When is it Time for a Roof Inspection?

March 12th, 2017

Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home. It is comparable to the skin of your house; it’s the first line of defense. It protects you and your family from storms, rain, sleet, snow, the sun, and more. When you neglect your roof, expensive problems can occur and even lead to the entire roof needing replacing. At the very minimum, negligence will mean costly energy bills and reoccurring damage control. This is why it’s important to have ...Read More

Masonry Basics for Your Home’s Exterior Walls

October 18th, 2016

When you pass by a house on the street, what's the first thing that you notice? Chances are, it's the house's exterior walls. And for the most part, masonry had a lot to do with it.

If you're planning to give your home's exterior a do-over or thinking about what you can add to it to make it look more appealing, then applying masonry is a good upgrade option. However, your choice of type or material plays a huge role i...Read More

Advocate Roofing Experts for All Your Milwaukee Roofing Needs

September 27th, 2016

For Milwaukee roofing contractors you can trust and rely on, turn to a locally-owned company like Advocate Roofing to deliver fast and timely professional services tailored to your needs. Milwaukee's residential areas generally consist of two story flats called Polish flats. These are two-family units with one stacked on top of the other. As such, roofing systems on these...Read More

Siding Replacement: Why a Professional Contractor is Recommended

July 13th, 2016

Siding protects your home's exterior walls from the effects of the elements. It also provides your home with insulation, which helps maintain comfortable interior temperature levels year-round. If your sidings have been damaged in any way, immediate siding replacement is advised. And a professional contractor is the best person for a replacement job.

There are various telling signs of siding damage, the most common of ...Read More

James Hardy Siding Installation and Repair

June 10th, 2016

Advocate Roofing offers a variety of sidings for every climate and location. While vinyl and wood are two of the most popular choices, James Hardy Siding is fast becoming a favorite option, both for new homeowners and those seeking to renovate or retrofit existing ones. James Hardy has been producing fiber cement siding for over a century and was awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal in 2013, making it the first fiber cement product to receive the honor. It is ...Read More

Gutter Guards: A Short Primer

May 2nd, 2016

Leaf Gutter Guards Leaf gutter guards do not usually come installed with the gutter. Homeowners either need to specify to their roofing contractor that they wish for the guards to be installed or approve the contractor's recommendation to have them placed over the gutter. In either case, a gutter guard can considerably reduce the risk of having a clogged gutter, prolonging its life and preventing accumulate...Read More

Why Extra Care is needed during Planning and Construction of Missouri Roofing

April 27th, 2016

Historically, the Midwest has been hit by some of the most destructive tornadoes in the United States. For example, the giant “Tri-State” tornado of 1925 destroyed large swathes of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. More recently, a huge tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, causing $2.8 billion in damage. As a result, a new Joplin, Missouri roofing code was proposed in 2011 that aims to protect more houses in the event of a similarly str...Read More

In Chicago, Your Roofing System Replacement Can Increase Your Home’s Value

March 4th, 2016

Did you know that real estate values in Chicago increased by 6.5% over the last year? Experts say that this upward movement will continue within the next year, thereby increasing home values by up to 3.4% more of the current median ($194,800). Real estate professionals advise that if you live in Chicago, a roofing system replacement is one way to further increase your home's property value. Generally, repairing or upgrading your home is recommended if you're looking to put it up for sale. But...Read More

Roofing Contractor vs. DIY Roof Replacement

February 15th, 2016

When it comes to roof replacement, the best course of action is to hire a professional roofing contractor. While it may be tempting to go the DIY route, this type of project is best left in the hands of a professional because other than the safety risks involved, roof installation requires exact precision. In the end, the decision to work on the project yourself—minus professional help—could prove to be more costly.

Installing a new ...Read More

Hail Damage to Your Siding: Why a DIY Fix Isn’t a Good Idea

February 15th, 2016

Winter in the Midwest comes with a lot of extreme weather conditions, including strong winds, snow flurries, and sleet. Hail damage to your siding is one more thing you’ll have to worry about during the winter season, and one that has to be attended to right away to keep your heating bills from piling up, among other things.

Strong winds have a tendency to damage houses, particularly between January ...Read More