Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful
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Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!

Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

4 Signs You Need to Have a New Roof Installed

Lee Hunt

Your home's roofing takes a great deal of a beating due to constant water and weather exposure, and over time can become worn and can allow weather to enter into your home. This can cause expensive interior damage and mold growth, which can be very difficult and expensive to repair. Thankfully, there are a number of signs that you can look out for to help determine when it's time to have a new roof installed on your home.

Valleys

Do a visual inspection of your roof from the ground, or by climbing up onto a ladder. If you notice that there are dips or valleys in your roof, you should probably contact a roofing professional to discuss having a new roof installed. This is because sagging of your roof allows for water and snow to collect, placing more stress on your roof as a whole and greatly increasing the risk of a leak into your home developing.

Soft Roof

While cleaning off your roof for debris, or otherwise walking on the surface of your roof, be mindful of how your roof feels underfoot. If the boards seem to bend and flex as you walk on them, your roof may be nearing the end of its lifespan. Rotting or weakened boards open the door up to sections of your roof collapsing, or your shingles being ripped off of the underlying boards in the face of extreme weather.

Damaged Flashing

You should also inspect the flashing around your roofing installations, like chimneys and vents, for signs of wear and damage. While not necessarily a sign that your entire roof has to be replaced, worn flashing is usually indicative of age and wear. If you notice that you have damaged or worn flashing, or no flashing at all, you should contact a professional to come in and fix your flashing and inspect the rest of your roof for other signs of physical damage.

Grains in the Gutters

If you notice a prevalence of small black grains in your gutters while cleaning them out, your roof is extremely worn and getting old. These grains are actually parts of your shingles, which begin to fall out in greater quantities the older and more worn the shingles are. Therefore, if you have a ton of grains in your gutters, your shingles are in dire need of being replaced, and you should contact a roofing installation professional as soon as you can.

To learn more about these and other signs, contact companies like CJ Scotti Services.


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