Many homeowners these days are concerned with their home being energy efficient since it is a way to cut down on utility costs each month. Roofs that are designed to be energy efficient are called cool roofs, and there are several options available to you that include metal, slate, and clay tiles. While there are modern roofing materials that do a great job at keeping your home cool, the timelessness of clay tiles gives you some great advantages when it comes to being energy efficient.
The average price of replacing a gutter depends on different factors such as the material and size of the gutter. For example, installing aluminum gutters costs between $4 and $9 per linear foot. However, not all gutter problems have to be resolved by replacing the gutters. There are some issues that you (or a professional roofer) can fix so that you can continue using the same gutters. Here are four examples:
Many things can cause leaks on your roof. Some of these leaks may be hard to find; you can go directly above the area where you see watermarks on the ceiling and find nothing on the roof. This is because even though water may accumulate in one area in your home, the source may be in another area on the roof. If you know where to look, it can be easier to find the source of these leaks.
All a roof is supposed to do is shed precipitation, right? Wrong. A roof should also protect you from exorbitant AC bills and the threat of roof collapse due to a huge build up of snow. It should stand strong under the threat of gale force winds, and it should not ignite with stray sparks from your chimney or a forest fire. To put it another way, your roof should be durable and long-lasting so that your maintenance and repair costs stay low.
If you are into DIY roof repair, then you should be careful only to engage in tasks you can handle. Knowing your limitations will help you to avoid mistakes that may worsen your roof problems. For example, if you try to handle your roof's flashing without the right know-how, you can end up making these four mistakes: Using Cement as Permanent Flashing If you realize that your roof flashing is damaged, the weather is making a turn for the worse, and it is threatening to rain, then you can use tar and cement to secure the joint temporarily.