If there has been a major storm, it’s a smart idea for you to have a professional come out to assess the storm damage to your home. Thorough inspections by experts in residential roofing in St. Louis can assess storm damage. This will be crucial to maintaining your home’s value and ensuring that your home is still safe after it has been through a bad storm.
Some of the top points covered in residential roofing inspections are:
Checking for Leaks
Checking for areas where your roofing system has been exposed can help to prevent rot, mold, leaks, and other concerns. A specialist in residential roofing inspections will speed this process along because he or she knows exactly where the weak points in your roof could be.
Analyzing Overall Stability
A stability analysis for your home can determine the need for future repairs. Maintaining the structural stability of your home will help to prevent other systems from being heavily impacted. Ensuring that your home’s overall structural integrity is secure can improve safety for those living in the home.
Shingle replacements for residential roofing are quite often needed after severe storms. Assessing your shingles can help to make sure that there aren’t any weak points in your roof where water could seep in.
One of the best things about Halloween is the fun, spooky decor. Jack-o’-lanterns, black cats, plastic skeletons, the scarier, the better. Sadly, some homeowners dread this holiday because of fears that it might damage their siding. Never fear. Here are the top two tips from St. Louis roofing and exterior experts on how to hang Halloween decorations without scratching your siding.
Vinyl Siding Clips
If your home has traditional lap siding, you can buy vinyl siding clips from your local hardware store. Vinyl siding clips are flat strips of aluminum bent into a soft “J” shape, with a small crook at the top. The crook is designed to be wiggled into the gaps between the siding boards and will hold light items such as plastic or paper-mâché heads.
These clips can also be used on lap siding made from other materials, like fiber cement siding. Roofing and exterior contractors recommend not using force to install or remove them, as the paint or factory-applied finish may get damaged.
Manufacturers like 3M sell easy-to-remove double-sided tape that can be cleanly removed by using a hairdryer. A word of caution: you may want to avoid using double-sided tape on painted surfaces, as it can cause damage. However, if your siding is up for repainting after Halloween anyway, just go wild and have fun with the spooky decor.