Asphalt roofs have the downside of needing to be replaced when they have reached the end of their lifespan. There are many options to have an asphalt roof replaced, such as laying over new shingles, doing a tear-off and using alternative materials for your new roof. Here are some of the challenges that you will be faced with when it comes time to replace your old roof: 1. Laying New Shingles Over Existing Roofing
The fascia board of your roof is a wood sheet secured on the timber rafter that provides support for the eaves. Dame to fascia boards often occur because of moisture, termites, or improperly installed drip edges. If the fascia board on your roof is loose, don't hesitate to fix it, or the damage will worsen. Here are some tips to fix rotted wood fascia boards. Make an Inspection For this project, you will need: a reciprocating saw, scaffold or tall step ladder, wood filler, pressure-treated lumber, hammer, safety gloves, safety glasses, breathing apparatus or dust mask, multi grip, flat pry bar, drill, galvanized nails, screwdriver, caulk, primer, paint, and a putty knife.
There are many benefits to owning an older or historic home. Homes that have been around for decades or longer often have a sense of history and are recognizable features in many communities. Older homes also often have architectural features that are difficult to recreate in the present day. Owning an older home can bring a lot of joy and pride to a homeowner, but older homes do have drawbacks. Often renovations must be done in order to keep older homes in livable condition.
If you have a lot of shade over your house, the shingles may become a good place for algae and moss to grow. As these plants send out roots, they crack and break your asphalt shingles. This leaves your roof vulnerable to water leaks. Here is how to get rid of the problem and prevent algae and moss from coming back. Safety First Working on a roof, especially a damp and slippery one, is dangerous.
If you've noticed that large ice formations, known as ice dams, tend to form at the edge of your roof during the winter, there are several approaches you can take to address this issue. One approach is to address the underlying cause of the ice dams by improving your roof's insulation and ventilation. Another approach is to simply prevent the ice dams by raking the snow off the roof before it has time to melt.
Do you know how to tell if you have problems with your flashing, loose shingles, or damaged tar pitch? Well, I didn't either until I experienced some of those issues on my own. One day, I realized that my roof was leaking and that I needed to find a solution fast. After contacting a professional roofing company, they were able to solve my troubles and teach me the signs of trouble. I want you to avoid the same types of hassles, which is why my blog is filled to the brim with information about roofing and home ownership. You never know, these tips could really come in handy!