Preventing Serious Roof Catastrophes

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It's important for you to stay on top of the condition of your roof so you can avoid serious catastrophes. The first step to making sure you keep your roof in good condition is to know just what to look for with regards to things that need immediate attention. Here are some of the warning signs that you need to get a roofer out to your house right away:

Pay attention if many of your neighbors are starting to replace their roofs – A lot of times most of the homes in a neighborhood will be built around the same period. Therefore, if you are noticing that many of your neighbors are getting new roofs put on their homes then you want to have the condition of your roof looked at to make sure that it is still in good shape. That is, unless you know that your home was built much later than those homes or if you have already had your roof replaced since the home was built.

Look for mold along areas of the roof – If you see mold developing along any parts of the roof then it can indicate that you are dealing with drainage issues. But, even more than this is the mold may have damaged the roof and a roofer will need to repair it for you. The best way for you to prevent mold in the first place is to pay close attention to the gutters and make sure that they aren't damaged and remain clean year round.

Look for any sagging in your roof – Pay attention to your roof when you are walking through different parts of your yard and if you see that an area is starting to sag then you want to call a roofing contractor. Have them come out and verify whether or not you have some structural damage or other issues going on and make sure you have them taken care of before things get worse.

Pay attention to what is collecting in the rain gutters – When you are cleaning the rain gutters to remove leaves and sticks, also look to make sure you don't see a lot of granules from the shingles. If your roof is having a good amount of these granules washing off and ending up in the gutters then this may point to worn shingles that you should have a roofer come out to replace for you.

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1 October 2017

Construction Needs in Times of Disaster

I live in the middle of the desert, so I never thought that flooding would be a problem. However, a few months ago my town was hit with a huge storm. These freak storms are called "Hundred Year Storm" because the chances of them happening are once in a hundred years. Needless to say, no one was prepared for the aftermath--especially not the city sewage system. All this extra water had no where to go, and suddenly, I found my basement flooded. It wasn't a fun experience, but we dealt with it the best we could. Since then, I have spent a lot of time looking into different options for sewage, water lines, and other related things. We're now even looking into building a new house. This blog is the result of my ongoing research.