This Blog is about roofing and home improvement. I am Joe Parkin, not the famous cyclist but just a normal guy that works in the construction industry. Because I’m the only one working on this blog you could also call it Joe Parkin’s Blog.
I have been involved in the home improvement industry for over 20 years and have installed pretty much every part of the exterior of a home. Siding, Doors, Windows, Gutters, Leaf Protectors, decks, gazebos, etc, etc, etc. But my real forte is roofing.
I began my career at age 18 as a roofer. In the beginning I pretty much was a grunt hauling shingles up ladders. But as the years went on I learned more and more. Eventually I became a project manager running about 10 crews for a pretty large roofing company in Chicago.
The company I worked for did all types of exterior renovations so I learned all about each product type. Next to roofing, my second favorite product is a leaf guard system know as the Gutter Shutter. You can check out more about this at http://GutterShutterChicago.com.
I really do love home improvement. I love taking something and making it better. Remodeling a home is making something better on a grand scale.
I would like to impart my knowledge and experience on others, so I put together this blog. It is a work in progress so please excuse some of the obvious issues that I am having with wordpress.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon for lots of good information!