January 2021
A low roofing bid can sound attractive at first. However, as the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In today’s post, the local roofers at Empire Contractors LLC discuss why low roofing bids should make you think twice.The Contractor Might Focus on Fitting the Project Into Your BudgetOne of the first things your roofing contractor should not ask is your budget, because the consultation will likely be centered on whether or not the options will work with it. A roofing ...
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Gutter cleaning is one of those home maintenance tasks that nobody wants to do, yet it needs to be done. Leaves and all other manner of debris can clog the gutters and lead to costly repairs. This makes a gutter protection system a good investment. In today’s post, local roofing and gutter company Empire Contractors LLC shares a quick guide on how to choose the right gutter protection system for your home.How Do Gutter Protection Systems Work?A standard gutter system is designed to catch rainwa...
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Gutter cleaning is one of those home maintenance tasks that nobody wants to do, yet it needs to be done. Leaves and all other manner of debris can clog the gutters and lead to costly repairs. This makes a gutter protection system a good investment. In today’s post, local roofing and gutter company Empire Contractors LLC shares a quick guide on how to choose the right gutter protection system for your home.
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December 2020
Depending on the material, roofs can last for 25 years (in the case of asphalt shingles) and as long as 100 years (for slate roofing). While they have a specific projected lifespan, not all will actually last as long as expected. From storm damage to general decay and lack of maintenance, there are many factors that can contribute to reducing your roof’s service life.  In this post, Empire Contractors LLC, the leading provider of roofing and siding in the region, shares three simple...
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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about siding? For most people, it’s the curb appeal that it adds to a property. Understandable, since siding covers a huge part of your home’s exterior. What many fail to realize is that siding also has a significant impact on the interior.  Empire Contractors LLC, one of the leading providers of residential and commercial roof coatings in the region, shares some insights on how siding makes your indoor spaces safe and more co...
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November 2020
Because roof replacement can easily cost several thousand dollars, it’s just normal for homeowners to look for ways to bring down the price. One of the most tempting options that you might come across is a “free roof” deal offered by some contractors but we recommend avoiding it at all costs. To help you understand better, our roofing experts give you a rundown on this particular scam. Free Roof Deals in a Nutshell Free roof deals operate on the fact that your roofing insurance can cover...
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Installing the gutter system requires some degree of skill, the right equipment and proper planning. Unfortunately, inexperienced people lack one or more of the three, causing them to make crucial installation mistakes that can ruin an otherwise good gutter. Here are four common mistakes as explained by the best local roofers in the area, as well as their effect on a gutter’s performance. 1. Picking the Wrong Gutter Size You may think that bigger is always better but a gutter’s size can h...
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October 2020
As one of the best roofing companies in the area, Empire Contractors LLC only wants what’s best for your home. If you want your gutters to work as effectively as it should, then you need to have it maintained and cared for regularly. Keeping your gutters clean also prevents any minor problems from compromising them later on. We’ve also shared below other useful tips to keep your gutters from getting damaged:  Snow and Ice It’s dangerous for snow and ice to melt on your roof, flow down to y...
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The wind blowing on the roof of your home isn’t something to be worried about, especially if it’s built by trusted professionals such as the local roofers at Empire Contractors LLC. However, there are extreme weather events that make wind a force so strong that it can severely damage most modern roofing systems.  To understand how wind can damage your home’s roof, here’s what you need to know: Direct and Indirect Damage  Wind damage can be broken down into direct and indirect types. Dir...
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September 2020
It’s important to take care of your home’s vinyl siding, but you have to be careful when it comes to maintenance. You have to make sure that what you’re doing doesn’t inadvertently cause harm to your siding. This is why our siding and roofing experts are here to give you a rundown of a few do's and don’ts of vinyl siding maintenance. Do Clean It Regularly A lot of siding damage can be caused by too much dirt buildup. The accumulated debris can absorb water or attract mold that can le...
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