Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Interview with Two Chicks And A Hammer! (Part 1 of 2)

Conversation took a colorful turn when mother-daughter home remodelers and TV personalities (Two Chicks and a Hammer) Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak joined Owens Corning® Roofing. On their TV show, Karen and Mina use color to transform the exteriors of homes in Indianapolis’ historic Bates Hendricks neighborhood. Here, Karen and Mina addressed some of the most common questions asked by remodelers, roofing contractors and homeowners. Following is an excerpt of conversations:

Why is exterior color such an important part of your home remodels?
(Mina): We want the houses we remodel to fit in with the neighborhood’s personality and so we use color in a way that is neither overbearing nor boring. We like Owens Corning TruDefinition® Duration® Designer shingles because the color is more saturated, yet not overly intense and brings an interesting texture to the roof.

(Karen): Color is the key to helping a house “tell its story.” Every house has a story and expresses the homeowner’s personality through the texture and color of its roof, the details of its front porch and the style and hue of its front door. Color says, “This is who I am.” At the end of the day, color is personal.

Can you provide some examples of how color serves as a statement?
(Karen): We all use color to inform the world about who we are and what we’re about. For example, yellow says, “I’m sunny.” Gray reflects a dignified personality; blue indicates a calm, serene approach to life; and a chocolate color says, “I’m delicious – people eat me up!” We just remodeled a house using a brown shade to create a cozy vibe. Although just 1,100 square feet, the house looks as inviting as a latte – it’s like a little puff of chocolate mousse in the neighborhood.

Speaking of neighborhoods, how does the color of other homes in an area factor into color decisions?
(Mina): The neighborhood we work in does not have home owner association restrictions that dictate color, so we can take bigger risks. But it’s really important that a home “fit into” its neighborhood. Colors should not compete with one another – they need to complement. It’s a balance between avoiding the ‘matchy matchy’ effect and having the colors of the home’s exterior argue against one another. As mom says, “if the colors aren’t married together, they’re fighting,” and one of the things we liked about the Owens Corning® TruDefinition® Duration® Designer shingles is how shingles within the line marry well with a wide variety of shades.

(Karen): In developing its color palette, Owens Corning gave us a brand new way to think about the roof – making it part of the overall effect that ties a house –and the neighborhood we remodel in – together. For one remodel we’re working on now, the TruDefinition® Duration® shingle in Driftwood really speaks to me. The palettes provide a way for us to add more texture to the color palette and they’re versatile enough that they’ll look great even if the house is repainted a dozen times.


Karen E. Laine (Mom) and Mina Starsiak (daughter) are Two Chicks and a Hammer, Inc.

”We began rehabbing houses in our neighborhood near downtown Indianapolis in 2007. In the process, we discovered a skill set and passion for neighborhood rehabilitation, one house at a time. We found that we could do well by doing good! In 2014 our company was found by High Noon Entertainment, who filmed a pilot for HGTV. The pilot aired in May 2015 under the name “Two Chicks and a Hammer”.

In July 2015 we began filming the first season of the show now known as “Good Bones”. We began filming a second season in 2016, which is airing in May 2017.

Check out the 4 Guys And A Roof's next blog entry for the rest of the story!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Dream Big When It Comes to Your Roof!

If you’re a dreamer — a person inspired by color, art, nature, or just fashion then you have come to the right place to get inspiration for the face of your home.

This especially includes YOUR roof! 

Did you know the roof is over 40% of your home’s overall exterior? This is why we take roofing seriously! We want you to be overwhelmingly happy every day when you pull up into your driveway, a friend comes to visit or if you are just enjoying the great outdoors in your backyard!

4 Guys And A Roof as your local Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor! As a roofing expert we can help with everything from color to roofing features and beyond. Let your color personality shine through and call 4 Guys And A Roof today at 419-343-8648 or check out our website at www.4guysandaroof.com!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Discover Total Protection for Your Roof

4 Guys And A Roof as a Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor for Owens Corning offers the TOTAL PROTECTION ROOFING SYSTEM®!

The Total Protection Roofing System is more than roofing shingle deep. Total protection of any roof requires more than just shingles to protect your home from the outside elements and Mother Nature. Total Protection takes an integrated system of specially designed roofing components and layers designed to help perform in three critical areas, including:

  • Seal Helps create a water-proof barrier
  • Defend Helps protect against nature's elements
  • Breathe For balanced attic ventilation
Ready for a new roof? Ready to learn more about giving your home and family Total Protection when it comes to your roof? Call 4 Guys And A Roof now at 419-343-8648 or check out our website at www.4guysandaroof.com!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Stop the Streaks on Your Roof!

Yes! It's true - many homes have streaks on their roofs! Ditch the streaks on your home's roof today by protecting your home’s curb appeal with the Owens Corning StreakGuard™ Algae Resistance Protection built directly into the roofing shingle!

Owens Corning blends copper-lined granules into our colorful granules, which help resist algae growth.

Algae species are naturally occurring and transported through the air to attach themselves to roofing shingles and other surfaces on your home. While algae growth can cause brown or black streaks on roofs, it does not impact the performance of your roofing shingles. Streaks caused by algae growth are more common in warm, humid climates but can occur in all regions of the country like in Ohio and Michigan. Owens Corning has continued to advance their algae resistance protection based on over 30 years of testing and experience. Shingles with StreakGuard™ Algae Resistance Protection can help inhibit the growth of blue-green algae*.

Owens Corning Shingles with StreakGuard™ Algae Resistant Protection:

  • Are supported by the #1 Trusted Brand in Roofing†
  • Helps inhibit the growth of algae* to keep your home beautiful
  • Gives homeowner peace-of-mind based on decades of Owens Corning testing and experience with algae resistance protection
  • Is available on a wide variety of shingle styles and colors— ask 4 Guys And A Roof for specifics
  • Has a limited 10-year warranty*

*See actual warranty for details, limitations and requirements
†2016 Roofing Homeowner Brand Awareness Survey by Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Add Dimension AND Contrast to Any Roof

Owens Corning's TruDefinition Duration Roofing Shingles are specially formulated to provide dramatic color contrast and dimension to any roof! 4 Guys And A Roof - your local Platinum Preferred Contractor in Ohio offers all the popular roofing colors available. Check out our website for color samples now at Our Roof Color Link

But beyond the impressive curb appeal the Owens Corning roof selection comes with, all roofs come with the advanced performance of their patented SureNail® Technology — a technological breakthrough in roofing.

The SureNail Technology is considered a Performance Feature! Why you might ask? Because the SureNail® Technology goes far beyond the ordinary roofing shingle! There's a line between a good shingle and a great shingle. The SureNail® Technology is laser focused on the nailing line on your shingles. The difference between a good shingle and a great shingle is having the Owens Corning SureNail® Technology. With SureNail® Technology, strength and durability are built into every Duration® Series shingle, thanks to the unique fabric strip in the nailing area. This unique shingle design provides outstanding gripping power.

Call 4 Guys And A Roof Today to learn more getting the best new roof today for your home at 419-343-8648 or check out our website at www.4guysandaroof.com

Thursday, July 6, 2017


The Owens Corning Roofing 2017 SHINGLE COLOR OF THE YEAR – IS Sedona Canyon! 

Part of the TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection shingle line, Sedona Canyon pairs well with popular home design colors. 

“We know that homeowners use color in unique ways to enhance the curb appeal of their home, and we’re seeing that the roof color is being included in those decisions,” said Brian King, vice president, strategic marketing, Owens Corning. “Talking about Sedona Canyon is an ideal way to start that conversation with homeowners.

“A home’s roof can represent up to 40 percent of its exterior,” King added. “That makes a significant impact on the look of a home. More and more homeowners are realizing the difference that the right color on the roof can make. When we previewed the color of the year at the International Builders Show this year, we had a lot of exciting and positive feedback.”

Are you ready to learn more about getting your new roof with the Owens Corning Color of the Year? 

Call now at 419-343-8648 or visit our website at www.4GuysAndARoof.com!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Owens Corning™ Roofing Is America’s #1 Asphalt Roofing Shingle Brand!

Since first becoming a roofer in Ohio in 1998 - 4 Guys And A Roof has wanted to offer all homeowners alike the best roof and roofing workmanship! It is also the reasoning behind why we partnered with Owens Corning right from the start, and fast became a highly recognized Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor!

Let me share with you, since 1938, Owens Corning has had a history of innovation. They invented Fiberglas® fibers which helped transform many markets such as automotive, recreational, and building materials! It's true, their famous PINK™ Insulation has been used in millions of homes across the country. They received their first fiberglass shingle patent in 1965, and helped convert the old organic roofing shingle marketplace throughout the 1980’s. Today, the fiber glass and asphalt composition of roofing shingles plays a crucial role in the durability and performance of all asphalt roofing shingles and roofing systems.

When you buy Owens Corning™ Roofing shingles, you can rest assured that together theirs and our commitment to quality is of the highest importance.

The Owens Corning shingles undergo extensive testing to ensure they meet industry standards and certifications so you can feel good about your roofing investment.

In addition, all Owens Corning roofing and insulation products will delight you with their beauty and provide you with a confidence that your home is protected, today and tomorrow.

If you live in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan Call 4 Guys And A Roof - an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor in Haskins Ohio at 419-343-8648! You can also visit our website at www.4GuysAndARoof.com to learn more!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Need a Reason for the Season?

Spring is in full bloom!

Here are some reasons for a new roof...if you still need them!

Whether you’re faced with an urgent need for a new roof replacement or you have more time react to a roofing project, we want to help as an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor and a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ Rating.

Here Are the Top Reasons for Needing a New Roof to Assist You Through the Process and General Warning Signs That a Roof Might Be Past Its Useful Life:

  • Increase Your Home’s Value
  • Leaks
  • Storm Damage
  • Wind damage
  • Hail damage
  • Falling debris
  • Age of Shingles

Monday, April 10, 2017

What to Expect When Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

Total Roofing Protection begins with finding the right roofing contractor! So what should you expect when you do?

  • Adequate insurance coverage. As a professional contractor we carry insurance to protect your home from accidental damage. As an Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors we hold at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance at all times.
  • Additional warranty and workmanship coverage. As a long time professional roofing company we offer an extended warranty that includes workmanship coverage. As an Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors we offer several different levels of Roofing System Limited Warranties that offer up to a lifetime of material and workmanship coverage.
  • Quality materials. Not all roofing products are the same, so you can be sure if you select us as your roofing contractor you are working with a name you can trust.
  • Written estimate. As a professional contractor who makes roofs our focus we provide an estimate that includes an accurate description of the work to be performed, plus work that may have to be contracted out if needed.
  • Code compliance. We know and will always be in compliance with all local building codes when working on your roof. You never have to worry when a professional roofer is charge!    
  • References. Ask for references - we have plenty! You can even call a few of them if you want!
If you live in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan Call 4 Guys And A Roof - an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor in Haskins Ohio at 419-343-8648! You can also visit our website at www.4GuysAndARoof.com to learn more!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Doing the job starts with choosing the right roofing contractor!

We know at 4 Guys And A Roof purchasing a new roof for your home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make for your home, so it’s important that it’s done right and that you have someone standing behind the work for years to come. That's why we are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor serving your area! We meet high standards and satisfy strict requirements by Owens Corning, including:

  • Preselected for our commitment to customer service, business stability and quality
  • Carry all required state and local licenses
  • Hold over $1,000,000 in general liability insurance
  • In good standing with the Better Business Bureau - We currently have an A+ BBB Rating
  • Up to date latest industry standards and technology
  • Certified to offer the Owens Corning extended Roofing System Limited Warranties that provide up to a lifetime of workmanship coverage

But In Case You Want to Shop Around...Here's Some Tips On How to Talk to a Roofing Contractor
Of course, if you choose to call other roofing contractors, you need to make sure you ask all the right questions. Is the contractor up to the job? Is he licensed? Does he understand the roofing system fundamentals?

When you interview a roofing contractor here's a few questions you should ask:

  • Will they perform a thorough inspection? In addition to checking for storm damage, your contractor should perform a thorough inspection of the entire roofing system, including the deck, attic, flashing, chimney, soil stacks and other roof penetrations.
  • Will they install underlayment? Depending on several conditions, additional ice and water underlayment between the shingles and the wood deck may be needed to help prevent ice damming, wind driven rain or collected water.
  • Will they follow the manufacturer’s specifications? Your contractor should be familiar with and follow all manufacturer’s specifications since improper application can affect your manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Will they provide an explanation of your warranty? Your contractor should explain your warranty and be clear about whom to call with a problem. Find out if defective shingles are replaced for prorated replacement cost or original cost and if labor charges are additional.
  • Will they check for adequate ventilation?Your contractor should check the existing attic ventilation and explain the importance of proper ventilation. Improper ventilation can damage your shingles and invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Will they explain how your roofing system works?Your contractor should offer a thorough explanation of the entire roofing system and how all the parts work together so you can make educated decisions. 

If you live in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan Call 4 Guys And A Roof - an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor in Haskins Ohio at 419-343-8648! You can also visit our website at www.4GuysAndARoof.com to learn more!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ready to Upgrade or Renovate Your Home?

Before you do we suggest you try this new quiz by Owens Corning!

In less than 5 minutes, this simple quiz can help identify those areas where your home could be more comfortable --and those places that may need additional protection against unseen energy loss. The sooner you find out, the sooner you will be more comfortable and save.!

Simply click here and answer these quick questions to get started now on learning how to gain more comfort and save more on your utility bills!

Or Call 4 Guys And A Roof - an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor in Haskins Ohio at 419-343-8648! You can also visit our website at www.4GuysAndARoof.com to learn more!

Friday, January 13, 2017

True Definition in Roofing Shingles!

TruDefinition is the Owens Corning color design platform trademark on roofing shingles that are specially formulated to capture the bright, vibrant hues and dramatic shades that showcase the aesthetic appeal of your home and roof. TruDefinition roofing shingles feature multiple-granule colors and shadowing to provide an extraordinary look that will enhance your home and complement its natural surroundings from your roof down.

SureNail® Technology
As we have said before...there is a fine line between a good roofing shingle and a great roofing shingle. SureNail® Technology offers strength and durability unlike other roofing shingles on the market today. Owens Corning builds into every Duration® Series shingle, a unique fabric strip in the nailing area to provide an outstanding gripping power.

SureNail Features Include:

  • Patented SureNail® Technology — Only from Owens Corning and featured on our Duration® Series shingles
  • Breakthrough Design — The tough-engineered woven-fabric nailing strip is embedded in the shingle to create a strong, durable fastener zone
  • Triple Layer Protection®+ — A unique “triple layer” of reinforcement occurs when the fabric overlays the two shingle layers, called the common bond area
  • Outstanding Grip — The SureNail® strip enhances the already amazing grip of our proprietary Tru-Bond® sealant
  • Exceptional Wind Resistance — The SureNail® grip helps deliver 130-MPH wind warranty performance with fewer nails than required by most competitors

It is also true TruDefinition roofing shingle are amazingly wind resistant. Significant wind can cause roofing shingles to literally blow off the roof deck. Missing shingles can then  lead to leaks and other interior damage to your home. The quality and performance of the sealant on a roofing shingle helps plays an important part in wind resistance performance of your overall roof. Owens Corning certifies their shingles to industry recognized wind resistance standards through independent third-party testing laboratories.

Another Special Feature of the TruDefinition Roofing Shingle is Algae Resistance! Algae growth may cause brown to black streaks on roofs but this discoloration does not impact the service life of the shingles. Algae species are transported through the air and growth occurs to varying degrees in all regions of the country; especially those subjected to warm, humid conditions. Algae should not be mistaken for fungus growth, soot, dirt, or moss. Almost all types of roofing systems are susceptible to algae discoloration. Where noted on the individual Product Detail page Technical Specifications tab, Owens Corning provides limited warranty coverage on some of our shingles for algae resistance. For full details of coverage, refer to the actual warranty for details, limitations, and requirements.

Call 4 Guys And A Roof - an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor in Haskins Ohio at 419-343-8648 or visit our website at www.4GuysAndARoof.com to learn more!