Homeowners Insurance Coverage & Claims: How Covered Are You?

Maintaining your home, specifically your roof, can be quite pricey, especially when it needs repairs and replacements. Fortunately, you don’t always have to use your money for repair jobs. Many home insurers consider the roof as an important part of a house. Why? It is your first line of defense against the elements. If something’s wrong with it, it can cause bigger problems. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a claim with your home insurance provider for roof repair and replacement. (more…)

DIY Work Vs. Professional Roofing Job: Make the Best Choice

When it comes to White Plains roofing and home improvements, many people often ask themselves: Should I do this myself or hire a professional roofer?

To arrive at a decision, you need to answer the following questions:

• Do you know what kinds of materials are needed for the project?
• Do you have the skills and tools to do the job?
• Do you have the time and energy to spare for it?
• Do you think you can handle dealing with permits and licenses?

Do-It-Yourself Captain

If you’ve answered yes to all the questions, you may do it yourself, captain!

Many homeowners prefer DIY jobs because they don’t have to pay for installation or service fees, and this saves them money. While this may true, remember that any roofing work – no matter how simple it is – may affect the structural integrity of your house. You may have fixed the problem today, but you may have caused another, bigger problem while you’re working on your roof. To make matters worse, DIY complications often do not show until they have gotten worse or until an accident happens.

Be safe by consulting home improvement specialists, such as Vinylume roofers, before doing anything on your roof. We can give you better insight about your roofing problem and offer recommendations. Furthermore, we can tell you whether it’s safe to repair it on your own or if it’s best to hire a trained roofer to fix the problem.

Professionals: Guardians of the Home

If you’ve answered no, you may need someone to do it for you.

Any home improvement project is an investment. You’re not just allotting money for the project. You’re also putting your time and effort into it. To get great returns from your investment, you need the help of someone who has the necessary skills to accomplish what you need to do.

When it comes to costs, remember that a home improvement offers long-term benefits. You may be spending more today, but soon you’ll realize that the cost of hiring a professional is worth it. You won’t be worrying about repairs and replacements after only a few years because you’re confident of their work. Hiring a professional is also safer, as many contractors offer warranties and guarantees.

What’s important to note here is that you have to know what kind of jobs you can do yourself and jobs that are supposed to be done by professionals.

If you need help with your roofing problems, we’d be happy to provide our services. Vinylume has helped many homeowners with their windows, siding, and roofing in White Plains NY for over 60 years. In addition, we offer a 20-year labor warranty with each installation. Get in touch with us for more information about our services.

Cedar Shingle Siding: Helping You Beautify Your Home

Cedar is known for its beauty ever since the time of King Solomon, Alexander the Great, and the ancient Egyptians. The famed monarch of the Jews in the Christian Bible used cedar to build his temple. The empire-builder from Macedonia used it in his navy. Egyptians used the oil they were able to extract to help in their mummification processes (more…)

Ready for the Winter? 7 Easy Steps to Winterize Your Homes

Winter is just around the corner. And while we welcome the refreshing breeze of the nippy air, we also prepare our homes for what the weather extremes in Connecticut might bring. For one, your roofing should be in top condition to hold up to the possibility of a heavy snow or resist the damaging effects of a winter storm. (more…)

Vinylume Total Roof Inspection: The 10-Step Process Explained

By now you know that Vinylume Inc. sends its team of professional roofers in Yonkers NY or in other parts Westchester and Fairfield County to conduct FREE roof inspection. All you have to do is to call us and schedule the time and day most convenient to you.   (more…)

Guide to Checking Consumer Reviews for Roofing Contractors

Since the early 50’s, Vinylume, a family-owned company of roofers in Stamford CT has been the “go-to” contractor when it comes to installation, repairs, and other roofing services in the region. That’s more than half a century’s worth of roofing experience and a quite a considerable number of satisfied customers in Connecticut. (more…)

Four Reasons to Hire a Professional and Trained Roofer

For many homeowners, fixing common roofing issues such as leaks and punctures may seem simple. DIY enthusiasts would be more than willing to get up on their roofs and repair the problems themselves. Home improvement specialists, however, don’t recommend DIY jobs on your roofs, as you may make matters worse. A leaky roof, for instance, may indicate issues that require more than just patching up holes. (more…)

Three Ways to Prepare a House for Sale

Whether you’re letting go of relationships or things, leaving isn’t always as simple as saying goodbye. When it comes to properties, however, you can make the experience more exciting and fulfilling by giving your home a final makeover and preparing it for its new owners. (more…)

The 5 R’s of Increasing Your Home’s Market Value

Increasing a property’s market value doesn’t always mean costly home renovations. Simple things you do around the house can improve its resale value and make it more appealing to realtors and buyers. (more…)

Vinylume: Supporting Green Homes and Sustainability

Environmentally friendly and sustainable properties are now becoming popular in the United States. At Vinylume, we share your concern and care for the environment. To help you with your home improvement projects without producing too many wastes, we have teamed up with manufacturers that offer “green products.” (more…)