While we are happy to come to you and write free estimates to everyone in and around Medina Ohio, we understand the value to be able to self-inspect before calling in the professionals. Our building materials partner, GAF has created the I.O.U. method, which stands for:
Up the Ladder.
Your self-inspection will start in your attic, preferably during the day. Bring along a flashlight. Here's what you should be looking for, according to the GAF website:
Once you've inspected your attic for sunlight showing through the plywood, dark stains or streaks and sagging, head outdoors next and check out:
Up the Ladder:
Now that you've inspected your roof from inside and out, the next step is to get up on your roof and have a closer look. We discourage heading onto your roof if you're uncomfortable or unable to complete this task safely, so this part can be saved for one of our estimators who has years of experience.
For additional safety information, visit OSHA at www.osha.gov or the National Roofing Contractors Association at www.nrca.net.
If you do find damage, feel free to give us a call to assess your roof and get it fixed as soon as possible.
Being in a business where your decisions are with you for decades, we know how important it is for our homeowners to have piece of mind when selecting the style color and material of a new roof-they are guaranteed to last at least 20 years after all. We guarantee the best products and also we understand that is meaningless if we fail to hit your end goal-whether it be to make your home a place you're proud of or to skyrocket your curb appeal for when you decide to put your home on the market.
We closely follow the GAF blog and have found it to be an excellent resource to help you make the right choice!
Here highlights the top three important factors in choosing your new roof:
2. Roof Pitch: in the video, it is explained that a low roof pitch looks best with a shingle that has a thicker dimension. A steeper pitched roof tends to be more flexible with unique, aesthetically pleasing shingles.
3. Exterior Color Palate: Lastly, you should go with a roof design that compliments the existing color palate of your home. Most importantly however, is a shade that matches your taste! Leading manufacturers have some great online resources to test your ideal materials against your own home-we have linked a great tool to our webpage under the tab titled"Virtual Home Designer", through GAF.
Still feeling lost? Have no fear- our in house design team is happy to offer help, just give us a call today!
Dream room giveaway!
For the past two decades, Hansen Restoration has worked to make a name for itself in the forefront of quality home renovations. This year, we are excited to give back by remodeling a dream room for a lucky member of our community.
Hailey Keil is a local Medina teen who is anything but ordinary. Hailey was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. Tasks that any average high school student might do-playing sports, going to dances, driving a car- would greatly alter the quality of life that Hailey knows now- the slightest bruise for us would cause her bones to break. Yet even with this difficult disease, one can find Hailey fighting villains, flying through space and and winning marathons-from the comfort of her bedroom. Day in and day out, she escapes with the help of video and computer gaming. Being transported into a game, Hailey can move about freely, in tip-top shape- without the burden of figuring out how to best move around without getting injured. Her only care is the simple (yet strategic) push of a button. She can do anything that she wants to inside a gameexperiencing adventures that are otherwise out of her reach. She lives at home with her mother, sister and Yorkshire terrier.
The main goal between Hansen Restoration and Ora Designs is to create a room that focuses on making it easier for Hailey to feel more independent in her own space. So we quickly got to work brainstorming and have designed the perfect space for our dream bedroom winner-complete with an Osteogenesis Imperfecta-safe version of bunk beds (every kid’s dream), an organized gaming counsel and everything space-themed. Feel free to click the button below for press inquiries.
Today we are running a contest giving away a FREE Coffee mug and a $25 gift card (that's a lot of coffee!) to our favorite local coffee shop, Cool Beans Cafe.
TO enter, just head to our Facebook profile, give the page a "Like" and answer this question in the comments:
"My perfect morning is not complete without ___________" in the comments section.
The weather report for Northeast Ohio is calling for rain showers this week, so while it is still clear, get outside and evaluate your roof! We made a quick checklist to use while you have a look. You don't want to see a single one of these items applying to you or you run the risk of a leaky ceiling when the weather really gets rough. Do any of these items apply to you?
Let's talk about structures
Whether you're looking to buy, sell or stay, it is always good to know what type of home suits your style.
This can of course be overwhelming knowing what classifies certain characteristics of a home, so we found this great infographic from Movoto on the shining characteristics that make your dream home easy to describe. It also comes in handy when considering all remodels or updates having to do with your home's exterior.
The most common architectural structures that we see in and around Medina, Ohio are:
Having a strong sense of community is important to us, as we try our best to promote from within at our office. This week, we were fortunate to meet with a local business owner, Amy J, of Rafraichir Skin Care and Micro Spa, (located at 750 E. Washington St. in Medina, Ohio).
Amy is fresh to the Medina small businesses, but walking into her spa makes it seem like she has been there for years. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing and her spa services will have your face glowing so bright that everyone else will need sunglasses around you!
This week we are giving away a gift certificate to her spa!
Here's how to enter to win:
the Best 4th of july promotions
It's the week before 4th of July. You've been talking about making plans for WEEKS, but something just hasn't clicked, and your Google calendar is still empty on that day.
But on the morning of July 4, you wake up to an inbox FULL of messages from your friends and family; Everyone is coming to your house for the 4th.
What are you going to do about food? Where is everyone going to sit? And the kids activities? The house cat is only entertaining for so long!
Well, luckily you've stumbled on our blog, because we have scoured the web for the best deals and promotions for the 4th of July so you can stock up and be ready for your crew!
From now you can get 20% off your entire purchase at West Elm. We love (love, LOVE) their outdoor furniture line, and you really cant go wrong with some funky, bright outdoor throw pillows to spice up your existing patio furniture. Head here to check it out.
Wayfair (The awesome website that has everything and also the BEST customer service) is having a massive 4th of July Blow-Out sale. This sale covers about every category under the sun for up to 70% off! What are you waiting for? Head on over!
This entire post would be the biggest disappointment of the summer if we didn't mention Target's 4th of July sale. We know the Target crowd. You walk in just wanting to grab some paper towels and laundry detergent and before you know it you've just blacked out and come to as you're loading the entire Opalhouse product line into your trunk. Well now you can do this at ease because it'll be 30% off! Head to the store or stay in your robe by clicking here.
We are a part of a home renovation company, so it comes naturally for us to browse Home Depot. You'll need a high quality fridge to keep your grilling meats cool in, so why not snag yourself a new fridge? They're 40% off this weekend! That's in-store and online.
Seeing that most of you will be spending the weekend outside, it only makes sense to feature a place that sells everything in the "Great Outdoors" category. They have an entire page full of categories that are all 40% off right now! Going to grill out? They have *just* the grill. Going to relax on the lake? Nab yourself a new fishing pole. Struggling with two pocket-shorts? Upgrade to 7-pocket cargo shorts. The possibilities are pretty endless, y'all. Head here for more amazing steals.
new roof of the day
This lovely Medina, Ohio colonial had a roof that only had about 1 year left in it until it started to noticably deteriorate. Rather than wait for the rain to start dripping from the ceiling, the owner decided to get one step ahead instead.
Our team went replaced the old, builder grade shingles with a higher-quality architectural grade GAF-certified shingle. This particular shingle is also 6-nailed for maximum wind protection (up to 140 mph!). The customer went with Barkwood as the color to compliment the exterior color palate.
beware of the storm chaser
With the recent tumultuous hurricane season showers we've been experiencing here in Ohio, be prepared to receive an unexpected guest at your front door.
There are plenty of one-man companies around that boast inexpensive, bargain roofs, but we would like to stress that you get what you pay for when it comes to roofing, and while a low rice tag may be appealing the work done will not be. If you're not looking out for the warning signs, you could end up paying double for a job that could've been done one time. Here are some warning signs that you may be getting a quote with SCAM written all over it.
1) They conveniently show up right after a big storm: Also known as Storm Chasers, these types will take advantage of stressed homeowners. In a nutshell, they will usually travel door to door, passing out leaflets and offering significant discounts if the homeowner files an insurance claim after a huge storm. The work done is hastily finished and very poor, as they normally will go through entire neighborhoods claiming to have "just finished" a neighbors roof to get you to agree to their work. You can avoid falling for this scam by doing your research!
2) They Quote (really, really) Low: You may be shopping around for a new roof and come across a quote that is significantly lower. While this might usually pique your interest, beware! Some of you may be thinking that it sounds like a great deal, however this quote may not account for surprise miscellaneous costs that a professional would see from the start and add to the estimate before the job has started. The initial quote may be low, but you'll end up paying more in the end from surprise costs and a poor quality of work.
3) They Don't have much of an online track record: Whenever you invest in a new roof, it is critically important to do your homework and research your roofing company. If the person at large does not seem to have an online presence or any accreditation (BBB, Angie's List), we can't stress enough the importance in doing proper, thorough research.
Overall, when it comes to knowing if the unexpected guest at your front door is from a true, reputable roofing company, follow these signs! Save yourself the hassle and give us a call if you need a new roof!