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The Damage a Leaking Roof Can Do

A leaking roof obviously needs to be repaired. Are you going to do it? Most people would call some roofing service of some sort to handle roofing repairs as simple as this. A leaking roof is not a hard job; in fact, it's one of the easiest home repairs you can do by yourself, because the hardest thing about doing repairs such as this is climbing the ladder bringing tools and materials. If you have no fear of heights, then doing this job yourself should be no problem at all.

Roofing services that offer roofing repairs as simple as a leak will charge you nearly twice as much as it would if you were to do it yourself. If it is an emergency roofing service and it needs to be done as soon as possible, calling in the professionals would not be a bad idea. They have the tools and know-how to quickly repair a leak before it can cause any more damage. However, a company that does this kind of work is usually very, very expensive.

If a leak in a roof (no matter how small), is not repaired immediately, you risk causing even more damage. A small leak now means a slightly larger leak tomorrow. Not only are you going to have to replace the roof where it is leaking, but the ceiling may need repair as well from the inside. And if the ceiling needs repair, you can bet that you are going to need to replace the insulation too.

You also run the risk of damaging the support beams. If a roofing service needs to start replacing wood beams because of your negligence, you can bet that the cost is going to be more than you first anticipated.

Installing Skylights

You may definitely want to call the professionals in if you are thinking about having a skylight installed. Roofing services that install skylights can do this complicated task in about two days – one day if they are really good. Skylight installation can be tricky and if you are careful, you can cause more damage. Having a professional install a skylight will protect you if anything should happen go wrong (a roof leak, a draft, hearing a rattle), that way that company will come and fix it.

Gutter Cleaning

You should get your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. Doing this yourself is a definite money saver. Again, if you have no fear of heights, then this job should be done by you. The hardest thing about this job is climbing the ladder and dragging a garbage can around with you. It's a lot of "up & down", but if you're in shape it should not be a problem.

Whenever you're cleaning a gutter, make sure to wear some good work clothes and work gloves, there's no telling what you will find when you are cleaning gutters. Be sure to wear gloves that are water proof and are very durable.

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