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Fall afternoon sunlight on a patio and lawn
Beneficial fall home improvement tips for your place

‘Summer moved on’. Humming these lyrics, everyone starts planning their autumn home renovations. Be sure to get clued up on what to do first before setting to work. Home Run Improvement has prepared an in-depth checklist of the most useful fall home improvement tips for you to stay ahead of chilling weather and handle the…

The appearance of roof shingles during a hailstorm
There’s only one way to be prepared for hailstorms – TruDefinition® Duration STORM® shingles from Owens Corning

Another hailstorm? Multiple shingle cracks again? Well, you can’t control the weather. What you are in a position to do, though, is to make sure your roof is not left defenseless when balls of ice are falling from the sky. Setting up the right ‘guards’ against the effects of the elements is way less expensive…

A gutter is being cleaned
What are the pros and cons of Shur Flo gutter guard system?

Even if you doggedly stick to all maintenance guidelines and follow your contractor’s recommendations, your gutters may fail, causing an overflow. Why? No system is guaranteed to be protected from all angles. You’ve guessed it: any gutter may once get clogged by leaves, twigs, or scattered pieces of rubbish. And you can’t climb a ladder…

Composite siding close-up
Should you consider Celect® cellular composite siding by Royal?

Picking the right siding for your home seems like one of the hardest choices ever. You want it to look charmingly, perform flawlessly, and last for years with little to no maintenance. In a desperate attempt to get that, many are misguided to have wood siding installed, yet they soon realize it is far from…

A beautiful house with well-protected roofing
Understanding roofing underlayment and why ProArmor® from Owens Corning takes the lead

You’ve probably heard about covering, sheathing, flashing, and other elements that make up a roof system a dozen times before. But what both contractors and consumers often fail to pay heed to is underlayment. Well, they shouldn’t. Just because it is an extra part of that complex structure does not make it of no significance….

Preventative roof maintenance
Spring roof maintenance 101

After three long months of shoveling snow and knocking down icicles, every homeowner is anticipating the warmer days. However, spring is no time to relax! In fact, it is one of the busiest seasons for roofing repair and maintenance. Strong wind, low temperatures, and frequent freeze-thaw cycles can leave your roof damaged and run-down. So…

How to spot and fix a leaking roof before the problem escalates?

When rainwater finds its way inside your house, a whole array of problems is to be expected – from discolored spots on the walls and ceiling to indoor mold growth. And if you don’t handle it as soon as possible, it can not only ruin the appearance of your property but even lead to a…

Roof protection from inclement weather conditions
How to prevent roof damage during all seasons?

From the perspective of a typical U.S. homeowner, every season comes with its woes: heavy snowfalls, high winds, pouring rains, and hailstorms. All these can wreak havoc on your roof. Judge for yourself – how many times did you end up replacing damaged shingles in fall and fighting ice dams in winter? Most of us…

Total roof repair
Everything you need to know about full roof replacement

Since the beginning of time, one of the humans’ primary goals in life was to get a roof over their heads to shelter them from the rain, wind, and all kinds of danger. Millions of years later, caves turned into houses, but the problem is still as relevant as ever. No matter how luxurious your…

Gutter leaking at corner
How to test your gutters to prevent leaks?

Gutters play an important role in protecting your property. When it rains, they direct water away from the house and into the underground drain system, minimizing the risk of flooding the foundation, which could cause severe structural damages. Keeping your walls dry also prevents mold from growing, soil from eroding, and keeps your expensive siding…

Ice dams are formed on the roof of a house
Preventing ice dams on the roof

Owning a house in a snow-prone area is magical. It’s like living in a wonderland where you can always have the time of your life – from organizing epic snowball fights with kids to reveling in the splendid views covered under the white blanket. That would be nothing but perfect if only there were no…

Gutter downspout alternatives
3 rain gutter downspout alternatives that are both functional and aesthetic

Water is the source of life. It can also be a source of a major headache when it is pouring down on your expensive siding and flooding your basement. That is why people have come up with rain gutters that collect the water rolling down the roof and directs it away from the house right…

A gutter is clogged by leaves
Your must-bookmark guide to cleaning gutters fast and safely

The last thing you want is to leave your roof, siding, and foundation susceptible to water damage. And this is not only about taking good care of your plumbing. When your gutter is filled with nothing but gunk, it will fail to channel the rainwater from the top of your house to the ground. What…

A view of a beautiful mesh gutter guard
Gutter guard systems overview: Choosing your perfect one

Seeing water gushing over the edges of a gutter is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Fascia board rotting, ceiling damage, mold growth, and ruined curb appeal are only a few of the dire consequences that are to be expected in this case. When water is not flowing through your downspout the way it is supposed to,…

A beautiful two-story house
Everything you must know about LP SmartSide shingles and other siding options

Unless you’re a cave dweller, you probably know that the importance of siding should never be underestimated. Much like a roof, it protects the whole building from the elements and makes your living comfortable. Plus, if it fits a house well, siding gives it an impressively welcoming look from the street. No matter the type,…

Stone veneer siding
What is better for your home: Fiber cement panels or stone siding?

No doubt, siding should be at the top of your agenda if you’re looking to spruce up or renovate your house. These days, so many options are available for sale that choosing a perfect one may be pretty tough. You can get wood, stone, vinyl, stucco, metal, fiber cement, or brick siding, to name a…

A durable gutter system
Why you should forget about DIY gutters installation and hire a professional

When we need to fix something around the house, there is always that voice inside our heads telling us that there is no need to get professional help, that we just as easily can do it ourselves. Indeed, nine times out of ten you can watch an online tutorial and avoid paying extra money to…

Hail and wind can cause serious damage to your shingles
Roof protection against wind and hail made easy

The average cost of a house in Kentucky is $143,000, and a large part of its value is the roof. Many people do not pay all that much attention to their roofs, but they are making a huge mistake. Neglecting this part of your home can result in damage that can be difficult and expensive…

Typical American suburban house with clapboard siding
The best types of house siding for your home

Siding forms your home’s first line of defense against wind, rain, and snow. But, you not only want your home to be protected from the elements, you also want to be sure that the exterior siding option you choose helps you maintain its curb appeal. There are a number of methods and types of siding…

A man is inspecting the roof surface
Secrets behind roof longevity – from attic insulation in winter to year-round maintenance

Leaving bedroom makeovers and kitchen remodeling aside, roof installation comes as the most costly home improvement project. To make sure that your investment will not vanish, it does make sense to take care of roof maintenance. This will allow you to extend its lifespan and eliminate the need of re-roofing every other year. Many homeowners…

A man on the ladder is installing parts of a gutter system
The best gutter systems for your home

A house is not complete unless it has a set of gutters to protect it from rain waiter. Without a properly installed rain gutter system, water will gather near the walls of your house. Not only will this standing water breed mosquitoes, cause mildew, and stain your walls, but it can also undermine your foundation,…

A beautiful house with a slate roof
The industry holds a new course: Eco, designer, and energy roofing

In the U.S., the roofing industry is gradually evolving from constructing simple protection solutions for properties into the art that emphasizes the curb appeal and makes your house greener. Homeowners tend to opt for materials which prove to be beautifully designed and eco-friendly with ever-increasing frequency. That said, they are still not ready to compromise…

Mold on exterior of the house
How to remove mold from vinyl siding

So you invested a small fortune into installing vinyl siding on your outside walls, and for a while, you have enjoyed the perfect exterior of your house. That is, until you started noticing unsightly dark stains on the walls. Indeed, vinyl siding is a durable, waterproof, and low-maintenance solution. But, unfortunately, it is not immune…

What are the pros and cons of DIY roofing
The Pros and Cons of DIY Roof Repair

When it’s time for a new roof, you might find yourself wondering if a DIY roof repair is right for you. Many homeowners take DIY roof replacement into consideration simply for the possibility of saving a few dollars here and there. It’s true that it can save you some money, but because so many things…

How to fix the common gutter issues
How to Discover and Repair Common Gutter Problems

Many homeowners put a lot of effort into making sure their home has great curb appeal but put little thought into whether their home has any gutter issues. However, this is a problem because a gutter system that does not work properly can:

Hardie siding for a house
LP® SmartSide® vs. Hardie® siding: What is your best option?

Quality siding is an essential home exterior part for protecting your property against winter storms, heavy rains, and hail impacts. It is also about a cosmetic upgrade that is intertwined with how your house looks from the outside. So, homeowners have to take it seriously when selecting siding for their property. This is when the…

Two roofers inspecting roof problems
What is a roof inspection and why it is important

Let’s be honest! When was the last time you did a roof inspection of your house? When it comes to home inspection, people tend to forget about the roof. However, the most common causes of house damage come from leaky roofs and flooded basements. For this reason, a roof inspection should be done at least…

Man inspecting the rain gutters
Ensure a Long Life of Your House by Providing Timely Gutter Maintenance

Why do you need gutters for your house? A roof protects your home and its contents from the effects of bad weather conditions. A good gutter system attached to it ensures that the rainwater won’t run underneath the roof and siding. Furthermore, if your house is built on a slight slope, the water may cause…

Experienced worker is installing the gutter system on the roof
The Primary Mistakes of Gutter Installation

House gutter installation is always a great idea. A quality gutter system is aimed at carrying rainwater away from the foundation of the house. This, in turn, helps to maintain the integrity of the whole building. There are many reasons why people decide to install gutters. The most common reason is that a gutter system…

Beautiful house with grey exterior
How to Identify Types of Siding for Homes

Just as a roof protects the top of a house against moisture-related problems, siding does the same thing to the rest of the building by providing exterior walls with an important shelter. It is meant to be responsible not only for the appearance of your property but structure durability and energy efficiency. Covering the outer…

Best Roofing Material
How to Choose The Best Roofing Material?

If you are planning to build a house or any other facility, after planning all of the construction work, in the end, you’ll be met with the challenge of choosing from different roofing materials, thus ensuring an adequate quality cover for your residence or place of business. Choosing roofing materials can be tough, especially if…

House with a new seamless aluminum gutter
Hand Miter Gutter Corner: The Future of Seamless Systems

It is common knowledge that water can seriously endanger the foundation of a house if not carried away immediately. It is gutters that serve as effective discharge systems to remove liquid from the top of a building. They get installed below roof eaves and are responsible for collecting rainwater while directing it to a downspout….

House with Owens Corning shingles
Explore the collection of Owens Corning Duration shingles

Give your house a proper protection We all heard the saying: ‘My home is my castle.’ It means that our home is the place where we feel comfortable and safe. However, comfort and safety do not come with houses by default. They are ensured by many aspects including the materials the houses are made from….

New house with LP Smart siding
Take advantage of LP® SmartSide® siding solutions

When the time comes to do trim and siding, there are a lot of siding options to choose from. Traditionally, people opt for wood siding owing to its natural beauty and biodegradable characteristics. However, there are a lot of other options that offer much more benefits in terms of installation, durability, and appearance. What is…

Roof Hail Damage
Louisville Roofer

When to Replace a Roof Roughly every 15 – 25 years a roof has been used up from the weather and/or is leaking / damaged and needs to be replaced. How a Roof is layered/built up is something that every home owner needs to know more about. It is linked directly to the quality of…

Roof Replacement
Roof Replacement | Best Practices

Homeowners do a Roof Replacement, or Siding / Gutter Replacements once every 15 – 25 years on average. Hence, it is difficult to know what to look for in a trusted Contractor. Pros who do this work daily will do Roof Replacements. They typically offer larger Restoration and Remodeling Services in Louisville, Kentucky as well….

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Home Run Improvement – Reviews

(Words 46 ) Home Run Improvement Reviews – helps us clearly rank highly among the Leading Home Improvement contractors in Louisville, KY. When it comes to remodeling and renovating your home, Home Run Improvement is a  professional one stop shop. Home Run Improvement, LLC is family owned and operated business serving Louisville, KY and surrounding…

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What is Angie’s List? (And why you should be using it)

What is Angie’s List? Angie’s List is an online review service that has been in business for over 10 years. The website allows homeowners to browse potential contractors & companies for upcoming home renovation or repair needs. Additionally, users can add reviews on their own experiences once a project is completed. The website currently has…