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July 6, 2020

How to Handle Roof Repairs and Updates

In today’s world, there’s a lot to be thankful for – including the roof over your head. Your roof is an important part of your home’s structure and should be inspected regularly for damage and repairs. If, by chance, you discover a bit of wear and tear – no need to fret. We’ve got you covered with these essential roofing tips.

Thoroughly Inspect for Signs of Damage

Before beginning any sort of repairs, assess your current roofing situation. Start with your home’s interior. If you have an attic, this would be the first place to check. Light shining through your home, sagging, leaks or noticeable water damage are all signs that your roof is in need of repairs. Next, examine your home’s exterior. Here you might notice obvious signs of damage. Split, cracked, broken or warped shingles need replacing. The extent of the damage will then help you to determine if you can do some DIY patching or if you need a professional contractor for major repairs.

Types of Roofs & Materials

If you’re considering renovating your home, or if you’re building a new one, you might also want to take into account the type of roof you have and how it will affect your repairs. The most common type contains asphalt shingles, which tend to be the most cost effective, easy to install and durable. Other popular options include clay and concrete tile, slate, metal and wood. Each vary depending on the style, maintenance and budget you have to work with. When looking to install new or existing material, keep in mind the tools or amount of expertise needed.

Choose Colors that Best Compliment Your Home

Roofing repairs might just provide the perfect opportunity change up your home’s appearance. Shingles of all types come in a variety of colors to fit your desired look. Need assistance? Fischer Lumber can help you find the right selection for your home. We offer a large selection of GAF roofing products and have over 15 colors of limited lifetime warranty architectural shingles. Our knowledgeable staff can point you in the right direction. What’s even better? We can deliver your materials directly to your home.

Contact a Professional Roofing Contractor for Serious Repairs or Updates

While you may think you’re saving yourself time and money with DIY repairs and updates, there are some jobs that just require more expertise, and maybe even more professional standard equipment. Take care of the small repairs and leaks but save the bigger projects for your local roofing contractor. This guarantees the job will be done safely and properly. Contact us today!