How to Save Energy this Winter for a Less Costly Electric Bill | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Durham

How to Save Energy this Winter for a Less Costly Electric Bill

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Winter is most certainly here, and nowhere is that more evident than with the record-breaking snowfall we’ve already received in North Carolina. And when snow is on the ground, we tend to put our thermostats to good use and crank up the heat. But before you drain your bank account trying to keep your home warm, try a few of these money-saving tips to keep your bill low and your spirits high this season. Service your HVAC. Your HVAC unit should be running efficiently and… Read More

Fall To-Do List: Caulk Your Windows Before It Gets Chilly! | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction | Durham

Fall To-Do List: Caulk Your Windows Before It Gets Chilly!

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The Silicone Seal: What’s The Point? We cannot stress enough the importance of sealing your windows. If you want your home to be energy efficient and remain warm during the winter months, re-caulking your windows is key. Many homeowners do not check for this, as they think once your windows are caulked, there is no need for touch ups. As a rule of thumb, the best time to caulk your windows is during the fall, before the temperature drops. Sealant works best in temperatures 45℉… Read More

A Guide to Prepare and Protect Your Home Against Floods | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Durham

A Guide to Prepare and Protect Your Home Against Floods

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In the Eastern United States, rainfall can reach dramatic levels, especially during hurricane season when storms bring heavy winds and rain.  North Carolina experiences rainfall averages ranging from as low as 37 inches per year to as high as 84 inches. This rate is different depending on what region of our state you live in.  For example, regions near the coast tend to have higher levels of rainfall due to their close proximity to the ocean. Occasionally, the Raleigh-Durham area experiences flash floods that can… Read More

Shielding Your Home: The Purpose of Insulation | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Durham

Shielding Your Home: The Purpose of Insulation

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Do you ever notice your air conditioning is constantly running, working every second to maintain your indoor temperature?  Maybe your electricity bill has always been higher than others in your area and you’re tired of throwing your hard earned money down the drain.  While there are many factors at work in maintaining your indoor atmosphere, one of the most important is insulation. There are different types of home insulation, all of which have their own specific functions.  There are some that are fireproof and some… Read More

Can you replace your roof yourself? | Storm Guard Roofing and Construction Durham

Can you replace your roof yourself?

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As a homeowner, there are many times when you’d like to save some cash and attempt home improvement projects on your own. For someone who’s especially handy, DIY projects can be fulfilling, money-saving, and even fun. And it’s always good to be familiar with how your home works and is put together. But roofing is a different animal. Unless you are trained in the safety precautions, possible hazards and how to circumvent them, and have access to the proper tools necessary, you should always hire… Read More

Do you really have to maintain your roof?

Do you really have to maintain your roof?

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For many homeowners, the idea of maintaining their roof is somewhat odd. But maintaining your roof is essential for maximizing its useful life. Here are some tips for regular maintenance that can extend the life of your roof and save money in the long run. Regular Roof Inspections The first step to ensuring a healthy roof is by performing regular inspections. It is recommended that roof inspections for shingle or composite roofs are performed every three years by a trained professional. Additionally, it’s a good… Read More