Home improvement: Roofing
November 7, 2008
To cut energy bills and prevent damage from water, ice and snow this winter, it pays to button up the house before bad weather hits.
May 2, 2008
The best protection against stormy weather might be a poured concrete house with a solid masonry roof. But you don't have to build a bunker to keep out the weather. Instead, consider a practical upgrade to standard asphalt shingles: metal. It costs more up front but pays dividends long term in minimal maintenance and durability.
April 13, 2008
And you thought the potholes were bad.
March 30, 2008
More home builders and renovators are saying no to asphalt-shingle roofs, heralding a revival of interest in slate, clay tile, wood shake and other historically popular materials that are considered both aesthetically pleasing and less harmful to the environment.
March 20, 2008
You can see the stars from the tower that tops Stuart and Margaret Walker's Lake Bluff home.
March 6, 2008
SPECIAL CURB APPEAL EDITION
Shopping for a new roof might not be as much fun as picking out kitchen cabinets, but it's an unavoidable task of homeownership.
April 26, 2007
Unless it leaks or blows off, a roof doesn't get much attention.
April 13, 2007
Marcy Milhomme remembers the sunny March morning the roofers arrived. Her baby girl, Saylor, was standing on the couch, watching in awe as the men began scrambling up the ladders.