Happy Labor Day! | Roofing Companies Raleigh, NC

With free and accurate estimates and written guarantees for all workmanship it’s no wonder that Housetop Roofing is Raleigh, North Carolina’s favorite home improvement and roofing company. We offer a full complement of top quality home improvement services with guaranteed craftsmanship that is second to none.

We’d like to say Happy Labor Day from our family to yours! We hope that you’re having a relaxing day with your family and friends, maybe grilling up some burgers, or soaking up the sun somewhere. Once the long weekend ends, and it’s back to reality, we are here to help you with all of your roofing needs in the Raleigh, NC area. Here are some reasons why you can put us to work and trust in the quality of our labor:

  • We offer award winning service. In fact, we’ve won the Best of the Best Award in our community NINE times!
  • We offer a wide array of home improvement and roofing services, which means we can be your one-stop shop for all that you need done around your home.
  • As a locally owned and operated small business, we value your community, which means we do everything the right way and the honest way.
  • With decades of experience, we can offer our roofing and home improvement expertise to all of our clients, and we are able to answer any questions you may have.
  • We are fully insured and licensed, and we are happy to offer our customers proof upon request.
  • We offer free and accurate estimates so that you know what to expect before the job starts.

If you’re looking for a roofing and home improvement company that you can trust, look no further than Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC.

Eco-Friendly Roofing | 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.

If you’re looking for a roof that’s more eco-friendly, you’re in luck because there are a number of eco-friendly roofing options available. 

Metal roofing is one of the more eco-friendly roofing options. Not only does it last 2-3 times longer than asphalt shingles, it can also make your home more energy efficient and help to reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs. In addition, metal roofing can be recycled.

If you’re not looking to replace your existing roofing, you can still make your current roof more eco-friendly by adding solar panels. While solar panels can be expensive to install, they can save you a lot of money on energy costs in the long run. On top of that, you can receive tax breaks if you have solar panels, saving you even more money.

A less traditional but also super eco-friendly roofing option is a green roof. These are flat roofs that have an added protective membrane for watering. From there, you can grow plants, trees, fruits, and vegetables on top of your roof. Green roofs are especially ideal for urban areas where yard space is limited and pollution rates are higher.

If you’re interested in making your roof more eco-friendly, give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC today.

Rooftop Safety | Roofing Companies Raleigh, NC

With free and accurate estimates and written guarantees for all workmanship it’s no wonder that Housetop Roofing is Raleigh, North Carolina’s favorite home improvement and roofing company. We offer a full complement of top quality home improvement services with guaranteed craftsmanship that is second to none.

If you’re planning on cleaning your roof or your gutters yourself, it’s important that you practice safety in order to prevent a fall and/or injury. So, here are some rooftop safety tips to help you out:

  • When using a ladder, always make sure that it is on level ground.
  • Make sure that your ladder is sturdy and safe for use.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes with strong traction.
  • Wear gloves when cleaning your roof or gutters.
  • Don’t try to clean your roof if it has rained or snowed recently, as wet shingles can be extremely slippery.
  • Don’t wear loose or over-sized clothing that can get caught on your ladder or that you can trip on while working.
  • Have an extra person on the ground to keep an eye on you while you work and warn you if you get too close to the edge.
  • If it’s going to be a sunny day, be sure to wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Also wear a hat and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun’s glare.

If you don’t have previous experience cleaning your roof and gutters, then it’s probably a good idea to have a roofing professional do this for you.

For all of your roofing needs, including roof cleaning, in the Raleigh, NC area, be sure to give us a call at Housetop Roofing today.

Attic or No Attic? | 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.

Not all houses have attics. In fact, attics are becoming less and less common with newer homes. While new homes without attics technically have space above their rafters, it’s not usable for storage or anything else. The reason that less and less homes have attics is that the way houses are built has changed over the years. Nowadays, it is more common for homes to be built with trusses rather than rafters. Trusses make the building process easier, but they cannot support the weight of storage like rafters can. Therefore, many new homes don’t have any usable attic space.

Attics come with advantages and disadvantages. So, if you’re searching for a home, or you’re building a new home, you’ll want to consider both sides of the coin before deciding whether or not you want an attic.

One of the main advantages of attics are, of course, the added storage that they provide. Without an attic, people often find themselves filling up their garages with their belongings and/or renting out storage units for extra space. 

In addition, attics are often typically less expensive to build than basements. However, basements tend to stay cooler and are also easier to access. So, the additional construction costs may be worth it in the long run. 

If you’re wondering whether or not your new home should have an attic, speak to the roofing professionals at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC.

Prepare Your Roof for the Fall | Roofing Companies Raleigh, NC

With free and accurate estimates and written guarantees for all workmanship it’s no wonder that Housetop Roofing is Raleigh, North Carolina’s favorite home improvement and roofing company. We offer a full complement of top quality home improvement services with guaranteed craftsmanship that is second to none.

While fall may seem like a lifetime away when you’re in the middle of the NC August heat, the cooler temperatures and falling leaves will be here before you know it. Late summer/ early fall are great times to have routine maintenance performed on your home’s roof to have it in tip-top shape before the harsher winter weather hits.

If you haven’t had your gutters cleaned in a while, it’s a good idea to have that done before fall is in full swing, because your gutters can get full with yard debris and falling leaves during that time of year. Full gutters can lead to sagging gutters and/or water leaks that can damage your roof, gutters, and home’s exterior. 

If you have any trees that hang over your roof, then it’s a good idea to have those cut back to prevent any damage to your roof and gutters. Depending on the location and size of the trees, you may be able to do this yourself, or you might want to have a professional do it for you.

If you call a roofing professional to come out to perform routine maintenance on your roof and gutters, they can not only clean out your gutters and check for damage, but they can also clean debris off your roof before it ends up in your gutters. This will help to lighten the load that your gutters will handle during those fall months.

Fall is a beautiful time of year, but it can wreak havoc on your roof and gutters. So, have a roofing professional come out to inspect your roof and clean your gutters before fall hits. If you’re in the Raleigh, NC area, give us a call at Housetop Roofing today.

Types of Shingles | 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.

When it comes to your roof, there are a number of options available, from materials to colors to style. The most common type of roofing material is asphalt shingles. However, there are a number of different types of shingles out there.

There are 3 main types of asphalt shingles. The most common and affordable type are 3-tab shingles. Architectural asphalt shingles and fiberglass asphalt shingles are both more expensive than 3- tab shingles, but also more durable.

Did you know that you can also get metal shingles? We often see metal roofs that are large pieces of metal, but smaller metal shingles are also an option. They offer the same durability as more traditional metal roofs, but with a more modern feel.

If you’re looking to save money on utility bills and help the planet in the process, then you can get solar panel shingles. These shingles aren’t installed over the entire roof, so you’ll need to choose another roofing material to install for the rest of your roof.

Shingles can also be made from wood, plastic, and rubber. Each option comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. So, we’d be happy to discuss roofing materials with you to help you choose what’s best for your home. Just give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC today.