Hang Your Holiday Lights Now to Avoid the Rush!

The busy holiday season is just around the corner. Before you know it, Winston Salem will be abound in beautiful lights. Instead of waiting until early December to hang your holiday lights, why not get a jump on the season and hang them up now? You can still wait to turn them on until Thanksgiving night but…

Residential Roofing Material Comparison

Residential asphalt roofing shingles can now be manufactured to look like natural roofing materials such as tile, wood, cedar shakes, or slate, while totally outperforming these other roofing materials. Neither metal nor concrete tiles match asphalt roofing for its overall combination of beauty, durability, and longevity. This is due to asphalt roofing shingles’ ease of…

Shingle Sealants Bond Your Roof Together

With ever increasing performance expectations for asphalt shingles designed to withstand high winds and heavy rains, manufacturers have responded by producing increasingly higher-performing shingles. When properly installed, asphalt shingles are manufactured to bond securely to each other, forming an integrated roof-covering system designed to protect your home from the elements. What is the secret ingredient?…

Why is the color of a roof so important?

Asphalt roofing systems provide homeowners with years of beautiful, affordable and reliable protection. Choosing the right roof color is critical because it is a decision that most homeowners will only make once, and one that will have a lasting impact on the value of a home. So how do manufacturers create different color blends for…

Winter Roofing Maintenance Questions – FAQs

Q. How can ice dams be reduced or removed? A. Remove as much snow as possible, but call a professional roofing contractor if your roof is steep, the snow is deep or the ice is thick. Hodges Roofing does not recommend using ice picks or shovels (or any tool with sharp edges) because there is…

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Shakes and Shingles – How to Make them Greener

Shakes and shingles are generally the most popular types of roofing materials, but without the right engineering, they’re also the least cool of the cool roofing options. Or, to be more precise, they’re the least reflective. And you want your roof to reflect, not collect, the heat. To improve the green qualities of these roofs, consumers…

Tearing Off Old Roof vs. Roofing Over

A common question we get from customers is can we just install the new roof over the existing one. The thought is that it will save time and money for the customer. However, it’s not recommend to install materials over shingles. Doing so does not allow for a proper inspection of the wood deck to…

Roofing Ventilation

Proper roofing ventilation will save you money in the long run. Minimizing heat in your attic space will reduce the amount of cooling you will have to do during the summer months and reduce moisture in the winter. A good roofing ventilation system will provide an equal amount of air in and out. In addition…