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Mar
30
How Big Does Hail Have to be to Cause Damage?


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As most Oklahomans already know, hail can do significant damage to your roof. This damage can vary in severity depending on the size of the hail and the strength of your roof. Hail can knock off the granules on your shingles all the way up to damaging the integrity of the shingle altogether. So at what size hail does damage occur?


Hail sizes can range from pea-sized to grapefruit or softball-sized, so obviously each of these sizes will affect your roof differently. Pea (1/4 inch) or even dime-sized hail is pretty common when severe storms strike, and these sizes can knock granules off your shingles. While this damage may not seem very serious, it can shorten the life expectancy of your roof ...


Oct
08
THE 3 THINGS THAT MAKE WINDOWS ENERGY-EFFICIENT

When it comes to choosing new windows nowadays, plain ones just won’t cut it any longer. After all, they can’t protect the interior of your home or make it energy-efficient. With the advancement of technology, on the other hand, windows can now help protect your home’s interiors and lower your monthly bills at the same time. This is all due to three components: glass, glazing and gas.


In this post, Billings Construction Group, your go-to roofer and window installation professionals, discusses everything you need to know about the three components that make a window energy-efficient.


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Glass

As stated before, plain glass in windows are no longer going to cut it nowadays. With tha...


Sep
26
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ROOFING FIRST AID KIT

One way you can ready your home for the harsh storms is by preparing a roofing first aid kit. You can use it to perform minor repairs before your roofer arrives.

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Here’s a list of items you need to include in your roofing first aid kit.

Roofing First Aid Kit

  • Tarp and a roll of heavy plastic for temporary repairs

  • A roll of synthetic roof underlayment and a bundle of roof shingles for permanent repairs

  • Vinyl-based roof sealer

  • High-quality roof repair caulking and caulking gun

  • A bundle of lath for nailing down the underlayment

  • A good hammer

  • A box-cutter for the underlayment

  • A strudy ladder to climb up on the roof

What You Can Do While Waiting for Your Roofer

Immediate roof repairs of a leaky roof will...


Sep
22
TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR SIDING FOR PAINTING

Paint lasts longer on clean, dry and sturdy surfaces. The work required to prepare your siding will depend on its condition and the material it’s made of.


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One of the area’s best home exterior and roofing companies, Billings Construction Group, shares how to prepare your siding for painting.




Necessary Repairs

Repair or replace any loose or damaged siding. The process may involve removing or prying up the row of siding above the damaged siding to remove the nails that secure the affected area in place. Prime the back and ends of new boards before nailing when replacing a wood siding.


Sometimes, it’s best to replace your old siding, especially if it’s severely damaged. Cont...


Aug
11
5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT GO SMOOTHLY

Home improvement projects can be stressful for everyone involved, whether it’s the homeowner or the roofer. After all, there are a lot of things to do just to make sure that nothing goes wrong and the project is completed on time.

In this post, Billings Construction Group discusses five different ways you can make sure your home improvement project goes smoothly.

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  • Treat Your Contractor With Respect – Your contractors may be working for you but you have to keep in mind that they’re only human. Should things fail to go your way, avoid venting your frustration at them and calmly speak to them instead. Just keep in mind that treating your contractors right will pay off in the lon...


Aug
06
THE 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SLATE ROOF INSTALLATION

When you’re replacing your roof, you have a lot of materials to choose from. One of these roofing materials, slate, is a material that isn’t widely popular just yet. This is because not a lot of contractors nowadays have experience with the material, making it vital for homeowners to learn more about slate roof installations just to avoid ending up with inferior workmanship.


In this post, residential and commercial roofing pros from Billings Construction Group discuss the five important things you should know about slate roof installations.



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1. Where The Slate Comes From – When you want to know where your slate roof came from, you’ll have to go further back than the man...


Jul
11
The 4 Things To Consider When You Buy Replacement Windows

When you have a contractor conduct a window replacement job in your home, it’s not just as simple as picking a random window and waiting for them to install it. There’s actually more to window replacement projects than you might expect. This is because there are other things you need to consider when it comes to choosing a window to make sure you get the best results.



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In this post, window replacement and siding contractor Billings Construction Group discusses the four things you should think about when you buy replacement windows.


1. Price and Quality – One of the mistakes that homeowners make when choosing a new window is thinking that price equates to good quality. This is...


Jul
08
Hailstorm Defense: How The Right Roof Can Protect Your Home

Whether it’s your residential or commercial roofing system, one of the most important things you can do for it is choose the right type of roof. That way, no matter what kind of bad weather that may hit your area, your home is well protected from the elements. For instance, should hail hit your area, the right roof can properly protect your home’s structure.



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In this post, Billings Construction Group discusses the roofing choices that can protect your home from hailstorms.


Metal


Metal roofing is one of the most popular choices of roofing materials today due to its long lifespan. When it comes to hailstorms, meanwhile, metal roofs aren’t easily punctured due to their UL 2218 ...


Jun
12
Main Considerations Before Having a Deck Installed

Deck construction is one of the best home additions you can pursue. This project’s advantages could not be overstated. It will increase your usable space, especially if you have more lawn area than you need. If you have limited yard space, a deck can be raised up high to maximize your real estate.



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According to the 2019 Cost vs. Value Report, a deck addition can deliver an ROI of up to 81.4%. In other words, you are extremely likely to recoup most of your initial costs when you sell your house.


To make the most of your deck, here are the factors you should the most when planning it, according to Billings Construction Group.



Terrain


Experienced decking and roofing companies will advise yo...


Jun
05
How Hot Weather Punishes Flat Roofs

Wind and hail are some of the harshest elements roofs contend with, but they are just occasional threats. Heat is more of a familiar foe, and its destructive ability is more pronounced during summer.



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Hot weather is bad news for all roof types, but it is a bigger concern to flat roofing systems. They are more prone to damage due to their full exposure to the intensity of the heat. If you ask Billings Construction Group, a reputable local roofing company, below are some of the worst ways hot weather negatively affects flat roofs.


Thermal Fatigue


Temperature fluctuations can become extreme in the summer. The repetitive cycle of hot and cold air can increase the movement of material. This phenome...


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