Introducing The 4 Main Ingredients Behind Fiber Cement Siding

Four-ingredient recipes are popular for busy families. Yet not all recipes are for eating, and at least one is a sure-fire way to protect your Sacramento-area home: fiber cement siding. What is fiber cement siding made of? There are four ingredients: Portland cement, sand, cellulose fibers, and proprietary components. Water makes the mixture mixable.  [...]

How Much Maintenance Does A Metal Roof Require?

If your Sacramento home is gracefully crowned with a gleaming metal roof, congratulations! You can look forward to some five decades of worry-free service from that durable roof. But do metal roofs need maintenance? They do, but not nearly as much as shingle roofs. Here are the ABCs of TLC for your metal roof.  [...]

How To Choose Between Architectural & Asphalt Shingles

Chocolate chip mint was America’s favorite ice cream flavor in 2021, says Reader’s Digest. Not the best-selling (vanilla still takes that sweet spot); the favorite. Similarly, shingles are North America’s most popular roofing material, according to HGTV. The three-tab shingle is America’s vanilla; to step up to chocolate chip mint in a roofing material, you [...]

4 Things You Should Know About Skylights & Energy-Efficiency

Why did Vikings wear horns on their helmets? Is the Five-Second Rule really a rule? Are skylights energy efficient? People regularly flood the internet with questions like these. Not every question ends in a satisfying answer. Vikings never wore horns; a costume designer invented them. Bacteria do not own watches, so do not eat food [...]

How To Spot The Safety Requirements On Your Roofing Job

Roofing contractors are consistently at risk of mishaps and falls, even if they have the proper safety equipment and follow the strict protocols required for all aspects of the job. A slippery surface, exposed tree or electric lines, a gust of wind, or a loose shingle can cause falls and injury. Unfortunately, falls can be [...]