One of the most important things you can do as a homeowner is to make sure that you take care of minor or moderate issues before they turn into major ones. The worst thing you can do is wait for something to happen that will cause you to have to spend tons of money on a repair that might have only needed minor work to begin with. There are plenty of things that you can take care of that are relatively easy to handle. Below is a list of three areas where it behooves you to bring in a contractor and have them assess and deal with the situation. Here's a few to consider.
Faded Stain On Your Deck
If you have an outdoor deck attached to your home, you might have noticed that over time the boars and railings have gotten weathered and gray. That's not a look to be content with. While the aged look might even be a bit attractive, you need to understand what is happening when the stain fades. The stain that was applied to the wood was done so to protect it from the UV rays of the sun and also from the rain and, to a lesser extent, the snow. The stain is a protective seal that helps keep the wood from breaking down. When that stain is gone, it's not just the pretty color that you have lost. It's the protection. The wood will begin to breakdown and you will be in a situation where the deck will begin to rot. So, what you need to do is strip down the wood and reapply a new coat of stain to protect the deck from breaking down. It's much cheaper than if you need to replace rotten decking in the future.
New Roof Shingles
A bad roof is not something you want to ever have to deal with. A major roof issue can cost a ton of money. If you let the shingles rot and the water and moisture ends up reaching the roof decking plywood, then you're in trouble. Should the water rot through the decking, you will have a major cost. The roofing contractor will have to come in and remove large sections of your roof to replace the decking. Not only that, but the water might ruin things in your home once is drips through the decking. And there is always the risk that the section of roof collapses into your attic or bedroom (if you live in a single story home). So, the best solution is to bring in roofing services and have them look at the roofing tiles and make sure that they are all in good shape.