Podcast: Roof Replacement

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Ask to see completed work and customer feedback from as far back as five years from your roofing contractor. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Stephen K. of Philadelphia)
Ask to see completed work and customer feedback from as far back as five years from your roofing contractor. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Stephen K. of Philadelphia)

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Tom Scribbins of Accent Roofing about how to hire a reputable roofing company to ensure a quality job.

The Angie's List Guide to Winter Maintenance

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Download the Angie's List Winter Maintenance Guide to learn more about protecting your most valuable assets from winter's damaging weather. (Photo courtesy of ©Thinkstock)

It's the time of year when the winter weather can take a toll. Follow this winter maintenance checklist to protect your home, your car and your health.

Attack These 3 Attic Problems to Boost Energy Efficiency, Comfort

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Before winter arrives, ensure your attic is sealed properly and has both adequate insulation and ventilation. (Photo courtesy of member Kitty Jones of Columbus, Ohio)
Before winter arrives, ensure your attic is sealed properly and has both adequate insulation and ventilation. (Photo courtesy of member Kitty Jones of Columbus, Ohio)

A comfortable, energy efficient home starts at the top. Those hot spots and cold rooms may relate to problems in your attic. Beyond adding insulation, what's a homeowner to do?

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The Angie's List Guide to Winter Maintenance

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Download the Angie's List Winter Maintenance Guide to learn more about protecting your most valuable assets from winter's damaging weather. (Photo courtesy of ©Thinkstock)

It's the time of year when the winter weather can take a toll. Follow this winter maintenance checklist to protect your home, your car and your health.

Polar Vortex Heading for Chicago, Use These Tips to Winterize Your Home

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Winter-like weather is heading for Chicago next week. Make sure your home is prepared. (Photo courtesy of  Adam Alexander Photography via the city of Chicago)
Winter-like weather is heading for Chicago next week. Make sure your home is prepared. (Photo courtesy of Adam Alexander Photography via the city of Chicago)

Below average temperatures are predicted for Chicago this week. Now is the time to complete these home-improvement projects to keep you cozy all winter.

Gutter Cleaners Find More than Leaves Up There

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Keeping gutters clear can prevent myriad damage to your home and its foundation. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Marshall H.)

Animals, tools and balls are also likely to be clogging your gutters, say longtime gutter cleaning professionals.

6 Ways You’re Unintentionally Harming Your Home

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Rain gutters serve an important part in protecting your home from water damage. They cannot perform this task if they are clogged, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)
Rain gutters serve an important part in protecting your home from water damage. They cannot perform this task if they are clogged, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)

We all want to take good care of our homes, but sometimes we end up hurting it without even thinking. Here are six ways you may be harming your home.

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Podcast: Home Exterior Repairs

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New siding not only adds an aesthetic appeal to your home's exterior, but it help add efficiency to your energy consumption. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Clinton R. of Portland, Oregon)
New siding not only adds an aesthetic appeal to your home's exterior, but it help add efficiency to your energy consumption. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Clinton R. of Portland, Oregon)

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Judd Haag of Bone Dry Exteriors to get answers to common home exterior questions and DIY tips.

Gutter Cleaners Find More than Leaves Up There

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Keeping gutters clear can prevent myriad damage to your home and its foundation. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Marshall H.)

Animals, tools and balls are also likely to be clogging your gutters, say longtime gutter cleaning professionals.

Suburban Chicago Roofing Company Fulfills Longtime Volunteer's Dream

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A crew from Licitra Roofing works to replace the roof of longtime community volunteer Bonnie Krozel of Western Springs, Illinois. (Photo courtesy of Licitra Roofing)
A crew from Licitra Roofing works to replace the roof of longtime community volunteer Bonnie Krozel of Western Springs, Illinois. (Photo courtesy of Licitra Roofing)

No Roof Left Behind program provides new roof for a struggling Chicago-area community volunteer who has dedicated her life to putting the needs of others first.

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No Roof Left Behind? Mooresville Roofer Replaces 3 Roofs for Homeowners in Need

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Angie’s List members reported paying an average of $8,900 to replace an asphalt shingle roof in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Michael J.)

What if a "roof over your head" seems out of reach financially? A national roof donation program replaces roofs for homeowners in need, including 3 near Charlotte, N.C.

Is that moss growing on my roof?

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Green, spongy clumps on your roof are moss. (Photo courtesy of Advantage Roof Cleaning)
Green, spongy clumps on your roof are moss. (Photo courtesy of Advantage Roof Cleaning)

Moss, lichen, and algae that grow on roofs lowers curb appeal. Find out how to identify and remediate the substance growing on your roof.

4 reasons to clean your roof instead of replacing it

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A thorough roof cleaning will take off all black stains and moss, bringing your roof back up to a like-new appearance, says Ashworth. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Teresa J. of Longview, Washington)
A thorough roof cleaning will take off all black stains and moss, bringing your roof back up to a like-new appearance, says Ashworth. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Teresa J. of Longview, Washington)

Even if your roof is looking unsightly, it might not be time to replace it. A thorough roof cleaning can give your roof a fresh look and add years to it’s life.

3 roof cleaning methods for ugly roof stains

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If you’re not sure if the contractor will be using damaging high pressure, ask him to hold his hand under the spray. If he can’t, the pressure is too high, says Prisak. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Gerald G. of Seattle)
If you’re not sure if the contractor will be using damaging high pressure, ask him to hold his hand under the spray. If he can’t, the pressure is too high, says Prisak. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Gerald G. of Seattle)

Homeowners often find confusing and conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services. One highly rated provider breaks down your options.

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