What are the steps to installing a roof

Step-By-Step Guide to the Roof Installation Process

Installing roofing on your home is no small task, whether you’re replacing an old one or starting from scratch. It’s not just about picking the color of your shingles. There are quite a few things to think about, and it may all seem quite overwhelming at first.  However, the path from an aged roof or […]

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What are the most common roof materials

Benefits of 3 Popular Roofing Materials

It’s not a secret that your home’s roof plays an important role in safeguarding the property from the elements and other types of damage. But, not all buildings are the same, and neither are the needs of their owners. Catering to the various needs of different properties and their owners, there are several roof material […]

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How do I know if my roof needs repair or replacement

5 Signs Your Roof Needs Attention: Repair or Replace?

Maintaining a home is an ongoing journey, and your roof is one of the key players in keeping everything safe and sound. Yet, even once the structure is compromised, it’s not always easy to figure out when a simple repair will do the trick or when it’s time to consider getting a new roof.  Are […]

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What is the most common roof damage

6 Types of Roof Damage & How Professionals Solve Them

When it comes to potential threats to your roof, storm, hail, and damage caused by other factors can pose a big issue and lead to costly repairs if not addressed promptly. While homeowners typically do see the impact of severe weather conditions as a critical concern, they are often left wondering – how to know […]

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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, […]

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Roof Condensation in Winter Explained

Roof Condensation in Winter Explained

An often seen, but sometimes hard to diagnose, roof issue is condensation in winter.  It may look like a leak but when you look for anything that may have caused a leak, there’s nothing to be found.  This problem can cause significant damage if not properly managed. While it’s always best to call a professional […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Winter Safety: How Much Snow Can a Roof Hold

Snow in Maine is an inevitable fact over the winter months. Our homes are often our biggest investment, and protecting them is crucial, especially when the snow on your roof begins to pile up. To better understand the intricacies of roof snow weight and how much snow can your roof handle, read on. The guide […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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