A Garden and Outdoor Patio Go Hand-in-handA Garden and Outdoor Patio Go Hand-in-hand


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A Garden and Outdoor Patio Go Hand-in-hand

I love to garden, and when my family moved into a new home, I was very excited at the thought of getting to plan a brand-new garden! We moved to a completely different climate, so there was a learning curve to finding out which flowers and plants would thrive in the new location. Thankfully, the project was a success, but I realized that our family didn't get to enjoy the beauty of our garden without an outdoor living space to lounge on in the backyard. We soon found a local contractor with amazing ideas on how we could turn out yard into a beautiful, outdoor oasis. I enjoyed helping him plan and watching him build our new backyard patio, and I actually learned a lot during the process. I am eager to share what I have learned with others on my new blog!

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If your roof is damaged in some way, you need to pay attention. A minor issue can turn into a much larger problem, driving up repair costs and extending timelines. Read on for some signs to watch for that indicate your roof needs to either be repaired or replaced.

Missing Asphalt Granules

Missing granules may indicate some wear. The granules on the shingle help to protect your roof, so if they're worn off, your shingles may not be protecting your roof as it should. If you spot a lot of granules laying on the ground around the perimeter of your home, in your gutters or see a shine coming off of your shingles (which would indicate a loss of granules) it may indicate that you should have your roof replaced. 

Curling Shingles

If your shingles are curling it may be caused by water damage or from a poorly ventilated attic. If your shingles are curling all over your roof you may need to replace the roof. If it's only a few shingles that are curling, you may just need a repair. Contact a professional roofing company for an inspection and repair.

Broken Shingles

If the shingles are breaking they may have reached the end of their usable lifespan. Asphalt shingles should bend easily, not break, so if your shingles are breaking it's time to get rid of them before you end up with a leak in your roof of other damage. Broken shingles can easily break off entirely leaving your home susceptible to weather damage.

Warped Shingles

Shingles that are warping may be caused by too much moisture. Too much moisture can be caused by a poorly ventilated attic or not enough insulation. The moisture problem could leave you with mold and mildew growing in your attic, and possibly leaks in your roof as well. Shingles that are warped should be replaced entirely. The moisture issue in your attic should also be addressed in order to prevent your new shingles from warping as well. 

Wet Spots

If you have wet spots or dark spots on your roof it may be caused by water damage. Don't attempt to get up onto your roof to inspect it, as the wood below may be soft and you could fall through, injuring yourself and causing further damage. Call a professional roofer to have your roof inspected instead. Your roof may only need a repair, or it could need a replacement.

Keep an eye out for these signs and for other damage on your roof to prevent leaks and further damage to your roof or to the inside of your home. Call a roofer like Craven  Construction for help making the repair or the replacement of your roof.