Many homeowners have reported serious roofing problems in homes that are only a few years old. In many cases, the roofs were repaired; in others, the roofs were replaced.
Roofs only a few years old should not need to be replaced. Before hiring a roofer to either repair or replace your roof, it is good to understand some basic roofing concepts and problems.
Knowing what type of roofing system you need repaired or what type of new roofing system you want installed can help you to find the right roofing contractor for the job. Roofing systems vary from flat to metal and everything in between, so finding a roofing contractor who specializes in your particular roofing materials is very important to ensure you get the best job at the best price.
Here at Carrington Construction, we’ve worked on every type and style roofing system there is. Whether it’s three tab shingles, algae resistant shingles, tile shingles, architectural shingles, cedar shakes, hot tar roofs or flat roofs Carrington Construction has the experience to repair or replace any roofing system available. Carrington Construction can also repair roof leaks around flashing, siding, gutters, windows, chimneys, skylights and other roofing penetrations with ease. No matter what type of roofing repair or replacement project you need done for your residence or business, Carrington Construction has got you covered.
Siding Repair & Maintenance
Homes in Texas Siding can take a real beating from inclement weather, including heavy rains, winds and extreme temperatures to fallen tree branches and unruly landscaping. Vinyl siding is often a go-to choice for homeowner since mid 20th century because of its minimal upkeep and long life.
However, homeowners should be mindful of loose pieces of siding that could cause further damage to the exterior of your home if left untreated. Left alone, damaged siding could become irreparable giving cause to major repairs
Vinyl siding it is not resistant to cracking and breaking, however, which can result in a less attractive exterior to your home and possible damage if water gets underneath. If you are in need of vinyl siding repair you have two options. You can go out and buy all the tools, get all the materials and learn how to do it yourself; or you can trust Carrington Construction who is knowledgeable about vinyl siding repair to do it for you.
Do it yourself or hire a professional?
If you decide to go the do-it-yourself vinyl siding repair route, there are many tools that you will need to do the job right.
You will need to find siding that matches perfectly with the material already on your home, first of all. You will also need to purchase a vinyl siding remover, which is also known as a zipper. This inexpensive hand tool is almost always necessary for vinyl siding repair because it loosens one piece of siding from the next and removes the damaged panel that is going to be replaced.
You will also need tin snips – another relatively affordable and easy to find tool. A handsaw or utility knife would also suffice. Polyurethane caulking and aluminum box nails are also necessary to reattach the new piece of siding.
While a professional contractor or someone who has a great deal of experience in home improvement projects can complete the vinyl siding repair fairly quickly and without much trouble, a novice homeowner might not have such an easy time. There is also no telling whether the vinyl siding repair project will run into some complications. If things don’t go as smoothly as planned it could turn into much more than replacing a single piece of damaged siding.