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August 2019
Exposed to a number of elements, your roof is naturally susceptible to various kinds of damage. Thankfully, today’s roof materials have the capacity to withstand most storms and remain in good condition. However, you shouldn’t leave everything up to your roof system even though it’s made from top-of-the-line products. It’s crucial to do your part in maintaining every component to help your roof last longer.In this article, local roofing expert Empire Contractors LLC shares three essential ti...
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If it’s your first time to remodel your home or replace your siding, it can be challenging to figure out where to start. Obviously, you’ll need a plan — but where exactly do you begin? Thanks to the Internet, you have abundant resources to help you plan your home improvement project. The best thing is that many of them are free for you to use. In this article, Empire Contractors LLC, a locally owned business offering residential roofing services, shares three online resources that will h...
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July 2019
Mule-Hide® is one of the most trusted manufacturers of low-slope roofing in the U.S. and Canada. The company also offers a wide selection of roofing membranes. In this post, your trusted commercial and residential roofing contractor, Empire Contractors LLC, talks about the features of Mule-Hide roofing membranes. EPDMReinforced - This membrane is used in mechanically-attached and fully adhered-roofing systems in new construction. For EPDM membrane roofing installation, it can be used as flexible...
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Gutters direct water away from your home to prevent water and structural damage on your home’s exterior. However, there are areas of the house where gutters can’t be installed and that’s when rain diverters come in handy. In today’s post, your trusted provider of residential roofing services, Empire Contractors LLC, discusses what rain diverters are and if they can substitute gutters.Rain DivertersRain diverters can be installed on areas below the roof that you want to protect from flowing w...
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June 2019
Looking to get some roofing work done? You’ve probably contacted a few local roofing companies in order to get their estimates and work schedules. If so, you may have noticed that these estimates are usually priced so differently and you may be wondering why. Empire Contractors LLC, your trusted local roofing contractor, takes a look at the many things that can add to the total cost of a roof repair or replacement project. These are: The Roof Size Your roofing contractor will take an accura...
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Blistering is a common problem with asphalt shingles. As a homeowner, chances are you’ll come across this issue, especially if your asphalt shingle roofing system is old or in a perpetual state of disrepair. As your trusted local roofers, Empire Contractors, LLC discusses all you need to know about why asphalt shingles blister and what you can do to prevent their occurrence. The reasons why asphalt shingles blister include: Trapped Moisture in the Shingles This can sometimes result from a fau...
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May 2019
Maintaining your home’s exterior is a must for every homeowner. It’s the first thing your neighbors will see when they pass by. From the roofing system to the landscaping, a well-maintained exterior can work wonders for your curb appeal and your home’s overall property. Unfortunately, there are times where you lack either the time or money to maintain your home’s exterior. In this post, Empire Contractors LLC discusses the hassle-free ways you can maintain your home’s curb appeal. Upd...
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April 2019
Insurance claims might be helpful in the event your home incurs storm damage or for residential roofing services, but before you can claim the money from your home insurance company, you’ll have to deal with one important person: your home insurance adjuster. Home insurance adjusters inspect your home, evaluate the damage it has sustained and decide how much money the insurance company will pay for your property to be restored. While the thought of someone paying for your repairs is nice, th...
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March 2019
Claiming the insurance for your roof that’s been damaged by things beyond your control (like a storm) can either be very easy or very hard depending on your contractor. There are lots of factors that will influence your insurance company's decision. In today’s post, Empire Contractors LLC, your trusted roofing contractor, walks you through what to expect in a typical roofing insurance claim:Documentation Is KingAfter you file a claim, your insurance company will usually send an inspector to ve...
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February 2019
Renovations in a residential neighborhood can be tricky. These projects can sometimes create noise and other forms of interruptions. In fact, when you take on renovations without considering your neighbors, it may even result in conflict. One of the most trusted local roofers in the area, Empire Contractors LLC, shares a few do’s and don’ts when engaging in a renovation project without irking your neighbors. DO: Let Them Know Ahead of Time First, start by letting your neighbors know of ...
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