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

How To Know When It Is Time To Call A Roofing Contractor

Lee Hunt

Having a roof that leaks is frustrating. Initially, you may be concerned about the water dripping inside and making a wet spot on the floor or furniture. Then, after a few heavy rains, you realize that the ceiling is starting to sag or the drywall on the wall where the water runs is starting to crumble. Now it is no longer just frustrating but damaging your home and costing you money. It is past time for getting on the roof to try to figure out where the leak is. You need to have a plan in action for how to repair the problem. While you may be able to take care of it yourself if it is just a few missing shingles or tiles, here are the times when you should forget about trying to do it yourself and contact a roofing contractor such as Villatoro & M. Construction Inc.

Sagging Roof

If on your trip to the roof you see that it is sagging, it is time for professional help. A roof will not sag until there is some structural damage. Unfortunately, you may end up needing more than just a roofer to make things right again. If any of the support walls have been damaged, you will need a carpenter to fix them first. Once the support is sound again, the roofer can replace the damaged section of the roof. However, it would be best to consider having the whole roof redone. 

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew can grow and flourish in dark, damp areas. If you see any under the eaves of the house or in the underside of the ceiling in the attic, there is a problem with the vapor barrier underneath the roofing material. Water seeping underneath is the perfect place for spores to breed and whole colonies to form. In addition to the mold and/or mildew, the wood is probably starting to rot due to being damp. a roofing contractor will come, look over the whole roof, and determine the best course of action to take care of the problem. 

Whether you have a few leaking spots or have noticed mold in your attic, it is important that you take care of any roofing problems as soon as they are noticed. What may be just a bothersome leak that makes a spot in the crawlspace today could end up causing whole sections of your roof to fall in. Proper maintenance is key to keeping a roof over your head.