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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Help! My Skylight is leaking!

One of the most common residential roofing repairs is fixing a skylight leak. A leaking skylight is not only an eyesore; it can damage your ceilings, drywall, and can be an indicator of much more serious, hidden damage. If there are signs that a...

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What kind of roof warranties do you offer?

When choosing a roofing material, you may be thinking about color and style. You may even want to consider how eco-friendly the materials are. In addition to these factors, another consideration at the top of clients’ minds is always how long...

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Can I have Seamless Gutters with a metal roof

  Standing seam metal roofing is a popular choice for Maine homeowners from Portland to Presque Isle. Standing seam metal roofs are durable, long-lasting and require little maintenance; they are fire retardant; and they are a better choice for...

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We Don’t Want To See You Again!

May 2021 It may sound rude, but it’s true! Here at Horch Roofing, we don’t want to see you again. Don’t worry, it’s not you. It’s us. We make it our business to get your roofing job done correctly the first...

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Pick the best roofing contractor

Top 5 things to know before you start May 2021 Every home needs a long-lasting and leak-free roof, but the process of roof replacement or repair can be daunting. You need time to research what roofing material and color to choose, evaluate your...

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Don’t Wait to Schedule Your Roof Repair or Installation

Many consumers believe that waiting to schedule their roof installation or repair during the “slow season”  is the best way to ensure their project gets done quickly and affordably. Not true! With the recent housing boom and warmer...

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How Long Do My Existing Shingles Have Left?

This is a question roofing companies get asked a lot! With different manufacturers and different environmental conditions, there is no standard answer. Most of us don’t set a calendar reminder for 20 years into the future to check on the...

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Why choose Horch Roofing for your next project?

In 2003, Peter Horch started his company doing light construction and roofing. Over the years he worked hard to establish a premium quality product, delivered in a timely fashion, with outstanding customer service, and all for a fair price. Horch...

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Does my metal roof need snow guards?

Winter in Maine can bring a multitude of snowstorms in quick succession. Quickly changing temperatures also means that the snow melts and refreezes. This can cause build-ups of snow and ice, which, when they start to melt, can cause a problem as they...

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Buying a New Home? Make Sure to Check Out the Roof

There are few things more disheartening than finding a home you love then realizing it needs major repairs before you move in. When in the market for a new house, it’s important to know what to look for in the beginning stages of your search...

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The Right Way to Remove Snow from Your Roof

  Snow on your roof is a fact of life when you live in Maine. Keeping your home safe and sound may sometimes require snow and ice removal from your roof. The weight of too much snow can compromise your roof, and in extreme cases, cause roof...

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Why is it so important that Horch roofing is fully insured?

  When you need your roof or gutters repaired or replaced, you want to work with the best. Experienced roofers give you the best chance of having a high quality installation of your roof. But there’s another important reason to choose your...

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Winter is coming, is your roof ready?

Whether you love the season or dread it, winter is coming! With winter comes driving wind, rain, snow, and ice. So as you begin to bundle up in layers, think about the layers of your roof, are they going to keep you safe and warm this winter. Here are...

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