The condition of the roof is the last thing most homeowners think about until an obvious problem arises. Summer heat can burn protective coatings causing caulking to crack, shingles to curl, and flashing to seperate. A roof must be working properly to last through the winter months. I strongly recommend your roof be inspected by a licensed roofing contractor prior to the onset of frigid weather.
An experienced roofing contractor can spot problem areas during a roof inspection such as:
- Overall shingle appearance
- Properly working rain gutters
- Cracks in vent collar sealing boots
- Intact metal counter flashing on chimney
- Skylight and vent seals
- Flat roof membrane and perimeter metal edge flashing condition
- Interior water marks and peeling paint
The minimal cost of a roof inspection can save thousands of dollars and stress of roof failure during the winter months when roof repairs and new roof applications are most difficult.
To schedule a roof inspection contact ABLE Roofing and Siding Contractors. PA license # 043060
610-586-0909 or 610-328-5200
Your roof will inevitably become damaged and need repairs and eventually replacement. There is no question that roofing installation is a complicated and difficult job requiring the services of a professional. Just as important is to determine if the roofing company that you are considering is competent.
The following check list will help determine just that:
- Make sure the roofing company is licensed.
- Make sure the roofing company supplies a warranty.
- Make sure the roofing company specializes in roofing.
- Ask the company for completed job references.
- Make sure the company is insured.
- How long has the roofing company been established.
- Is the roofing company local.
In addition to the above tips, you may also contact your local Better Business Bureau to see that the roofing company has no complaints against them.
In my inspection of various parts of a home, I am quite alarmed with the amount of mold and growth that seems to be forming everywhere. Why is this happening? I do not know exactly why but I fear that it may be the materials we are forced to use today.
Much of the low cost material is not American made and may be imported with little concern about quality control. I fear that the products are inferior and they even may contain things that are organic which promotes the growth of mold.
Make sure a contractor is using quality material.
Able Roofing and Siding Contractors.
Energy efficient windows have become easier to find. Whether you are looking for new construction windows, replacement windows, or dual pane windows, they can save you money while making your home look more aesthetically pleasing.
I’m sure that you’ve heard the commercials admonishing you to stop throwing money out your windows by replacing them with new energy efficient vinyl replacement windows. With heating costs always on the rise now is the perfect time to follow this advice.
When considering energy savings, expect to reduce your heating and cooling bills by 10 to 25 percent per year.
All the benefits of new replacement windows make upgrading a good idea!
If you are looking to spruce up the appearance of your home one of the biggest impacts that you can make is to replace your home siding. It is also extremely cost effective with roughly 75% of the initial cost being recouped immediately as an increase in the resale value of your home.
House siding is not just a beautifier, it also serves a practical role as it seals your home against the effects of the elements. When looking to upgrade the appeal of your home, there are many choices in home siding that are available that will fit your needs.