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Choosing Underlayment for your Roof

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last time, we looked at what roof underlayment is and why you need it as part of your roof installation. Like the proper sheets on a bed, underlayment can make a big difference in the performance of your roof. Ok. So now you know to make sure that roofing felt is included in your roof […]

Do I need underlayment?

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you snuggle up in bed at night, the blanket and sheets you use are important. The wrong blanket or sheets can cause many sleepless nights. The blanket on top is more visible, so it should match the room, but it also needs to be the correct size. The sheets get less attention, but they […]

Roof Leaks – What to Look For

Reading Time: 2 minutes When a brown spot appears on your ceiling, it may not be immediately obvious where the water is coming from. Earlier we looked at places to check if you are struggling to identify the source of a roofing leak. Today, we are going into more detail about what exactly to look for when you are […]

How to Find a Roofing Leak

Reading Time: 2 minutes So you’ve noticed a roof leak and want to find the source of the drip? (Hopefully only a drip!) We highly recommend contacting a professional to inspect your roof, but if you want to check it out for yourself, here are a few helpful tips in finding the source of the leak in your home.

Is it safe for my roof if I walk on it?

Reading Time: 2 minutes We recently answered the question “Is it safe for me to walk on my roof?” While your own personal safety should be your first priority, you also don’t want to damage your roof. Shingle roofs are most common in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. We recommend that you only walk on roofs with a 6/12 pitch […]

Is it safe for me to walk on my roof?

Reading Time: 3 minutes People often ask us, “Is it safe to walk on my roof?” It’s important to distinguish between what is good for you and what is good for your roof. While there are several factors that can make walking on your roof more or less safe, walking on your roof is dangerous. The safest option is […]

Informed Customers, Better Roofs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture yourself sitting down at a new restaurant, excited to see what their menu has to offer. Your waiter brings you a glass of water and you open up the menu only to discover that the entire thing is in a different language. And there isn’t a single picture to come to your rescue! What […]

Making the Call: Which Roofer Should I Use?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Homeowners shopping for to replace or even repair their roof find themselves in a vulnerable position. Roofers will hear things like, “I don’t know what it looks like up there. I’m afraid of heights.” Or “You tell me. You’re the expert.” The wrong roofer will see this as an opportunity to cash in. You can […]

COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minutes To our valued customers,     The entire New Heights team is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and how it may impact our teams, customers, and overall operations.   We are working to take the additional precautions necessary to protect both our employees and our customers. We will continue to monitor the Center for Disease […]

Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Roof

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s a new year, and you’re thinking about getting a new roof. Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you, and there’s some amazing possibilities waiting! Your roof is one of the most crucial parts of your home, literally the thing that keeps rain and snow at bay. After all, we all know the expression […]

Our Favorite Memories of This Year

Reading Time: 3 minutes As we enter into the closing days of 2019, ending both the year and the decade, we thought it was an appropriate time to stop and look back at some of our favorite memories from this past year.   Sharing knowledge As always, we’re proud of the hard work we put into our blogs each […]

How Does Winter Damage Your Home?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, as our particularly frigid autumn begins to turn to winter, homeowners begin to turn their considerations to the harsher conditions that winter often means for their homes. Broadly speaking from a societal perspective, this is the time of year that’s the reason we have the homes we have. If […]

Does Your Home Have Enough Insulation?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The holidays are, unfortunately enough, rarely an easy time on anyone’s wallets. Between travel expenses, entertainment expenses for hosting or attending holiday parties, and of course the seemingly never ending list of people you may feel obligated to purchase gifts for, it can often feel like your bank account is slowly being drained right before […]

What are Ice Dams?

Reading Time: 2 minutes With cold weather fully upon us and official winter swiftly approaching, homeowners have to be aware of a whole slew of issues that come tied to the season. With rising heating bills and harsher weather, it’s a time to keep an eye on the kind of winter maintenance that not only keeps your bills low, […]

How Your Roof Could Kill You

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re sorry for the dramatic title, but the truth is, there are some crucial issues with your roof that, if not caught early, could lead to serious damage to your home and yes, possibly kill someone.    Roof issues are a dangerous intersection of home maintenance and upkeep issues because it’s common for most homeowners […]

The Horrors of an Unkept Roof

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Halloween season in full gear, we think it’s an excellent time to tell you about the most terrifying of horror stories, the Horror of the Unkept Roof!   Not so long ago, in a neighborhood just like yours, there lived a homeowner. The homeowner was happy with their home and their life, believing everything […]

How Roof Repairs Can Save You Money This Winter

Reading Time: 2 minutes Homeownership is an often fraught and stressful state in life. You can easily become overwhelmed with the amount of repairs and maintenance that’s needed throughout the year, and there’s so many things that if you miss them, could turn into even larger issues, leaving you facing catastrophic repairs and unexpected debt.  This means you’ll often […]

New Heights Commercial

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s the hottest new thing on the airwaves! All the kids are playing it, when it comes on the radio, people stop their conversation to listen to it. We’ve even heard of a few crazy cats that have been dancing to it! (okay, not really, but it’s a fun visual to imagine) New Heights Roofing […]

What to do in a Roofing Emergency

Reading Time: 3 minutes Roofing troubles are always a serious problem for your home, but there is a certain class of roofing issues that stand out from the rest. Roofing emergencies are dramatic occasions of roof damage that, if they aren’t addressed properly, can lead to significant damage to the rest of your home.    What is a roofing […]

How to Identify Dangers to Your Roof

Reading Time: 3 minutes Your home is quite likely your largest and most important financial asset. Even if it also represents a significant percentage of your debt, your home grants a certain degree of stability that many other people simply can’t afford. But with the benefits of having a home come the risks of covering damage, and one of […]

Keys to Maintaining Your Roof

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to your home, there’s no doubt that you have a list of “to do” items around the house in need of your attention. Things like keeping the lawn mowed, expired food taken out of the fridge, the vents changed in your central air system, and so many more items that need done […]

Benefits and Disadvantages of Skylights

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to interior design for your home, “natural light” is a theme you will often see discussed. Interior decorators and designers will often look for a variety of ways to increase and accentuate the natural light available for a given room. In this quest, one step that might be considered is the addition […]

Why is Your Roof Making That Noise?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Not all sounds are innocuous.  For example, if you hear scratching sounds from your roof, that indicates your home may be infested by rodents like mice or chipmunks, which could cause damage over time. Unless you are entirely certain of the reason for the noises your roof makes, have a professional inspect the roof for […]

How Hot Can Your Roof Get?

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Summer is hot.” As far as statements get, that’s about as basic and obvious as you could probably think of, along with things like “water is wet” or “mountains are tall.” But for a basic statement, it’s still one that requires some consideration. While it’s true that summer is hot, there are a wider variety […]

Summer Roof Damage and You

Reading Time: 2 minutes As we reach the hottest days of the summer months, your home is facing more and more abuse. You may not realize it, but these beautiful summer days can have their own risks for your home, just like the more obvious winter and fall seasons do.   Heat Damage - Summer heat will be one […]

How to Keep Birds off of Your Roof

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to roofing, you’d often be surprised at the things that can damage it. Sunlight and mold are the common surprises, but there are others. One that many homeowners don’t often consider is birds. All manner of wildlife can cause damage to your home, but birds can be a particular risk. This leads […]

Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Reading Time: 3 minutes The spring rainy season is a ripe opportunity for roof problems, especially leaks. There are few homeowner moments quite so frustrating as waking up in the middle of the night to find water slowly dripping through your ceiling, but long before that slow leaks can cause serious issues for your home. Your goal as a […]

Your Roof: Repair or Replace?

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new roof can be a daunting purchase to consider. For many homeowners, they unfortunately don’t give enough thought to when their roof will need replaced or how much it will cost. It’s rare that we’ll meet a customer who has specifically been setting aside money for a new roof on their home, and it’s […]

Repairs to Get Your Home Ready for Sale

Reading Time: 3 minutes With April upon us, we are now officially in the home selling season. As homeowners seek to list their property for sale, search for their new home, or both, it’s also a common time for many home repairs. When you’re putting your home up for sale, it’s important to make sure you’re getting a fair […]

Why it’s Important to Have Your Roof Cleaned

Reading Time: < 1 minutes With spring cleaning in full swing, you’re likely tackling all sorts of cleaning projects around your home. There’s one important project you might not have considered, and that’s your roof. Given the fact that your roof stands up to rain and snow throughout the year, and collects twigs, leaves, and the occasional frisbee, you might […]

Spring Tips for Your Roof

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spring is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning for how to prepare your roof. It may not be the first thing on your mind, but completing a few tasks now could save you significant expense and frustration later.   Clean First, this is an excellent time of year for getting your […]

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Roof

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s something deeply satisfying about doing a job yourself. Whether it’s fixing a leaky faucet, or just mowing the grass, we all know the pleasure that comes from looking at a job well done and knowing you’re the one who did it. Particularly when it comes to work around the house, there’s something special about […]

What To Know About Wind and Your Roof

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been a turbulent season here in the greater Cincinnati area, and as always, wind has played a factor in much of our weather concerns. While things like ice and heat damage are restricted to specific seasons, it seems like there’s no time of year that is safe from the problems heavy wind can cause […]

How do Reindeer Damage Your Roof?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s that time of year again. We all love the holidays here at New Heights, but Christmas itself brings some particular issues when it comes to your roof. Once yearly roof landings by Santa may have you concerned about roof damage, so we thought we’d take some time to discuss what may happen to your […]

What Type of Shingles Should I Buy?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deciding what kind of shingle to buy can feel a bit overwhelming. There are so many brands and types, that it can be easy to be confused on what you need to consider and how to make a decision. The truth is that almost all shingle manufacturers are generally producing the same quality product and […]

Keep your Gutter System Healthy

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’re walking up the stairs, heading into the office or maybe just coming home to your third floor walkup at the end of the day. You’re eager to get there, taking it two steps at a time lightly touching the railing to keep yourself on track. Then suddenly you hear a sick wet popping sound […]

What affects the cost of your roof?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes we get contacted by a potential customer who wants to know how much it would cost to get their roof replaced, and they state they just want a “simple answer.” This is understandable, since so many things in life that we buy can be simply purchased by grabbing it off a shelf with a […]

Four Common Gutter Problems

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your gutters are a crucial part of your home, but if they’re doing their job right, they’re also something that you likely never notice. When they’re at their best, your gutters fly below the radar and doing their job. However, when they aren’t at they’re best, there are a number of issues that can pop […]

Four Benefits of Well Maintained Gutters

Reading Time: 2 minutes For most people, you don’t notice much about your gutters until something goes wrong. The best gutters fly under the radar, but it’s always worth taking a moment to remember all the great things your gutters do for you. The unsung heroes of your home’s construction, your gutters do a number of things to ensure […]

End of Summer Gutter Upgrades

Reading Time: 2 minutes As summer comes to a close, this is a perfect time to finish up some home upgrades. The weather will remain excellent for outdoor work, and you can get a few final upgrades in just before the punishment of winter kicks in. Of all the projects you can consider, your gutters are one of the […]