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3 Tips to Get Your Patio or Deck Ready for Guests

3 Tips to Get Your Patio or Deck Ready for Guests

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your deck or patio ready for outdoor entertaining! In today’s post, Sterling Exteriors, your siding, deck and patio experts, share some tips to prepare your outdoor living space for the warm season. Continue Reading

Deducting Home Improvement Loan Interest on Your Taxes

Deducting Home Improvement Loan Interest on Your Taxes

Every homeowner has a wish list of improvements they’d like to make to their home. Unfortunately, finances don’t always allow for crossing all those items off the list. The good news is that whether you’re looking to tackle roofing replacement or a new home addition, you may be eligible to deduct home improvement loan interest… Continue Reading

Matching vs. Contrasting Roof and Siding Colors

Matching vs. Contrasting Roof and Siding Colors

Choosing the colors for your home’s exterior can be challenging. There are generally two schools of thought on this matter: those who advocate for matching your siding with your roof, and those who prefer contrasting colors. Which is correct? Continue Reading

The Perfect Roofing Material for Your Home’s Architectural Style

The Perfect Roofing Material for Your Home’s Architectural Style

Predominant architectural styles for homes in the U.S. include Colonial, European, Spanish, Mediterranean Ranch and Key West. Each style has unique characteristics that make it stand out, and this includes the roof.  Choosing the right roofing material is key in preserving your home’s architectural authenticity. Continue Reading

The Secret to Stress-Free Home Renovations

The Secret to Stress-Free Home Renovations

At Sterling Exteriors, we’ve completed countless roof repair, installation and maintenance projects in our 15 years in the business. We’ve observed that many homeowners tend to feel stress when embarking on a big home improvement project, which is why we’re committed to making the process as smooth and simple as possible. Continue Reading

How to Make Your Roof More Energy-Efficient

How to Make Your Roof More Energy-Efficient

“Living roofs” are a growing trend. These roofing systems contain live shrubbery that literally grows atop the roof panels, giving the building the look of being built underneath a grassy lawn. While living roofs may not be attainable for everyone, there are easy ways to achieve better energy efficiency with your existing roof. Continue Reading

Why Commercial Flat Roofs Have Gravel on Top

Why Commercial Flat Roofs Have Gravel on Top

Commercial flat roofs are designed and engineered to give you and your business the best protection against the elements. The components of a flat roof all serve highly important functions in protecting your business and enabling it to thrive. Today’s blog post from your preferred roofing and outdoor living company, Sterling Exteriors, sheds light on the purpose… Continue Reading

5 Rookie Roofing Mistakes You Shouldn’t Commit

5 Rookie Roofing Mistakes You Shouldn’t Commit

Keeping a roof well-maintained isn’t an impossible feat, but it’s no walk in the park, either. There are certain do’s and don’ts you should observe to ensure the optimal performance of your roof. Today’s blog post from Sterling Exteriors features five rookie roofing mistakes you should avoid at all costs. Continue Reading

Proper Nailing: How It Affects Roof Performance

Proper Nailing: How It Affects Roof Performance

The type of roof you choose to install on your home will have a great affect on your roof’s performance and longevity. Wood and asphalt roofs, for example, have an average life span of 20 to 25 years, while metal roofs can last well beyond 50 years. Continue Reading

The Top 3 Roof Deck Materials For a Stable Roof Surface

The Top 3 Roof Deck Materials For a Stable Roof Surface

The sturdiness of a roof starts with the roof deck. It’s the base of the entire structure, and acts as a sort of foundation for the other roof components, such as the shingles and underlayment. While there are many types of materials used in the construction of roof decks, three stand out as the best. Continue Reading