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“Ladders & Lights: Ladder Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating”

The holiday season is about to be in full swing with many of us decorating early this year pulling our Christmas decorations from the attic and hanging lights on our trees and roofs. But before you set up your ladder and put yourself at risk, remember to follow these important steps to keep things merry and bright.

Initial Inspection: Regardless of how new your ladder might be, always inspect the conditions before climbing. Look for cracks, corrosion or loose parts, and immediately tag and discard any ladder that might be hazardous.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Different jobs require different-sized ladders. While it may be frugal to have a “catch all” size, it’s not safe. Be sure your ladder extends at least three feet above where you need to reach. If your ladder size requires you to stand on the unstable top rung in order to hang holiday lights, it’s time to go shopping.

Know Your Metals: Remember that your holiday lights are just that– lights! They have electricity coursing through them, and need to be handled properly. This means to avoid the use of aluminum ladders. When working with electricity, opt instead for a non-conductive fiberglass or wooden ladder.

No Stretching: Stretching is a good thing before and after a workout, but it can be a huge risk when on top of a ladder. Similar to some cartoon scenarios, if you over-stretch on a ladder, it’s likely to slide out from underneath you, leaving you hanging from the rooftops.

Spread the Word: Before climbing up to the skies, be sure to let your family or roommates know where you’ll be. This way, not only is your risk of being startled lowered, but the chances of your ladder being tousled underneath you by an opening door are diminished.

Proper Positioning: This may sound like the most simple of our rules, but it can also cause the greatest injury. Always place your ladder on a flat, level and solid ground, and try to avoid doorways as much as possible.

Ladder-related incidents lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. Follow the above rules to stay safe, and remember to always call in professionals (that’s us!) to handle your roofing problems.

How To Choose A Roof Color

November 2, 2020

The Right Roof Color

A roof is typically considered a utilitarian asset to your home and accounts for as much as 25-40% of your home’s visible exterior. Your roof color plays a key role in how your home is perceived from the street. It has the potential to add or detract a significant amount of aesthetic value to or from your home. This makes the already weighty decisions you must make when replacing your roof even more important. That’s why the color, materials and style you pick will tremendously impact your home’s curb appeal.

Six Tips When Choosing A New Roof Color

When choosing a new roof, take these six recommendations into consideration to help you choose the perfect look to complement your house.

  1. Consider the style of your home.

The style of your home should heavily influence the colors you consider for your roof. Do you hope to create a warm, welcoming vibe or a bold, dramatic statement? Traditional homes typically look best with a dark neutral color. A French country house may look beautiful with an earthy tone. Of course, a dark, rusty red almost always completes the look of a Mediterranean home

  1. Don’t be “too monotone.”

Matching your roof color too closely to your exterior wall color will result in a boring, monotone look. Strive for complementary colors, not matching. A few suggestions would be if your house color is light grey the recommended roof shingle color would be grey, black, blue and white. If your home is white, the best matching roof shingle colors are almost any color including brown, grey, black, blue and white.

  1. Find inspiration in similar homes.

When looking at other homes for inspiration, try to find houses in a similar style and size to your own. This helps you avoid falling in love with a certain roof color that looks amazing on one home, but doesn’t turn out well on yours. For example, you may see a photo of a smaller home with a dramatic, dark roof that looks stunning. If you put that same color on a large, highly visible roof with a steep pitch, the home will look too dark and gloomy.

  1. Ask about roof color change.

Many roofing and exterior wall materials change color over time. Before choosing your colors, ask to see examples of what the roofing and siding will look like in a few years. This will help to avoid the unpleasant surprise of a home with two different colors than what you originally pick out that in no way complement each other.

  1. Pay attention to lighting.

Look at the color you are considering in different lighting before making your decision. This tip is especially helpful in choosing the perfect color once you have your choices narrowed down to two or three.

  1. Think resale.

If you don’t plan to resale your home in the foreseeable future, you may not need to think about resale as much. But if you plan to sale your home before the roof will need to be replaced, pick a classic color such as black, brown and gray that the majority of buyers will like.

Here To Help!

We, at P.I. Roofing, recommend taking the time to pick your roof color, whether it’s for your home or for a commercial roofing project. We are here to help you make smart and aesthetically pleasing choices you’ll be happy with for years to come! Give us a call at 501-707-3542.

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Six Industry Terms You Should Know Before Making an Insurance Claim

If a storm damages your roof, you’ll need to make an insurance claim. Did you know that after these events, policyholders on the same street may not receive the same claim service from the same company? Since property insurance companies aren’t federally regulated, they are diverse in their responses to claims. P.I. Roofing has got you covered. Here are six important terms to know before you make your insurance claim.

1. Insurance Policy

The insurance policy is the contract between you and your insurance company. It tells you exactly what is covered and outlines how you will be paid for damages. It is important to read all of the policy before making a claim so you and your insurance company know what each other’s responsibilities are.

2.Adjuster

Your insurance company employs an adjuster and investigates your claim. They determine whether your claim is covered and decide whether to settle the claim with you. They may be company staff or an independent adjuster. Contrary to popular belief, adjusters are not paid more if you accept a lower estimate. The expertise and accuracy of adjusters can vary widely throughout the industry.

3.Deductible

This is the dollar amount that you must pay before coverage. Your insurance policy outlines your deductible, which you and your insurance company have previously agreed on.

4. Depreciation

Depreciation is the decrease in value due to age, weather exposure or even wear and tear. This is determined using the manufacturer’s expected lifespan for the roofing material. Usually, depreciation begins the day your roof is installed.

5. Replacement Cost

This is the cost of replacing your roof. It is the dollar amount necessary to replace the roof without deducting for depreciation. Your insurance company determines a maximum replacement cost.

6. Actual Cash Value

The value of your roof when the damage occurred. You determine the actual cash value by subtracting the depreciation from the Replacement Cost.

Getting roof damage covered by your insurance company can be a long and arduous process. While each insurance claim is unique, we’ve worked on thousands of claims submitted, processed and paid by insurance companies. By partnering with P.I. Roofing, we can work with you to submit your insurance claim correctly to your insurance company and replace your roof quickly and accurately. So when bad weather strikes, give us a call at 501.812.5164 or go to https://piroofing.com/contact. We are ready 24/7/365 to repair the roof and help you with your insurance claim!

5 Reasons You Really Should Clean Your Gutters

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You clean the windows, mow the lawn and switch out wreaths depending on the season; but gutter cleaning? That continually gets pushed further and further down on many homeowners’ to-do lists. While we understand it might not be the most glamorous chore in the lineup, it’s an important one nonetheless. Don’t believe us? Here’s why you should.

 

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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You’ve unstuffed your stockings and torn open all of the boxes under the tree… or so you thought. Our team at P.I. Roofing found one more gift that missed the Christmas morning mayhem, and trust us– it’s a doozy. It’s peace of mind that you, your home and most importantly, your family, are safe. Learn about how we gift this to you each and every year below.

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Holiday Decorating Without Damage: Roofing Edition

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but between storms, snow and holiday decorations; it can also be a dangerous one for Arkansas roofs. That’s why, in the spirit of the season, P.I. Roofing is gifting you with the tips and tricks for decorating your home without damaging it. Read on to learn what we recommend, and what makes Santa himself say, “Ho Ho NO!”

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How to Buy a Roof

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Roofs aren’t something that the average homeowner purchases regularly. They don’t add it to their grocery list or pick one up on a whim while waiting in line at the cash register. It’s a nerve-racking, expensive investment on its own; and when you add “on the spot” decisions, like major storm damage, it can be nearly debilitating. That’s where P.I. Roofing comes in. Read on to learn how to buy a roof before you ever need to.

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Is Your Roof Emergency-Proof?

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The truth is, disasters happen. And even worse, they don’t plan ahead. Your family, on the other hand, can. In the spirit of National Preparedness Month, the team here at P.I. Roofing has some recommendations for making sure you (and your roof!) are ready.

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Sun Tunnels: Are They Worth It?

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No matter how “natural” bulb manufacturers claim to make fluorescent lights, one thing remains true– they’re hideous. It may sound harsh, but in our opinion, there’s simply no competition between warm and cheerful natural lighting and the drab and dreary artificial. That’s why we love our VELUX tubular skylights, Sun Tunnels. Are they actually worth the hype we give them though? Read on to find out…

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