Should I Get Shutters? | Roofing Companies Raleigh, NC

When it comes to roofing companies in Raleigh, NC, Housetop Roofing can’t be beat. We make sure that your roof is done right by hand nailing all of the shingles, only using in-house employees, and having a foreman on site. We don’t stop there with our quality work: We also offer a number of home improvement services, where we provide the same quality service.

Nowadays most homes that have shutters have artificial shutters. This type of shutters add curb appeal and personality to your home, but they don’t actually function open and close like functional shutters. If you simply want shutters for their aesthetic qualities, then artificial shutters are a great way to add personality to your home’s exterior. On top of that, they’re fairly inexpensive and easy to install.

One style of shutters that are becoming increasingly popular are plantation shutters. This style of shutters is typically installed inside the home. These shutters offer you privacy from your neighbors and shade from the sun. They are also a beautiful addition to your home’s interior. Many homeowners are beginning to replace their blinds with plantation shutters since these shutters are much more durable than typical blinds.

If both types of shutters sounds like a good idea, you can certainly install both in your home, and it’s not uncommon to do so. In fact, it’s a great way to spruce up both the interior and exterior of your house.

For a roofing company that creates quality roofs and provides a number of quality home improvements, give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC.

Waterproofing Your Deck | Roofing Companies Raleigh, NC

When it comes to roofing companies in Raleigh, NC, Housetop Roofing can’t be beat. We make sure that your roof is done right by hand nailing all of the shingles, only using in-house employees, and having a foreman on site. We don’t stop there with our quality work: We also offer a number of home improvement services, where we provide the same quality service.

Over time decks will begin to show wear and tear because of their repeated exposure to the elements. There’s no way to avoid your deck’s exposure to sunlight, rain, and ice, but there are ways to help protect it from these elements and slow down the process of aging. At Housetop Roofing, we are happy to help you with a number of home improvement needs, including deck work. 

Here are the steps involved in waterproofing your deck:

  • The first thing you want to do is clear your deck of all furniture and plants. Then, give your deck a good cleaning with a broom to remove loose dirt and debris. 
  • Once you’ve done that, you’ll need a pressure washer to remove any dirt that’s caked in as well as any stain or waterproof coating that is left on your deck.
  • After your deck is thoroughly clean, you’ll want to use a sander to even out any splinters or rough areas on the deck. The cleaner and smoother that your deck is, the better sealants will adhere to your deck’s surface.
  • Once your deck has been cleaned and prepped, the next step is to actually apply the sealant. When you do this, you want to be sure to use a brush made for staining and sealants, and you want to move your brush lengthwise in the direction of the boards.
  • Once you’ve applied your sealant, allow 48 hours for it to dry.

If you’re curious about whether or not your sealant is still working, pour some water onto your deck boards. If it beads off, then your sealant is still good to go. If it soaks into the board, it’s probably time to apply some more sealant.

For a roofing company that can help with a number of your home improvement needs, give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC. For more information on waterproofing your deck, visit True Value’s website.

Preparing Your Roof for Hurricane Season | Roofing Companies Raleigh, NC

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’re well aware that hurricane season is upon us. In North Carolina, we are no strangers to hurricanes and the damage they can cause. While you can’t control the weather, you can take steps to help prevent damage to your home.

One of the most important steps to preventing roof damage is routine maintenance. Have our roofing professionals come out to inspect your roof at least once a year. While we’re there, we can spot and replace any loose or missing shingles, which are the main culprits for roof damage during severe weather.

It’s also important to clean your gutters, twice a year at the very least. Again, our roofing professionals are happy to do this for you. Full and overflowing gutters are more likely to fall during severe weather. Full gutters can also cause water damage to your home.

If you have trees in your yard, it’s important to keep them trimmed and to have any dead trees removed. Overhanging trees, no matter the time of year or the weather, can cause serious damage to your roof and your home overall. With this said, be sure to remove branches and any other debris from your yard if a hurricane is in the forecast.

If your roof does get damaged from a hurricane, be sure to give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC. When it comes to roofing companies in the Triangle, we can’t be beat.