Do you need a new roof? Is worry about it keeping you up at night? Checking on the health of your roof is simple. Here's what you can look for first thing tomorrow morning.
1. Your Roof is 'Squishy'.
Climb up on your roof and look around. It should feel solid or sturdy under your feet. If you would describe it as squishy, chances are you need a new roof. Shingles are meant to keep water from invading your home.
Next to replacing an HVAC system, installing a new roof is one of the most expensive repairs all homeowners eventually face. If your time has come, and a new roof is quickly becoming more of a need than a want, then you should not delay. If you wait too long, and your roof starts leaking, then you will also be out the costs to fix expensive water damage. If your home has one layer of asphalt shingles, and you live in a state where a second layer is acceptable under the building code, then you could save a lot of money by installing a new layer of shingles without stripping off the old ones.
A fireplace sounds romantic and cozy, but if you've never had a home with one before, you may not know how to maintain a fireplace to protect against a home fire. If you're house hunting and looking for a home with a fireplace, you should understand how to operate it and know when to clean the chimney. You'll also need to understand how to store wood and burn a clean fire so creosote doesn't build up too fast.
Today's homeowners are increasingly mindful of eco-friendly strategies designed to keep utility costs down. For instance, modern construction technology has made airtight windows and doors possible, which prevents significant energy loss and helps keep utility bills from skyrocketing. However, the roof is often forgotten when it comes to upgrades, modifications, and best practices designed to save money on utilities as well as lessen the overall environmental impact of the home. Fortunately, there are many easy ways that you make your roof more eco-friendly as well as save money on household utility costs — following are four of them.
If you need to have your roof redone, then you may be wondering not only how much it's going to cost you, but also what option is best for your house. The most common form of roofing and the most traditional style is a shingle roof. But what are the benefits of a shingle roof? Read on to learn more.
They Are More Affordable
If you are considering between a metal roof and a shingle roof, then you definitely want to consider the price factors.