Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Happenings in Connecticut

Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

We’re two days away from Halloween, and while many of us may already have plans, others might still be in search of ways to have a spooky, fun time. If you’re located in Connecticut, then you’re in luck! From corn mazes to parades, there are tons of ways you can celebrate the holiday this weekend:

On Saturday at 12pm, kids under the age of 12 are invited to dress up in their best costumes and trick-or-treat at participating retail stores in the area. Look for signs on each door to figure out where you can find a bucket of treats! The event will take place at Westfield Connecticut Post, 1201 Boston Post Rd, Milford.

Do the Monster Mash this Halloween in Norwalk! Stepping Stones Museum is hosting an all day event for Children. There will be games, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, and so much more! The event is on Saturday from 10am-5pm. To learn more, please click here.

Take a day trip to the beautiful town of Southbury this Saturday for some more Halloween fun! When you arrive, be sure to visit the Center Firehouse for mazes, candy, glow bracelets, and other surprises. Plus, trick-or-treating for the kids! The party starts at 4pm and runs 7pm. Call (203) 262-0615 to find out more!


We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than a festive parade! Wilton’s Pumpkin Parade and Trick-or-Treating is an annual event that invites you to bring the whole family along (including your four-legged friends). The parade will start at 11:30am in the Gazebo at the Wilton Center for a fall gathering before the parade begins. Catch all the details here.

No matter which festivity you join, we guarantee that you’ll have a spook-tacular time! From all of us at Phil’s Main Roofing, we wish you a very happy and safe Halloween weekend!

Phil's Main Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company located in Norwalk, CT that serves residential and commercial customers in Fairfield County and the surrounding areas. All technicians are factory certified and quality work is always guaranteed. For more information, please call (203) 838-4545.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Winterizing Your Roof

Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

Although it’s hard to admit, winter weather is on its way and will be here to stay before you know it. But the temperatures in Connecticut are still pleasant, which means now is the perfect time to winterize your home!

When it comes to your roof, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure the freezing temperatures and snowy conditions don’t ruin your investment. Below are a few things to consider doing as you begin preparing your roof for the changing seasons: 

Insulate the attic. Part of keeping your home warm and comfortable means insulating the areas where cool air creeps in. The attic is one of those spots in the home that gets cold easily. And because cool air typically sinks, you want to make sure your attic isn’t too chilly. So look to see if your attic is insulated, and add insulation where it is needed.

Clean the gutters. Once the leaves start to fall, many of them will end up getting caught in your gutters. When leaves and other debris build up in your gutters, it can cause a number of problems. To learn more about how leaves can affect your gutters and how to get rid of them, click here.

Check the caulking. When you have cracks in your roof, it’s easy for rainy and snowy conditions to make matters worse. So check the caulking at the seams and reapply where it’s needed to protect your home from unwanted leaks this winter. 

Worried you won’t be able to tackle these tasks before the winter weather arrives? Don’t be! At Phil’s Main Roofing, we are here to help you prepare your home for cooler weather. We offer roofing repairs and replacements to both commercial and residential customers to help you keep your roof in top shape. For more information, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Why Connect With Phil’s Main Roofing on Social Media?

 Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

Want to know how to prepare your roof for winter or how to fix repairs? When you connect with Phil’s Main Roofing on social media, you can learn it all! From the latest tips to FAQs and everything in between, here are just a few of the many perks you will receive:

Tips and tricks. Every Tuesday, we offer new and informative tips to help you with all your roofing needs. Whether it be about finding the right material for your new roof installation or cleaning your gutters during the peak of fall, we offer you all the expert advice you need.

Learn more. Want to know why you have a leaky roof or why your shingles are wearing off? At Phil’s Main Roofing, we know how important it is to protect your family and your home, which is why it is our goal to help you understand all you need to know about what can go wrong.

Questions answered. If you’re looking for a trusted roofing contractor in Fairfield County, look no further than Phil’s Main Roofing. We can answer all of your personal roofing questions and the most frequently asked questions. To know more about how we can help, send us a message on Facebook. If you’d like more on-the-go information, be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Are you ready to connect with us? We are live on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Whether you visit us on our social media pages or on our website, there’s no doubt you will find all the latest tips and information you need to know!

For over 65 years, our family owned company has proudly served Fairfield County and the surrounding areas with our expertise in residential and commercial roofing. For more information, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

How to Rid Fall Debris From Your Roof

 Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

Gutters are an essential component of your roof and require routine maintenance, especially when autumn arrives. You know autumn is here when the temperatures cool off and the leaves begin to fall. Although leaves may seem perfectly harmless, the truth is that they can get stuck in your gutters and cause a number of problems. Luckily, cleaning them from your roof is easy!

Below are three of the best ways to get rid of all those leaves and bits of debris:

Pick them. Clearing your gutters with your hands is one of the most effective solutions because you have more control to completely eliminate all debris, especially if you’re trying to remove a large branch. Just make sure you wear protective gloves, glasses, and ask a friend to spot you on the ladder if possible.

Blow them. If you have a blower at home then you’re in luck! Using a blower is one of the easiest and most practical ways to rid your gutters of leaves and debris. A blower is a strong tool that allows you to clear a larger portion of your roof at once, saving you lots of time.

Flush them. Flushing out your gutters not only gets rid of leaves, but it also clears them of those lingering pieces of dirt and debris. By using a garden hose, flush the gutter with water so the pressure can force everything out. If the debris isn’t draining thoroughly, check the downspout and clear it out if necessary.

Brush them. Much like picking leaves from your gutters, brushing them also requires you to climb up on your ladder. But using a broom to brush away leaves and debris is simple to do!

While any of these cleaning methods will get rid of falling leaves, the safest choice is to call a professional. Professional roofing contractors have the expertise and tools needed to thoroughly and properly get the job done before winter comes. At Phil’s Main Roofing, we offer several roofing services and can help you clean your gutters in no time! For more information about our services, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today! 

Friday, October 9, 2015

How to Spot a Failing Roof

  Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

When your roof becomes old, you know it’s time to replace it. But what if your roof is relatively new - how can you tell if you have damage? To make this process an easier one, we’ve put together a few tips to help you find out if your roof needs tending to:

Know the weather. If you live in an area where you get lots of rain, wind, and snow then it helps to know how these conditions can damage your roof. Keeping track of how much wind and precipitation your roof is exposed to can tell you whether or not you might have a structural or cosmetic roofing issue. 

Look for damaged shingles.
Did you know you can get a good look at your roof from ground level with just a pair of binoculars? To spot signs of damaged shingles, look all around for cracks, curling, or places where they might be missing. If shingles are missing, you might find a few on the ground, and if they’re curling, you’ll see them angling upwards.

Locate water stains. Checking for water stains can prevent a moldy environment, so it’s important to look for signs of damage after a heavy storm. When the weather clears up, step inside the attic and do a little investigating on the underside of your roof's sheathing. Do you see any moisture or soft spots? If so, you’ll want to call your roofing contractor to catch the issue before bigger problems arise.

Check the flashing. While you’re in the attic, it’s a good idea to also check the flashing. On a sunny day, shut off your attic lights and examine the underside of the chimney and stack vent. Spy any tiny holes of light? This can be a clear sign that your flashing is shot and needs to be replaced. 

When in doubt, turn to Phil’s Main Roofing! We are here for all of your roofing needs, including maintenance, structural repair, and new construction services. To learn more about how we can assist you through every step of the roofing repair process, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Choosing the Best Time for Roof Installation

  Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

For most homeowners, a new roof installation only happens once or twice, so it’s important to time it right. Scheduling the best time can help the process run as seamlessly as possible. While many factors can affect your roofing project, below are two of the most critical points to consider:  

Weather. Before setting a date, think about the weather conditions and temperatures in your location. If you live in a cold, snowy climate, installing a new roof during winter might delay the process or cause an issue down the line. On the contrary, if you choose to start your project in the summer, your materials might get damaged from the extreme heat. In this case, your safest bet might be to confirm a start date for the spring or fall when the weather is more mild.    

Timing. Don't forget to consider your own personal timeline. What is the purpose of your new roof and when do you need the project to be completed? If you’re re-doing your roof as a part of selling your home, jot down the most popular times of year for homebuyers. If your new roof needs to be completed for a certain event, ask your contractor how long the project is expected to take and plan accordingly.

Are you in need of a new roof sometime this fall? At Phil's Main Roofing, we are here all year round for your roofing needs and would love to help you with your upcoming project! We are fully licensed and insured in the state of Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, and install only the top roofing brands to make sure that your next roof is built to last. For more information on how we can help, please visit us on our website or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today!

Friday, October 2, 2015

How to Find the Right Contractor

 Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

Your roof is one of the most fundamental home investments you will make, so it's important keep it in good hands. In the event that you have roof damage and need a repair, you’ll have to seek out the right contractor to assist you with the job.

Not sure where to start? To help make this process an easier one, consider the following tips:

Ask for referrals - Before starting the search for a contractor on your own, ask friends and family for help. Make a list of who they would recommend and which contractors meet your local code requirements.

Hold phone interviews - Once you’ve put a list together of the top recommendations, make a few quick phone calls to each potential contractor and ask them these questions:
  • “Do you offer the services I’m looking for?”
  • “Can you provide me with a list of previous clients?”
  • “Are you willing to provide financial references?”
  • “How long will the project take?”
Once you receive answers, you will be able to narrow down your options and choose a company that's most reliable and better suited for your home's needs.

Recognize warning signs - Be cautious if something stands out from the ordinary. For instance, if a contractor only accepts immediate cash payment, ask them why. If the answer makes you feel uneasy, consider finding another contractor for the job.

Write up the details
- Create a contract that lists every detail of the project - payment schedule, workers' compensation payments, start and end dates, you name it! The more information you put in writing, the more you and your contractor will come to a mutual understanding and trust.

If you're located in Fairfield, CT or the surrounding area and are in need of a roofing contractor to get the job done right, turn to Phil's Main Roofing! We are fully licensed and insured in the state of Connecticut and Westchester County, NY, and have been helping residential and commercial customers with their roofs for over 65 years.

For more information on the services we provide, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

What Your Roof is Trying to Tell You

Phil's Main Roofing 
26 Fitch Street, Norwalk CT
(203) 838-4545

A roof is one of the most fundamental components of a home, so finding damage can be stressful. From water spots to mold growth, there are several warning signs that can let you know your roof needs a little TLC. If you catch any of the following problems, it's best to take care of them before they turn into more expensive repairs:

Missing Shingles - If the shingles on your roof are missing or curling, it might be an indication that your roof is either past its lifespan or damaged from harsh weather conditions. The trickiest part about fixing shingles is that it’s not easy to just replace one piece. Instead, it’s usually necessary to replace all of them in order to maintain a uniformed appearance.

Water Spots & Damaged Flashing - Finding water spots on your ceiling and damage on the flashing (the material used around vents and pipes) are both warning signs that you might have a leak on your hands. While water spots are not pretty to look at, they can certainly help you pinpoint where the source of the problem lies. If you're unsure about the cause of damage, give the experts at Phil's Main Roofing a call!

Rotting Soffit - Cracks and rotting in the soffit can be indicators that animals are finding their way beneath the roof overhang. Animals, such as birds and insects, like to find a cozy place to nest, and your roof is a number one spot! If you find damage in the soffit, give your roofing contractor a call to patch things up. 

Moldy gutters - Mold and mildew often develop under your roof when water and debris builds up in your gutters. So, if you spy moldy gutters, you’ll want to clear them out and get rid of the fungus.

At Phil’s Main Roofing, we know how important it is to address warning signs before larger problems arise, so contact us if you need help with your roof damage! For over 65 years, our family owned company has proudly served Fairfield County and the surrounding areas with our expertise in residential and commercial roofing. For more information, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today!