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Kitchen Remodeling

Remodeling Your Kitchen Can Be Beneficial For Many Reasons.

Ever wish your kitchen was just a little bigger? Need more energy efficient appliances? Your family spends a lot of time in the kitchen, from preparing meals to eating and chatting about the day. Kitchen remodeling can help improve your kitchen, bringing your vision to life and giving your family space to grow and live. Not sure about kitchen remodeling? There are many reasons to consider starting this service today!

Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

  • Adjust the Layout: Modernizing the layout of your kitchen can give it a more open feel and allow you to have a comfortable kitchen space.
  • Add Some Personal Style: You can work with your contractor to add personal touches to your new kitchen look to give it your unique style and preference.
  • Improve Energy Efficiency: Newer appliances and fixtures actually can improve your energy efficiency while providing you with improved functionality.
  • Adapt To Your Needs: Increased work and dining space can be made to give your home and family the ability to move and enjoy themselves.
  • Increase The Value: Not only does an updated kitchen assist you with your needs, but when the time comes it can actually improve the value within your home for resale.

Want more information on  your kitchen remodeling options in Chester, PA? The professional team at Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting is happy to help answer your questions! We provide quality kitchen remodeling service for your needs. Give us a call today at 267-622-7158 for your service needs.

Hardwood Flooring Basics

When you’re installing hardwood floors in your home, the options can be staggering. From hard and soft wood choices to color, finish, and size, it can be difficult to know exactly what you want. Beginning with these considerations can help reduce the stress of finding the perfect hardwood flooring and give you a solid starting point to begin shopping.

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Plank Construction

Today, your hardwood flooring can be solid wood or it can be engineered. Solid wood is created from one piece of wood and can be sanded and refinished multiple times during its life. Engineered wood is constructed from multiple layers of wood that is covered with a wood veneer. While engineered options are sturdy and often more affordable, they cannot be refinished or sanded like solid wood options can.

Plank Finish

How do you want your floor to look? This question is important to what type of finish you want on your floor. Prefinished options are available and offer quicker installation and less labor. Unfinished options typically offer more affordability and the ability to customize your look, but will still need to be finished to provide optimal protection from warping and other damage.

Plank Size

Today’s flooring market has a variety of options when it comes to wood flooring, and size is no exception. Standard floor planks are 2-3 inches wide. Other options can be 3-5 inches for larger areas or even 8 inches and up for high style and fewer seams. While narrow planks provide a more stable appearance in smaller areas, wide planks can be used to provide style and a modern feel.

No matter what type of hardwood flooring you choose for your home, trust the Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting experts to provide convenient, reliable installation. Call us now at 267-622-7158 to discuss your wood flooring options and to arrange your installation today.

Spring Roof Safety

As Spring approaches, don’t forget to ensure that your roof system can take the potentially severe weather and high winds that are coming your way. Taking care of these simple roof inspection tasks can save you hundreds in repairs down the road.

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A Proper Roof Inspection Now Can Save You Hundreds Later.

Check Your Material

Inspect your roof material for signs of damage that can include broken and torn shingles, missing or thinning asphalt, cracks or cuts in your material, and even missing materials. These problems may seem small, but they can turn severe quickly and should be repaired as soon as possible.

Secondary Materials

While you’re on your roof checking your materials, inspect other components of your roof such as flashing and gutters. Flashing is a common location for leaks to develop, and faulty gutter can cause roof damage, flooding, and even foundation damage. Also, check the underlayment from inside your attic. This material can tear, leaving your home vulnerable to leaks.

Property Hazards

Take a quick glance around your home to look for branches that hang over your roof or are falling down, random debris that can fly around during wind, and even troublesome power lines that could cause problems in the future. Taking care of these issues now could save you the hassle of roof damage and insurance claims later.

Keeping up with these simple activities can save you money, time, and hassle later on. Fro expert inspection of your roof system, call the Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting professionals at 267-622-7158. We will thoroughly examine your roof system to ensure it’s in optimal condition and ready for any Spring event.

Metal Roofing: Finding the Right Material

What to Consider when Choosing Metal Roofing

Far past the days of noisy tin roofs, metal roofing has soared in popularity over the last decade (and for good reason).  Metal is fire resistant. It’s durable, easy to install, and requires very little maintenance over the years. Knowing which metal works best for you can be a difficult decision. Here is a breakdown of the most popular metal materials in the housing industry.

Rows of Red Metal Shingles

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Copper

Copper is a premium roofing choice. Why? Though it’s not as strong as steel, homeowners often utilize copper for its malleable nature and unique luster.  Homes with added copper roofing regularly appreciate in value.  Copper offers a powerful defense against corrosion and can conform to any house design.  If you’re looking for a strong, decorative metal for your home, copper is a great investment.  

Aluminum

The lightest and most weather resistant of these metals, aluminum offers a cost-effective answer to your roofing needs. The metal naturally resists weather corrosion, though it’s faster to lose its sheen compared to copper and steel (nothing a little paint coating can’t fix). Aluminum provides strong insulation against sunlight. Businesses often choose the metal for its energy-efficiency, flexibility, and corrosion resistance.

Steel

There’s a reason builders use steel for bridges and skyscrapers.  It’s strong! It’s tough. While steel roofing may be heavier more than aluminum or copper, it weighs less than you probably think.  Steel roofing rarely requires repairs, and it’s slow to show signs of aging.  With a little zinc coating, steel roofs provide capable resistance against weather damage and corrosion.

Metal roofing can be a great investment for your home. Our experts at Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting are excited to discuss your roofing needs!  For a quote on metal roofing in Chester, PA, call us at 267-622-7158.

Are 3 Tab Shingles Right For You?

3 tab shingles

Are You Interested in 3 Tab Shingles?

Are you a suburban home owner? If so, you may be interested in affordable and reliable shingle varieties such as 3 tab shingles. As the most utilized roofing solution in the country, 3 tab shingles provide resistance to the elements while providing cost-efficiency and ease of installation and maintenance. 3 tab shingles can be utilized for any type of environment, making them a leader in versatile roofing materials, and can also come in almost any color or tint you can think of to offer a completely unique look for your home. Today we will discuss the various ways you home can benefit from 3 tab shingles.

What Are They?

3 tab shingles are named for the three tabs that are cut into the bottom of each sheet providing a look of dimension and depth by appearing as three individual pieces. These shingles deliver protection from weather, wind, and water while updating your home’s appearance. These shingles can be applied over many current roofs, allowing shorter installation time and fewer labor charges.3 tab shingles can be a very inexpensive roofing solution that offers multiple color and texture choices

What Are The Benefits?

3 tab shingles can last up to 25 years when maintained properly and are one of the most cost-efficient solutions available. They resist UV rays, harsh weather, and insect and pests, and can be reinforced for heightened protection. These systems can be supported with extra fortifiers like algae and mildew protection and weather resistance, and can come in multiple colors and textures. This material can resist UV rays, resist wind and hail, and repel water, and can be coated for reinforced Energy Star rated UV protection, algae, mold, and mildew resistance, and heightened weather resistance that can maximize the longevity of your system. .

To request your new residential shingle roof, give our team a call today at 267-622-7158!

Winter and Roof Damage: Inspect Your Roof

Winter can be fun, but it can also be harsh. It can inflict damage on you, your family, and your home. The cold winter winds, ice, snow, and all that typically comes with winter are hard on your home, and your roof. Shingles are susceptible to cracking and leaks, ice dams cause moisture problems, and more. Inspect for roof damage this winter, or immediately after.

Winter Roof Damage

Snow and Icicles on Roof

Address Winter Roof Damage Now.

There are many ways winter can damage your roof, and you might not notice since you’re not up there. Ice dams, for example, are a problem in a wet winter. Warm air in your home rises to your attic, and then to your roof. If there is snow and ice on the roof, that will melt. Then, it trickles to the edge and re-freezes, creating an ice dam that weighs down your roof and lets moisture into the shingles. To prevent this, you need good attic and roof insulation and ventilation. To fix it, you need professional roofers.

That attic can also become too moist. Excess moisture in your attic affects the roof support. The wood gets mold and mildew, and if it’s left to sit, you could end up with a roof ready to collapse, at worst. Again, good insulation and ventilation can help prevent this. It is also why your roof needs an inspection for the winter; you might not realize you have this issue until it’s too late.

Inspect your roof for winter roof damage. You may find nothing, but if there is something to find, you want it repaired immediately. Contact Armour Seal Roofing, Masonry, and Contracting today for your roofing services in Chester, PA. Call 267-622-7158.

How To Tell If Your Roof Is At Risk Of A Roof Leak

Roof Leaks

Are Your Shingles In Good Shape?

If you’re a homeowner, you know that your roof can be at risk for many things, including leaks. As with anything in or around your home that can be damaged, earlier repairs are not only faster, but also cheaper. Today we will discuss a few ways you can keep an eye out for potential leaks on your home’s roof. If you find any of the following signs, be sure to call our team right away at 267-622-7158 for fast and affordable help!

Shingle Damage

One of the most common source of roof leaks can be found in minor shingle damage. Your shingles are the first line of defenses in your roofing system, so any damage to those shingles can lead to leaks. Take some time once a month to walk around the base of your home, and just look up at your shingles. You should be able to see if there are any obvious red flags pretty easily. Those red flags include shingles that have lifted or curled away from the roof surface, as wall as any shingles that are becoming shiny as they lose asphalt granules. Also, any shingles that are crooked or even missing are also problems for your roof!

Shingle replacement is a very inexpensive repair service, and much cheaper than leak repair, which often includes the removal of water damaged roofing. So be sure to have any damaged shingles repaired as soon as possible to protect your roof as well as your wallet!

Pros and Cons of Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed Wood Provides a Unique, Environmentally Friendly Flooring Option.

When the time comes for you to install new hardwood flooring in your home, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the different options. One unique option provided by Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting is reclaimed wood flooring. This style of flooring provides your home with a beautiful floor in an eco-friendly sustainable way.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Reclaimed wood flooring is constructed from wood that has been repurposed. Usually it was a floor in a different location. Reclaimed flooring has many benefits, but there are also things to look out for. Here are some the pros and cons to reclaimed wood flooring.

Pros
First, reclaimed roofing is very sustainable and eco-friendly. It provides an opportunity to keep strong, usable wood from rotting away in a landfill. Second it can be very beautiful and often times creates a very unique floor pattern because of how the wood has aged. Third, and finally, a reclaimed wooden floor has withstood more traffic and weather changes than a new wood floor. This makes it stronger and more durable.

Cons
The biggest problem with reclaimed hardwood flooring is not the flooring itself, but the people who sell and install them. You want to make sure that you work with a reputable company that can tell you exactly where the wood came from. Unreliable construction companies often time try to pass off reclaimed wood as stronger than it actually is or as though it is made from a certain kind of wood when really they don’t know how to identify the wood. Reclaimed wood is usually more expensive than a new wood floor and if you hire the wrong company you could end up with a floor infested with bugs or coated with toxic chemicals.

If you’re interested in learning more about reclaimed wood flooring, contact Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting at 267-622-7158.

What is Considered a Roofing Emergency?

Emergency Roof Damage

Hail and Wind Storms, and Blizzards, can cause Roofing Emergencies

For homeowners, roofing problems that arise throughout the interior or exterior usually require professional maintenance. Contractors will typically schedule a day and time to survey and / or correct the specific issue. But what about cases in which time is of the essence? Cases in which waiting a day, a week, or more, is too much? These are known as roofing emergencies. For residents of Chester, PA, Armour Seal offers emergency roof repair. But what actually constitutes a roofing emergency? Check out some examples below:

Animal Nesting

One sure fire sign of a roof emergency is the presence of nesting animals. This can be raccoons, squirrels, mice, and even possums. These animals will rip apart your siding and expand current holes or punctures. It’s not excessive to call this a major problem, seeing that it will quickly eat away the structure of your house and severely damage both its livability and resale factor.

Direct Impact

During severe storms, tree branches, and even trees themselves can smash into your roof. Needless to say, this is considered a roofing emergency for homeowners. Even in cases where its only medium sized branches that impact your roof, the collision can cause a puncture in your structure and can create immediate ceiling leaks.

Shingle Displacement

Wind and hail storms can actually tear shingles right off of your roofing structure. The reason that this is an emergency situation is because it is likely to cause a water leak from your ceiling. You might be laying in bed one night and feel water dripping onto your pillows. Obviously, this is a serious situation and immediate assistance is required. Call 267-622-7158 for emergency roof repair in Chester, PA.

Signs Your Gutters Need Repairs

Signs Your Gutters Need Repairs

Look Out for These Signs for When You Gutters Need Repairs

The gutters on our roof ensure that our roof is safe from any water damage. Because gutters are an important component to our roofing system, it’s important to get gutter repairs whenever you see a problem. But what are some common gutter repair signs to look out for? Below are signs you need gutter repairs.

Pooling Water By Your Foundation

If you see any water by your home’s foundation, that is a sign your gutters are damaged and need repairs. The foundation of our home is essential and if water creeps into the foundation, it can smell trouble for the rest of your home.

The Gutters Are Leaking

This is the most common and easy sign to look out for. If you notice leaks in your gutters, you will need to get them repaired right away.

The Gutters Are Sagging

This can be due to too much water in the gutters or clogged gutters, either way, it’s not good and can cause the gutters to sag and separate from the edge of the roof, making its job completely useless.

You Notice Peeling Paint

Is the paint on your exterior wall peeling? While it could be a sign of something else, it is also an indicator of gutter repair.

Rusty Gutters

Usually, when we see parts of the gutters that are rusty, that means those areas are worn. This is a good time to get those repairs before they become worse.

If you need gutter repair in Chester, PA, call Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting today at 267-622-7158.