When deciding whether to inspect your roof, do a repair, or walk on your roof for any other reason, there are several steps you can take to ensure your safety. These safety procedures are often overlooked, causing accidents that can affect a person and their family for years to come. However, if you invest just a small amount of time in the Selma area educating yourself of the potential dangers of your roof, you may avoid these incidents all together.
Homeowners seldom think about the roof over their heads until they encounter a roof leak problem. Then the question always comes up: should they get a tear-off (roof replacement) or just get a shingle overlay that just covers over the old roofing? A roof is comprised of four elements: the main roof, the eaves, the fascia board and the gutter. A house without eaves can cause as much water damage as a house without a roof
Before we talk about roofing materials and prices let us ask ourselves why metal roofing over other alternatives? Over the years, asphalt roofing has been popular. They are usually made of fiber glass or felt covered with tar and stones are glued on to them. As time goes by the stones begin to wear off leading to leaks.
Wood shingles, though look beautiful, need a lot of maintenance and over a period it begins to decay.
Clay roofs are also used as alternatives but in time, the tiles crack specially in very cold regions when it goes through a period of freezing and then thawing.
Metal roofs on the other hand lasts a lifetime. They are technologically innovative and look elegant and beautiful.Now this is what our home is for: To protect us from heat and cold, rain and storm. Metal roof will not split or mold or crack.
Steel roof shingles are the most durable and can last about 70 years or more. They are however heavy. In olden day copper was also one among the metal roofing materials. Copper is very expensive and hence steel and aluminum became the most popular metal roofing materials.
Metal has the property to reflect the solar heat back into the atmosphere and hence saves the building from gaining heat. This means reduced electricity bills. Metal roofs are sustainable and long lasting. They have excellent resistance against any weather and are almost corrosion free. Next time you want to change your roof let it be a metal roof.
Since it is not a common practice to look up in our homes, ceilings often go ignored and unnoticed by most homeowners. They are simply not a priority until they pose a visible problem; then we notice them too much! Ceiling stains are unattractive, and can result from a long list of circumstances. Wildlife infestation, mold and mildew growth, water leaks, chemical spills, and more, are all possible culprits behind unsightly ceiling stains.
So what are your ceiling stains telling you? Your first thought may be that it is an attic or roof problem, while your second thought is probably clouded by anxiety and fear of a costly repair or renovation. Continue reading to put your mind at ease by learning whether or not ceiling stains are indicative of a needed roof repair.
Catching a roof problem early on is priceless. It can mean the difference between a minor adjustment or repair, and a large, costly, invasive repair. Once you can cross your roof off the list of possible ceiling stain culprits, you can move onto plumbing and wildlife control inspections.