Looking outside the Box of your Home When to Change that Roof


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Looking outside the Box of your Home: When to Change that Roof

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Houses have different stories, homes have different backgrounds. May it be bought, renovated, passed on from your folks, there are many reasons why your house right now is much more important that just keeping you safe and warm. One of the most important part of your house is also the most neglected, the roof. Not only because it is up there and you can’t see, but also because you care less about it. You would probably be lucky if your house has been roofed by one of the best roofing services in the country, like Shademaster Shelter Systems for example, because you can make sure that your roof isn’t just built up there to keep you safe but also to make it last for a while, a long while if maintained well. So, when should you change your roof? Now? Next year? Remember that sometimes it doesn’t matter if the roof is old. You should always check the quality before anything especially if you don’t know who installed that roof, .

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How to Inspect your Roof First, you have to inspect it if it needs changing. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you do a roof inspection at least two times a year. The best place to begin is inside your house -- grab a flashlight and take a look at the attic. Here are things to look for on the inside: Dark spots and trails Outside light showing through the roof. Places where the roof deck is sagging Signs of water damage or leaking

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On the other hand, these are what to check on the outside or the exterior of your roof:  Visually inspect your roof for cracked, torn, bald or missing shingles. Examine the drainage, and make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached. Also ensure all drains are open and allow water to exit, and all gutters and downspouts are free of debris. Check that all bath, kitchen and dryer vents go entirely outside of your home, not just into the attic space. Scan the roof for loose material or wear around chimneys, vents, pipes or other penetrations. Watch out for an excessive amount of shingle granules (they look like large grains of sand) in the gutters -- this is a sign of advanced wear. Check for signs of moisture, rot or mold.

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Prevention is Better than Cure Now, if you find that your roof may have signs that it is damaged, needs to be repaired or maybe replaced, your next step is to find a good roofing service. Keep in mind that repairing a roof is complicated and sometimes can’t be solved by simple DIY’s, that would be the time you’ll find yourself a good roofing service. In the end, rather than wasting your time in repairing your roof in the future, invest in finding a good quality roof that will be strong enough and will keep you safe for a long time. Try ShadeMaster Shelter Systems, all of the ShadeMaster range of roofing products are manufactured in Australia and are designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate. http://www.shademaster.com.au/

Summary: It is best to know when to change the roofing of your home, gazebo, carport, patios and other outdoor spaces. This will be your guide.

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