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Can I Roof Over My Existing Shingles?

A roof replacement can be an expensive project. Before you get involved in an expensive roof project, take some time to consider your options. You always have several ways that you can save yourself money while still maintaining your home and keeping your roof safe. Remember that the safety of your roof and your home is always of paramount importance, so when the time comes to call in a professional then do not hesitate to do so.

Asphalt Shingles – These are very cost friendly and quite common for most home projects. They are a breeze to repair and can be found in many colors and varieties. These fire resistant shingles come in many types and manufacturers.

Frost and snow are also culprits in the decline of your home. The melting and refreezing of snow in overhangs of the roof repairs can create ice dams that prevent water from running in the gutter. Trapped water percolates into the crevices under the roof shingles causing water damage.

The questions such as, does your roofing requires only a simple repair? Or does it need a complete replacement to fix it? Knowing the extent of damages is very important.

Chances are, if you are reading this article you already have your mind set on fixing your roof yourself. Or, you are trying to decide if you really want to even bother trying to fix the Katy roof repair yourself. Either way, throughout this article you are going to find roof repair tips to save money and time.

One reason that people usually try to do their own roofing repairs is to save expenses. This is completely understandable as roofing jobs aren’t notorious for being cheap. Of course, we have all heard the stories of people who try to do their own work and end up spending more money in the long run. That is certainly a possibility, so it’s important to weigh all of the reasons that you think you might be able to do as good of a job as a professional.

Leaves can also be blown into your gutters along with other debris. Not only does this debris inhibit your gutters from doing their job, but they can wear down both your gutters and your roof, particularly the fascia. Be sure to clean out your gutters regularly throughout those autumn months.

A little bit of care and attention and your roof really can be “a paradise that’s trouble proof” (thanks to Gerry Goffin and Carole King, The Drifters “Up on the Roof” 1962).