Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Top 5 Most Popular Roofing Materials

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

If you’re planning a new roof, chances are you’ve sampled a few roofing materials. Finding the right roofing material for your home can be a bit stressful if you don’t have the proper information. Many options depend upon your geographical location and the style of your house.

Overtime, more and more roofing materials have come on the market that just might be what your home needs. Here are a few:

Asphalt Shingles are the most popular option out there! These shingles are known for their diverse range of colors and affordable pricing.

Wood Shingles & Shakes are a rustic favorite. They require low maintenance and offer a traditional appearance.

Clay & Concrete Tiles are artistic and can last for centuries. Whether you choose clay or concrete, each tile can be molded into barrel shapes for “interlocking installation”.

Composite Shingles can mimic the look of slate, tile, and wood shake. The greatest perk of this type of roof is that it is lightweight, fire resistant, and won’t fade easily from UV rays!

Metal is another popular choice today due to its extreme durability. If you’re looking for a roof that can withstand heavy winds, rain, and hail, then a metal roof might be the right option for you!

To view more popular roofing options on the market, click here.

Whether you need help deciding the best roofing material for your home or you’re already past the decision-making process and need a new roof installation, turn to Phil’s Main Roofing! 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!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Home Upgrades You Need

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

Whether you’re planning to sell your home or you’re looking to make improvements on a home you’ve been for quite a while, there are endless types of upgrades to consider. But the most essential upgrades will do two very important things: a) increase your home’s value and comfort and b) boost its aesthetics.

As your trusted Norwalk roofing company, we’d like to help you learn more about which home upgrades you need and why:

Siding Installation
An easy and essential upgrade to any home is new siding installation. One of the most popular types of siding material that is durable and easy to maintain is vinyl, which comes in many colors and can spruce up your curb appeal. If you’ve done research on selling your home, you probably know that first impressions are lasting impressions, so make your home visually appealing by wrapping it in a beautiful upgrade!

Window Replacement
When it comes to your home’s comfort, you’ll want to upgrade your windows. If your current windows are outdated or cracked, your home might not be insulated the way it should be. This means you could be wasting extra dollars trying to heat your home this winter. Not to mention, a window replacement can also provide your home with more natural sunlight.

Roof Repair or Replacement
One of the most fundamental components of your home is the roof over your head. Not only should it have a nice appearance, but it should first and foremost provide you with the utmost comfort. Roofing companies, like Phil’s Main Roofing, can help you make repairs or replace your roof to save you from more costly work down the road (especially if your roof is past its lifespan).

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 on how we can help you with your new home upgrades, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Must-Know Home Improvement Tips

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

Have you recently sealed the deal on a fixer-upper? Whether you’re looking to make fundamental adjustments to your new home or simply make a few aesthetic repairs, there are three tips you should know before diving into a project.

Aside from the obvious factors that need to be decided on before you can start your project, ask yourself these questions and learn how to approach them:

Will it boost my home’s value?
Start by asking yourself whether or not the project will increase your home’s value. Some projects add more value than others. Not to mention, every change you make to your home will have a direct impact on its value down the road, so it’s important to make an informative decision.

Do I need a plan of action?
A word of advice: don’t bite off more than you can chew! You might have a laundry list of changes you want to make to your new home, but stick to the ones that are more pressing. For example, if your home needs new windows and caulking, be sure to tackle that project before winter arrives (and put the others aside for the time being).

Should I hire a professional?
To DIY or not to DIY - that is the question. Even if you have a little experience and a well-stocked tool box, you might want to lean on a professional for some of the more tricky projects. Especially if your new home is a fixer-upper, you might come across issues that you’ve never seen before. If this happens, you’ll be happy you hired a pro instead!

For more must-know home improvement tips, click here.

Did you know that a new roof can boost your home’s value? If a roof repair or replacement is on your to-do list, contact Phil’s Main Roofing! We offer comprehensive residential roofing services to help you with all of your roofing needs. For more information on how we can help, please visit our website or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Are You Making These DIY Mistakes?

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

Whether you’re tackling a minor DIY project or planning a new roof installation, there are a number of mistakes that can happen if you don't plan properly. After all, your roof is a fundamental component of your home that keeps you safe and comfortable! Stay smart during your next roofing project by avoiding these common mistakes:

Not doing your research - When hiring a roofing contractor to take on your next project, be sure you find the right one! This means asking for referrals, holding phone interviews, and recognizing warning signs.

Tackling too much
- It’s easy to underestimate the size of a project when you’re eager to remodel your home. But if you plan to do a chunk of the work yourself, you might hit a roadblock, leaving you needing more time and skills than you might be able to handle.

Not budgeting right - You might be enthusiastic about your next roofing project and willing to spend a fortune. Try to resist! For any home improvement project, you should leave cushion room for unexpected expenses. That way, you won’t cringe when you find out you need to pay more than you have in your pocket!

Not taking proper measurements - Be sure to measure accurately to avoid disastrous results. Your measurements should be 100 percent accurate, which means you should measure more than once. Your best bet is to hire a professional contractor to handle this job, as they are trained and experienced. 

Not wearing proper gear - When it comes time to perform roofing maintenance and repairs, you should hire a professional. But in the event that you decide you’d rather take on the challenge yourself, be sure you dress properly! Shoes with grips, gloves, and goggles will help keep you safe from debris, dirt, and other hazards.

At Phil’s Main Roofing, we know that sometimes homeowners want to take matters into their own hands, which is why we want to help you stay as safe as possible! But if you’re in search of a roofing contractor in Norwalk or the surrounding region, contact our professionals. 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 our services, visit us on our website or contact us at (203) 838-4545.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Why are Metal Roofs So Popular?

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

If you’re buying a new home then you might be wondering if you need a new roof, and what kind of roof you will need. You may have heard through the grapevine that metal roofs are popular now more so than ever before. That's because they possess many qualities that make them a solid choice for any home:

Metal roofs are made of either steel, aluminum, or copper. This means they are made to resist curling, splitting, cracking, or withering.

Weather Resistant
With that said, they are also designed to withstand many different weather conditions, such as heat, rain, wind, snow, and even hail. 

Metal roofs can replicate the appearance of slate, shake, shingles, and tiles. So if you need a versatile roofing option that offers several other benefits, then a metal roof might be for you.

Did you know that metal roofs are made from mostly recycled materials? Although many homeowners opt for an asphalt roof, metal roofs are known to help save the environment.

Most manufacturers offer a 50-year warranty (or even a lifetime) to cover your metal roof. So although they can be a higher investment, you are more likely to save money on costly repairs and maintenance. Not to mention, they can also increase property value. 

One of the most essential components of your home is a high-quality roof over your head. Why not choose metal? Between their extreme durability and versatile style, they are an ideal option for every home.

At Phil’s Main Roofing, we offer several metal roofing options for both commercial and residential customers. If you're located in Fairfield County or the surrounding areas and need a new roof, call Phil's Main Roofing today! For more information or to schedule an appointment for service, please visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

How Snow Can Damage Your Roof

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

The Northeast is on a lucky streak this season, but we know it’s only a matter of time before the first snowfall of the season. Although the snow is beautiful to look at, the truth is that it can wreak havoc on your roof! That being said, it’s crucial to be prepared for the first snowstorm this winter.

The first step to being prepared is knowing about the damage that can occur. At Phil’s Main Roofing, we know that snow can be a problem for your roof, so we’ve put together a quick list of ways the snow can affect it:

Water Leaking.
Be extra careful if you have a flat roof or a skylight. When it comes to flat roofs, it's easy for water to accumulate when your drains aren't working. And if the water exceeds levels that are higher than your flashing, it could result in water leaks. For those with skylights, it's hard for condensation on the inside to escape when snow builds up. As a result, your skylights could leak. That is why it’s important to remove snow shortly after a storm when it’s light enough outside to see.

Clogged Gutters.

When snow turns to ice, it’s almost impossible to remove it without causing roof or gutter damage. Not to mention, the ice itself can ruin your gutters. That is why it’s vital to remove the snow before it freezes up. If not, there’s a likely chance you could need gutter repairs in the future.

Structural Damage.
If you’ve ever shoveled snow, then you know just how heavy it can be. Although the structure of your roof is strong enough to withstand winds and rain, it isn’t usually made to carry more than a few inches of snow. But of course, every roof is manufactured and installed differently. That is why it’s so important to know how much weight your roof can support and how much snow on your roof weighs.

All it takes to protect your roof from damage is knowing what your roof can handle and what it cannot. To help you eliminate the possibility of leaks and structural complications this winter, turn to Phil’s Main Roofing! We are an award-winning roofing company, serving Norwalk and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how we can shield you and your roof from winter weather conditions, visit us at or give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Insulation: Where You Need It Most

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

Between the snow and freezing temperatures we get in winter, it’s bound to get cold in your home. That being said, let’s discuss how you can optimize your home’s energy efficiency. The best way to ensure your home remains comfortable all season long is to insulate.

While there are several options when it comes to insulating your home, below are the areas you probably need it most:

Exterior Wall - Blown-in insulation is one of the best, most affordable options. This kind of insulation provides a continuous layer of warmth that can make a huge difference in your energy bills.

Cathedral Ceiling - If you have cathedral ceilings at home, insulating them can enable ceiling temperatures to stay close to room temperatures, allowing the warm air in your home to distribute evenly.

Basement - Properly insulating your basement can not only save you money, but also create a more dry and safe living space. Whether your basement is finished or not, insulating it can reduce heat loss in the foundation of your home and shield against damp air.

Attic - Your roof is another area that’s worth insulating. Why? Because it can help you save on heating costs and better your home’s overall comfort. But before you do, make sure you address any air seals and leaks you may have. 

Do you have questions about how insulating your attic can affect your roof? If so, contact Phil's Main Roofing today! We are fully licensed and insured in Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, and would be happy to help you with all of your roofing needs. For more information about our services, please give us a call at (203) 838-4545 today.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Preparing Your Home for Winter

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

If you live in Connecticut, you know the winter months are anything but pleasant. With all the snow, freezing temperatures, and heavy winds we get, preparing your home is essential.

The weekend is approaching, which means now is the perfect time to think about ways you can prepare your home for the winter months. We know that sometimes a checklist is easier to follow, so below are a few tips to follow as you go:

1. Turn off your sprinklers and drain excess water from your outdoor pipes to protect them from the freezing up or bursting.  

2. Place your shovels, snow blower, ice chopper, and bags of salt in a location you have easy access to. Snowfalls in the Northeast region are often unexpected, so whether you place them in the garage or in the shed, now is the time to make sure you have all your tools ready to use.

3. Replace your windows and door screens with storm windows and storm doors to insulate your home and protect your interiors from precipitation. Also, check that you have weatherstripping around your windows and doors.

4. Clean or replace your furnace's air filter to ensure maximum comfort in your home for the entire season.

5. Cover all your air conditioning units to prevent drafts when the temperatures drop.

Taking the necessary steps to ensure your home’s comfort will protect you and your family from the brutal weather conditions that Connecticut brings. To learn more about how you can prepare your home for winter, please click here.

Phil's Main Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company located in Norwalk, CT. We have been providing commercial and residential roofing services to property owners in Connecticut and New York for over 65 years. If you find yourself troubled with a roof that needs repairs, give us a call at (203) 838-4545 and our experienced roofing professionals will be happy and ready to give you a hand!