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Cut Your Energy Costs: 5 Tips to You Can Implement Today

Could your outdoor lighting be costing you? Cut Your Energy Costs: 5 Tips to You Can Implement Today  0 BY LUCAS HAMILTON ON JULY 3, 2019HOMEOWNER HELP I spend a fair amount of my time as a building scientist helping building owners identify ways to improve their building envelop to improve thermal comfort, indoor air quality, moisture management… Read more »

STORM DAMAGE 4 STEPS TO FOLLOW AFTER DISASTER STRIKES

4 STEPS TO FOLLOW AFTER THE STORM HITS Your heart sinks and your mind races after a storm hits and damages your home. What should you do? Can you fix anything yourself? Should you start calling contractors? Help! Below is the basics of homeowners insurance and storm damage. Step One: Assess the Damage, Take Photos After… Read more »

My Roof Is Going to Last Forever, Right?

Know Your Warranty That’s a really good question. And the answer is, no. When we make investments in our home, sure, we’d love these improvements to last forever. And, in reality, with all of the different weather we experience—hail, rain, snow, ice, tornados, hurricanes, intense heat etc., no one can promise that anything exposed to… Read more »

10 Home Projects to think about this year

If you’re finally over the winter, and are looking forward to warmer days, lighter mornings and evenings and even a bit of sunshine, then perhaps you’ve already made plans for which home projects you‘re going to do this year. If you haven’t, then here are 10 home projects to think about this year. 1. Windows… Read more »

10 small jobs around the home that you’ve been putting off

If our previous article about how you can add value to your home has got you thinking, then you’ll definitely want to make sure that you do the small jobs around the home that you’ve been putting off. Here’s what we suggest you look at. Electrical Maybe there’s a light bulb that doesn’t work, or a… Read more »

Could you easily add value to your home?

If you’re investing in your home, then perhaps you want to know what to do to your home to make it worth more. If you’re selling your house, then perhaps you want to get as much for it as you can, whilst spending as little as possible. We’ve worked on thousands of homes over the… Read more »

Is it time to replace your roof?

If you’re thinking about home maintenance, and are wondering whether it’s time to replace your roof, then here’s what we think you should think about. 1. Age of your home How old is your home? If it’s 15-25 years old, or older then it’s probably time to replace your roof. Roofs fitted in the 1980s… Read more »

Ice Dams are not covered by Roof Warranty

Just to let you know, RJI Professionals, Inc. and the manufacturers of your roofing products, DO NOT WARRANTY ICE DAMS. “Ice dams are not covered by your roof warranty.” Therefore, it is the responsibility of the property owner (probably you, or your landlord) to resolve this problem. Your Homeowners Insurance may cover removal of ice dams… Read more »

Winter Freeze and Thaw Can Cause Problems for Your Roof

It has been a crazy winter so far for RJI Professionals!  And we still have a few months to go.  Have you noticed all the potholes in the road?  Well, obviously, the potholes are the result of the winter freeze and thaw we have been going through. The rapid swings in temperature and excessive snowfall… Read more »

Structural Damage After a Storm

What should you do if your home has suffered structural damage after a storm? Bad weather of all kinds can affect your home, and cause structural damage, no matter whether it’s a thunder storm or a hail storm. If your home has suffered structural damage after a storm, then you’ll need to know what to… Read more »