How to Express Your Essence Through Your Roof
Gutters are an essential part of your home's roofing system, and work to drain water off of your roof during storms and as the snow and ice melts in the spring. Damaged or old gutters can cause all sorts of complications for your roof, the interior of your home, and even your landscape. Understanding some of the reasons why you may want to consider replacing your gutter system can help you determine if this is the best course of action for your needs.
You know your home's roof will eventually need something fixed on it, but you don't want to wait until water starts coming into your home. Roofs can feel quite intimidating due to them not being very accessible without a ladder. However, you don't have to climb onto a roof to identify problems. Know the following ways that you can tell if your roof has an issue that needs to be fixed.
If your house has an old shingled roof, you may start to worry that they are starting to wear down, increasing the likelihood of leaking. If so, look for the following signs that your old roof's shingles are starting to deteriorate.
Granules in Your Gutters
When your shingles are in good condition, they feel rough because of the tiny granules embedded in their surfaces. These granules help keep water from settling on the shingles so it flows down and off of your roof.
If a fire ever breaks out in or near your house, the state of your roof will be one of the factors determining how fast the fire spreads. For example, the fire won't spread as fast if you have a fire-resistant roof, but some roofs can even accelerate the fire and cause it to spread. Here are a few measures you should take to ensure your roof can withstand fire and prevent it from spreading too fast:
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only does it complete the look of your house, but it also creates a protective boundary that keeps your family safe from the outdoor elements. Unfortunately, your roof will also receive a great deal of abuse over the years, so repairs and replacement will be necessary eventually. On average, homeowners spend around $6,600 on a new roof, but knowing the signs that your roof is in distress might avoid a costly replacement.
A couple of years after moving into my first home, I decided I needed a new roof. When I told the roofer that I wanted to express my essence, he asked if I wanted shingles or metal. However, I knew the idea could go deeper than that. For example, gardeners can put plants on their roofs, fashion gurus can match their roof to their home, those who crave extra space can make a roof patio, you can take cues from your favorite country, and there are thousands of other ways to express your essence. If this idea piques your interest, get comfortable and start reading. The posts in this blog are designed to inform you and hopefully guide you toward the perfect roof for you, your personality, your home and your family. My name is Kat. Thanks for reading!