Ventilation

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Many homes have exterior ventilation, that are a component to structure of the roof.  Water leaks in the ceiling may also have been attributed to ventilation that has rusted nails, weathered or warped materials.  This also contributes to the efficiency of your homes cooling and heating costs, not to mention the potential danger of black mold.  If this is not addressed in time, it may cost homeowners thousands of dollars that may have been prevented by just replacing an exterior ventilation.  Proper attic ventilation can also help in reducing monthly heating and cooling costs all year round.  Call us for a free estimate and have the professionals come out and thoroughly help in saving you money!

Fire Restoration Services

services-fire-damage.jpgThe uncontrollable nature of fire can literally spark up from anywhere. Either from a faulty gas leak, to dry weather conditions, or arson. It’s an unfortunate event, however it is not the end of the world. Home Tech Restoration may be the key to restoring what was lost, back to your home as you remembered it. Call us now, for fast and quality craftsmanship with over 120 years of total combined experience, let Home Tech Services Restore your home as good as new!

Window Brands We Carry

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HomeTech has a longstanding partnership with Soft Lite that allows us to offer our clients both their energy efficient replacement windows as well as their extensive warranties. For more information on Soft Lite windows, visit their website. Or better yet, give the MD roofing and replacement windows experts at HomeTech a call and set up a FREE in-home consultation.

Click on the link below to visit the Soft Lite website:

HomeTech also has a longstanding partnership with Crystal “Commercial Grade” Windows for all different type of applications and requirements.

Click on the link below to visit the Crystal Windows website:

Siding Brands We Carry

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As with any home improvement service, proper installation can only go so far if the materials used are not top-of-the-line. At HomeTech we offer the highest quality vinyl and fiber cement siding available on the market, thanks to flourishing relationships with CertainTeed and Mastic. Two of our nation’s major manufacturers of superior siding, these companies provide us with their siding as well as their excellent warranties, and we are able to pass on the benefits to you! This is jut another reason HomeTech is the Silver Spring roofing contractor that local residents trust to wrap their homes in energy efficient, low maintenance siding.

To learn more about the siding options you have when you hire HomeTech, click on the links below to visit the websites for our manufacturers: CertainTeed and Mastic.

If you desire even more information in order to make your decision, give us a call and set up a FREE in-home estimate on your Maryland siding project. Our experts will be happy to discuss our products and services with you!

What to do During Floods

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What to do during minor flooding

Use the following guidelines to stay safe during minor flooding:

  • Stay Informed – monitor local conditions and be aware of the situation
  • Farmers should prepare to move machinery and livestock to higher ground
  • Tune into your emergency broadcasters: ABC Local Radio, commercial radio and designated community radio stations, or SKY NEWS Television
  • Ensure your family members and neighbours are aware of the situation
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater

 

What to do during moderate flooding

Use the following guidelines to stay safe during moderate flooding:

  • Act Quickly – conditions can change rapidly
  • Farmers should move machinery and livestock to higher ground if it is still safe to do so
  • Tune into your emergency broadcasters: ABC Local Radio, commercial radio and designated community radio stations, or SKY NEWS Television
  • If you are likely to become isolated, make sure you have enough food, drinking water, medications and pet food
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater

 

What to do during major flooding

Use the following guidelines to stay safe during major flooding:

  • Act Quickly – conditions can change rapidly
  • Be prepared to evacuate if advised by authorities
  • If you are likely to become isolated, make sure that you have enough food, water, medication and pet food, and be aware that you may need to live without power, water and sewerage
  • Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches, or move them to higher ground
  • Tune into your emergency broadcasters: ABC Local Radio, commercial radio and designated community radio stations, or SKY NEWS Television
  • Block toilets, household drains, sinks and plugs to stop sewerage backflow
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater

 

What to do if you need to evacuate

Use the following guidelines during an evacuation:

  • Act Now – take immediate precautions to protect your life and property
  • Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches, or move them to higher ground
  • Collect together medicines, important documents, mementos, photos and pets and take them with you when you evacuate
  • Take three days’ supply of clothing and medications with you
  • Turn off electricity and gas at the mains and lock you doors and windows when you evacuate
  • Remaining in your home or business during flooding is dangerous and may put your life at risk

Clean Your Yard, No Matter How Much Time You Have

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The thought of spending an entire weekend cleaning your yard can make you want to move into a condo. Instead of tackling the project in one fell swoop, invest small windows of time into specific tasks until you finish the entire job. Once you decide how much time you can commit, use these tips to make the most of each minute.

Got an Afternoon?

Aerate the soil so that oxygen, water, nutrients, and sunlight can penetrate into the areas that need them. Your lawn takes a beating from foot traffic and weekly mowing, so it’s important to loosen up that compacted top layer. Use a tiller or mower with an aerator attachment, or walk across the grass in spiked shoes.

Got an Hour?

Fertilize the soil (after you’ve aerated it). This keeps your grass strong during winter and resilient come spring. Fertilizer bags feature three numbers to indicate the percentages of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (in that order), says Bryan Clayton, chief executive officer of the lawn-care company GreenPal. Continue reading

Manufacturer Certified

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For any Columbia roofing contractor, or any Maryland contractor for that matter, gaining the certification of their manufacturers is a must. If you have a roofing product installed on your home by one of many Maryland roofing companies who is not certified by the product manufacturer, any product warranty may be invalidated.

The expert Ellicott City roofing contractors and Silver Spring roofing contractors at HomeTech are continually educated by our manufacturers to ensure that project we undertake is performed using the latest techniques and advances in technology. Each of our roofers takes this education very seriously, and works hard to master each advance our manufacturers make in order to gain their certification.

Here is a list of manufacturers who have certified HomeTech to install their products:

  • GAF Roofing
  • HAAG Certified
  • HAAG Roof Inspector
  • TAMKO Pro Contractor & TAMKO Certified
  • Certified Master Shingle Applicator
  • CertainTeed Siding
  • Mastic Siding
  • EnergyTech by Soft Lite Windows
  • Pro Via Doors
  • Preferred James Hardy Dealer

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Siding

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Is the cost of heating or cooling your Maryland home rising month after month? The cause of your increasing costs could be leaks and cracks in the structure of your home, gaps that are letting the costly energy escape to the outdoors. Whether it is hot air in the winter or cool air in the summer, you are paying for energy that your home can not properly hold in. At HomeTech, we are the roofing contractors Maryland residents turn to for low maintenance siding from CertainTeed and Mastic.

Our experts give just as much attention to detail in our siding service as they do to our roofing, Maryland, and it is you who reap the benefits.  From the moment we step onto your property for your FREE in-home estimate, our experienced and factory-trained staff will work hard to increase the value and energy efficiency of your home by installing top-notch siding. Our partnerships with CertainTeed and Mastic allow HomeTech to provide our clients with a wide range of colors, textures, and siding materials.

These partnerships also allow us to provide you with innovative and dependable products installed with the eye for detail that can only come from a factory-trained professional, for it is not just our MD roofing contractors whom are trained by our manufacturers, but our full staff of Maryland home exterior experts.

So if you think it is time to wrap your home in expertly crafted, energy efficient siding, give HomeTech a call. Our staff will be happy to discuss the CertainTeed or Mastic siding that will best fit the size, shape, and style of your home. This dedicated service is just another reason that we are the roofing company in Maryland that residents also trust for top-quality siding installation.