How to Express Your Essence Through Your Roof
If you just endured a summer storm, complete with torrential rain and hail, it's time to assess the damage of your roof. You might not realize this, but those summer storms can wreak havoc on your roof. Luckily, you don't need to climb on your roof to assess the damage. All you need to do is follow the simple steps described below.
Check Out the Neighborhood
After a severe summer storm, one of the first things you should do is check out the neighboring houses.
If your asphalt roof is old and worn out, you may be upset about having to replace it again. Asphalt roofs last several years, but considering their cost, you probably wish they would last much longer. Before you put a new roof on, you should look into the advantages of switching to a metal roof. A metal roof lasts for decades and it could the last roof you ever have to buy for your home.
Certain features on a home tend to stand out, and if you don't like the stylistic choices of the previous owner, you can be left with a less-than-stellar feeling about the property. Roofing design is one of those things that will affect the appearance of the building. If you love the house but hate the roof, there are many things to try:
Budget for Repairs
Sometimes, a roof facelift is all you need.
Minor roof damage, such as cracked or missing shingles, can most often be inexpensively repaired by homeowners without the need to hire an outside contractor. However, roof repairs are one of the most dangerous tasks a homeowner can perform on their own. These risks can be minimized by proper use of safety equipment. If you are in doubt, you should contact a professional before attempting repairs on your own. It's much better to be safe than to accidentally injure yourself in an attempt to save money.
If your home has vinyl siding, you may wonder what you can do to keep mildew from growing on the shaded side of the house and ruining your home's appearance. If so, use one or more of the following three tips for preventing mildew growth on the shady side of your home's vinyl siding.
Keep Bushes and Trees Trimmed
Along with moisture and shade, mildew tends to grow in areas where the air grows stale.
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!