James Hardie® is one of the most popular names in the homebuilding industry. You can find its siding products on more than eight million homes across North America. Continue reading “Why Do Contractors and Builders Love James Hardie®?”
You have two options when it comes to roof replacement. A tear-off involves removing the old material and installing a completely new roof. On the other hand, in an overlay or roof-over, new shingles are installed over the existing ones. Continue reading “What Are the Pros and Cons of a Roof-Over?”
As the top roof replacement contractor in the area, The Carpenter’s Touch is proud to be a GAF Master Elite® roofer. This prestigious title gives us access to the best types of roofing and warranties that GAF has to offer. One such system is the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
Fiber-reinforced cement has been around since the late 19th century. Today, it’s one of the most prevalent siding materials, thanks in part to being popularized by James Hardie® siding systems. Despite its rich history of strength, durability and longevity, this material is still quite plagued by common misconceptions.
Re-roofing is the practice of installing a new roof without removing the old one. While it is legal in the State of New Jersey after certain conditions, you’re not giving your home the care that it deserves with this option. Here’s why tear-offs are necessary for roof replacement.
A successful siding replacement project needs a solid plan. After all, whatever siding options you end up choosing will stay on your home for a few decades. In this blog, residential roofing contractor, The Carpenter’s Touch, shares tips on planning a successful siding replacement project.
High-quality roof shingles and proper roofing installation are essential to the longevity of your roofing system. But if you want to maximize your roof’s performance and its lifespan, you have to ensure all bases are covered – including the roof ridge.
In 2014, James Hardie® Building Products unveiled a business development and loyalty program called the James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ Program. Since then, the initiative has provided valuable assistance to numerous contractors across the country.
Being proactive when it comes to roofing inspections is essential. It helps to have this kind of mindset to keep your roof in the best possible shape for the longest possible time. Doing so also prevents you from getting caught with sudden, costly repairs. Ideally, roof maintenance is done twice a year, often before and after the seasons deemed most detrimental to your roof’s performance.
New siding does not just increase your home’s value. Certain variants, in fact, can improve insulation while also serving as a weather barrier. Given that there are quite a few siding materials on the market, it can be hard finding out which one is best for your property, both in terms of function and aesthetics.