Choosing Rain Gutters

Rain gutters are vital in protecting your home against nature’s elements. When choosing a type of rain gutter, consider cost, durability, aesthetics, and maintenance. Each rain gutter material has its advantages and disadvantages as described below. Vinyl Rain Gutters Vinyl rain gutters have become popular among do-it-yourself homeowners because they’re easily installed, low-maintenance, affordable, and […]

Van Martin Roofing Now Recycling Shingles

Recognizing the importance of recycling shingles, Van Martin Roofing took action immediately when a shingle recycling facility opened a location in Dayton. By participating in shingle recycling, roofing contractors hope to place a dent in the 11 million tons of used residential shingle waste that is dumped in landfills annually. It can take up to 300 years […]

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Assessing Wind Damage to Your Ohio Roof

When Ohio homeowners encounter severe storms—or even the outer edges of a massive storm system, such as Hurricane Sandy —the high winds can cause roof damage. After a strong wind storm, it is essential to check for roof damage, such as damage to shingles and gutters. Neglecting to check for damages can lead to costly […]

Roof Repair Safety for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner

Homeowners should always take safety precautions when attempting do-it-yourself roof repairs.  Even for simple roof repair safety on steep roofs and ladders presents special challenges and dangers. Conduct repairs during good weather conditions. Avoid roof repairs during wet, icy, and/or windy weather conditions. Allow morning dew to dry before attempting repairs. Keep in mind that […]

Gutter Maintenance for your Ohio Home

Proper gutter maintenance is essential to the health of your Ohio home. Neglected gutters can cause water damage to foundations, siding, windows, and doors and can lead to basement flooding. To avoid costly maintenance, begin by having your gutters installed by a trusted local contractor, such as Van Martin Roofing. Then, at least twice a […]

Fall Shingle Inspections for Residential Roofs

As winter approaches, it is important to ensure that your roof is ready for the bitter winter weather ahead. Fall is the right time to take care of small shingle repairs that will keep your roof in good shape during the unpredictable Dayton, Ohio winter. Hiring an experienced roofing contractor to conduct a fall inspection […]

Maintaining Shingle Roofing

After investing in a new or replacement shingle roof, you want to take the necessary steps to protect your investment and extend the life of your roof. Use the following guidelines to maintain your shingle roofing: On new shingle roofs, apply a liquid polymer coating. This type of coating provides one more safeguard against weather […]

Choosing Asphalt Shingles for your Ohio Roof

One of the most popular options for new shingles or shingle replacement is the asphalt shingle. According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), asphalt shingles comprise nearly 80 percent of replacement or new roofing. The popularity of asphalt shingles stems from its affordability, flexibility, and numerous options of sizes and colors. When choosing asphalt […]

Roofing Repair For Homeowners

Often times a problem with your roofing shingles is only discovered after visible signs of water entry are evident inside your home.  A recommended approach is to have your roof inspected on a yearly basis to prevent damage and costly roofing repairs.  If your roof pitch is not too steep and you’re a brave soul, […]


This week VanMartin roofing of Dayton Ohio visited Classic Metal Roofing a metal roofing manufacturer located in Piqua Ohio for hands on training on a new product that our crews will be installing at a residential property in the Dayton Ohio area. All of us at Van Martin are grateful for the opportunity to visit Classic Metal […]