How much do you know about your home's roof and maintaining it? Even if you think you know a lot, some of the "facts" you've heard may actually be untrue! Roofing myths can result in damage if they cause you to make unwise decisions about roof maintenance and repair. Here's a look at some common roofing myths -- and the real truth they're keeping from you.
Myth: The more insulation in your attic, the better.
Enhance your home's gutters to be up to par with the rest of your property's curb appeal. Don't ignore sagging, peeling, or unappealing gutter segments when making routine maintenance around your home. Talk with roofing contractors about repairing or replacing damaged gutter systems, and take some steps to make them look and function even better.
Five ways to get your gutters up to par are:
1.Give them a good cleaning. The most basic way to make your gutters look good is to give them a good cleaning and clearing.
Everyone loves sunshine, yet like fire, it can be either a wonderful warming experience or a hazard to life and property. It all depends on what you do with it. And if what you do is expose your roof to the sunlight all day long every day, your roof can get UV damage, just like your skin can. But how exactly does that affect your roof? Here's how it works and why it can be a problem.
If you have a relatively new asphalt-shingled rooftop, you are likely to enjoy the appearance it gives to your homestead while it protects the interior from the elements. There are a few steps you can take in caring for your roof to help your shingles last for as long as possible. Here are some maintenance steps you should follow regularly so your shingles do not deteriorate prematurely.
Trim Back Overhanging Limbs And Branches
Your vinyl siding will show signs of wear and tear as it ages. It will accumulate holes from cable wires, hangers, screws, and nails. It might even be cracked, warped, or permanently stained. All these problems can be repaired so your siding isn't an eyesore and so rain doesn't leak through. Here's how to make some of these repairs.
Fill In Holes
Holes left behind from cables or old nails can be filled in with caulk.