October 7, 2019 | Home Improvement
 

Day: October 7, 2019

Beware, It’s Coming! Winter Is Nearly Here!

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As the cold sinks into the late afternoons and the nights become too chilly to let you sit and chat on the back deck long into the night, you may want to move indoors. Yes, the trees are turning colors, the wild animals are in a feeding frenzy, and the spiders are beginning to move in around your home. Winter is nearly here. Here are four things you may want to do in your yard before winter arrives.

Move Clutter

If you have outdoor furniture, a firepit, or toys the children played with all summer, move them into garages or storage units, so the harsh winter winds don’t blow the items away or send them crashing into your home. Makes sure shed or outbuilding doors close properly, and all windows are secured.

Clean Yard

Bushes may need trimming, flowers may need to be cut back, and the lawn probably needs cutting and fertilizing for the long winter growth ahead. If you want a source of color all winter long, make sure you plant some hardy flowers now so they can set before the ground gets cold.

Wash House

As the spiders, rats, and roaches begin to move into available buildings, make sure yours is not one of them. Call a house washing Brevard County FL to remove spider webs from your home and to identify any weak spots in the siding. If any the technician identifies any holes the size of a dime, make sure to plug them up because they are open invitations for spiders and mice to enter your house.

Trim Trees

Trees need to be trimmed back every year, especially palm trees. Call in a tree trimming service and have them remove dead branches or dying sections of nearby trees, so winter winds don’t knock the branches into your home.

You can get ready for winter if you follow the four tips above. Then enjoy a game of golf or a stroll next to the water, knowing your home is safe from winter storms.…


4 Things You Need to Know Before You Replace Your Roof

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One of the last things homeowners want to hear is that their roof needs to be repaired. Fortunately, if you consider that your new roof should last more than 20 years, the cost per year is somewhat easier to swallow. Here are some things you should know before you replace your roof.

1. Ensure the Repair Is Necessary

Obviously if you have leaks coming from your ceiling it’s a good sign that you need to have your roof replaced. Before jumping right to roof replacement, conduct a quick check of the following areas:

  • Your attic – look to see if there are any spots of light entering through your roof and if you can see any signs of water damage on the ceiling or walls.
  • Your roof – look for curled or missing shingles.
  • Your gutters – look for shingle granules that have been blown or washed into your gutters.

If you have any of the signs mentioned above, contact a roof repair services Denver CO company for a consultation.

2. Shop Around

Replacing your roof is an expensive endeavor but that doesn’t mean you should simply hire the cheapest contractor. Because a roof only needs to be replaced every 20 or so years, some contractors may not worry too much about customer satisfaction. Be sure to ask family and friends for recommendations and check out reputable sites that list certified roofing contractors.

3. Have Your Old Roof Removed

No matter what anyone says, be sure that your old roof is removed prior to having your new roof installed. Putting new shingles over your existing roof is similar to putting a bandage on a sore. The bandage is simply covering up the problem.

4. Install the Best Roof Available

Consider buying the best roof available. Some roofing material is guaranteed longer and offers better protection. Ask your contractor for all available options and make sure you understand what you’re paying for.

Replacing your roof is necessary when you see any of signs of leaks or damage. A professional company can take care of the repair.…

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