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PostHeaderIcon Reasons Not to Install New Roof on Old Roof

roof replacement..Replacing a roof is very important because every roof has its sustainable age until which they can be durable and at a certain point of time it is a mandate option to replace the old roof with the new roof. Sometimes people install the new roof on the old roof to save their money and to make it strong roof but this is the wrong perception of homeowners who are exercising this decision for their roofs. Roofing is the basic necessity of every homeowner to install and it will need investments for the same. Many roofing contractors allow this kind of installation of roof but in actual presence it is the wrong concept which they are following. There are many reasons which is not favorable to such type of roofing and this installation can create many damages to the new roof which is to be installed on it.

Reasons:

  • We don’t know that what is the condition of our old roof because homeowners don’t have the actual knowledge regarding the what is the exact time which can be suitable for the replacement of old roof with the new roof, so it is advisable not to install any new roof on old roof because it can create the problems of leaks and drainage in the new roof. Before concluding of the old defects and leakages if the new roof is placed on it than there are possibilities that the new roof can get damages faster and this will conclude to more expenditure.

 

  • Before installing new roof it must be complied that any rotten areas have not been left to covered because if there is rotten area beneath the surface of the roof than it can be harmful for the new roofs. Those rotten regions will rise up and increase to affect the other regions of the roof which will in return damage the new roofing which is constructed on the old roof. So it is advisable to cover and repair the old damages first and than new roof can be mount on old roof.

 

  • It is not advisable to build new roof on old roof because there are chances of that in cold weather ice dams are prevailed in the roof and it can block the drainage of the roof pipes and the new roof can be spoiled or damaged which can create lot of problems of maintenance of the new roof.

 

  • A house is constructed keeping in mind the area and surface on which it is going to be build, if the house cannot bear heavy weight than the decision of installing the new roof on the old roof is wrong decision because of the old roof there is weight on the surface if the roof and if you will install another roof on it than it can create pressure on the house and will create damages and will be harmful for the home. Unexpected expenditure can also be incurred due to it.

 

  • Installing a new roof will leave the issue of its durable but if you are installing the new roof on the old roof than it is not sustainable in nature because of the old roof. as the old roof is damaged and new roof is installed on it than it will also damage the new roof and its expected life will get reduced.

PostHeaderIcon Danger That Can Be Caused By A Leaky Roof

Leaky roofsThere are several issues which can be kept aside and can be thought upon it and then find a way to tackle it. But there are some of the issues that cannot be put aside. They are to be dealt with in an urgent manner. Leak is one of those issues which are to be taken into priority and find a solution for it. Leaks are such which can deteriorate your whole house along with its structure and framing. It can also cause healthy issues. It also promotes insulation issues and mold issues and it can also create fire hazard. Leaks are that dangerous and hazardous. Here are some of the dangers which can be caused due to leaky roofs.

  • Structural deterioration

When the roof is leaky, the water seeps directly on to the floor and it damages the floor. Whole coming to the floor, it runs along the underside of the decking of the roof to the wall and then coming to the framing to the floor. Thus before reaching to the floor, in the way it destroys all these parts of your home. Due to the water, the wood becomes wet and then it starts to rot and then it starts losing its strength and this weakens the roof. A small leak can create such issues. Many times it happens you don’t even notice it and that’s the most vulnerable thing as by the time it damages the roof very heavily. More time for repair can cause more funds to spend on those repairs.

  • Insulation damage and mold

The insulation can lose its efficiency if the water drops from the roof leak to your attic insulation.  If your insulation is not that effective then it can cause your electricity bill to rise up. It can cause the change in air circulation due to improper insulation. Improper insulation is not only an issue for the electricity bills purpose but also the responsible for developing the mold in the house. Once the mold enters your roof, it keeps on growing even if the weather is dry. Mold is liable to grow on any part of the roof deck or framing which is in contact with the water. You might not be aware but mold is also such a factor which can cause the respiratory issues for you and your healthy family.

  • Fire and shock hazard

Water leaking from the roof can come in contact with the electrical wiring of your house and it can lead to fire. This thing can be very dangerous. Even if there is no damage of insulation then also water can be dangerous as it seeps around the metal junction boxes which consist of uncovered wires. These uncovered wires coming in contact with the water is very dangerous as anyone touching it can get a shock. If you come to know about the leak in your house, you should immediately make efforts to repair it in a safe manner and should immediately shut off the power for your safety and security.

PostHeaderIcon Give Your Home a Rustic Touch with Wood Flooring

If you want to give your home a rustic touch and bring a warm and natural feel then you can go or wooden flooring. There are two types of wood flooring options available. One is the basic hardwood floor and the other one is the engineered hardwood floor. It’s safer to choose the second option because engineered hardwood floorings are laminated and termite proof so you don’t have to put in extra money to do them separately.

Wooden floorings can be used in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms for a cozy feel. It’s also moiré healthy to choose these floorings as they don’t give out any chemical fumes. You get a variety of options with the type of wood you choose too. You have redwood and cheery for that reddish tinge and passionate feel. If you want something earthy then you can go with mahogany. You can also go for Brazilian eucalyptus if you’re looking for something more luxurious.

PostHeaderIcon Simple tips to install glass floor tiles

You can easily get that elegant and classy look with the installation of the glass tiles. Therefore, in order to get a different look for the floors of the house, one of the best options for you would be the glass tiles. There are a few things that you need to consider when you are trying to install glass floor tiles.

Take the proper measurements of the area where the tiles are to be installed. In this way, you will be able to know exactly how many times you are going to need for the purpose. It is also very important that the tiles are cut properly according to the measurements of the blocks. You may get them cut with a tile cutter but if the tiles are too big, you should use a wet saw. It is also important that you get the mortar applied in the proper way on your floor as well as on the back of your glass tiles.

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