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What are Snow Guards?

Multicolor natural slate tiles on a roof with copper snow guards

Living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) area means dealing with various weather conditions throughout the year. Winters here often bring heavy wet snowfall that can accumulate on roofs and pose potential hazards. Snow guards play a crucial role in preventing accidents and protecting your property below, we will explore how. One of […]

Preparing Your Home for Autumn Storms Along the Chesapeake Bay

picture of the water and changing foliage off 10 Mile creak trail in Boyds, Maryland.

Weather can be unpredictable, be safe and be prepared! It’s officially Autumn here in the DMV area and as we welcome cooler temperatures and start to see signs of our fantastic fall foliage change we also must anticipate everything that comes with this incredible season. Here at American Custom Contractors, we encourage everyone to start […]

When A Storm Hits – 5 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Roof

Old gray and red shingle roof with moss & trees growing through and around the shingles and from the gutter.

Storms are among the most common causes form of roof damage. While the harm caused by raging winds, hail, thunder, and heavy rain cannot be entirely prevented, there is a lot that homeowners can do to help their roof survive with minimum damage. Here are some tips how: Checking and cleaning the roof surface – […]

How Winter Storms Can Be Destructive To An Older Home

large icicles hanging from the gutter of a brick home.

Houses built today must comply with strict safety and health codes. On the other hand, old houses, although they have a lot of charm and character, are much more prone to safety issues – which may range from old and fragile roofs to problems related to the electrical installation, or poor staircases. Hazards related to […]

Tornado Season Is Over, What To Check For Before Winter Takes Hold

Person doing a inspection of windows and siding on a house

The end of the tornado season and the arrival of the cold season is the perfect time to do a thorough checkup of your home, just to make sure that it is ready to protect you properly during the winter. Check the thermal insulation Inspect your windows and doors and, if they do not close […]