3 Signs That Your Roof Needs a Bit of Love

How often do you look at your roof and think to yourself “wow, I really need to replace it!”. In fact, how often do you even look up that high on your house? Very rarely do we even bother looking towards that direction because our roof is supposed to be sturdy. It’s quite literally the only thing keeping out the weather and rodents from entering the loft, and it does a lot to improve our safety when we’re at home. It goes without saying that the roof over your head is incredibly important for a number of reasons, but you need to know how to take care of it if you want it to take care of you. So in order to give back to your roof, here are three signs that show you need to give it a bit more love.

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Missing or warped shingles

 

Many people attribute warped tiles and shingles to cosmetic problems, but it’s actually a lot more worrying than that. Warped and missing shingles usually indicates that your roof is suffering a lot of damage, either from the heat warping it, or water getting into the cracks and then freezing, thus expanding and damaging the tiles. If you notice tiles literally falling off your roof or missing shingles, then you need to contact a roofing service immediately. These problems can snowball and create larger issues if you aren’t careful, and it can ultimately lead to a weaker roof that will leak water or let rodents in.

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Giving the Outside of Your Home a Cosmetic Overhaul

The outside of your home is something that you personally see very rarely. After all, do you ever stop to take a look at your siding, your roof or even your front yard when you return home from work? Most of us just rush indoors and decide that we need a nice hot shower or a bath to relax, and we pay very little attention to the wear and tear that the exterior of our homes experiences.

 

However, there might come a day during your holiday or weekend where you notice that the siding is broken, you have loose tiles in your roof that need replacing, or the plants in your front yard have completely died and you’ve only just realised. Take some time off work when you have a chance and buff up the exterior of your home. In fact, why not go a few steps further and actually give it a cosmetic overhaul? Not only will this improve the appearance of your home, it’ll also protect your house from further damage especially if the problems are in places such as your roof. Loose tiles or warped shingles are usually signs of wear and tear on your roof, and they need to be replaced or else you’ll start to experience leaks in your loft.

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Without further ado, here are a couple of ways to give the exterior of your home an overhaul and a redesign. Note that many of these renovations require the use of a contractor unless you have extensive DIY knowledge and some power tools to use. If you want to do them without paying a contractor, then seek advice online or ask a couple of friends to help you out over a weekend or two. [Read more…]

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