Posts By: James Fick

“You guys are the double the price!”

So, you’re ready to buy a new flat screen TV. You’ve measured the space, done some online research, read over Consumer Reports, and now you’re going out to shop for the right one. You know you want a 55-inch TV, but the store has six different 55” TV’s ranging from $450 all the way up Read More

The Benefits Of A Good Window

If you’re shopping for replacement windows, you may be wondering what type of impact a good window will truly have on your home. Replacement windows vary in price depending on their size, style and energy efficiency level. A good replacement window will provide the following benefits: Reduce your heating and cooling bills Eliminate 99.9% of Read More

The Importance of Counterflashing on Masonry Walls

Counterflashing, also referred to as “cap” flashing, is the first line of defense against water infiltrating your building. Counterflashing is the piece of metal that is applied to the masonry wall designed to shed water off of the wall and down onto the roof surface. So, it’s critical that you choose the best counterflashing system Read More

What size Gutter do I need?

The roof is one of the most essential parts of a building as it protects, occupants, contents, and the interior of the structure from the elements. The roof drainage system (gutters) is equally important. Factors that must be considered in the design of roof drainage systems are the area to be drained, size of the Read More

SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY That’s a buzz word that has taken hold in the mainstream. You cannot go too far without hearing a company or government agency touting that they are sustainable. It seems like a complex concept that requires a high level of engineering. It’s popular, it’s trendy, it sounds good, but what does it really mean? Read More

Common Reroofing Questions Answered:

For Maryland property owners, there are many reroofing options that are viable solutions, but by far the most common roof type is asphalt shingles. Below are some common questions that are important part of the reroofing process, and should not be ignored. For one reason, it’s required by law. And, secondly, it’s just good roofing Read More

Good, Fast, & Cheap

You’ve heard that phrase before, right? How about this version; Good, Fast, & Cheap… Pick any two. In other words, it’s hard to get all three of those items from the same service company. In fact, when it comes to roofing and exterior work, it may be impossible. That’s right. If a contractor tells you Read More

What to do if you hava a dispute with a contractor?

Construction work is not an exact science. The contractor, and the project are exposed to numerous uncontrollable conditions, such as, unforeseen weather delays, material delays, working projects expanding in scope and impacting the schedules of pending projects, manpower problems, etc. Any one of these conditions or a combination of them can trigger a dispute. What Read More

New Roof Tomorrow, Completed in One Day!!!!!

New Roof Tomorrow, Completed in One Day!!!!! Sounds awesome! I could have my old leaky roof removed and a new one put on the same day. Wow! That’s minimal disturbance to my house and my lifestyle. Why would I choose another company that may take days or weeks to replace my roof? Well, let me Read More

Why You’ll Need To Replace Your Roof

  One of the most frequent questions I receive from homeowners is “What is the biggest reason I may need a new roof?” The answer depends on a number of different factors, but the answer in most cases is Mother Nature. The number one nemesis to a home’s exterior is climate change. Throughout a typical Read More