How to Express Your Essence Through Your Roof
Hail storms are amazing to see and experience. However, hail storms can also do a lot of damage to your home, especially if the hail is coming down quickly or if the hail is really large.
#1 Check for Obvious Visual Damage
The first thing you need to do after a hail storm is go outside and see if you can see any visual damage to your home and belongings. Are there any shingles in your yard?
Working, interacting with your family, enjoying leisurely pursuits, and doing all your housework are all things that command the bulk of your time. The roof is probably a topic you haven't thought about this week. However, the large structure that covers the space you live in needs attention if it's to stay intact and protect you all from the elements. In fact, there could be several signs today that your current roof is in need of replacement.
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.
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!