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

Missing Shingles: Have Them Replaced Right Away

January 18th, 2016

Missing shingles are not just unsightly, but could be an indication of deeper problems that might be plaguing a structure. For buildings over 20 years old, missing roof shingles are a sign that an inspection is in order. A typical asphalt roof has a lifespan of 20 to 25 years, and is more likely to be subject to replacement if it was installed over another layer. After a particularly strong storm or hurricane, a prope...Read More

Michigan Roofing Bi-Annual Checking for Health and Safety Purposes

January 7th, 2016

In Michigan, the average rainfall and snowfall is between 115 and 160 days per year, depending on the area. And with the effects of climate change wreaking havoc on weather conditions, severe weather disturbances may also occur any time of the year. If you live in Michigan, roofing system maintenance and repair should be done regularly—at least twice a year. Extreme weather conditions generally bring strong winds and heavy rains that could last for days. The roofing system usually takes th...Read More

Advocate Construction Performer of the Week Mike Foy

Mike Foy- Performer of the Week

December 18th, 2015

Mike Foy has been an essential part of the productivity of Advocate Construction for nearly two years now. He has a dedicated, hardworking attitude that has given him the opportunity to advance further in our company. Mike, is the ‘go to guy’ every company needs and could hope to have. He is a valuable employee of Advocate Construction and our whole team owes him a great amount of gratitude for the work he provides. ...Read More