The fall season can carry a wide range of different temperatures and weather conditions with it, and it also comes with the falling and buildup of large amounts of organic debris as trees shed their leaves. This can greatly increase the amount of wear and tear that your roof experiences and can make roofing damage or a leak much more likely. Fortunately, there are a few simple maintenance tasks that you can perform to ensure that your roof is in the best condition possible for the fall months.
- Whereas skylights are useful for letting in natural light, they do have their problems that you should be aware of before installing a skylight. One of the common problems skylights face is that of water leaks. Keep this in mind while installing a skylight so that you can include leak-proofing measures: Have It Properly Installed The best thing you can do for your skylight if you don't want it to leak is to have it professionally installed.
- If you're like most homeowners, you want to keep your home interior as free of insect pests as possible. You've probably installed fine-mesh screens on windows to keep the culprits from entering your home when you open a window to enjoy a little fresh air, and you're undoubtedly careful not to leave your doors open for very long during the spring and summer months when insects are most active. However, there are other strategies that you may want to consider.
- Squirrels are a common threat to residential and commercial roofs. Regretfully, there are many people that are simply unaware of the severity of this threat to their property. If you are wanting to protect your home's roof against squirrels, there are several important but fairly simple steps that you should be taking to mitigate the squirrel problems your home may experience. Keep The Gutters From Having Standing Water Accumulate Having standing water in the gutters along the edges of your roof can help to make your home more attractive to squirrels as this can provide them with a convenient source of water.
- Your home may be your pride and joy, but maintaining it can cost a pretty penny. Case in point, it can cost an average of $7,230 to replace the roof. However, if you play your cards right, you can score a discount on your homeowner's insurance policy that could make up for some of what it cost to put a new roof on your home. Here are three ways your insurance provider may reward you for replacing your roof.