4 Home Improvements For The Holidays

There’s never a better time to enjoy the company of your family and friends than the holidays. With all the dinner arrangements and visits going on during this time, you need to make sure you’ve got the right ambiance and enough space to accommodate your visitors. Here are a few home improvements you can definitely take on before the crowd pours in:

Expand your living area by removing the chimney

If you’re one of the many people who don’t use the chimney anymore at all, you can create more space in your living area by removing it entirely. This renovation, which may affect the stability of your internal walls, should only be carried out by contractors specialising in this. While this home improvement is under permitted development, planning permission might be required if you’re living in a protected area.

Once you’re over the arduous first step, you’ll be surprised about how much space you freed up. And there’s an endless possibility with this space! If the chimney happened to be in the bedroom, you can build a walk-in wardrobe over it or bring in an extra bed for your visitors. If it’s in the living room, you can place a quaint coffee table with matching chairs. The chimney is usually the focal point of any room. Whether you’re going for a decorative or a functional space, your home will surely feel airier than before.

Give your patio a deep clean

Besides the get-togethers, the holidays are also the perfect time to do the home improvement projects you’ve been putting off for the rest of the year. Welcome and entertain your visitors to a pristine patio with the help of some power cleaning. Unlike manual scrubbing, power cleaning gets rid of the deep-seated dirt on your patio – and driveway! – without tiring out your arms or handling tough chemicals. You can leave the dirty work to the nearest contractors.

Install PVC cladding

If you want a fresh look to your home but don’t have the budget to tear down the walls, why not install an aesthetic cladding? With the unpredictable and very wet British weather, your home can definitely use an extra layer of protection from the showers. Durasid cladding waterproofs your home’s exterior without making it look like a flimsy giant doll house. With the natural wood-like finish in classic colours, it will instantly blend with your home’s aesthetics without the high cost.

Convert your garden to a driveway

Here’s a problem you couldn’t ignore when you’re welcoming a lot of guests: parking space. Converting your poorly-tended garden to a very functional driveway not only boosts your home’s kerb appeal; it also saves you from a lot of cleaning time throughout the year. Impress your visitors with a newly installed block paved driveway or even extend the paving to your patio for a unified look.

Since this one is more on the expensive side in home improvements, you can take your time in choosing the kind of driveway and stones you want. For a clean, modern look, you can opt for (paving variant 1) or (paving variant 2). For a more timeless look, go for (paving variant 3) or (paving variant 4). Either way, a new driveway is a great investment to have as in can last you about 15-20 years. Among driveway options, block paving is also the easiest to maintain as you’ll only need to replace the broken block in case it cracks and not dismantle the whole thing.

The holidays need not be a stressful. With the right preparation, you can have the space and the confidence to entertain your guests and keep your home looking great for months or even years after.

8 Tips On How To Waterproof Your Home

As you already know, torrential rains are a year-round worry for us. Unlike in other parts of the UK, we seem to experience scattered rainfall throughout the year. With a climate like this, keeping your home waterproof is a top priority. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home for heavy rains:

Check if you live in a flood-risk area

Check whether your area is prone to a heavier downpour at the Environment Agency website. If your property is indeed prone to flooding, you should subscribe to flood warnings via email, phone or text. This will help you prepare if your home is affected.

Have your gutters cleaned

If you haven’t had your gutters cleaned in a while, it’s best to have it done by professionals before the rainy days come. Better yet, ask your local contractor to install gutter guards to keep twigs, dead leaves and other debris off your drains.

Assess your windows and doors for gaps or holes

Even if you think your windows and doors are already shut tight, water can still seep through the gaps and holes especially when the wind is strong. Check for tiny entryways and fill them in with a sealant.

Be safe with electricity

Electricity and water is a dangerous combination. If there’s a risk of flooding in your area, make sure that your sockets are all covered, electrical appliances are stored in a dry place, and the kids are away from the fuse box.

Cover air vents

One of the most common ways that the rainwater gets inside the house is through the air vents. When a heavy rain hits, covering your air vents from the outside wouldn’t suffice. Protect your home from water intrusion by covering your air vents with a thick plastic sheet inside and outside.

Clean up your drains from up to down

The clean up shouldn’t stop at your gutters. Make sure that your stairwell drains, window and gutter drains are free from any blockage as well. For drains connected sump pump system, you can test them out by pouring water down the drain line.

Check the driveway

If your driveway is made of a permeable material like resin, water should be able to exit your property without a problem. Otherwise consider having block paving, resin or tarmac driveway installed while there is still time for it to set. Also, make sure that there are no holes or downslope where water could accumulate.

Keep water away from your foundation wall

If you’ve done any landscaping around your home, keep the soil touching your foundation wall just below its top. This will keep any rainwater from pooling next to your home and sneakily causing damage to your foundation.

These tips are only meant to keep the water from getting inside your home. If you’re looking for long-term waterproofing solution, you should enlist the help of a professional. This way, they can do a thorough assessment of your home and you can get detailed recommendations.

How To Maintain Any Paved Surface

If you are looking for a clean and low maintenance driveway or garden, you can never go wrong with a block paved driveway. Among paving options you have out there, block paving is the easiest to customise, maintain and repair. When a block goes missing, you can easily replace it without dismantling the whole surface.

Much like an investment, you want your driveway to be looking new for as long as possible. The good news is, keeping your block paved driveway at its best form is as easy as getting rid of the weeds in between:

 

  1. Regularly brush your paved surface to get rid of leaves and debris

No driveway or garden is spared from falling leaves and debris. You can easily clean up dried leaves off your driveway with a good brush with a hard bristle. And since these can cause blockage, you might want to dig up a compost pit in your back garden to dispose of them.

For hard to remove oil stains, however, you can pour cat litter onto the fresh spill to absorb most of the oil and clean it up with warm water and detergent. Brush briskly. If you do not have cat litter, you can spray a generous amount of WD-40 on the affected area and leave it overnight.

 

  1. Pull out weeds germinating on the surface or use a weedkiller

There is no such thing as a weed-free surface. Where there is muck or dirt, no matter how small and shallow it is, the weeds are going to invade it. Which is why it’s important that your driveway is built and maintained properly.

For new or minor weed growth, you can always remove them by hand or a gardening knife, making sure that you get rid of the roots as well. To make sure that they won’t invade your driveway again, you can cover the surface with a sealant when you’re done.

If your driveway is quite large and you don’t have time to pluck them out one by one, you can opt for home remedies such as undiluted vinegar, salt or good old soapy water. Either way, you should cap it off with a sealant to prevent the weeds from germinating on the surface again.

Lastly, you can buy a weedkiller, spray it generously on the surface, and get rid of weeds once and for all. This chemical option might not be everyone’s favourite but it gets the job done.

 

  1. Use acid-free cleaners if you’re going to use soap to clean your paved surface

With the UK’s climate, it’s not surprising to find algae growth on the roof, driveway, and basically anywhere where water could build up. This one requires a stronger solution to completely get rid of. If you’re not keen on using muriatic acid – and don’t use it without safety gloves if you do! – you can buy non-acidic path and patio cleaners available online and on hardware stores. Be sure to follow safety measures and application instructions when handling strong solutions.

 

  1. Give your paved surface a power wash every 3 months

With all the dust, debris, stain and strain that your driveway is exposed to every day, it’s not unexpected that it will look dirty despite the regular cleaning. Refresh the look of your driveway and extend its lifespan by giving it a power wash every 3 months. Since this will require a specialised equipment, you can simply contact your trusted home improvement company to do the hard work.

While block paved driveways and patios typically last for up to 20 years, the look and lifespan of your paved surface will still largely depend on proper care and maintenance. To preserve your home’s beauty and for your family’s safety, have your paved and concrete surfaces regularly cleaned.

 

7 Common Home Renovation Mistakes

Getting your dream home can range from a minor home renovation to a total overhaul, depending on the look and functionality you want. It’s a tedious and often expensive process, but the beauty and comfort of waiting at the end are totally worth it.

Having said this, home renovation isn’t something you should experiment on. If you’re totally new to home renovation, here are some common mistakes you should avoid:

  1. Taking on the wrong project

Many people make the mistake of taking on cosmetic changes and putting major repairs in the back burner. Before you get any fancy upgrade, make sure that there are no damages hiding in plain sight. One effective way of telling a “need” apart from a “want” is by doing a comprehensive home improvement assessment to check for problem areas and opportunities for upgrade.

  1. Buying materials without surveying your home

If you’re going the DIY route, make sure you’re buying the right materials – and the right amount. After deciding which renovation to tackle first, list down all the resources you will need including the tools you will rent. This can keep you from making impulse purchases and ensure that you’ve got everything you need from start to finish.

To get the right information on the construction materials you will need, you can enlist the help of a Chartered Building Surveyor.

  1. Hiring amateur builders

As you probably already know, cheap quotes and subcontractors who are available to work immediately are just two of the things you should be wary of when hiring workers.

To make sure that you’re getting the best contractor for the job, ask for recommendations from your family and friends or book a site inspection. Showing your prospective contractor what needs to be done allows them to assess the situation, how much and how long it will probably take to complete the project.

  1. Underestimating costs

This is the most common mistake when it comes to home improvement. To avoid or minimize overspending, draw up your budget by listing all tasks and materials that are needed and then follow it up with a survey of products and services. An ideal ceiling would be 20% atop your allotted budget. Home upgrades do not come cheap – make sure that it won’t mess up your finances.

Another way to go about it is to enquire about flexible payment schemes for major home improvements. At D Harrison, we are offering 0% interest finance for all contracts over £1000. Ask us how you can get your dream home improvement here.

  1. Ignoring rules and regulations

Depending on your location and the type of home improvement you want, you will need to comply with the requirements of the law. Before undertaking any home improvement, make sure that you have checked with the local authority for any needed permission.

Related: 10 Things You Can Do Without A Planning Permission

  1. Settling for cheap materials

Sometimes you end up spending more by opting for low-quality materials that won’t last very long. A quality home improvement is a great investment. When choosing materials for home renovation, never substitute cheaper materials if it’s not a good fit.

  • Traditional buildings do not go well with waterproof sealant or paint.
  • Don’t use these materials if you’re living in a period home: stone cladding, roughcast, pebbledash, PVCu.
  • Don’t substitute hard cement mixes with soft lime mortars.
  1. Not following a floor plan

Sloppy design or no design at all can potentially ruin your home’s potential. Before taking on a major home improvement, consult with a licensed architect first or a trusted local contractor.

7 Common Home Renovation Mistakes

Getting your dream home can range from a minor home renovation to a total overhaul, depending on the look and functionality you want. It’s a tedious and often expensive process, but the beauty and comfort of waiting at the end are totally worth it.

Having said this, home renovation isn’t something you should experiment on. If you’re totally new to home renovation, here are some common mistakes you should avoid:

Taking on the wrong project

Many people make the mistake of taking on cosmetic changes and putting major repairs on the back burner. Before you get any fancy upgrade, make sure that there are no damages hiding in plain sight. One effective way of telling a “need” apart from a “want” is by doing a comprehensive home improvement assessment to check for problem areas and opportunities for an upgrade.

 

Buying materials without surveying your home 

If you’re going the DIY route, make sure you’re buying the right materials – and the right amount. After deciding which renovation to tackle first, list down all the resources you will need including the tools you will rent. This can keep you from making impulse purchases and ensure that you’ve got everything you need from start to finish.

To get the right information on the construction materials you will need, you can enlist the help of a Chartered Building Surveyor.

 

Hiring amateur builders 

As you probably already know, cheap quotes and subcontractors who are available to work immediately are just two of the things you should be wary of when hiring workers.

To make sure that you’re getting the best contractor for the job, ask for recommendations from your family and friends or book a site inspection. Showing your prospective contractor what needs to be done allows them to assess the situation, how much and how long it will probably take to complete the project.

 

Underestimating costs

This is the most common mistake when it comes to home improvement. To avoid or minimize overspending, draw up your budget by listing all tasks and materials that are needed and then follow it up with a survey of products and services. An ideal ceiling would be 20% atop your allotted budget. Home upgrades do not come cheap – make sure that it won’t mess up your finances.

Another way to go about it is to enquire about flexible payment schemes for major home improvements. At D Harrison, we are offering 0% interest finance for all contracts over £1000. Ask us how you can get your dream home improvement here.

 

Ignoring rules and regulations

Depending on your location and the type of home improvement you want, you will need to comply with the requirements of the law. Before undertaking any home improvement, make sure that you have checked with the local authority for any needed permission.

Related: 10 Things You Can Do Without A Planning Permission

 

Settling for cheap materials

Sometimes you end up spending more by opting for low-quality materials that won’t last very long. A quality home improvement is a great investment. When choosing materials for home renovation, never substitute cheaper materials if it’s not a good fit.

  • Traditional buildings do not go well with waterproof sealant or paint.
  • Don’t use these materials if you’re living in a period home: stone cladding, roughcast, pebbledash, PVCu.
  • Don’t substitute hard cement mixes with soft lime mortars.

 

Not following a floor plan 

Sloppy design or no design at all can potentially ruin your home’s potential. Before taking on a major home improvement, consult with a licensed architect first or a trusted local contractor.

Getting A New Driveway? 4 Things You Must Know

Getting a new driveway involves so much more than choosing the right paving material. This investment can be quite costly depending on the look you want to achieve and you’ll be using it for so many years so getting the basics right is very important.

Here are a few things you should consider when getting a new driveway:

Prepare well.

A poorly laid driveway can potentially cost you more – and nobody wants to pay twice for a rework. Whether you’re getting a block paved driveway, resin, or tarmac, make sure that the surface is well prepared. Tarmac and resin can usually be laid on top of an existing driveway provided that there are no cracks on the surface and potholes are a minimum of 300mm. Overlays are cheaper than a full new driveway but it will be very likely that the pre-existing damage can impact your new surface. Depending on how terrible your new driveway is, you could spend more for getting minor repairs done to get it redone. Not to mention maintenance costs rise every year.

Not all contractors are created equal.

While price may be a major factor when hiring a contractor for your new driveway, going for the specialists on the driveway you want is still the best way forward. When hiring contractors, you may want to get an estimate from several candidates to get an idea of how much a new driveway costs. Next, take it further by asking your family and friends whether they have worked with these contractors before. Keep accurate notes of these questions:

  • How is the workers’ work ethic?
  • Are they trustworthy?
  • How closely did they follow the contract?
  • What’ the total cost of the project?
  • Were you satisfied with the job?
  • Do you notice any problems with the driveway so far?

Before giving it a go, make sure you have booked a site inspection with the driveway experts and know about the process straight from them.

Think about aesthetics.

If you’re serious about increasing the value of your property, matching your new driveway to your home and landscaping is a great way to do it. Think about how your new driveway will affect the style and overall feel of your home. Will it be a curved driveway? A bending one? How about drainage? More than aesthetics, your new driveway should blend with the ground shape.

Get protected. Learn about the warranties that come with your new driveway.

A new driveway is an excellent investment. It instantly increases the value of your property and it beautifies your home in more ways than one. You’re also going to use it for so many years so it’s important than your contractor offers sufficient warranty for your new driveway.

At D Harrison, we are offering 10-warranty for newly installed driveways. If you want to know how our paving surfaces will work on your front garden or you wish to know about how to get them at 0% interest, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

How To Choose The Right Paving Material For Your Driveway

Choosing the right paving material for your driveway can be the biggest decision you will make in terms of hardscaping. Not only will it make parking your car an ease, the paving material you will choose will also greatly contribute to the kerb appeal of your home.

But with the overwhelming choices out there, from texture to colours to patterns, where should you start? Here are a few tips to get you sorted:

1. Ask or look for samples

If you’re aiming for a particular theme, getting a few inspirations for your driveway on Pinterest to show your contractor is a great idea. But whether it’s achievable will still depend on your contractor’s design offerings. To make sure that your driveway idea and your local builder are a perfect match, you can ask for samples of their previous works or visit their showroom to personally look at the paving materials.

2. Consider the feel and texture

Do you want a modern look for your driveway or an old world feel? If you want a modern look for your driveway, the following paving materials can give you just that:

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Shannon in Natural, tobermore.co.uk.

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Sienna in Graphite, tobermore.co.uk

Opt for these options if you want a classic look:

paving materialTegula in Bracken, tobermore.co.uk

paving materialPedesta in Slate, tobermore.co.uk

3. Consider purpose

If you’re installing stones for a garden, a depth of 25mm will be suitable for walking. However, you might need a thicker paving material for your driveway. A depth of 40mm or more can definitely withstand the weight of your car.

4. Concrete or natural stone

Though natural stones have better appeal visually and aesthetically, there are still concrete options out there that give value for your money.

If you’re torn and overwhelmed with all the little decisions you have to make to achieve the desired look for your driveway, you can also try a mix-and-match of paving materials for specific paths.

Either way, the best decision you will make will still be the informed one. If you want to explore your options, book a free appointment with local contractors or visit their showroom.

10 Home Improvements You Can Do Without A Planning Permission

While the idea of upgrading your home is exciting, filing for Planning Permission is enough to burn that feeling out even before the renovation begins. Luckily, there are a few home improvements you can still carry out under Permitted Development Rights.

  1. Internal remodeling

If your improvement doesn’t extend the overall footprint of your home, you can push through with it under Permitted Development. Just remember you will still have Building Regulations to comply with when it comes to electrical works and structural elements.

  1. Moving windows and doors

If your home isn’t listed, installing double/triple glazing, adding and replacing windows and doors are totally fine provided you will still follow Building Regulations. However, you might want to check if there are conditions attached to the original permission for your home.

  1. Adding a single-storey extension

If you want to build a single storey extension, you have to make sure it meets the following conditions:

  • The extension is not overlapping the principal elevation
  • You are using the same materials with your home
  • It’s within 2m of any boundary, the eaves aren’t higher than 3m, and it’s no higher than 4
  •  A detached house should be no more than 4m in depth. For terraces and semi-detached extensions, it should be no more than 3m
  • For side extensions, the width shouldn’t be more than half the width of your home. Side extensions also aren’t permitted on Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Conservation Areas

To make sure you’re meeting all the conditions, you can check out the full list at planningportal.gov.uk.

  1. Converting a loft

If you want to create more space, you can go for dormer windows within your converted attic. Keep in mind that it should not be higher than the highest part of your roof or extended past the roof plane.

  1. Adding a conservatory

Conservatories fall under the same conditions as single storey extensions.

  1. Adding a shed or outbuilding

If you’ve got a large plot and you’re planning to build a garage or a shed, you should bear in mind that:

  • It should not take up more than 50% of the curtilage including the other extensions
  • It’s not sitting before the principal elevation
  • It should be no more than 4m if has dual pitch roof and no more than 3m for other types of roof. If it stands within 2m of the boundary, the roof shouldn’t be higher than 2.5m.
  1. Adding gates, walls, and fences

Under Permitted Development, any means of enclosure is allowed provided that the height doesn’t go higher than 1m if adjacent to the highway and no higher than 2m for other gates, fences, etc. This improvement is not allowed for listed buildings.

  1. Changing/adding cladding

You are allowed to change or add cladding (pebble dash, timber, stone, etc.) in your home as long as you’re not located in any special area stated in Article 1(5).

  1. Adding a basement

If you don’t have enough space in your garden for an extension, you can totally have extra space inside your home by building a basement. Basements fall under General Permitted Development Order (GDPO) Class A. Bear in mind though that the GDPO does not allow engineering works.

  1. Parking spaces

Off-street parking areas fall under Class F of the GDPO. Under Permitted Development, any hard surface between the highway and the principal elevation of your home or surface exceeding 5m2 should be made out of porous materials like permeable block paving, resin, or tarmac. If you opt for a non-permeable surface, make sure that the run-off water goes into a porous area within your plot.

For single-storey and outbuildings, extensions are allowed to be built up to 8m in depth and 6m for semi-detached or terraces provided that your neighbours are given prior notification. If your neighbours don’t have any issue with it, you’ll be granted a Certificate of Lawful Development.

If you’re unsure whether the renovation you’re planning would fall under Permitted Development, the best way forward is to check with the local authority.

UPVC or Aluminium? Choosing the Right Materials for Your Windows and Doors

 When choosing materials for the home, aesthetics should not be taken for granted but it’s not all there is, either. When it comes to windows and doors, the material should also be able to offer practical features. These parts of the home protect you and your family from unpredictable weather, noise, and harm.
 
Modern houses typically feature aluminium windows and doors. It’s stylish, durable, but it can be expensive because of the low demand and high production cost. Meanwhile, UPVC has been popular since its production in the early ‘70s and has remained so in the UK. But can it stand up to aluminium? Let’s look at several factors to find out:\

Aesthetics

Aluminium has been the favourite among architects and interior designers because its sleek black or grey colour adds character to the house, but it can be painted with other colours, too. Its strong chemical composition makes it possible to achieve a thinner profile and still able to carry heavy glass. UPVC’s plastic white colour looks plain and aesthetically inflexible, making it an unlikely choice for people who consider style to be top priority.

Durability

Although double-glazed UPVC has a long lifespan and an impressive 10-year guarantee, the frames can degrade after so many years. Aluminium is the better material for window frames as the recent improvements in this robust compound has made it rust-proof.

Security

In terms of security, both aluminium and UPVC are burglar-proof. They can withstand the harshest assaults as UPVC has been constructed to its utmost hardness while aluminium possesses impressive strength despite its thinness.

Energy-efficiency

Although all windows are required to achieve a ‘C’ rating in Window Energy Ratings, contemporary UPVC takes the cake for its excellent thermal retention thanks to its complex internal profile. Aluminium doesn’t fall far behind though, as a technology called polyamide thermal break makes it thermal retentive.

Sound-proofing

The ability to block sound from the outside is arguably the best quality of UPVC windows. It is especially useful if you live in a crowded area. Although windows can be double- or triple-glazed, UPVC’s effective sound-proofing definitely beats aluminium.

Maintenance

UPVC plasticised surface makes it easy to maintain, only requiring some light wiping for it to look new again. Aluminium’s robust material makes it weatherproof and corrosion-resistant, you can only observe very minor oxidation for many years.

Cost

The consistent high demand and cheaper raw materials makes UPVC a very affordable product. On the other hand, world prices and production costs of aluminium results to a notable price difference that can go from hundreds to thousands of pounds for a typical home. For this factor, UPVC is a total value for money for windows and doors, even fascias and soffits.
 
As with any investment, when it comes to renovating major areas in your home, weighing factors can be tricky. But it’s a necessary step in getting a service or product that meets your needs. If you are looking for a simple, cost-effective sound-proofing and insulation solution for your home, you can never go wrong with UPVC. But if you want a material that can withstand the test of time and bring in some character into your home, aluminium would be the better choice, although you have to shell out thousands more.

7 Signs You Should Replace Your Roof

Time isn’t the only one to blame for the deteriorating condition of your roof. As your roof works hard to protect you from the unpredictable weather, extreme winds and temperature, these factors can take a toll on your home. It can manifest in so many ways other than a waterlogged ceiling. Here are other signs you shouldn’t ignore before they cause any more inconvenience:

  1. It’s been there for nearly two decades.

Roofs have an average lifespan of approximately 24 to 30 years. Through the years, it surely has undergone a number of repairs on leakages, algae, or moulds, which could be a clear sign that it’s way past its prime. If your roof is already approaching its 20th anniversary, perhaps you should start saving for its retirement.

  1. It’s losing its curb appeal.

If you look at your home from the street and you can’t take your eyes off your roof (in a bad way), passers-by, your neighbours, even your real-estate agent might think you’re right. Could it be that the tiles appear stained? Curled? Missing even? Regardless of what it looks, this calls for an instant replacement.

  1. The paint has stained, bubbled, or peeled.

More than giving colour, paint acts as a coat for your roofing, protecting it from weather-induced problems like rust and leaking. If you see peeled paint somewhere, the bricks will definitely react to the weather, starting their gradual, eventual destruction. Worse, the washed away paint can seep through the leaks, bleeding into your interior walls.

  1. One word: algae.

The black patches on your roof can be attributed to mould, mildew, accumulated dirt, and of course, algae. These spores were transported in the air and clung to damp areas on your roof. Though they may cause minimal damage on your roof, the unsightly patches can definitely harm your home’s resale value. To prevent this, you can easily brush them off but the spores will come back eventually. If you don’t want to be bothered with climbing up the roof and cleaning, you can either call professional cleaners for help or replace your entire roof to solve the problem for good.

  1. The roof deck is sagging.

The roof deck are the beams holding up your entire roof. Due to water leaks in your roof and the age of the deck, you might notice moisture damages on some areas of the beams. These moisture areas can accelerate the ageing of the beams, affecting their ability to support your roof. In this case, consider replacing both the deck and the roof.

  1. Water and light leak.

If you find some damp patches in your attic after a rainstorm, or you can see a streak of light in the dark from your roof, it could be a sign your roof needs a repair, if not a total replacement. Water leaks are a sign that the flashing of your roof is damaged, thus you should call in professional repairers before the moisture affects the roof deck.

  1. Your heater isn’t the one to blame for the cold.

If your heater works perfectly but you still find the room a little too cold, it could be that your roof isn’t fulfilling one of its functions: as insulator against heat and cold. This could indicate that not only is your roofing problematic but your wallet as well as your energy bills are rising. This just means that replacing the roof is a practical investment in more ways than one.

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