The Do’s and Don’ts of Vinyl Siding Installation

At Advanced Restorations, we’ve had the opportunity to see many vinyl siding projects during the time we’ve been in business.  Sometimes we’re called upon to review work completed by another contractor, many times we’re attempting to replace a lone damaged wall for a property, and many times we’re called upon to replace siding for an entire house.  Through that time …

Cold Weather Roofing Installation

We’re quickly finding ourselves amid Fall weather and despite how much we all want to avoid it, that means we’ll quickly be dealing with Winter and everything that comes with it.  If you’re in a geographic area that doesn’t deal with temperatures below 50 degrees, this doesn’t change much for your process but if you live anywhere that dips lower, …

To Enforce or Not Enforce – Building Codes

Outside of extremely rural areas, many cities and counties choose to adopt sets of building codes to be applied in their given jurisdiction.  In most cases, this involves the use of the International Residential Code and the largest variation will be upon which edition has been adopted – the IRC is typically updated about every three years so a person …

Landscape Protection – Expectations Vs. Reality

Advanced Restorations has had the pleasure of completing projects for homeowners that owned immaculate properties.  We’ve seen amazing landscaping, beautiful architecture, and breathtaking views.  On the other hand, we’ve also completed projects for homeowners that were, without being too unkind, a bit behind on their upkeep.  But all those homeowners had the same thing in common, they wanted to be …

High Risk Leak Areas

Whether you are purchasing a new home, planning to renovate your current home, or attempting to diagnose water stains that are appearing inside your home – there are several areas on the roofing system that have the potential to be problem areas.  A surefire way to diagnose possible problems is to have a professional review your property and below are …

Top Four Signs that it is Time for New Vinyl Siding

Quality siding is an important aspect of any home’s health and provides protection from the outside elements. With constant exposure to the sun, rain, snow, pests, falling tree limbs and erosion with time, your home most likely has experienced some of these common siding issues already. When it comes to siding, the top four issues to be on the lookout …

How To Deal With Spike and Ferrule Gutter Systems

Our office previously tracked the number of projects we came across that involved a gutter system attached to the home using a spike and ferrule system – we told ourselves that our goal was to complete enough projects in our area that we would never see another example of this antiquated system again.  Despite our best efforts, we continue to …

The Dangers of a Clogged Gutter System

We’ve previously discussed basic gutter cleaning and maintenance for the average homeowner. Like much of the exterior items on a home, it’s hard to consider potential issues until they’re causing larger problems, but an ounce of prevention now is truly worth its weight in gold. Aluminum seamless gutter systems are installed on your property to help direct water (through rainfall or …

Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Project

Depending on your location, you may very well have an over-abundance of choices when it comes to hiring a roofing contractor to complete repairs for your home. If you’ve had a recent storm event you likely won’t even need to contact a company, you’ll have canvassers and salespeople knocking your door for the next several weeks. This can certainly be a …

Roofing Repair vs Roofing System Replacement

“Can you just patch it?” As a roofing contractor this question is what we are most often asked after inspecting a property and discovering damage to the roofing system.  Most homeowners don’t consider their roofing system when planning their typical home maintenance routine and don’t usually know there is an issue until it causes further issues – most often by …