Spring Maintenance of Your Rain Gutters

February 19th, 2018

Spring Gutter Maintanance Winter can be intense. The elements take a toll on your home, both inside and out. Your roof is one of your first lines of defense against these elements, which is why we recommend including a comprehensive inspection and maintenance of your roof when spring a...Read More

How to Extend the Life of Your Roof

September 11th, 2017

When people think about their homes, they often don’t realize that their roof is one of the most expensive investments that are made. It is the head of defense for your family and often takes the hardest hit when it comes to harsh weather, debris and regular wear and tear. Both of these reasons are why it’s important that you take care of your roof. If you don’t, it could end up costing you thousands in the long run.

Don’t wait until you need to replace your ro...Read More

How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Roof

July 14th, 2017

Your roof is the first line of defense for your home, especially when it comes to the elements. While it protects you from the dangers of Mother Earth, it also is a huge factor in determining your home’s energy efficiency. A poor roof can mean spending hundreds of dollars more per year in electricity bills, while a good roof can help keep that money in your pocket. If you are experiencing high-energy bills, take a look at our tips on how to improve the energy efficiency of your roof. ...Read More

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 homes are considerably higher up than those installed on more t...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