4 Steps To Long-Term Roof Care

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you want to keep your home in great condition, protect the people living inside of it and maintain a high property value, roof maintenance should be at the top of your priority list. If you don't know how best to handle your roof maintenance, this guide will lend you a helping hand. Roofers will charge you between $2,000 and $8,500 to completely install a new roof, so you are much better off avoiding this steep repair with thorough and consistent maintenance. Use these tips as a starting point. 

Make Sure Your Attic Ventilation Is Working

One of the most practical things you can do for your roof is keep tabs on the attic and the ventilation equipment installed within. When your attic vents are blocked, it will cause your roof to swell and warp. This will also make it difficult for snow and ice to melt, creating an extensive amount of water damage on your roof in the wintertime. If your attic is not properly ventilated, get it fixed at once.

Check On Your Shingles And Other Roof Parts

Periodically, you should climb a ladder and inspect your roof components. The sooner you catch some faulty roof building blocks, the sooner you will be able to fix it and nip the issue in the bud. You should be checking for things like shingles that are warped, broken or missing, blistered roof components, caulking that is cracked or missing and the development of moss or algae. When you begin to notice these types of issues, you should call a roofing contractor.

Clean The Gutters In The Spring And Fall

Cleaning your gutters is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your roof durable. When leaves clog up your gutter, your roof will not be able to properly transfer moisture from it. This creates water damage on your roof and will eventually turn into soft spots, leaks, mold, mildew and other forms of damage. This is incredibly avoidable as long as you clean up your gutters at least twice per year.

Buy Preventative Maintenance

Getting help from a licensed roofing contractor will add tremendous longevity to the roof. These professionals will be able to put you on a periodic service plan that will allow you to get preventative maintenance, to keep serious repairs at bay. Any homeowner who wants the roof to last the long haul should make this investment.

Take this advice into account and get in touch with a roofing contractor, like those at Darr Roofing, who can assist you further.


14 September 2015

Bringing the Spa Home

When my husband and I took our "second honeymoon," we stayed at a glorious resort with an on-site spa. We booked couples' packages for massages and other treatments. When we got home, we decided our bathroom was not nearly as soothing or peaceful as it could be. Armed with inspiration from our visit to the spa, we ripped out the existing vanity, tub, toilet, and other fixtures, and replaced them with more spa-like models. A frameless shower door and a quartz-topped vanity were two of the best decisions we ever made. If you want to enjoy a day at the spa—without actually leaving your home—I hope you will use the information on this blog to make it happen for your family.