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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University estimated the total costs of maintenance and improvements for rental property owners reached $325 billion in 2007. Owner-occupied properties were not far behind with more than $100 billion spent on similar expenses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Wondering what the gist of these figures is? It’s that home maintenance expenses is not a matter to take lightly. The good news is that it is mitigable. Roofing contractors, in particular, serve as conduits to stemming future expense by simply maintaining and repairing your Palo Alto, CA roof and gutters on a timely basis. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2mhFDzf
Friday, March 3, 2017
An emergency roof repair can bring a lot of headaches. You have to find a contractor, you have to deal with insurance, and you have to research the best choice for your new roof. Your Sunnyvale home deserves the best care and the best results. So, what are the choices when it comes to choosing new roofing?
A Case for Asphalt
Asphalt is the most popular choice when it comes to roofing material because it is easy to install and it is the cheapest option. Other positive attributes: Asphalt comes in a variety of colors; it is fire resistant; and some types sustain hail and wind quite effectively. While it is the cheaper option, it might be the most expensive in the long run because it does not last as long as its alternatives. It also does not possess the insulation qualities that a lot of other materials offer. Although, some types of asphalt do have a reflective coating, which lowers cooling costs. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2mhFwDG
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Weather in California can be extreme—either too hot or too rainy. Either way, a good roof over your head is important for keeping you and your family safe. The quality of your roof, however, deteriorates in time. If you own an asphalt roof, for instance, it will only last for 10 to 15 years. After a decade or so, it’s time for re-roofing. But, before you pay for re-roofing, there are four things you should do before asking a roofing contractor to work on your Menlo Park home.
Clarify the Meaning of “Best Value”
Because new roofing is expensive, some homeowners prefer to scrimp without thinking about value for their money. Instead of seeking the cheapest estimate, seek the one offering the “best value”—i.e., a combination of high-quality products and excellent customer service from your roofing contractor. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2mE9Smp
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
If your roof already looks outdated compared to nearby houses or it is so damaged that repairing it would require a significant amount of money, it’s time to buy a new roof. A new roof is useful whether you are settled into your Palo Alto area abode or plan to sell it soon. New roofing or reroofing should not be regarded as something you must evade in whatever way you can. It should instead be viewed as a preemptive and eventually rewarding measure. Following are five reasons why you would need a new roof from a reliable roofing company serving Palo Alto.
Better Resale Value
Selling your property in Palo Alto is not always easy if your neighboring competitors’ homes are newer or remodeled. However, investing in a new roof definitely increases the salability of your home, no matter what nearby homes do. ISoldMyHouse.com, a website where owners directly sell their properties to buyers, learned from a recent survey that one of the best ways to enhance property value is through a new roofing. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2ncImJq
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Whether it’s a regular rainy day or a full-blown storm, debris and water drain from individual homes to gush into the streets and public gutters. Houses with broken roofs and gutters do not sufficiently filter the dirt coming from them, thereby increasing the volume of outflows to storm drains throughout the neighborhood. Because of considerable community consequences, homeowners share a responsibility to ensure that their homes don’t contribute to street flooding and gutter blockage. While you cannot completely stop flooding in the roads, you can properly maintain your roofs and gutters to avoid contributing to debris and stormwater overflows. Professional roofers can definitely help you do your part around Palo Alto because they are experts in maintaining roofs and gutters. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2mE6JD7
Thursday, February 16, 2017
A roof that protects a home’s inhabitants from weather conditions and different elements is important. Leaks and other problems are unacceptable as they can damage furniture and other properties inside your house. Furthermore, gushing roofs are extremely unsettling when you consider how a home is meant to be a place for rest and relaxation, not a reason to fret about pails to catch water drippings. To avoid the stress and additional expense wrought by a leaking roof, here’s what you should know about the five perceptible signs that tell you it’s time for a new roofing on your Palo Alto, CA home.
The End of the Roof Warranty is Approaching
Different types of roofs have varied lifespans. An asphalt roof can last for 15 to 20 years, while a metal one may reach 40 years. As for tiles and slates, they can be used for more than 50 years as long as they don’t sustain considerable damage from severe weather or natural disasters. The end of your roofing warranty definitely calls for re-roofing. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2mE12oC
Sunday, January 22, 2017
An old roof can be damaged when wind blows at 50 mph or higher. You may not feel it when inside your house but your roof is getting all the brunt of it. After a windstorm, check your roof for any torn shingles and any other damage. See if the underside is exposed. If it is, your house may experience leaks, which can lead to more serious problems. Missing and broken shingles are a sign that it’s time to call for emergency repair. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2iAXq0T
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Though repairing them may be the first solution homeowners may think of, re-roofing may be what you need; at least that’s what some Menlo Park residents say. Re-roofing your home has several advantages.
Instant Curb Appeal
Since the roof is one of the first aspects that people see when they pass by your house, it’s important in creating aesthetic appeal. A damaged roof may make your entire house look old and unkempt. Re-roofing, on the other hand, may give it a fresh appearance. A new material may create a different, more stylish look for your home, enhancing its curb appeal and adding value to it. In fact, re-roofing may make your home more marketable especially if you’re planning to sell it. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2iG8NHX
Friday, January 20, 2017
When considering installing a new roof, it’s important to know the common mistakes homeowners make so that you can avoid them.
Your roof should have the same shingles to improve your home’s curb appeal. Since shingles come in various profiles and colors, it’s necessary to buy from the same manufacturer to avoid installing mismatched shingles. Otherwise, your roof may lack style and look confusing instead. A professional roofer in Palo Alto can help you ensure that all the shingles you’ll use are of the same type, appearance, and quality. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2iGgEoX
Thursday, January 19, 2017
There are several surefire ways to keep your roofing in Menlo Park, CA in top shape.
Maintain the Gutters Clean
When leaves and dirt clog the gutters, it may ruin the paint of the siding and wet the basement. Damaged paint on metal areas lead to corrosion damage. These aren’t the only problems. The overflow can go upward and damage the roof sheathing and rafters. Fixing this problem may cost a lot, so it’s best to prevent it by cleaning the gutters regularly. Fall and spring are the seasons when you should be more vigilant in cleaning the gutters as more leaves may get stuck in the gutters. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2iAXwFD
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Strong and high winds can blow off a finished roofing or damage its felt base, sheathing, and other components. Blow-off damage can usually be seen on the area that’s most exposed to the wind. In order to fix this, a contractor may install a new roofing, most ideally with material that’s more durable and more resistant to harsh elements and extreme weather, or just replace the damaged section with the same type of materials
Old age wears roof shingles out. You may notice that some shingles are missing, torn, or broken due to bad weather, foot traffic, or impact. Old age can also lead to balding, curling, and brittle shingles. When your roof shingles are damaged, your home loses protection. Contractors can repair the shingles but if the damage is severe, it’s best to have the roofing replaced completely. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2iG79WO
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
There’s a wide range of Palo Alto roofing materials, and knowing the differences between them will help you choose the right one for your home.
Asphalt shingle is the most commonly used roofing material, thanks to its affordability and ease of installation. It comes in a range of colors, which allows you to combine it with fiberglass and organic materials for reinforcement. Even if you do this, the appearance of the shingle remains the same, maintaining its style and appeal. Another good thing about asphalt shingles is that they work well with different architectural styles, including traditional suburban types. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2iAXr4N