philosophy come Christmas?  Open the stockings on Christmas Eve. Everything else waits!  “Don’t you want just one early present?”  Gifts are saved for Christmas! No exceptions.  At our house, Trina and Michael want to open presents faster than I can...

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