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HOUSE ROOFING: WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO REPLACE YOUR ROOF?

The roof is indeed an essential part of a house. Every homeowner wants to feel safe and secure always. Well, your roof plays an essential role. While roofing materials usually have a lifespan of about twenty years, roofs will eventually wear out.

It can also cost a lot of money to re-roof professionally. Luckily, with the appropriate materials and skill, you can re-roof cheaply safely. But before you re-roof,you must understand a few things about re-roofing.

For that reason, this article will enlighten you on the following:

  • What is re-roofing?
  • What are the benefits of re-roofing?
  • Is re-roofing right for your roof?
  • When is the right time to re-roof your house?

What is re-roofing?

Re-roofing is often misinterpreted as roof replacement. Mind you, the two terms, while closely related, are very different.

Roof replacement requires you to overhaul an existing roof i.e., to redo an entire roof. That’s not re-roofing.

Re-roofing, on the other hand, is the process of adding a new layer of shingles over an existing roof. For easy comprehension, you can also call re-roofing layover roofing.

Benefits of re-roofing

Roofing is one of the most important components of your home – if not the most. More so, it keeps water out of your building, and asbestos (and its associating risks) to a bearable minimum. Hence, you need to check your roof regularly to ascertain if it is in a good state or otherwise.

Besides, regular checkups will help you rectify your roofing issues as soon as you identify them. However, that’s not all.. You still need to prevent those minimal roofing issues from aggrandizing. This point is where re-roofing comes in. 

So, why should you re-roof your house? What are the benefits you stand to gain?

  1. Aesthetics

Re-roofing enhances the beauty of your home – and that is a good thing. After years of using your roof, it becomes dirty and discolored.

There’s good news; re-roofing can bring those old shingles new and amazing looks. How?

When you add a new layer of shingles on the old roof, your roofing gets the cool “new roof” appeal. Ultimately, re-roofing increases the aesthetic value of your respective homes.

  • Affordable

Unlike when you replace your roof, re-roofing is more affordable. Here’s why:

Re-roofing requires little in terms of resources, artistry, and time. In other words, you will spend lesser layering a new shingle than replacing a whole roof.

  • Simple

The process of re-roofing is simple, and that is because it only requires two steps:

  • Removing the first layer of your dirty and old shingles
  • Addition of a new layer of shingles

As such, re-roofing is simpler and quicker to do than roof replacement. The most complex re-roofing project will take less than a week to complete.

In case you’re wondering why re-roofing is affordable. Its simplicity and timing are the major contributing factors.

  • Stronger support

Re-roofing doesn’t only add to the beauty of your home, but to its strength too. How so?

By adding a second layer of shingles, your roof gets an additional layer of protection against damages. Put simply, re-roofing helps you to keep major roof repairs at a manageable minimum.

  • Safety

Generally, re-roofing provides safety for your home in two significant ways. Firstly, it eliminates roof leakages, which might lead to molds (fungal infections). Secondly, it reduces the risk of fire outbreaks in your home. How?

When you re-roof, you remove traces of asbestos that might lead to fire outbreak and loss of property/lives.

Summarily, re-roofing gives you and your family peace of mind. Moreover, you’ll get a more beautiful and safer home at an affordable rate.

Is re-roofing right for your roof?

Re-roofing is not for every roof. If your roof has extreme damages, re-roofing isn’t the solution. Well, you could re-roof a seriously damaged roof, albeit only as a temporary cover-up that shouldn’t take more than a few days.

The mistake most homeowners make is that they neglect professional guides from roofing companies. Therefore, they make so many roofing mistakes.

With that said, the best way to determine if re-roofing is right for you is to consult roofing companies. Why?

First, they (roofing companies) are experts and know the right fit for your roof. Lastly, they save you from wasting your resources in unwise investments. 

When is the right time to re-roof your house?

Most people don’t check their roofs; they only start to worry when it starts leaking. That might not be the best way to maintain your roof.

Besides, it is to your benefit as a homeowner to always maintain your roof. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, it is wise that homeowners perform regular roof inspection twice a year (in the spring and fall).

How to adequately perform a roof inspection?

  • Start inside

Check your attic and look for streaks or stains. More importantly, look for openings of light rays.

  • Paper trail

Review your home repair records to check the last time you made any repairs. In particular, check the date when you installed the current roof.

  • Shingles

Check your shingles to look for unwanted houseplants that will damage your roof. Document your findings after inspecting your roof. Next, consult a roofing company.

As earlier stated, roofing companies are better equipped to rectify your roofing issues. They’ll help you determine if you’ll need to re-roof or replace your roof.

Conclusion

In the end, roofing is vital to your homes and your safety. If it is damaged, there will be issues. Luckily, re-roofing can help rectify roof damages before they escalate.

Further, re-roofing is affordable. What’s more? It helps beautify your home, and it doesn’t waste time.

However, to achieve a desirable result from re-roofing, consult a roofing company. At ProRANA, we provide homeowners with a one-stop solution for all their home improvement and maintenance needs.

Additionally, we (ProRANA) offer advisory services to our customers. We will take the time to educate you on the options and solutions to your roofing needs.

When you contact us, know that you’ll do so in the confidence that you hired the right roofing company for the job.

HOME RESTORATION COMMON ISSUES

There are many reasons why home restoration comes to mind. From the word ‘restoration,’ most people think this; it’s mainly all about returning old/historic buildings to their original condition.

While this is a definition of home restoration, there’s undoubtedly more. This restoration does not only involve old buildings. Owners of modern homes also put up their homes for renovation.

To restore a piece of property can be described as returning it to its original state or condition at a particular time. Restoration can come about because of several reasons.

One of such reasons is when an old home is altered, either by weather or its previous owners. After occupying a home for a while, it will usually require some form of restoration.

This causes the home to lose its appeal and beauty, which can, in turn, make the home depreciate and deteriorate at the end of the day. In cases like this, restoration work is vital to transform the house back to its original styles, colors, and finishes.

The word ‘restoration’ encompasses other terms that are related to home improvements, including renovation. Renovation can also refer to replacing old materials and features of a home with new ones to restore the beauty of the home. The jury is still out on the differences between restoration and renovation.

Another reason why people consider home restoration is when they want to give their home a new looks, something different from what they’re used to. This goes in line with the Latin origin of the word ‘renovate’ which means ‘to make new again.’

Home restoration projects usually involve many things. Depending on the home in question, it usually takes quite a while to complete the process. And during this process, several issues arise.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the issues common to home restoration.

  1. Water Damages

In the process of restoring a home, the plumbing system of the building is at a big risk. Water damages can occur when new owners of a specific building, who do not have an idea of the building’s plan, start renovating the building.

While working on the renovation of a building, the pipes which supply the building water can get severely damaged. And when this occurs, it can lead to internal flooding, amongst several other things. Another possible scenario is the sewage water getting mixed up with the home’s water supply source.

Since these pipes are hidden behind walls and well underneath the ground, these damages can go unnoticed. What’s more? They usually cost homeowners much more when they discover it.

To avoid these issues, your home renovation should involve a plumber who will be on hand to give you advice and help with the plumbing system.

  • Fire Damages

Home restoration projects are common to older homes all over the world. However, a building undergoing the restoration process is more than likely to suffer damage or destruction at any given time. And there are so many reasons why this is possible.

During the restoration, most conditions become unstable. This, combined with structures that are now incomplete, dangerous pieces of machinery at work, among other factors, makes a restoration site prone to many dangers, including injury, theft, or even fire damages.

Once you start the restoration process, hazards increase. While contractors are usually careful with home restoration, there’s still the likelihood of parts of the site exploding or going up in flames. It is the reason why most insurance companies offer limited coverage during the restoration process.

It is advisable to have professionals on-site to help contain and handle fire issues when they occur.

  • Electrical Damage

Home restoration involves a lot of ‘upgrades.’ From upgrading the edifice itself to improving the components of the house, that’s what restoration involves. All homes can be considered for restoration projects.

One of the factors that play an essential role during restoration is electricity. If handled well, there won’t be any issues. However, the complications involved can cause electrical damage before, during, or after the restoration process.

When tearing down a building for restoration, some wires or electrical connections can get damaged or destroyed. And over time, this can quickly escalate into more serious issues like fire damage.

More workers tend to be on site this time around, and they can suffer severe injuries as a result of electrical mistakes. Also, wrong connections and improper wiring can cause severe electrical damages after completing the process. This can destroy all the work that has been done and lead to a waste of time.

  • Pest and Rodent Damage

If you’ve just purchased a new building, you may want to consider looking into the history of the building as regard pests and rodent damages.

Some buildings, after being left for a while, will become home to rodents and the infestation of certain pests. Not conducting a thorough search of the building or site can lead to workers getting either bitten or infected by certain pests or rodents.

Considering termites as an example, the woodwork of a certain building may have been weakened by the insects. Rushing to complete the restoration process without conducting due research can lead to accidents, injuries, and unforeseen damages.

As much as you want to get the home restoration process done with, it would help if you considered hiring the services of a pest exterminator. They will help with limiting the damages that can be caused by pests and rodents.

Home restoration involves a lot of things and processes. It’s usually long and arduous if you consider all the things that you need to do. And it can be considerably overwhelming if you have to handle everything all by yourself.

Pest, water, age decay, and structural damage can be costly and dangerous. But you don’t have to suffer these common home restoration issues. They’re very avoidable. All you need to do is to employ the services of a general contractor to help you with your next home renovation process.

Contact Pro-RANA for a free inspection and to resolve the issue before it gets worse.

7 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO REMODEL YOUR HOME

Home, they say is where your heart is. Having our loved ones around us is beautiful, but having them in a beautiful home is pure bliss. The home is the centre of all our activities. Whether it is a single room or a mansion, it is where we go back to when we are done with the world outside. It is the centre of comfort, thus the saying, “feel at home”. 

The home provides all the necessary facilities we need for comfort, but sometimes we get used to how it looks, and we are relaxed. You know that boring look of yesteryears you are already getting comfortable around? Admittedly, it is time to get up and act. Here are 7 smart reasons you need to get your sleeves rolling, set for your home remodelling:

  1. Because you need more/less space

 Have you ever stepped into your home and feel something is not right? Sometimes we feel the house is crowded or too spacious. Most often than not, what you need to do is just to revisit the arrangement of the house.

You know those things you have never used and may never need? You may need to do away with them. You will be surprised at how much space you will create or cover-up.

  • Because change is constant 

Aha! Change they say is constant. As humans, we get quickly bored with routines and the same goes for looks. Once in a while, you may need to change the look around the house, so it has a different feel and set you running back home every time you are away.

Of course, your home should make you smile when you open the front door. Remodelling your house gives it that Midas touch you have always longed for.

  • Because you love beauty

You know, the grass is not always greener on the other side. We move around the neighbourhood and see beautiful apartments we wish are ours. But hold on! What if you repaint your walls, change the window blinds, and rearrange the sofa? You are sure on your way to having that beautiful apartment of your dreams.

Your bathroom may work just fine, but getting rid of that boring plain mirror and replacing it with a beautifully framed one won’t hurt. One thing you must never ignore is your comfort. Your home should feel like one, at least to you.

  • Because you need to be safe

Do you remember that leaking roof, the electrical fault in the bathroom, that big crack on the wall? Some home remodelling projects just can’t be put off.

These projects have to be carried out to save you and your family from catastrophic loss. Putting off these repairs may spell doom for the very family we love. Since the home is an essential place for us, safety must always be maintained. A stitch in time saves nine remember?

  • Because you need to increase your home’s value.

Beauty meets the eyes first, and the same goes for value. If you want to sell your home in the future, you may want to remodel it so you can get the most of it when you eventually put it for sale

Some of the projects that may yield immediate return are, remodelling the front yard, planting flowers around, fixing the front door and updating the kitchen or bathroom. Failure to remodel your house will make it look unattractive and outdated to buyers.

  • Because you may not need a new house

Searching for a new house can be stressful, not to mention the emotional ties you have to cut with your old house. Your lifeline might just be remodelling your home. You know, change the lightening, redo the floor, update your kitchen and bathroom etc. Your dream home may just be lying under scratch.

  • Because you need to upgrade the home’s function

Maybe a second bathroom would make things a lot easier during those busy mornings. Maybe your children need a study. Remoldeling so that your house functions better for you is an excellent idea, provided these changes don’t deplete the home’s value or decrease usable space.

Also, a heat pump, new windows, and added insulation are instances of remoldeling that can reduce energy costs over time. More efficient homes are easier to manage as you get fewer bills to pay at the end of the month.

The cost of giving your home may look scary, but taking a step at a time can make a huge difference. You can also invite your friends and family for a DIY project. Sounds like major fun, right? I think so too! But if you need professional help, look no further than ProRana!

How ProRana can help… 

If you’re considering any home remodeling project, you can get proper professional guidance from ProRana. We are house remodeling, property maintenance, and water damage restoration experts.

Contact us today to learn how we can help transform your home!