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16 02, 2018

6 Cedar Shake Roof Alternatives You Need to See!

By | 2018-03-28T21:15:57+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog|

Do you love the look of a cedar shake roof but hate its short lifespan and high maintenance costs?

Here are six synthetic shake roof systems engineered to resist fire, hail and high winds while reproducing the enduring beauty of natural wood. Many insurance companies actually offer significant discounts for installing these products due to their

8 08, 2017

Beware Managed Repair

By | 2017-08-09T18:01:17+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Blog|

Managed Repair Programs: The Fox Guarding the Hen House


Let’s talk about a major conflict of interest harmful to consumers.

Many insurers are adding a specific clause to their homeowner’s coverage that essentially states you have no real say in who does the repair work on your home, the quality of the work or

17 07, 2017

The Best & Worst Homeowner’s Insurance Companies of 2017

By | 2017-08-04T14:00:13+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Blog|

Homeowner’s Insurance Companies Ranked

As a restoration contractor we’re often asked which homeowner’s insurance companies we recommend or have the most negative experiences with. Typically, we provide a rather neutral response like “it depends on the individual adjuster” as we can have wildly different experiences with the

28 03, 2017

Integrity For Sale

By | 2017-04-30T00:53:11+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Here’s an interesting issue facing our industry.

Most shingle manufacturers’ have preferred or certified programs for contractors who install their products. According to the terms of many of these contracts, the roofing company is prevented from talking about any negative aspect facing that manufacturer or their products. This makes

22 02, 2017

BRAVA Roof Tile – Synthetic Cedar Shake & Slate

By | 2017-05-02T03:02:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|


Technology continues to propel the roofing industry forward. Today there are many options on the market for property owners looking for synthetic cedar shake and engineered slate roofing tiles. These systems not only look amazing but are designed to perform.

We’ve previously featured innovators such as DaVinci Roofscapes,

18 01, 2017

Cedar Shake & Shingle Staining – Sample

By | 2017-01-18T16:34:34+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Stain or Seal?

There’s a lot of confusion as to whether one should stain or seal cedar shake and shingles. Often these two terms are confused or used interchangeably, however they are quite different. While sealing cedar shakes and shingles can cause the wood to dry out and decay at an accelerated rate,