Siding Up Your Home: 5 Reasons Why Vinyl Siding is the Way to Go
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 […]
The Benefits of Dimensional Shingles
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 […]
How Shingles are Made
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?
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 […]
Maintaining Your Roof: 5 Tips for a Better, Longer Lasting Roof
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What Home Repair Tasks Are You Letting Slide?
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 […]
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 […]
Why you should (or Shouldn’t) Sit on your roof
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 […]
Roofing Warning Signs You Need to Be Aware Of
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 […]
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 […]
When Should You Get Your Roof Inspected?
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 […]
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 […]
Alternative Uses for Asphalt Roof Shingles
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 […]
Everything You Need to Know About Roof Venting
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.
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 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 […]
Does Selling Your Home Mean You Need a New Roof?
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 […]
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 […]
Advice on Box Gutters from the Cincy Gutter Boys
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, […]
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 Types of Roof Warranties Do We Offer?
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 […]
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 […]
How many layers of shingles is too many?
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 […]
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 […]