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The rains have stopped and the trees are all green. The sun shines bright and in some homes, the roof has once again begun to leak, just like last year. It is time to take a considered decision. Whether or not to go in for a roof replacement? It’s a tough decision, both from the time as well from the budgetary point of view. You have contacted your roofer and he comes over for another round of inspection. His conclusion is still the same. He suggests that it is imperative for you to go in for a roof replacement and repair is not an option now as the small leaks which existed last year have become larges patches on the wall, and they might soon lead to structural damage to the house. You decide to go in for a second opinion. You try and contact another roofer and he also makes the same suggestion.

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There is a time in every house’s lifetime when it requires a roof replacement. Depending upon the initial roofing for the house, the maintenance during the life of the roof and the external weather conditions, the roof requires repairs as well as replacement. There are certain tell tale signs which indicate that a roof requires replacement. The normal life of a roof is approximately 15 years depending upon the maintenance of the roof. After this time, there are regular cases of leaks and torn flashings reported in any roof. If the number of missing tiles and shingles in a house are huge, then its best to replace the roof, rather than going in for a repair.

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The condition of the walls touching the roof is a clear indication of the time required for the roof to be replaced. In case there is loss of paint, or moisture marks on the walls indicating the seepage of water, then its time for the roof to undergo major repairs.

Weather Conditions

Extreme weather conditions have exposed a part of the house from the top and a situation has come where a minor patch will not help calls for a roof replacement. The major cause of accelerated roof deterioration is its exposure to repeated and prolonged snow, hail, rains, and direct sunlight. In places where any one or a combination of these is found, the life of a roof is small.

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Besides the causes mentioned above, there are a few other reasons which could lead to a situation where the roof has to be replaced. These include a faulty design in the beginning, improper material being used while constructing the roof, and other external factors.

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The decision to be taken when going for a roof replacement has to be a deliberate one. It will involve a careful selection amongst a multitude of factors. They shall include budget, time at hand, requirement of alternative living space, weather conditions etc. Once the time arrives, it is best to go in for the replacement without further delay as the delay might hurt the other parts of the house, besides you incurring more loss. Take advice from an experienced roofer and make a proper contract. Ensure that a proper insurance cover is also given. All these steps will take you a long way in making sure that the roof over your head is a good one and lasts you a long time.

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To have a house that one actually design and built according to one’s taste is practically everybody’s dream. Instead of just buying or renting a house that was already made, you would of course want something that you yourself have planned to suit your preferences. It is quite expensive to hire an architect to draft your plans, and it is also very hard to put what is on your mind on paper. Luckily such a predicament may be a thing of the past with the help of home design software.

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Roof Designs for your Home

how to roof design cost building roof repairEveryone wants his or her roof to be the most unique and attractive. People who are building their homes often find themselves checking out every home they visit for the roof designs. The most significant thing about different designs is the style and shape of the design. This article discusses the questions that you need to ask yourself before selecting and finalizing a roof design and style for your home.

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How to Repair a Leaking Roof

diy how to roofing repair roof leakOwning a house is a full time job! Sometimes it feels like if you don't have one problem, then you have another! Having a leak in your roof is one of the most common household problems, but fortunately, just because there is a leak does not necessarily mean that you have a huge, expensive problem on your hands. Especially if you were able to identify the leak early, repairing your roof can be simple and cheap! But don't put off doing it.

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How to Install Roof Shingles

diy-roof-shingles-how-to-shingle-roof-picturesShingling or roofing a house is a major undertaking for a homeowner and extreme caution is required. This said, a Do-It-Yourselfer homeowner can shingle or roof their own home with a little knowledge and the right tools. In order to roof a house properly and safely the following tools are needed: Ladders, Roof Jacks, Hammer, Carpenters Knife, Chalk Line, and preferably a compressor or nail gun. Typically the roof is measured in squares, where a “square” represents 100 square feet.

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How to Design a Roof

how-to-design-house-roof-designs-ideas-diy-pictures-home-buildingIf you're looking for information on "how to design a roof", you probably know that a "rafter tail" is the end of the rafter that overhangs the wall. What you may not know is that the design you choose can determine whether you have a leaky roof edge or not. If you're going to attach a fascia board, you basically have two choices. Plumb cut rafter tails have a vertical fascia board.

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