With the seasons beginning to shift, it will soon be gutter cleaning time for Ohio residents. While this unpleasant chore is not something anybody looks forward to, if left unattended, those leaves that look pretty on the trees will quickly become a hazard to your roof and guttering, causing a variety of problems. Gutters clogged with heavy, rain-soaked leaves and debris can pull away from the supportive fascia board. If left uncleared, blocked gutters will cause water to flow over the front and back of the gutters and down the side of your house to your foundation, which could potentially cause wood rot and foundation issues. As temperatures drop, excess water and snow can freeze in clogged gutters and promote ice damming. [Read more…]
Renovating your kitchen? Replacing old appliances? How about buying a new couch? If you answered yes to any of these things, you should learn about the local Habitat ReStore. During these processes, you may not know what to do with your old appliances or furniture. And did you know you don’t have to throw away those old cabinets? Habitat for Humanity would love the opportunity to give your pieces new life and help those in need to spend a little less on home goods. [Read more…]
Natural light does great things for your home, and installing a skylight is the perfect way to let in the warm, comforting light of the sun. Natural light gives your home an inviting feel, and skylights allow you to bring in light in areas where it may not be feasible to install a traditional window. A skylight also adds to the value of your home and helps reduce heating costs.
Over the past week, Muth & Company Roofing has been busy assisting with the 2018 Home Repair Blitz, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio. We are excited to be a part of Habitat’s 2018 plan, which includes making repairs to dozens of local homes! Here are some myths that many people still believe about this special organization. [Read more…]
Even the best roofs don’t last forever. Asphalt shingle roofs, the standard type of roof found on most homes across the country, last an average of 15-20 years; chances are if you live in the same house for any length of time, you’re going to have to replace the roof. Because a new roof is a big expense, this makes minimizing replacement costs especially important. If you think roof replacement may be on the horizon for you, consider these tips for keeping costs down.