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Roofing 101:  3 Beginners Tips on Repairing Your Roof

Keeping your roof in tip-top shape is very important. Things to constantly be on the lookout for is leaks. If you have never repaired or worked on a roofing project, we’ve got some very handy tips right here!

Identify the Urgency of the Problem

You should check whether you will need to replace only the portion of the roof where the problem is, or if it would be best to redo the whole roof. This will give you a pretty good idea of what the cost should be at the end of the project.

Regular Inspection of Your Roof

This allows you to identify any major problems in the making before they get the chance to develop. Ideal times for you to do a quick inspection of your roofing is after heavy rain, heavy wind, or a snowstorm. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it probably means that it is the ideal time to do a quick repair. These repairs are usually easy to do yourself. Obviously, if you are not familiar with roofing, you should probably know what signs to be on the lookout for when inspecting your roofing. Here’s a quick list:

1. Cracks and patches that can be seen with the naked eye
2. A sagging or leaning roof (if the structure is not straight and sturdy anymore) could indicate damage
3. Roofing materials that came loose and is seen on the roof such as shingles
4. Gutters that are not attached to the roof anymore
5. Visible stains on your ceiling

Replacing Shingles And Shakes

Firstly, you need to identify which shingles and shakes needs replacing. Then you’ll need to buy some new ones for replacement if you don’t have any spares lying about at home. Once you have your parts, simply remove the damaged shingles and shakes. Then lay new underlayment and install the new parts.

These are just quick tips to get you started. If you have any handy and informative tips to add to this list that can help any newbie handymen and women out there, please share them in the comment section below!

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5 Top Tips on Increasing the Value of Your House

Are you considering a big move in the near future? You probably should consider renovating your house to increase its market value. Home renovations can be costly and a bit of a construction nightmare, but with our 5 tips you should be in renovation heaven in no-time.

#1 Start With a Plan

Without a clear plan and objectives, you’ll have nowhere to begin. Decide which spaces are a priority and should be tackled first. Don’t leave any detail out; colors, tiles, flooring, paint, the more detailed your plan the more detailed the budget.

#2 Do it Zone-by-Zone

Don’t try to do the whole house at once. Decide beforehand which part you would like to start on and then work from there. For instance, if you decide to start in the kitchen, complete it before moving on to the guest toilet and so on. This ensures your whole house is not a mess and still functioning during the process.

#3 Everyone Loves a Clean House

Yes, a potential buyer is more likely to warm up to a house that is kept and maintained than a property that is overgrown with weeds, paint cracking all over, and dirty. Make an effort to clean the yard and garden, the house should be tidy and clean and ultimately well-maintained.

#4 Improve the Street View

When buyers come to visit this is the first impression they will get. Make sure your outer walls have a new coat of paint, as well as the roof. The garden should be tidy and kept. Buyers should be able to see that the current owners are keeping their hand on the property. Remember, first impressions count!

#5 Minor Improvements Makes a Difference

Short on cash? Not able to commit to a complete overhaul? No problem! Simply do minor improvements in and around the house. Small things like mowing your lawn and fixing obvious faults month-by-month as your finances allow it will make a big difference in your property value.

Whether you just want to increase the value of your house of aim to sell it within the next year or so, these 5 tips should get you started straight away!