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Residential Metal Roofing: Is It Right for Me?

When the contractor delivered the sad news that my roof needed replacing, that led to a discussion of material choices. I was surprised to hear that metal roofing was an option. Sure, it was fine for commercial buildings, but a home? My contractor told me that metal is used for homes more than people realize. The panels can be designed to look like just about any type of roofing you can imagine. After looking at some samples and finding out about the long life of metal roofs, I decided to give it a try. Fifteen years later, my roof is still in great shape. If you are facing a roof replacement in the near future, let me tell you more about metal roofing. I'm betting that you'll decide this solution is right for your home.

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Residential Metal Roofing: Is It Right for Me?

How To Tell If Your Home Siding Needs To Be Replaced

by Kelly Murphy

Even though house siding can last for a very long time, it is not something that usually lasts forever. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are well aware of when it might be time to have it all replaced. Whether you are going to replace it with the same type of siding or you want to go with something completely different, you need to know when it is time to get the process started. Here is some information you will need to know for this:

There Are Many Small Holes

These holes can be so small that, at first glance, you might not notice them at all. In fact, you might not notice any of them until you get up close and personal with the siding on your home. Then, if you are able to notice that there are a lot of holes throughout the siding, you will want to have it replaced. The holes could be caused by invasive insects or woodpecker birds. Regardless, you need to replace the siding so you are not running the risk of having water get behind the siding through the holes.

Pieces Keep Falling Off

Having one or two pieces of siding fall off is not always a cause for concern. However, if this seems to be an ongoing problem, you will want to make sure that you are looking into the replacement of the siding. As the siding grows old, the material begins to get brittle, and this can cause the siding pieces to detach from the nails that are holding them in place. The only solution is to replace all of the siding because it is only a matter of time before all of your home siding starts to come off.

If you are not a homeowner that wants to do this type of work on your own, or you simply do not have the tools or experience to do it, then you will want to consider consulting with professional contractors for the siding installation. Of course, the sooner you make that phone call to schedule your first appointment for a price quote with them, the better. This is because a lot of contractors end up very busy during various points of the year and you do not want to have to wait too long for the replacement job to be completed. The longer you wait, the more of a chance there is that further damage could be done to your home.