In days gone by, it was fairly common (even standard) to run new roofing shingles on top of the old ones to avoid the extra mess, expense, and hassle of a tear-off job. But today, it's hardly ever done anymore - and for good reason.
There are few things more important, in the realm of home maintenance, than "keeping a roof over your head". Minor or merely sectional damage to a roof can be repaired without replacing all the roofing, but there comes a point where the risks of not replacing your roof outweigh the cost inherent in doing so.
Far too many people make mistakes putting up their Christmas lights along the eve of their roof each year, along with other decorations, and end up inadvertently damaging their roof. If you need a roof repair, it's nice to know a professional contractor can come and quickly take of it for you - but far better to avoid unnecessary damage to begin with.
Florida, The Sunshine State, is unsurprisingly among the top states for home solar panel installation in the US. It's also a state where the average cost of solar installation is significantly lower than the national average.
Sometimes, all you need is a simple roof repair, but other times, there are signs that full roof replacement may be a better option. But how do you know it's time? For Florida residents, here are the seven top reasons why it might be time to invest in new roofing.
How long your roofing lasts will depend largely on three major factors. The first two are quality of materials used and a proper installation job. But the third factor determining roof longevity is maintenance and timely roof repair.
Some simple home improvement projects can be safely done by the majority of homeowners, and with the right experience, you might be able to do more. But for most major repairs, upgrades, and construction work, it's normally best to use a professional contractor.
Florida's climate puts some of the greatest strains and demands on your roofing compared to other US states. That means you need to be proactive about roof repairs and "timely" about roof replacements.
It's no secret that all roofing doesn't last the same number of years before it needs to be replaced. But all too often, people are unaware of the major reasons why a roof lasts as long as it does and what they can do to get the most out of their roofing.
Around 50% of all homeowners insurance claims are weather related. Mostly due to hail, wind, ice, snow, and rain - all of which can weaken or damage your roof. After a storm, it's sometimes obvious where the damage is; but other times, it might not be. That's especially true with roofs, where much of the damage could be out of sight and might be difficult for a non-professional to detect during an up-close inspection.