Insulation Series 1: What Is Insulation and How Does It Work?

Insulation is something of an enigma to many people. It’s the shadowy material that lines places you rarely see or visit like your attic. Go figure it’s such a mystery. We know we’re strongly advised to insulate our ceilings, walls, and floors of our houses to increase energy efficiency and facilitate a cozier living space. […]

Another Year of “Super Service”

Happy New Year to all of our friends from the Van Martin team! Like you, we have been braving the Dayton weather in the past weeks. No matter how cold it gets, we remain committed to delivering exceptional service. For the second year in a row, we have earned the Angie’s List 2013 Super Service […]

Removing Ice From Roofs Safely

If your asking yourself how you should be safely removing ice from roofs of buildings you own, you may already have damage occurring in your building– let’s hope not!  In order to remove  ice off roofs you must know that it is not as easy as a driveway, or sidewalk and can cause major damage […]

Flat Roof Series 3: The Outdated Systems You Should Avoid

The main purpose of a flat roof, or any roof for that matter, is to keep your home or building safe and dry. Simple enough, right? Well, many flat roofing technologies on the market today face some major, inherent drawbacks as a result of their design. In fact, most flat roofs fail to serve their […]

Flat Roof Series 2: The Benefits Associated with Flat Roofs

There is a common misconception among many home-improvement contractors, residential builders, architects and building owners that flat roofs equal problems (See Series 1 for More). When planned and constructed correctly the reality is that a flat roof is easier to build and can cost less than a conventional pitched or sloped roof. For large size […]

Flat Roof Series 1: The Problems Associated with Flat Roofs

As we continue broadening our horizons in the world of roofing, we turn to flat roofs. Roofs with little-to-no pitch (slope) are commonplace among commercial buildings, but are also present in some residential buildings. First up in our series, we examine the major potential problems associated with flat roofs. Poor Water Flow Architecturally speaking, there […]

Approaching Shingle Roofing Replacement

As winter is fast approaching, it’s a good idea to evaluate the condition of your roof. Inevitably, roof shingles will deteriorate and require shingle roofing replacement. As shingles age and withstand nature’s elements, they will crack, warp, blister, and even fall off. When it comes time for shingle roofing replacement, find a reputable Dayton, Ohio […]

Rising Asphalt Costs Shouldn’t Have Homeowners Improvising

Increasing asphalt costs is an unpopular topic, but because we like to be an open book with our customers, we thought it best to be upfront about pricing changes and stress that it shouldn’t be the only determining factor when buying or repairing a roof. The Background Material costs, asphalt in particular, have spiked recently […]

5 Benefits of Gutter Guards

To ensure an effective gutter system, more and more homeowners are investing in gutter guards. These mesh, wire, vinyl, or aluminum guards are installed over gutter troughs to prevent leaves and large debris from getting into gutters. Gutter guard installation can be costly, depending on the quality of the guard, but many homeowners find that […]

8 Reasons to Replace Your Windows

That draft in the living room is only going to intensify as winter approaches. But the chill is only one of many great reasons to get new windows. Here’s a list of our top 8 reasons. Turn On The Heat! If you’ve come to the realization that your home is too cold in the winter […]

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