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Understanding Chimney Crickets – An essential component in a roof system

A collage of pictures all related to a roof cricket.

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 […]

Mastering the Art of Selecting the Best Roofing Contractor

a young male project consultant speaking with a homeowner about theri roofing project while standing in front of his brick home. The homeowner is searching the DMV area for the best roofing company.

Selecting the ideal roofing contractor for a roofing project can be a crucial decision for your home’s well-being and yours. As the shield against the elements, your roof demands proper care, attention, and craftsmanship. In this blog post, I will share industry tips to help guide you in selecting the perfect roofing contractor. First, the […]

Winter Woes – Beware of Ice Damming!

Picture of ice and snow on the roof with someone using a brush to sweep off snow.

Homeowners beware, brace yourselves for a chilling problem that arises during this frosty season, the dreaded ice damming! But what is ice damming? It’s when ice forms at the edge of your roof, trapping melting snow and water behind it. This can lead to leaks, water damage, and potential roof and gutter repairs. So, how […]

Say Goodbye to Roofing Woes

Picture of a home that is having it's old roof shingles removed in preparation for a roof install. Big blue tarp protecting the front of the home

Experience a Stress-Free Installation Process! Being and feeling prepared for a roof installation is crucial for a successful and hassle-free experience. American Custom Contractors is here for you and will take care of most of these items for you. American Custom Contractors offers hassle-free roof installation services. Our team of experts will handle every aspect […]

How to Determine the Ideal Gutter Size for Your Home’s Roof Water Runoff

2 levels of copper gutters that flow into each other mounted on the roof line of a home

So, you’re looking to choose the perfect gutter size for your home? Well, buckle up and get ready for some gutter talk, don’t worry I’ll keep it clean, that’s actually a tip but I’ll get back to that later. Ok, gutters may not be the most exciting topic, but they play a vital role in […]

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. Protecting Against […]

Do All New Roofs Come with A Warranty?

All new roofs installed by contractors that operate legally come with multiple warranties – here are some important things that you should know about the types of roofing warranties that you will get: Standard manufacturer’s warranties – these warranties cover the products purchased for the roof, with protection available in the case of manufacturing defects. […]

What Is the Average Time It Takes to Replace Your Roof?

Roof replacement is a major home remodeling project, but an average asphalt roof takes only 1-3 days to be replaced, while concrete tiles take the longest, usually 6-9 days. However, the duration of the process in the case of your building will be influenced by a number of factors – here are some:

3 Questions to Ask When Picking A Roofing Contractor

a young male project consultant speaking with a homeowner about theri roofing project while standing in front of his brick home.

The roofing contractor that you hire can make or break your roofing project, so you need to be very careful when selecting your roofer. Here are three important questions to ask contractors before making the final decision:

Is It Okay to Replace Your Roof If You Get A Spring Snowstorm?

snow melting on a cedar roof

While late spring, when the weather is stable and fair, is ideal for roof replacement, the beginning of the season might be capricious, with a higher likelihood of low temperatures and even snowstorms. Roof replacement using any type of material requires stable weather conditions, free from rain, snow and strong winds and some materials are […]