A Guide to HVAC Units for the Amateur

When our family first moved into our home five years ago, the central heating and air unit were brand new. We never considered that there would be a time when it would not be operating as we wanted it to. When the time to buy a new unit came, we found that the available options were more diverse than we thought. It was all too confusing. After researching the different options, I decided to create this blog. My hope is that others who are faced with this decision can find easy-to-understand information that can aid in quickly making an informed decision.

3 Things That Can Tear Your Roof Up In No Time

Construction & Contractors Blog

A roof provides you with a haven from the elements outside. Even though the rain might be pouring or the snow might be coming down, you can go inside of your home and stay dry and warm at all times. However, your roof could end up becoming damaged from any number of different things outside. When that happens, you end up with a world of problems. To make sure your roof stays intact for as long as possible, here are some of the common things that could end up destroying your roof.

Wind

While a nice breeze might feel nice during the summer, a 60-70 mile per hour gust can cause a lot of damage to your roof. That wind can end up causing tree branches to break off and get hurled at your roof. As those branches hit against the roof, there is a good chance that they are going to chip away at the shingles and protective coating. A strong gust might be enough to pull the shingles off your roof on their own. If you notice any shingles laying around your yard after a major windstorm, you need to have a roofer come out and see how bad the damage is.

Pests and birds

Sure, a woodpecker might look beautiful when it is sitting in the tree, but that same woodpecker can cause a world of problems to your roof. All of their pecking will end up creating large holes in your roof. Those holes are the gateway for mice, bats, insects, chipmunks, squirrels and a number of other unwanted guests. They will come into your home and start chewing and scratching their way through your roof and insulation.

Snow and ice

If you happen to live in an area where you get a lot of snow during the winter, you need to stay on top of the snow. Letting it pile up on your roof could end up causing it to melt and get underneath of the flashing and shingles. When the temperatures cool back down, the snow that melted will refreeze and lift your shingles up. Your best bet is to make sure the snow isn't allowed to pile up on your roof. Use a roof rake to get it down carefully. Otherwise, hire a roofing services company to do it for you.

By paying attention to your roof and inspecting it on a regular basis, you can prevent any major damage from making its way into your home.

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8 February 2016