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8 Things Your Roof Is Trying to Tell You

Looking for a new home? Better have some knowledge on your side to spot any issues.

Read this article from Popular Mechanics pointing out important signs of the most common roof issues, especially when in the market for a new home.  Save it, print it out, share it!  

When you make a home improvement, such as installing central air conditioning, adding a sunroom or replacing the roof, you can't deduct the cost in the year you spend the money. But if you keep track of those expenses, they may help you reduce your taxes in the year you sell your house.

“Do I get a tax break for all the money I’ve spent fixing up my house?” from Turbo Tax

Home Improvements vs Repairs & Your Taxes News flash…taxes & deductions can be quite confusing when it comes to your home! Follow the link from the image below to read a break down of claimable deductions regarding home improvements, home repairs & home sales in an article by Turbo Tax. SaveSave SaveSave

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Leaks Caused by Ice Damming Very Likely this Week, West Orange NJ

If you’re finding leaks today, it’s most likely due to ice damming.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have damage in the roof or siding such as penetrations or tears.  It means that the snow is melting with the warmer weather & because of too much heat in the attic due to improper ventilation. The

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Thursday Q & A, Re-Roofing vs Replacement

Most towns will allow two layers of roofing. However, some towns want to know the distance from the gutter to roof ridge and what size rafters you have. They are concerned about the weight of the second layer. Contractors should always contact your building department and ask them if you can add a second layer

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GAF Certified Contractor McCollum Roofing & Siding of West Orange NJ, family owned and operated roofing and siding business. The Leak Stops Here!

Halloween History & Folklore You Need to Know!

Discover Halloween History & Lore with McCollum Roofing & Siding.   For more of the Jack O’Lantern myth, go to     The history of Samhain, honoring the dead and avoiding harmful spirits. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

New GAF Timberline System Plus, Lifetime Warranty Roof in Williamsburg Slate & New 5" K-style aluminum gutters and 2X3 leaders in Fair Lawn NJ in Bergen County NJ by McCollum Roofing & Siding of West Orange NJ, Essex County. October 2017

New GAF Timberline System Plus, Lifetime Warranty Roof in Fair Lawn NJ, Bergen County.

  Look at this lovely New GAF Timberline System Plus, Lifetime Warranty Roof in Fair Lawn NJ.  This new Williamsburg Slate shingle goes well with the brick style home in Bergen County NJ.  Top it off with new 5″ K-style aluminum gutters and 2X3 leaders.   Timberline HD® Shingles Help improve your home’s resale value with Timberline HD® Shingles

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Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life.

What Would You Do In An Emergency? Emergency Preparedness – Easy Guide from FEMA with Downloadable Shopping List

What Would You Do In An Emergency? Emergency Preparedness – Easy Guide from FEMA with Printable Shopping List In light of the recent devastating hurricanes, it’s incredibly important to take a serious look at how ready you are for an emergency situation.  While looking for suggestions and ideas, this site came up, which gives easy

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How to Make Your Exterior Home Color Stand Out

Do you want to spruce up your landscaping to add some curb appeal without making a major home improvement?  Do you want to add the right landscaping to add that stand out finishing touch to your new siding or new paint job but don’t know where to begin?   No need to panic, here is

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