Most homes have roof vents, yet most homeowners have no idea what they are or why they are there. While there are a few different types, they all need to be cleaned properly and efficiently. Without proper maintenance, the vents get clogged, increasing the temperature inside the attic and also increasing the risk of fire. Take a look at three simple tips to help keep one of the most important and overlooked features of the home clean and working well.
Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular, but is it the right choice for you? If it's time to replace your roof, a new metal roof could be an attractive and practice choice.
Metal roofs are extremely long lasting; most come with a manufacture's warranty for at least 50 years. The longevity of metal roofing means that a major home maintenance burden could be off your to-do list nearly for your life time.
If you need to have your roof replaced, then it's important to do your research prior to settling on a roofing company. Making sure that a company has good reviews and offers a competitive price are good first steps. But, before you actually sign that contract, there are a few other questions that you should ask potential roofers to ensure that your job is going to be done properly.
Will you be doing a complete tear-off or a recovering?
Many homeowners falsely assume that if their roof is not yet leaking, they do not need a new one. However, it's really best to replace your roof before it springs a leak – since leaks can cause costly, permanent damage to your walls, ceilings and personal items. To know when it's time to replace your roof, look for these early warning signs.
Shingle granules in your gutters.
A granule or two is not a sign of anything serious, but when you start to notice a constant stream of shingle granules running out of your gutters (or accumulating and clogging them) this is a sign that your roof has begun to deteriorate rapidly and you should make plans to replace it promptly.
Do you have pine trees that drop their needles onto the roof of your home? Could those pine needles be causing damage to the roof? How can you remove those needles without damaging the roof? Prevention is the most affordable way to handle roof damage. Below, you will learn what damage can be caused by the pine needles and what you can do to prevent damage from occurring because of them.