Reading Time: 2 minutes Winter is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start thinking about preparing your home for the cold and snowy months ahead. One crucial area that often gets overlooked is your roof. Proper winter roof maintenance can prevent costly damage and ensure your home stays warm and dry. Here are some essential […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Your roof, often overlooked, is one of the most critical components of your home. It's your first line of defense against the elements, bearing the brunt of everything Mother Nature throws its way. From scorching summers to frigid winters, and torrential downpours to heavy snowfall, your roof withstands it all. In this article, we'll explore […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to roofing projects, the key to success lies in meticulous planning and execution. Among the many crucial factors, two aspects stand out as paramount: the punctuality of roofing estimators and technicians, and the diligent inspection of the completed job. These elements ensure that the roofing project is not only completed efficiently but […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The era of renewable energy is upon us, with many homeowners eager to embrace the eco-friendly advantages of solar panels. As we transition to solar power, it's crucial to consider a vital aspect of the process: the state of your roof. Opting for a new roof before installing solar panels can significantly boost efficiency, lifespan, […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes In the competitive world of roofing contracting, where skills and craftsmanship are pivotal, there's one element that can truly set a company apart: exceptional customer service. Beyond simply nailing shingles and diagnosing leaks, a roofing company's commitment to customer satisfaction can make or break its success. In this article, we look into the reasons why […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to maintaining a healthy and energy-efficient home, roof ventilation might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it's a crucial element that plays a significant role in the overall well-being of your living space. Roof ventilation involves the strategic placement of openings and channels in your roof to allow […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to protecting our homes, the roof plays a vital role in safeguarding our families and belongings from the elements. Among the various roofing options available, a two-part modified bitumen flat roofing system stands out as a highly beneficial choice for residential properties. Combining durability, versatility, and ease of installation, this roofing system […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to roofing, asphalt dimensional shingles have emerged as a popular choice for homeowners and contractors alike. With numerous brands vying for dominance in the market, selecting the right shingle for your roof can be a daunting task. In this article, we will compare various brands of asphalt dimensional shingles and explore why […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Roof waste refers to any material that is discarded during the construction, repair, or replacement of a roof. This includes old or damaged roofing materials such as shingles, tiles, metal sheets, underlayment, insulation, and any other components used in the roofing system.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As a professional roofer, I know that strange noises coming from your roof can be a cause for concern. While some noises may be harmless, others can be an indication of underlying problems that require immediate attention. In this blog post, I will discuss some common noises that roofs make and the importance of having […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to protecting your home from water damage, gutters play a crucial role. However, clogged gutters can be a homeowner's nightmare, causing issues such as leaks, mold growth, and even foundation damage. This is where gutter guards come to the rescue. In this article, we will explore different types of residential gutter guards […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to replacing a roof, particularly one constructed with GAF materials, ensuring the highest quality and longevity is of utmost importance. One crucial aspect that should not be, but often is overlooked, is the reusing any roofing components during the replacement process. In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons why […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Your roof is also exposed to the elements 24/7, 365 days a year, which means it is susceptible to wear and tear. This is why preventative maintenance on your roofing system is critical.
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to protecting your home from the elements, a durable and reliable roofing system is of utmost importance. Among the various options available, asphalt shingles have gained significant popularity due to their affordability, versatility, and long-lasting performance. In this article, we will shed light on the key components of an asphalt roofing system […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When you're a homeowner, you want to take care of your home, so that your family can enjoy it for years to come. It can be anxiety-inducing when you notice that it's time to get new siding. But rest assured that with professional help, you will be on your way to restoring the siding on […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is your roof looking dusty, dull, or worn? You may be experiencing granular loss. Granular loss occurs when your asphalt shingles shed tiny particles. These particles are what give shingles their texture and color, so when they are lost, it can affect the look and function of your shingles. Granular loss generally occurs as a […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to maintaining and enhancing the safety and durability of a home, few aspects are as crucial as the roof. A sturdy and well-constructed roof not only protects the inhabitants from the elements but also ensures structural integrity. In Kentucky, like in many other states, adhering to roofing code compliance is essential for […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Whether you're renovating your home or building a new one from scratch, we know that you and your loved ones are eager to see your finished roof. Currently, homeowners, homebuyers, and even builders are frustrated because of delays in the roofing industry. If you're someone who's frustrated with the pace of your project, here's what […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to home design, every detail matters, and the roof is no exception. Front porches play a significant role in enhancing a home's curb appeal, and the choice of roofing material can make a substantial difference. One option that has gained popularity in recent years is the standing seam metal roof. Not only […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to protecting your home, the roof plays a vital role in safeguarding your investment and ensuring your family's comfort. In recent years, EPDM .060 rubber roofing has emerged as a popular choice for residential flat roofs, thanks to its exceptional durability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of installation. In this article, we will explore […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As a homeowner, you know that your house is more than just bricks and mortar - it's where memories are made, laughter fills the air, and love takes root. Therefore, you want your home to be a warm, inviting space that reflects your style, personality, and dreams. And, let's not forget, you want your home […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes In the world of roofing, GAF has emerged as an industry leader, renowned for its exceptional shingles and unwavering commitment to quality. With a rich history spanning over a century, the GAF Shingle Company has cemented its position as a trusted provider of roofing solutions. Today, we delve into the remarkable journey of GAF, exploring […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Greetings homeowners of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky! As we welcome the New Year, we inevitably make resolutions to improve our lives, whether it's by working out regularly, reading more books, or breaking out of our comfort zones. However, as you ponder on what New Year's resolutions to make, have you considered pledging to take care […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why would you choose dimensional shingles over 3-tab shingles? The two types of shingles are made in very different ways. 3-tab shingles are constructed of three individual asphalt tabs. These tabs are one foot wide and placed in a repeating pattern. On the other hand, architectural shingles are made with two strips of asphalt that […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes A roof is an integral part of any building. It protects the inhabitants from the elements, and it is also an essential structural component. Given its importance, it is crucial to ensure that a roof is installed correctly and maintained well. While DIY projects have become increasingly popular, roofing is one area where it is […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever looked up at your roof and noticed a layer of dust or dirt on it? It's a common sight in many homes, and it's worth understanding what that dust is and how it got there.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you're hearing a loud banging noise on your roof, you may be wondering what's causing it. Although it's easy to dismiss the sound as just another nuisance, it's important not to ignore it, as it could be a sign of a more significant problem.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Roof ventilation is an essential aspect of maintaining the health and longevity of any building. Without proper ventilation, heat and moisture can accumulate in the attic and cause problems such as mold growth, wood rot, and energy inefficiency. There are various types of roof ventilation systems available, and each has its unique advantages and disadvantages. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Asphalt shingles are the most popular shingles in the U.S. today. Because this type of shingle has a lot of benefits and can accommodate many design options and budgets, the asphalt shingle has stood the test of time. Have you ever wondered how shingles are made?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and it's important to keep it in good condition. One way to do this is by installing gutter guards. In this blog, we'll discuss what gutter guards are, how they work, and the benefits of installing them.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As a business owner, you may be wondering whether investing in a new roof is really worth the expense. While the upfront cost may seem daunting, a new roof can actually be a smart and lucrative investment for your business. Here are just a few reasons why:
Reading Time: 3 minutes Your roof is your home's first line of defense against the elements, including severe weather events like thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and hailstorms. However, these storms can cause significant damage to your roof, compromising its integrity and leading to costly repairs if left unaddressed. In this blog, we will discuss the signs of storm damage to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Everybody knows you have to maintain your roof. But how? Here are 5 quick tips to keeping your roof looking and functioning its best all year long.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The lights need to go up, the tree needs to come out of the attic, and you have fifteen different parties to go to for just this week. The holidays are a busy time in most homeowner’s lives, and you likely feel like you have about a dozen things that need doing at any given […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes As the temperatures finally begin to drop around Cincinnati and summer heat eventually leaves us behind, we find more and more homeowners trying to get outside and enjoy these last few months before winter cold steps in to chase us indoors for the remainder of the year. Whether it’s sitting on your front porch or […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Chances are, you don’t spend a whole lot of time up on your roof. Most homeowners spend the majority of their time not paying much in the way of attention for the roof that’s over their heads. For some more cognizant homeowners, they may do a periodic check in the spring or fall, going into […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes How often do you think about your roof? Does it constantly worry you as a mystery above your head? Or did you not think about it at all until you came across this article? Your roof is a critical part of your home, and can represent one of the most significant costs if it is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Asphalt shingles are ubiquitous in the roofing world. By far the most common type of roofing material, they can last for years, and even when you replace a roof, there’s a good chance that you’ve got a stack of shingles that appear to be in passable shape, even if they’re no longer fit for your […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of the time when talking about roofing, the goal is to ensure things are sealed up. You’re working to ensure that there aren’t leaks or gaps anywhere in the roof whether it’s when installing shingles or inspecting your decking.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes For many Americans, selling your home is one of the largest financial transactions you’ll undertake in your lifetime. This leaves most people with a great deal of stress and frustration over the seemingly hundreds of decisions that can go into that process. One decision that many homeowners have to consider is whether they need to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 1 minute We’re incredibly proud of the work we are able to do in partnership with the Cincy Gutter Boys. With their years of experience working on gutters on homes in the Cincinnati area, they have a unique perspective that they bring to the table when we work on your home. As a fantastic example of that, […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Your roof is one of the most important purchases you will make with it comes to caring for your home. Not only does your roof do the lion’s share of work when it comes to protecting you from the elements, a new roof can impact your home in a variety of ways, including your home […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes More is better, right? It’s a rule that’s almost universal, if you have a good thing, add more and more, increasing your benefits all the time. So when it comes time to install a new roof, it may seem tempting to just add your new layer of shingles over the old. You may imagine this […]
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 […]