WASHINGTON, March 31, 2017 – A home is the most valuable asset that you can own. A home of your own brings you a sense of security knowing that you have something valuable. Every homeowner knows the feeling of achievement that comes along with knowing that you have a safe haven to return to at the end of a long day.
But it’s important that you keep your home is in its best condition always. There are many things that make up a beautiful home; from the home décor to the tiniest details of the roof. Home décor is one of the things that you do not want to ignore.
The beauty of your home lies in the décor that you choose to accessorize it with and it is one element you do not want to ignore. Your home’s interior should be a reflection of you and your family. Always choose the best pieces you can afford, those that will brighten up each room and make you happy to be in it. Investing in interesting items that you find elegent or fun will go a long way toward making your home beautiful.
The roof is the other area of your home that you do not want to overlook. The roof has a lot of impact on your home’s curb appeal and value. The most frequent roofing problems homeowners encounter are leaks, missing shingles, and blistering among many others.
Usually, the easiest way to uncover an existing roof leakage problem is to identify the source of the leak from inside of the home. However, when a leak is not detected from the inside, it is also quite easy to spot roof problems in the attic or from the outside of the home, especially when you know what to look for.
Telltale signs you can spot in the attic are water stains and leak paths, some of which can originate from an area far removed from where you have seen the leak inside your home. Outside the home and up on the roof, a visual inspection will often uncover clues.
Some roofing problems arise due to poor installation or the quality of materials used in that installation. The first thing to do is to put up a ladder and carefully examine each and every row of shingles. Look for shingles that appear to be curling, missing or out of place. Additionally, if a shingle becomes loose or pulls out when you pull on it, it obviously requires replacement.
Reshaping obviously curled shingles may be the easiest solution for your roof repair project. Shingles that become curled due to extreme weather conditions are most often structurally sound and sometimes just require reshaping. The curled shingles are often malleable in warm weather and can be fairly easily returned to their proper shape.
During cold weather, however, shingles become quite hard and brittle. Extreme caution should be exercised when attempting to restore the shingle to its proper shape in this kind of weather. Whatever the current season or temperature, however, shingles can generally be re-shaped simply by applying some gentle heat to the shingle and then reshaping it while it remains pliable.
If a shingle cannot be saved or has come loose, removing the shingle nails that hold the damaged shingle or shingles. Then, slide out the old shingles and replace the damaged section with newly purchased shingles with as close a color match as you can obtain.
Slide the new shingles into place and attach them at the corners where they were previously attached using galvanized roofing nails. Lastly, cover the back edge of the shingle in addition to the nail heads with roof cement so that you create a water seal that prevents future water leakage.
Here are helpful hints that will help save most roof issues.
- Find a roofing company you can trust. Roofing is not one of those things that most people are aware of. It is not something that you can do without the knowledge and experience. This is why you will need to contact one of the best roofing service companies in town to get the burden off your shoulders. Ask for recommendations from friends or neighbors or consult a service like Angie’s List or your local Consumer’s Checkbook for top-rated contractors in your area
- Frequent inspection. Periodic inspection of a home’s roof is not something that’s not on the agenda of many homeowners. Once repairs have been completed and your roof is as good as new, be sure to have your roofer out for periodic inspections. It is a good idea to negotiate these inspections as a part of your contract. This will help ensure that you’re immediately informed when problems begin to crop up, enabling you to solve them at an early stage before the situation gets out of hand.
Once you learn the art of solving a problem before it becomes too severe, you will no longer have to worry about spending so much on unexpected repairs. Dealing with a problem immediately when it happens will save you quite a lot of money. In fact more than you might expect.
- Buy quality roof spare parts. When it comes to roof repairs, you may be tempted to go for the cheaper materials trying to save a penny or two. This should not be the case. Quality should never be compromised. Low-quality roofing material will only lead you to more and more repairs. Make sure your contractor purchases top quality material. Alternatively, after your contractor has determined the kind and quality of the materials required, you may wish to order the materials yourself.