The old saying “A house is only as strong as its roof” is a testimony to the importance of taking care of your home. Nonetheless, it's completely understandable to want to save money when you have unexpected roofing problems. However, going the cheap route when a roof replacement is needed can actually be more costly in the long run. With this guide, you can determine the best course of action for your situation.
So you’ve noticed that your roof is looking a little worse for wear, or maybe you want to make an improvement in the curb appeal of your home in preparation to sell. You are savvy with tools and you are no stranger to do-it-yourself home repair. Well, roof repair can be a frugal DIY project that will also make an important investment in your property. But before you grab a hammer and a ladder, we need to review the main components of a roof.
A water stain in your house unexpectedly appeared out of nowhere. After a few attempts to hide it with concealing paint, it continues to reappear. It is the first thing visitors ask about, and the idea of structural damage is starting to come to mind.
When replacing your roof, one of the first things you should consider is whether to replace it using the same type of material that was originally there or if you should change to a new material. After all, why do you need to replace your roof?
As a homeowner, you may be dreading the day that you hear those four awful words: "Your roof is leaking." Before you run back to renting with your tail between your legs, know that you can perform some roofing repairs without professional help. If you are noticing water spots on your ceilings, it's best to deal with them immediately before they turn into costly repairs. Not every problem is fixable by a do-it-yourselfer, but if you follow these steps, you may just save yourself a major headache later.
Fixing a leak, roof repair, and roof replacement can all be expensive, time-consuming processes. If you are thinking about making any of these repairs or improvements, you might be wondering what is and isn’t tax-deductible. If you rent out a room or use part of your house as a home office, these questions become even more complicated.
The beauty of natural light is the very reason you have a skylight. But since it doesn’t often rain in Las Vegas, it might be some time before you realize there is a leak. What's worse is if you repaired or renovated the skylight recently and now notice a small dirty puddle underneath it. Before you give that other company a bad review, there are some quick things you can check to resolve the issue rather than calling in a roof repair company.
The Las Vegas Valley enjoys nearly endless sunshine year-round, making it the perfect place to for homeowners to go solar. The good news is it’s never been more cost-effective to do so. Solar panels are now cheaper and more efficient than even five years ago, and state and federal subsidies reimburse homeowners for part of the installation cost.
In the midst of your typical cleaning routine (vacuuming, dusting, dishes, laundry, mowing the lawn—maybe even washing your car), you may overlook another chore: cleaning your roof. While, yes, it is the most inconvenient place to clean—worse than squeezing the vacuum hose behind that hard-to-move couch or dresser—your roof is one of the most important features on your house. With enough untreated damage to your roof, the inside of your house can begin to suffer as well. A clean and healthy roof means a clean and healthy house.
Many homeowners ignore the health of their roof until they have a major problem such as a leak... or worse. However, there are several other warning signs that you need a new roof or at least make repairs before you incur major damage. Taking action early can save you tons of trouble later.