Shingles have come a long way from their ancient beginnings as adobe and clay slabs held in place by Greek philosophers. Today’s shingles can seal out ice, resist algae, stand up to 130-mile-per-hour winds, and keep homes cooler by deflecting sunrays with specialized reflective granules. Certified Roofing owner Dion Gaines utilizes these advances during a range of roof- and home-repair services. Dion, like the shingles he installs, has come a long way. His father’s remodeling company instilled in him a lifelong love of roofing that survived indoor college life and brought him back to the outdoors. This passion is visible in all aspects of his repair, maintenance, and inspection services. When replacing gutters, Dion offers clients a choice of 17 colors, as well as aluminum and copper. He can underlay shingles so they lay flat against the roof, keeping out rain, ice, cheetahs, or wind that travels as fast as a cheetah. Additionally, he maintains a clean, safe job site during each chimney cleaning, inspection, and roof repair by constantly picking up spare debris.
At MJM Home Improvement, licensed home-improvement contractor Mark Mahoney transforms clients' living spaces with a wide range of roofing, landscaping, carpentry, and painting services. Mahoney tackles tasks large and small, from building a new addition or patio to fixing a hole where candy gets in during Skittles showers. His masonry work for fireplaces and chimneys keeps living rooms toasty through the winter, and his installation of rubber roofing and shingles helps restore confidence in houses stricken with baldness.
The team at Home Facelifters draws upon more than 15 years of training and experience in painting, carpentry, and other renovation services. Partners with Energy Star, these handypeople can help homes, offices, and the armies besieging them operate more efficiently. They also use a line of Sherwin-Williams paint that has no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can contain hazardous chemicals.