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When It’s Time to Have a New Roof

Posted on: September 14th, 2012 by Admin

Having a new roof is not as simple as what it seems. Compared with roof repair, replacing your old Nashville roof with a new one is more expensive with all the materials and labor costs. Also, Nashville roof replacement needs careful consideration before you finally decide that you need it done for your home. The following are some of the common reasons homeowners have when they consider replacing their old roof.

1. The roof is too old and deteriorated.

Roofs do not last forever. Each roof material has its own life span. For example, metal roofs last up to a hundred years while asphalt shingles last only for 30 years. With proper care and regular maintenance, you can prolong the life of your roof. However, in most cases, homeowners do not have enough time to take care of their roofs and neglect to maintain it well, curtailing a roof’s life. If your roof is already too old and has deteriorated much, it’s time to replace it.

2. The roof is outdated.

Another reason for replacing your roof is you don’t like the way it looks anymore. If you’re tired of your roof’s color, material, and overall appeal, you better have a new roof. However, make sure that the new roof will not only look better but will also function better. Aside from the color and material, consider the new roof’s energy efficiency, durability, and life span.

3. Roof leaks are recurring.

Roof leaks are one of the most common and most annoying roof problems. You can fix roof leaks with simple repairs and they’ll be gone. However, sometimes, after the quick fix, leaks go back again and you’ll have to repair it again, creating a wearying cycle. If roof leaks are this persistent, the damage that’s causing the leaks must be huge and severe. In such case, you need to replace your roof.

4. A great damage has been done.

Things like tree damage or blown off shingles are some roof damages that call for roof replacement. Obviously, these cannot be repaired by just some hammer and nails. When a storm hits your place, inspect your roof to find out the extent of the damages. In such cases, the roofing contractor would often suggest that you install a new roof instead of restoring the old one with repairs.

5. The house is for sale.

Some homeowners invest in tearing off their old and deteriorated roof and having a new one installed so they can sell the house at a bigger price. However, they will not get back all the money they spent for the roof replacement job. So, if you are planning to sell your house, you can replace the old roof to sell it more expensively but be well aware of the costs.


How to Achieve an Exceptional House Painting Job

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by Admin

Painting your home on your own is backbreaking. However, some homeowners find fulfillment in it as they save more money than hiring roofing Nashville services. If you are planning to do a DIY house painting job, consider the following tips.

1. Be prepared.

Before you take on the job, you need some weeks of preparation. This basically includes knowing how much paint you will need by taking wall and ceiling measurements, getting familiar with the tools, and preparing the rooms.

A rule of thumb: A gallon of paint can cover 400 square feet of a wall. To find out how much gallons you will be needing, measure the length and height of the longest wall or use an online calculator to help you compute.

Basic tools include paint brushes, which should have soft bristles rather than coarse and stiff, and foam rollers. You will also be needing a masking tape in taping off trims and ceiling.

In preparing rooms, make sure that your floor and furniture are covered with drop cloth. Do not also forget to clean the walls first before painting on them.

2. Be an expert in cutting in.

Before you apply paint on your walls and ceiling, cut in first. When cutting in, always use a paint brush and not a foam roller. To do this perfectly, tape off the baseboards, trims, and ceiling. Make sure that you are finished with painting the trims before proceeding with this. After you have painted on all the walls and ceiling, let the paint completely dry for at least 24 hours. Then, using a knife, cut the tape while you pull it off so the dry paint won’t go with the tape.

3. Be in the know of various wall painting techniques.

The color of your walls doesn’t have to be so plain and boring. You can experiment on giving your walls a different texture, look, and feel by trying various wall painting techniques such as sponging, ragging, and dragging. Sponging is done by dabbing a sponge, preferably a natural sea sponge, with paint glaze on the wall or to dry the glaze after it has been applied. Ragging is quite similar to sponging except that a folded, scrunched, or twisted rag is used to create a leathery or velvety texture. Meanwhile, dragging requires a dragging brush and strictly straight vertical or horizontal strokes over the glaze to create texture. Brushing both vertically and horizontally creates linen weave effect.

Things to Remember

When choosing the color of paint, it is better to invest on small cans of paint samples for you to find out which color and shade perfectly suite your room. In addition, be safe always and never overreach or overextend, especially if you’re stepping on a ladder, just to get some parts painted. Finally, consider hiring roofing Nashville services for professional house painting job.


 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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