Roofing safety tips for DIY enthusiasts
Roofing can be dangerous, and it’s important to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe. If you’re a DIY enthusiast looking to tackle a roofing project, here are some safety tips to keep in mind: 1. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear: When working on a roof, you should wear clothing that is comfortable, lightweight, […]
Winter Roofing Problem: Condensation
An often seen, but sometimes hard to diagnose, winter roofing problem is condensation. It may look like a leak but when you look for anything capable of causing a leak, there is no cause to be found. Roof condensation problems can cause significant damage to the structure if not properly managed. While it’s always best […]
How Does Heat Tape Work
While icicles hanging off the roof may look like a scene from a quintessential New England picture, they are a sign of trouble for your roof! The Problem: When water gets into cracks and crevices in the roof or in gutters, and then freezes, it can cause ice to form in those areas. As the […]
Horch & Habitat making an impact for over a decade!
We at Midcoast Habitat are honored to have a long-standing relationship with Peter Horch and Horch Roofing. Over the span of eleven years Horch Roofing has donated labor and materials for close to 20 Habitat homes in Knox County as well as part of the ReStore roof. Many of the roofs have been installed by […]
How Much Snow Can My Roof Hold?
Snow in Maine is pretty much an inevitable fact over the winter months.Our homes are often our biggest investment and protecting it is crucial, particularly when the snow on your roof begins to pile up. Flat roofs or ones with slight pitches can offer particular challenges in keeping snow from building up.Every homeowner needs to […]
Can an Asphalt roof be Installed in Winter?
Let’s face it, most people think winter in Maine is not the ideal time to do a full roof replacement. In an ideal world, asphalt roof shingles would be installed between 40 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit but scenarios that require a new roof do not always become evident at opportune times. Wind, driving rain, […]
Horch Roofing wins prestigious Cumberland Crossing by OceanView Environmental Leadership Award
Horch Roofing is honored to announce that they have won the prestigious Cumberland Crossing by OceanView Environmental Leadership Award for its exceptional commitment to sustainable practices in an industry that generates 100,000 tons of waste each year in Maine alone. In 2010, Horch Roofing began their Reroof and Recycle Program, recycling 100 percent of their […]
Safely Decorate Your Roof for the Holidays
The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and cool, holiday decorations fill the stores, and your family is begging you to decorate the house. Before you climb on a ladder with the first strand of lights in your hand, please keep these safety tips in mind. The excitement for the holiday season sometimes overshadows […]
Fall Gutter Cleanings Means Less Winter Damage
Your gutters naturally accumulate dirt, leaves, and debris over time. Once fall arrives that buildup worsens as the leaves start falling from the trees. As a result, you need to put in more time and effort to keep your gutters clear. The solution to keeping your gutters clean into winter is to call Horch Roofing […]
Can a metal roof be installed over existing shingles?
We’re often asked whether it’s possible to install a standing seam metal roof over an existing shingle roof. The short answer is yes; but here are a few things to consider. Installing a metal roof over existing asphalt roofing reduces waste. Horch Roofing is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of roofing waste in Maine […]
Want your roof to be recycled? 16 Million pounds recycled and counting!
In April 2010, Horch Roofing founder, Peter Horch, made a decision that 100% of his company’s roofing waste material would be recycled. In 2018, Horch Roofing reached a momentous recycling milestone of 10 million pounds of roofing waste that will not end up in a local, Maine landfill. As of summer 2021, Horch Roofing has […]
The Story of the Wheelbarrow
As you drive by the main office of Horch Roofing on Route 90 in Warren, take a closer look at the company sign, complete with its very own red standing-seam metal roof. Beneath the sign rests a broken wheelbarrow with a huge rock sitting on top. So what’s the story with the wheelbarrow? Peter Horch […]