Downspout Art

Downspout Art

Artists do great work when they make the mundane interesting. And so it is with Buster Simpson’s downspout planter system pictured here. Not only does the downspout collect rainfall, it also sends that water directly to attached plants. The piece was constructed...
Shingle Warranties

Shingle Warranties

To take out a warranty on your roofing shingles or not to? That is the question. According to TheRoofery.com, the answer should almost always be “no.” Shingle warranties only cover manufacturer defects, which are such rare occurrences that Andy Talley of...
Shingle Warranties

Roofing Scare Tactics

Feazel Roofing didn’t win many friends when they sent out a mailing falsely telling recipients their roofs were defective and required a $49 roofing inspection. That was bad enough until someone in their organization posed as a customer and defended the company....
Shingle Warranties

The Roof over our Heads

As you emerge from another long, harsh winter, it’s time to think about your roof. Most roof damage occurs before it’s visible from the ground so it’s best to catch it early.First, when you take out the ladder to do the inspection, make sure it...
Shingle Warranties

Fire-Resistant Roof Shingles

It’s heart-wrenching to follow reports of wildfires that rip through portions of this country and are now ravaging California. We can all understand why there are fire codes to stop the spread of flames in these areas. But the truth is that residential...