Fall is almost here, which means it's time for the leaves to change colors and eventually make their graceful descent. But as spectacular as the fall foliage can be, it can also cause spectacular damage to your roof if you're not careful. Fallen leaves and windswept debris can do a number on your roof, ultimately resulting in a shorter lifespan and thousands of dollars spent on repairs. Fallen leaves shouldn't be shrugged off as a mere nuisance for your roof.
Of all the important characteristics and designs of roofing materials, lifespan is one of the first things you should worry about. You need to think ahead and try to invest in a product that doesn't need to be replaced too soon. Of course, some homeowners can easily handle products that have shorter lifespans, and they might even prefer them in a few ways. For example, homeowners might want a roofing replacement simply because they want to update their home style every couple of decades.
If you need to climb up on your home's roof to replace some damaged shingles or flashing, then it is vital you wear a fall restraining safety harness. You can purchase the harness and its required attachment bracket at any hardware store that sells roofing supplies. To install the bracket and use your harness in a safe manner, follow this procedure: Step 1: Find a Suitable Attachment Point for the Bracket
DIY roof work is dangerous not only because you might damage the roof, but also because you may lose your footing and fall. Poor use of the ladder is one of the reasons you may fall and injure yourself while working on the roof. Here are a few tips to help you avoid that: Wear Nonslip Shoes You can easily slip and fall off the ladder if you are wearing the wrong shoes.
While your gutters are working, you likely don't even notice them. They direct water away from your home in the background. However, if you fail to maintain and clean your gutters, serious problems can develop. Not only can it affect the beauty of your home, but it can be a hazard. If you haven't cleaned your gutters in a while, check out these four reasons you should. Frozen Clogged Gutters Can Cause Roof Leaks
Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!