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How to Prevent Water Damage on Your Roof

Every year, homes in the U.S. are impacted by severe storms that can leave residents displaced and homes in shambles. In fact, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, losses across the U.S. exceeded $1 billion from weather and climate disaster events in 2017. With spring showers just around the corner, take the below precautions to ensure the monsoons outside don’t make their way in.

Shape up your shingles

The shingles on your roof are doing much more than providing your home with a pleasing aesthetic. Shingles provide your home with a barrier from the elements but they can’t do their job effectively if they’re damaged or missing. One way to know if your shingles need repairing is if you notice debris from shingles in, or near, your yard. Another indication would be to look at your roof to see if you notice any clusters of discoloration. If you’ve noticed one, or both, of these indicators, then it’s time to shape up your shingles.

Keep your gutters cleared

Gutters provide a way for water to make its way off your roof. If your gutters are clogged, rainwater will begin to collect on your roof, making leaks much more likely.

Check up on your attic

You remember that place you rarely visit that houses moth balls and old family heirlooms? Well, you should be visiting it pretty regularly. Make it a point to visit the attic once per week, especially after any severe weather, to make sure the ceiling isn’t damaged. Even if you don’t detect a leak, your attic ceiling can give you other signs that there’s been damage done. Mold, stains or discoloration, warped wood, etc. are all implying that you may have a leak on your hands.

If you’ve noticed any of the above signs, prevent your home from enduring more damage by repairing or replacing your existing roof. Or, if you’re still not sure, leave it to a professional! Tri-State Home Improvement offers free estimates for our services, so call a Tri-State professional at 866-583-6700, or, fill out our request form to receive your free estimate!

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Four tips for decorating the outside of your house for the holidays

I love decorating my treehouse for the holidays. The process, however, used to put a whole lot of wear and tear on the outside of my home.

Go big this winter without all of the ugly nicks, holes and scratches–with these five, no-damage decorating solutions.


Be creative with Command™ decorating clips

Command™ decorating clips easily attach on and off your home using a sticky, two-sided adhesive. Position the clips in a row to support light weight decorations such as hanging string lights!


Heavy duty, no damage solutions

Command™ hooks are excellent for hanging décor too large to clip, such as garland around your front door frame. They work like the Command decorating clips and are damage free.


No nail wreath solution

Perfect for hanging larger, heavier décor such as holiday wreathes! Simply hang the hook over the top of your front door and the end supports your décor.


Don’t forget about freestanding displays

Freestanding displays, such as light up reindeer. This décor option requires zero support from the frame of your home. Read the assembly decorations carefully and place anywhere on your front lawn.

Visit our Pinterest page for even more holiday décor inspirations!

Happy holidays!