Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

4 Roofing Problems To Fix Right Away

by Mae Wallace

The roof that is over your head is a fragile system, but also an important system to protect your family and allow you to live in your home comfortably. Since roofing systems are fragile, you will want to be sure that you are aware of any potential problems that you should fix right away. When you do this, you can ensure that your roof lasts longer and prevents you from having to spend a great deal of money on extensive repairs. Here are four roofing problems that you should fix right away:

  1. Growing Moss: Once you see that moss has grown on your roof, you will need to have it removed right away. This is because moss holds in moisture, which can cause rotting to the shingles on your roof. At some point, you will have to replace this section of the roof entirely if you continue to let the moss grow. In order to prevent moss from growing in the first place, you will want to trim trees to prevent areas of the roof from being too shaded and damp. You should also be sure that the gutters are cleaned regularly to prevent water build up on the roof. 
  2. Missing Shingles: Missing shingles should be replaced right away. If you let a missing shingle go without replacing it, you will end up with a larger problem. This is because just one missing shingle can cause damage to the rest of the shingles on the roof. This is because the area of the roof that is exposed is susceptible to water damage, which will spread under the rest of the shingles that surround it. Eventually, you may have to replace the shingles on your roof completely and treat the roof for water damage, as well. 
  3. ​Deteriorating Flashing: If you notice that the flashings that surround any sky roofs, the chimney, or other roof structures is starting to deteriorate, you need to have it replaced right away. This is because flashings that are not tight around these roof structures will allow water and other outdoor elements inside of the home causing water damage to the insulation, walls and ceiling of your home. 
  4. Building Up of Leaves: When you notice that a heavy amount of leaves are built up on the roof of your home, you will need to take immediate action. Not only should the leaves be swept away, but the tree that is causing the problem should either be removed or trimmed to prevent it from happening again. A heavy build up of leaves retains moisture on the roof, which causes rot and other structural damage. 

By knowing some roofing problems that you should fix right away, you can be sure that you know what to look for and when immediate action should be taken. Call a contractor like Ray's Harford Home Improvement Contractors Inc to help you.


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Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

I don’t know about you, but I work hard, and at the end of the day, I really want to come home to a relaxing hot shower. That’s hard to do, though, when your shower enclosure is too small, or when your water pressure is terrible. I decided that what I needed to do was give my shower space an upgrade. I had a larger shower enclosure installed, along with some massage jets and a shower seat. I started this blog about shower options to help you learn how to upgrade and improve your own shower experience. It’s more affordable than you think, and you can even do some of the work yourself. Check out the tips and advice on this blog to get the shower that you deserve.