Homeowners often wonder how often roof replacement is required. The simple answer is as often as needed. The complex answer requires a bit more information.Continue reading “How Often You Need To Get A Roof Replacement”
In the last ten years, renewable energy has become a lot more accessible for everyday use than it used to be. If you care about the environment and want to invest in decreasing your bills gradually then applying some of the renewable energy sources in your household can be a great start.
There are many options but solar panels have proven to be the most convenient, depending on where you live of course. Solar panels can be used to provide you with electricity, heating or warm water. They do require initial investment but in the long run it pays off and it will be your way of paying back to mother nature.
The most common way of using solar panels is by installing them on your roof. So, the question is how does it affect your roof? Does it require any preparations? If you are planning to shift to solar panels then we’ve got some valuable information for you.
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Water will travel through the smallest gaps. If the gap is on your roof, water is going to get into your home. Once it’s inside, it’s going to continue its path downwards. Eventually, it will reach the wiring in your home. Can a leaky roof cause electrical problems? Yes, it can. And water and electricity don’t mix.Continue reading “What Happens When Leaky Roofs Cause Electrical Problems”
Two houses next door to each other, both in need of roof repair. One repair estimate comes back at $750, the other at $2750. Why are the estimates so far apart? There are a lot of factors which go into a roof repair. Each of those factors affects the repair’s cost.Continue reading “Behind The Scenes Of Your Roof Repair Estimate”
Roof problems can come up anytime and anywhere. Even if the problem itself is small, understanding the cause and the scope will take some time and effort. Unlike other household items, roofs are a little more complicated and 9 out of 10 times require the help of professional contractors.Continue reading “How to Know Whether to Repair, Patch, or Replace Your Roof”
Walk out and take a look at your roof. Wherever there is something penetrating the roof’s surface, there is a chance of leaks developing. Flashing keeps the joints tight and waterproof. However, in time, flashing can fail and need to be repaired. Continue reading “How The Flashing On Your Roof Is Repaired”
It’s that time in the life of your house. It’s roof replacement time. By now you probably have read dozens of articles about roof replacement, the do’s and don’ts and hundreds of tips and tricks. And you’ve definitely seen the average prices of roof replacement that terrified you. The reality is roof replacements are expensive, but there is a reason for that. Roof replacement takes a lot of work plus materials required and the working conditions add to the price. So, naturally you start wondering whether you can do the replacement on your own.Continue reading “DIY Roof Replacement vs. Professional Roof Replacement”
Can I deduct the cost of a roof repair on this year’s taxes? We hear this common question often. Understanding roof repairs and tax deductions is something every homeowner needs to know.Continue reading “Roof Repairs And Tax Deductions: What You Need To Know”
“With great power comes great responsibility,” says Uncle Ben in Spider-Man. For a lot of homeowners, this quotes is a little different: With a Great House Comes Great Responsibility. Owning a house has a lot of benefits – it brings stability, it’s a great investment, plus you can make it your own however you want. But house also brings many responsibilities, maintenance-related ones to be specific.
Roofing is one of the musts and one of the most time-consuming and expensive ones. So, when you do get to roofing, you want to have the highest quality so that it serves you for the upcoming 50 years (whether you plan to live in that house for that long or no). If you are researching roofing options and maintenance tips then you will find these roofing facts interesting.
Metal roofs are lightning resistant
If you live in an area that gets a lot of storms and rains then a metal roof is a good idea. Unlike other materials, metal is noncombustible, so it can protect you from lightning. Moreover, metal shingles are lighter than wood shingles, so there you have it – an extra benefit.
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Roof installation is a big part of house renovations and new buildings. Roofs are not shingles one on top of the other. They are complicated systems and require a lot of careful work and attention to details. One wrong thing in roof installation process can lead to permanent damage or inconveniences. Attic ventilation is one of the elements that should be done and done well. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to use the roof space or no, attic ventilation is absolutely essential for many reasons. Continue reading “The Benefits of Attic Ventilation”