Roof Inspections and Maintenance

Many homeowners believe that once a roof has been installed, no further action is required. They believe the warranty will provide a solution for performance problems. In actuality, warranties specify that the owner is obligated to maintain the roof properly. With Winter already here, you should have had your roof thoroughly inspected. As the temperature drops, roofing risks increase and if you neglect to inspect your roof, heavy snow and ice buildup, can cause significant roof damage. Below are preventive measures and tips to maintain your roof. Drain Blockage and Ponding Water Debris is one of the leading causes of roof damage and leaks. Debris such as fallen leaves and branches can create real problems, as mentioned in the “4 Of The Best Gutter Cleaning Solutions” blog post. Debris can clog scuppers, downspouts, and roof drains, leaving ponding or stagnant water idle. When the freezing temperatures come around, the debris … Read More

Replacement Windows Q & A’s

It’s important to learn more about replacement windows prior to investing in them. Below are 8 questions and answers you should know before making an investment in replacement windows. 1. How do you know when your windows need to be updated? Take a look at each window in your home. If air is leaking in, if you have difficulty operating them or if condensation is between glass panes, it may be time for an upgrade. 2. How much will it cost to replace my windows? The best way to determine the cost is to contract a professional and receive an in-home estimate. At Graves Bros, our estimates are FREE to you. 3. When should I replace my windows? Spring and Fall are popular seasons for replacing windows, however professionals can perform an install anytime of the year. 4. What style of vinyl window should I purchase? Choosing a style of … Read More

Winter Home Improvement Projects To Consider

Winter hasn’t quite started yet, but the snow is falling and the temperatures are dropping. As a home owner, you may not think it’s a good time to tackle home improvement projects, but believe it or not, they don’t have to wait until the warmer weather arrives. Graves Bros. is well known for their roofing services, but we are also experts at siding, windows, doors, insulation, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We thought we’d sharing 7 home improvement projects that can be completed in the Winter. 1. Window Replacement Energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. The Spring and Summer aren’t the only time of year you can replace your windows. If you decide to replace your windows, you’ll have to make several decisions about the type of windows you purchase. Learn More Here 2. Replace or Refurbish Exterior Doors Your windows aren’t the … Read More

Bathroom – What Does Yours Say?

Has your bathroom been updated lately? Your bathroom is one of the easiest places for creating style and functionality in your home. Generally, the average bathroom is basic and simple, white and boring, with no obvious personality. Today, that’s no longer the case. With many material and fixture choices it is easy to turn a plane bathroom into a space that evokes style and comfort. Blogs and Pinterest are a couple of resources people go to for bathroom remodeling ideas. If you have an idea of what you would like your bathroom to look like, but are on a limited budget, below are some tips to lower the price tag. 1. Limit the use of tile. Tile can be very expensive and the cost of labor is even more pricey. 2. Research showrooms, fabricators and closeouts at stores. Purchase remnants of materials like granite or title, in lieu of slabs. … Read More

4 Of The Best Gutter Cleaning Solutions

Fall is the season when gutters are cleaned in preparation for the cold and wet months ahead. There would be far less property damage if more home owners and property managers knew the best way to clean out their gutters. Cleaning gutters properly also results in fewer injuries and deaths. Repairs from clogged gutter damage can be very costly. If rainwater doesn’t flow properly through the gutters and downspout system it backs up and overflows. During the chilly months, water can freeze, causing damage and a host of other problems. The best way to clean out your gutters isn’t so cut and dry. There are many people who swear by their method and say it’s the best way. The truth is, there are many different approaches to cleaning out your gutters. So what you need to do is educate yourself about each one and choose what works best for you. Keep … Read More