What to Expect During Roof Repair or Replacement Jobs

Roof Repair

A roof replacement or repair job can be considered as a major task since it will surely affect your daily routine. Before the actual replacement/reparation job commences, it’s important to know what to expect; especially that most roof replacement jobs generally take a few days to be completed.

 

During a roof repair, you should expect a lot of mess. Of course, with workers coming to your home, putting their tools down on your property, and taking out your old roof, you can really expect a messy home.

 

Debris from the roof falling on your lawn or anywhere within the area surrounding your home may also be expected. You can’t be sure of the items the roof experts will see on your roof – there could be branches, leaves and other types of dirt. Naturally, they would get rid of these for you. Therefore, it’s best if your children or pets are nowhere around these areas during roof repair/replacement job.

 

A lot of disturbance and noise must be a part of your expectations. Prepare yourself for a lot of hammering noises and forget about having a peaceful afternoon while the roofing contractors are working on your property. Since the job will take days to be finished, you might want to consider finding another place to relax in the meantime.

 

Upper stories encountering vibrations due to construction disturbance should be expected. Attics or any rooms near the roof could be expected to shake a little bit while contractors are at work. Dust will fall from the ceiling so it’s best if you cover furniture items so dust won’t get into them. Removing wall hangings or hanging lamps will also be good to prevent any damages.

 

If you have hired a well-reputed roof repair company, you can also expect that they will clean up after the job is completed. A respectable company will respect your property and wouldn’t leave it messy and in disarray.

Things You Shouldn’t Do To Your Roof

Roof

Roofs, depending on the materials, can last from a decade up to as long as a century. However, this doesn’t mean that we should just neglect our roofs and leave it as it is. Just like any part of our home, roofs call for proper care and maintenance if you want to keep it in a prime condition for a long time.

 

It’s not enough that you know what to do to maintain your roof, you also have to know what you should NOT do to it, or things that will cause any impairment to your roof.

 

For instance, you may be an avid do-it-yourselfer, but if you are not particularly skilled at roof repairs, do not attempt to climb your roof and do some repairs yourself; doing so might not only result in your roof’s state getting from bad to worse, but you can also be injured if you are unskilled in handling tools – or worse, you could fall off the roof. Leave the task to the licensed and practiced in roof repairs.

 

Do not walk on your roof – no matter how sturdy you believe your roof is, if it is not a rooftop or a roof that is specifically designed to be walked on, do not walk on it. Aside from risking the chance that you would fall, your weight can cause the major impact on the stability of the roof.

 

If you have trees with branches hanging directly above your roof, do not forget to trim these branches. Branches can get weak when they reach a certain length and may fall on your roof – the impact alone can cause damage. Also, branches can poke, puncture, and scratch your roof shingles, resulting in damages that can worsen over time. Leaves that cover particular areas in your roof can trap moisture that could lead to a growth of mold and mildew. To be on the safe side it’s almost always better to call in the professionals at Delta Roofing

 

Signs That It is Time for Your Gutters to Be Cleaned

Gutters

When we perform a complete, intensive, in-depth cleaning of our homes, we wash every window, remove every forming webs, polish every furniture, and clean every appliance. Basically, we clean every part of the house and each home item that we encounter every day.

 

The thing is, general house cleaning should also involve hard to reach spaces and areas we don’t always pay attention to – such as gutters. Failing to clean gutters regularly can lead to major problems such as leaking roofs that can destroy your home in the long run.

 

You have to be mindful of cleaning your gutters, too, before you even notice your roof starting to leak. For you to be able to tell if your gutters need cleaning, here are some signs you should watch out for:

 

You can’t even recall when you last have your gutters cleaned.

 

When was the last time you or a professional cleaned your gutters? If you can’t remember, there’s a great chance that it happened a long time ago. This means that your gutters have probably already accumulated debris that needs to be removed.

 

Your gutters are starting to sag.

 

Sagging gutters are a telltale sign that something is weighing your gutters down. Chances are, dirt, leaves, or even branches have already clogged your gutters. You have to attend to this right away, sagging gutters can be dangerous as they may collapse any time soon.

 

You see the weed growing on your gutters.

 

Weeds or plants starting to grow on your gutters only indicate that whatever debris that has been stuck on your gutters – they were there long enough to facilitate the growth of something. Have your gutters unclogged right away.

 

You see birds forming a nest on your gutters.

 

Birds choose specific spots to build their nests. Most of the time, the spots birds pick as nesting area are stable spots. Once a bird chooses your gutter, that means the objects clogging it have already been jammed in it for a great deal of time that they became practically firm.

 

Why You Should Remove Molds from Your Roof

Molds

Dark, dirty, and ugly – these are just some of the things that will enter your mind once you caught sight of mold growing on your roof. Apart from mold being downright displeasing to look at, there are many other reasons for you to get rid of molds on your roof right away.

 

Health Risks

 

Once mold gets into your ceiling and makes its way into the interior of your home, your family could get exposed to mold. While mold isn’t always harmful, some people suffer from extreme sensitivity to mold. Skin irritation, coughing, and sneezing are just some of the unpleasant symptoms someone could develop if they are suffering from mold sensitivity. Mold is also known to trigger asthma attacks and allergic rhinitis.

 

Major House Damage

 

While a little mold might not seem threatening, you still have to attend to it as soon as possible. Mold can spread subtly but quickly to your walls, wooden items, carpet, and to other valuable items inside your home. Mold can be very damaging to your house if it is not removed quickly enough. Once mold damages your home, it can be very expensive to replace every mold-infested object.

 

Effect on Property Value

 

At times, mold growth can leave permanent black stains on roofs, depending on the roof material. When this happens and the mold was not removed soon, it can definitely decrease the property value of your home.

 

All in all, mold growth can affect your home and your quality of life in different ways. That is why you should make a move to get rid of molds as soon as you spot any sign of it. Sometimes, when you see signs of mold, it has already spread to other unseen portions of the roof. You can hire a roofing professional to carry out a professional inspection for you.