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Choosing the Perfect Roof Color -In the DMV Metro Area

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In the ever-changing landscape of the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) region, selecting the right color for your roof is more than just a decision—it’s an opportunity to define your home’s character and express your unique style. Join us for a deep dive into the art of roof color selection, where every detail matters. […]

Pros and Cons of Copper vs. Aluminum Gutters

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Choosing between different types of gutters for your home can be difficult, especially when it comes to the various materials available. It is crucial to select gutters that suit your needs and provide optimal protection for your home. In the next few paragraphs, I will go over a few of the pros and cons of […]

Understanding Chimney Crickets – An essential component in a roof system

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Ever come across the term “chimney cricket”? Well, if there’s a chimney perched on your roof, this often underestimated architectural feature is something you should pay attention to. It plays a key role in upkeeping your chimneys masonry, roof’s strength, and thwarting a multitude of potential problems. Join us in this blog post as we […]

With The Corona Virus Pandemic, How To Be Safe When Your Home Needs Repair

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The pandemic turned people`s attention to repair and maintenance work, in the first half of 2020. Many people stopped going to the office during the emergency period, so building owners took advantage of this time and used it for home repairs. Construction companies had the busiest first half of the year in terms of building […]

How Can You Accurately Estimate How Much Your New Roof Will Cost?

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Roofing costs might seem straightforward at first. However, each roof is different, and each roofing contractor will charge differently even for similar roofing jobs and projects. Depending on the type of material you want, however, it’s still pretty easy to calculate your costs at a fair level of accuracy, as long as you have some […]

4 Spooky Signs of Roof Rot

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When you think of roof repair, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably: Something you might not consider is roof rot. But how do you know if you have it? In the spirit of Halloween, here are 4 spooky signs of roof rot. But first… What Is Roof Rot, Anyway? Roof rot is […]

5 Tips to Fireproof Your Roof

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October is National Fire Safety Month! We want to participate in bringing awareness to fire safety at home. At  American Custom Contractors, we consider customer safety and satisfaction to be our highest priorities. Here are 5 tips to fireproof your roof from our team of roofing professionals. 1. Check the fire ratings on your roofing […]

The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Whether you are renovating your old home or building a brand new one, there are dozens of choices for colors, materials, and brands throughout your space. Roofing is no exception. Some homeowners find that metal roofing is the most cost-effective or aesthetically pleasing choice for roof replacement. But metal roofing does include some important drawbacks […]

5 Gorgeous Window Design Ideas

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Do you have some home renovation projects on your bucket list? You can completely transform the curb appeal of your home with dramatic new windows! If you are interested in window upgrades, check out these five gorgeous window design ideas from our team at American Custom Contractors. 1. Picture Windows If your house has a […]

5 Home Improvement New Year’s Resolutions

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Do you have a to-do list of home improvement projects that always seems to go untouched? Check off some updates and renovations in 2019! Here are five recommendations for home improvement new year’s resolutions from American Custom Contractors. 1. Repair or Replace Roof Damage If your roof sustained any storm damage or has started to […]