Home Repairs That Need Immediate Attention

roof repair

Fixing a broken cabinet hinge or squeaky chair is a task you can put off for weekends at a time without a second thought. However, there are a lot of home repairs that shouldn’t ever be put off for a later date, but still are. Certain home repairs should be tended to immediately, otherwise, you’ll be paying more money down the road.

Faulty Gutters
When your gutter system has cracks, holes, and isn’t aligned, it can cause rainfall to leak and pool up around your home. However, you can also have a gutter system in perfect condition do the same exact thing if you fail to clean them out. Gutters will become filled with leaves and debris and should be cleaned to allow the proper drainage of rainfall. Failure to do so will result in flooding around your home and roof leaks by the edges of the roof.

Poor Shingle Condition
Having cracked and missing shingles on your roof is an easy way for roof leaks to occur, Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time go up to the roof to inspect it or even hire someone to do it for them. Therefore, the roof is out of sight and out of mind for many homeowners. Any roof that has missing or damaged shingles is bound to develop water damage, rot and mold within the wooden structure.

A Roof That Sags
When there is excessive moisture in the attic and underneath the shingles, the roof will begin to sag. A sagging roof can cause pressure cracks on supporting walls and even cave in if left untreated for too long. Be sure to fix a sagging roof before the snowy season starts because piled on snow and ice can worsen its condition at a faster rate.

It can be hard to repair everything in your house that needs fixing, but there are repairs that should be on the top of the list. When you need your roof or gutters repaired or replaced, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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