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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

How To Pick The Right Roof Color For Your Home

a collage of 6 different roofing materials in various colors. Wood cedar shake, gray standing seam mettle, gray asphalt roofing shingle, red clay tiles, and black natural slate.

The roof is very important for a building. Its practical role is indisputable, a quality roof has the ability to directly influence the strength and durability of a building. But the roof is not only important from a practical point of view but also from an aesthetic point of view. Considering its size, the roof […]

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

Home inspector performing a siding inspection wearing a mask

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 […]