Time to Schedule Your Winter Roof Inspection

Winter can be hard on roofing, your home’s #1 defense against the elements. With winter just around the corner, now is the time to contact your roofing contractor to come out and inspect your roofing and gutters. Annual winter roof inspections can protect your loved ones and your home’s interior.

Overlooked simple repairs, such a missing or displaced shingles, lose or leaky gutters, damaged flashing or caulking, cracked flanges can lead to more costly damage. The warm spring air could expand a small hole, leaving your home vulnerable to the wet days ahead.

Keeping up with required roof and gutter repairs can help you avoid untimely leaks, bigger damage and higher energy bills. Your home’s roof is one of the most expensive investments and maintaining it properly can help to guarantee its longevity and functionality.

It only makes sense to ensure your roof is up to job, protecting your home’s interior from the extreme snow, winds and ice storms that winter can bring to the east coast.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

If you need a roofing contractor to inspect and/or repair your roof, please consider calling Ferris Home Improvements of Delaware. We’ve been repairing and replacing roofs in the Tri-State area for decades and our reputation is stellar.

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We are currently offering a $199 FIX IT special on repairs of roof, siding, window, deck, gutter repair or gutter cleaning. Mention this coupon at the time of scheduling.

Time to Schedule Spring Roof Inspections and Repairs

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Readers' Choice 18: RoofingFerris Home Improvements proudly carries the family name. We work hard to keep our stellar reputation as the #1 roofing contractors in Delaware.  We’ve been voted Delaware’s #1 Home Improvement and Roofing Contractor 7 years in a row. We are insured and back up our roof installations with a warranty. Whether it is as a Residential or Commercial Roofing Contractor. A simple shingle replacement job or shingle repair in Delaware. Ferris Home Improvements is trusted throughout the community to do the right roofing job for a fair price.

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Readers' Choice 18: Home Improvement CompanyFerris Home Improvements proudly carries the family name. We work hard to keep our stellar reputation as the #1 home improvement contractor in Delaware.  We’ve been voted Delaware’s #1 Home Improvement Contractor 6 years in a row. We are insured and back up our work. Ferris Home Improvements is trusted throughout the community to do the right job for a fair price.

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Coming Freezing Temperatures

Here are 5 Ways to Get your Home Ready for Winter:Those of us at Ferris Home Improvements in Delaware realize that the Indian summer is just getting started and that winter is way off your radar. However, early fall is the perfect time to prepare your home’s exterior for the encroaching winter weather.

The sunny days of autumn make the impending snow and cold weather that winter brings our way far off. With that in mind, many longtime homeowners have learned the benefit of preparing for cold temperatures and freezing precipitation well before it arrives.

Here are 5 Ways to Get your Home Ready for Winter:

1) CLEAN OUT THE GUTTERS

Clogged gutters and drains can form ice dams that prevent from proper drainage causing all types of hazards, such as dangerously dangling icicles. Icicles are not only dangerous to people below, their excess weight could cause major damage to gutters and roof.

This can lead to water seeping into your home, which then leads to all sorts of issues and extra energy costs.  Avoid the hassle of repairing a leak by keeping your gutters and drains free of debris. Observe how water runs through the gutters to check for misalignments that could also cause water damage.

2) ROOF INSPECTION

Has the summer’s violent storms caused damage not visible to onlookers below? Often a simple repair can help to avoid more costly roof repairs if a missing or compromised shingle has been ignored for too long.

Either hire someone to inspect the roof or inspect it yourself. Check for missing or damaged shingles, and have them replaced. Examine the flashing around chimneys and other roof projections and repair if necessary. Look for any possible source of leaks.

3) IMPROVE ROOF VENTILATION

A poorly ventilated attic can cause real problems with IAQ (indoor air quality) by allowing for a buildup of mold or mildew. They also could make for some real dangerous ice buildup on cold winter days.

Any home that has icicles forming on its roof edge is a possible sign of inadequate roof ventilation. Icicles encourage ice dams, which are very damaging to your home.  Homes with poor roof eave ventilation could overtax your heating system, causing higher energy bills.

4) KEEP YOUR HOME DRAFT-FREE

Often homeowners ignore a simple crack that could be costing them big time.  It is very important for your energy savings to ensure there are no air leaks in your home. Warm air will escape out of any cracks causing your heating system to work overtime.  Not only does this raise your energy bills, it causes drafts and inconsistent indoor temperatures.

Use caulk to seal any cracks or openings between stationary house components such as windows, doorframes or weather-stripping.

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5) WINTER LIGHTING

As fall approaches the days shorten and many homeowners find themselves returning from work in the dark. That is why it is important to light the way to your home in order to avoid slips and falls.

In winter, what we can’t see can hurt us! Black ice can take down even the most sure-footed among us. A lighted pathway can help to identify hazards that are invisible in the dark. Using festive led lights, solar walkway lights or installing motion sensor lighting can help to avoid a nasty fall.

Be ready for the colder weather when it arrives and use these tips to keep your family stay safe,warm and cozy all winter long.


Want to Hire Delaware’s #1 Home Improvement Contractor?

Ferris Home Improvements proudly carries the family nameFerris Home Improvements proudly carries the family name. We work hard to keep our stellar reputation as the #1 home improvement contractor in Delaware.  We’ve been voted Delaware’s #1 Home Improvement Contractor 6 years in a row. We are insured and back up our work. Ferris Home Improvements is trusted throughout the community to do the right job for a fair price.

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Kitchen Remodeling: 5 Kitchen Upgrades You Shouldn’t Pass Up

Redesigning your kitchen is a big project  and making the right decision for your lifestyle can make it all worth your effort.

Here Are 5 Kitchen Upgrades You Shouldn’t Pass Up:

  1. Get the NICE hardwood cabinets with full overlay. Don’t cheap out on the most used part of your kitchen.
  2. Coordinate ALL of your Kitchen Hardware … get matching Knobs & Pull Handles for your cabinets.
  3. Get the organizational upgrades you need … pot drawers, spice storage, electric outlet in a drawer, etc …
  4. Get GRANITE Countertops … Granite is reasonably priced and holds up well.
  5. Get matching appliances that meet your needs. They don’t have to be the exact same brand but they should have the same color finish.

If you’re interested in getting more tips on how to remodel your kitchen, stop by our Kitchen & Bath Gallery at Ferris Home Improvements in Delaware located at 1908 Kirkwood Highway Newark, Delaware 19711 | Call 302.998.4500 today!

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