Summer is the perfect time to do home projects. While it’s easy to splurge on home gardens, landscaping or outdoor entertaining essentials, let’s not forget to check our home’s structure. For instance, when was the last time you checked the roofing?
In this guest post by Caitlin of Cait’s Cozy Corner, she reminds us the importance of monitoring our home’s roofing and how the practice can help us save money and headache in the future.
Being a homeowner is challenging. There can be many things that take up a lot of your time, energy, and of course your bank account. As much as you hate doing the work, doing so gives you some sense of pride to accomplish these tasks. One of the biggest projects many homeowners face when living in their home is the need to get a new roof.
Roof replacement is necessary for safety and in the long run it can save you a lot of money and stress from calling roof contractors should you need it.
Below are tips to help you save your roof, you time and above all, money in your pocket.
During the colder months, you have to make sure that you are keeping the snow and ice from building up in your roof. It is essential to remove it so it doesn’t pile up. When you do remove it, you want to get something sturdy like a shovel to help you clear up the heavy snow and ice. Be careful as you don’t want to damage your roof or risk your safety. If you can, hook up a hose to your hot water and spray the ice and snow build up. This helps make it melt faster.
Check your roof after storms especially when the summer months hit. While it may not seem to be intense at that time, there are plenty of damage results from the wind that can be covered by your home insurance policy. Of course, take your time going on a ladder and assessing the damage yourself. Check out the gutters of your roof. If you see remnants, dress up, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes and bring a big trash bag to help you safely dispose leaves, sticks and many more objects that have gotten stuck up there.
Call in a Professional
If you haven’t had your roof inspected for a while, you must schedule an inspection so you would know your roof’s over all condition. This will help your find out which portions need to be repaired. Many times a house inspector does not climb on the roof and even if they do, they may not know what needs work. You’ll want to hire a roofing profession to look at your roof because they will help determine the deterioration and what’s needed to be done. If you live in the New Jersey area, be sure to call a company called Peter’s Roofing. This company offers incredible advice, helping you with any upgrades or repairs necessary to make your roof safe for the next 10 years. They also offer suggestions on what could help you save money down the road. If you are searching the the Warren County area for roof repair, gutter assistance, siding, skylights, shingles are more, they are the “go to”.
Different Roofing Material
When it comes to your roof, what you see is what you get. But you cannot ignore the fact that there are more than one roofing options available. Did you know that there are many styles on the market for you to choose from? Depending on where you live, there are certain types that are not only aesthetically pleasing but will save you money in the long run.
For instance, there are energy efficient roofing options that can help your home stay cooler during the summer months and warmer in the winter cold months. Lastly, make sure to look into the overall cost. An efficient roof that has longevity and works in your budget is key. It goes more than just the upfront price. You have to consider the maintenance as well.
Keeping your roof in the best shape is important to help you and your family stay safe. It also helps you save money down the road. While the weather is amazing nice, put a weekend roofing project in your calendar. Have these tips handy as you go through what needs to be done. Of course, if you are not sure of what to do, always call a professional to assist you with your questions, concerns and future costs.