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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...

2021 Kitchen Remodel Trends

2021 Kitchen Remodel Trends

Wait - Are These Kitchen Trends from 1921...or 2021? The year’s 1921, and the world is grappling with the aftermath of the 1918 flu pandemic.  This pandemic advances in the medical world. Doctors began to understand germs and how illness was spread. Before this,...

Gutter Guards: Secret Low Maintenance Upgrade

Gutter Guards: Secret Low Maintenance Upgrade

Little Upgrades Make A BIG Difference.  My friend Kim just bought her first dishwasher. She moved here with her husband from Pittsburgh and, having rented most of their lives, they never had one. That is until buying their first home in Pottsville.  Doing dishes by...

How Cladding Increases Your Home’s Value

How Cladding Increases Your Home’s Value

Hop Into A Housing Time Machine. Imagine this: It’s the 1850’s and you’ve just finished construction on your new home.  Most of the houses in your town are made of wood. The material is everywhere, easy to access, and cheap. But you? You opted for brick with your new...

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