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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 […]

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 […]

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:

How Do Roofing Contractors Work?

A roofer on his knees using the pneumatic nail gun to shoot nails in black asphalt roofing shing.

Roofing contractors do all kind of roofing works, from roofing inspections and maintenance operations, to repairs and new roof installations, for all types of buildings. Most of them specialize in certain types of services (residential roofing, commercial roofing, solar panel installation etc.), by going through a certification process. They work year round, including in winter, […]

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 – […]

Why Working With A Family-Owned Roofing Company Can Save You Time

two brothers who are second generation owners of American Custom Contractors

A trustworthy roofer is not always easy to find. There are lots of companies advertising their services out there, and they all promise you quality and dedication. But how can you be sure? – This is where local roofing companies come in. Family-owned roofing companies are local and it is always best to choose a […]