Make time to watch for signs of a deteriorating roof; this may include leaking, gravel or asphalt around the yard, or stains on the exterior of your home. Make necessary repairs imminently to maintain the condition and integrity of your roof, or contact a roofing contractor for repairs, sooner, rather than later.
Protect your home’s roof with these tips:
Replace and repair shingles. If you notice missing shingles, replace them and repair the roof promptly; ignoring this situation may result in property damage from water. Water can seep into the roofing materials beneath the shingles, and into your home which may cause the growth of mold. Avoid these potential issues by checking your shingles periodically, and fixing any issues quickly, before the season changes.
Make your roof off-limits. Extra weight on your home’s roof can cause it to leak; avoid situations that could lead to potential issues. Use a …Read More
When you live in the mountains, snow can pose a real and costly threat to your home. Snow might seem like a beautiful white blanket as it accumulates on the ground, but as it accumulates on your roof, it can cause either roof collapse or ice dams. In either case, you can be looking at thousands of dollars worth of damages. In order to protect your home without having to climb up on your roof to shovel the snow off, you should install metal roofing.
How Metal Roofing Defeats Ice Dams
An ice dam forms as snow melts over the body of your roof then freezes over your eaves. As layer after layer of ice accumulates, it creates a dam that can cause water running off your roof to pool up. If the pool gets deep enough, it can run under shingles, which are designed with the understanding that gravity …Read More
If you have called for quotes for a new roof for your business and have been frustrated by the inability to get one right away or by the non-specific dollar amounts you can get over the phone, it will be useful to learn about the different aspects that will be considered by any reputable roofing company when providing a quote. Therefore, it will be very helpful to remember the following information and to consider allowing roofers the opportunity to inspect the roof prior to providing you with a more precise estimate as to the cost of replacing it.
#1-The Materials Of The Old Roof And The New One
You have probably already noticed that when you are replacing a roof, you do not have to choose the same type of roof that you had before. For example, you may have a roof made of standard wood shingles, but now you …Read More
Your home’s roof can last for decades if it’s properly installed and maintained. Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t think about roofing maintenance until they run into an obvious problem, such as a leaking roof that’s causing water to drip into the home. Often times, there are multiple red flags that are ignored before a minor roofing problem turns into a major repair. By being aware of these red flags, you can better take care of your roof and avoid the need for premature repairs or replacement.
Soft Spots or Warping
Once a year, you should either be inspecting your own roof or hiring a professional to do this for you. If you choose to inspect your own roof, be on the lookout for spots that feel soft or spongy while you’re walking up there. These soft spots could be an indication of wood rot underneath the shingles. Often, soft spots are …Read More
When you start noticing signs of damage on the exterior of your house, it is natural that you would start to consider new siding installation. Even if you don’t see any damage, perhaps you want to try a new look. Changing the siding on your house can give you the better appearance you want for your house. There are many materials to choose from; use the information below to help you find out more about some that are commonly used.
Aluminum is an affordable choice if you want to put siding on your house right away. Aluminum siding can be bought in panels of varying degrees of thickness that can be put on your house rapidly; thin pieces of aluminum usually cost less than thicker pieces because less aluminum is being used. However, keep in mind that thicker aluminum panels provide more protection from the sun, rain and …Read More
Did you know that gutters made out of galvanized steel are designed to last for about 20 years, while their aluminum counterparts should last for 40 years or longer? Of course, this is only if the home’s guttering system is maintained over the years, which involves routine inspections and upkeep. A few of the maintenance responsibilities that you may be presented with include fixing seams, rust damage and holes. Here’s how to do them:
1. Fixing Damaged Seams.
The seams are where two pieces of the guttering system go together. Usually, you won’t notice a problem with them unless it’s raining. However, when you do notice that your gutters are leaking at the seams, you need to get ready to remedy the problem as soon as possible. To perform this task, you’ll need to:
- Remove the compromised section of guttering.
- Remove the screws, the fasteners, and any other pieces.