Want A Damage Free Roof In The Spring? 2 Things You Need To Do To Before Winter Arrives

Construction & Contractors Blog

There are things you need to do now before winter arrives. This will help your roof and home from getting damaged.  Fortunately, there are things you can do now to ensure your roof is in good condition when spring comes back. Below are two of these things to help you get started.

Check and Clean Gutters

If you have a lot of trees near your home the gutters can quickly become filled up with leaves during the fall. It is important that you check this and remove the leaves immediately. If you do not water cannot flow through the gutters, so it will back up and the water will go under your roof. This will damage the fascia, the actual roof, and water may get into your attic. If it snows on top of the leaves this makes matters even worse for you.

Climb up on t the roof and if you see a lot of leaves you can scoop them out with a shovel. You can also use a leaf blower or a garden hose. If you have problems with leaves on a regular basis, consider putting gutter guards on your gutters. This will prevent leaves from getting into the gutters and make your life much easier. There are different types of gutter guards available on the market today. You can install these yourself or hire a roofing contractor to do this work for you.

Check and Clean Downspouts

Even if your gutters look good and have no leaves you need to check the downspouts to make sure they are not backed up. If you do not do this, water will back up and can damage your home's foundation and your home's exterior.

It can be helpful for two people to do this job. Have someone get on the roof so they can have access to the downspout. Tell them to remove any debris that they see with their hands. You need to do the same thing at the bottom of the downspout. You can use a type of hook that is made for this purpose to get debris out that may be lodged or far into the downspout. You can purchase this type of hook at home improvement stores.

You can also use a garden hose for this purpose. Spray the water starting at the top of the downspout and as you spray push the hose down deep into the downspout to see if you feel a clog. If you do spray the hose for a few minutes to see if it dislodges the clog. If it does not, you can use the hook or anything that has a long handle, such as a broom, to stick in the downspout and push the clog out.

Talk with a roofing contractor if you need help with these two things. They can also check your roof for any damage and if any found, repair the roof for you.


8 November 2017

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.