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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


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4 Repairs That Are Not Always Obvious With Asphalt Shingle Roofing

by Kent George

One of the most common materials used for roofing on homes is asphalt shingles. These affordable and durable roofing solutions will last for many years with the appropriate care and maintenance. Some repairs that you may need to do include patching small holes, replacing damaged shingles and removing fungal growth in shaded areas. Here are four common repairs that you may need to have done to your asphalt roofing:

1. Patching Holes From Nails And Other Wear On Shingles

For many reasons, nails on decking and shingles can cause small holes in asphalt shingles. Problems like these can be easily fixed by removing the nail and adding a dab of roofing patch cement that is asphalt-based. If it is a nail working loose from the decking, it will not hurt to completely remove the nail. If the nail is in the roofing, you may want to remove it and replace it with a new nail in the right place to prevent the shingle from coming loose.

2. Replacing Torn Or Damage Asphalt Shingles

Shingles can also become torn or damaged due to general wear and tear. If your roof is relatively new, you may not want to replace the entire roof when you have a problem like this. You can just replace any damaged shingles when this happens, which is a simple repair to do on asphalt roofing. Using a flat bar, you can remove the damaged shingle and then nail a new one back in its place. When nailing a shingle, there is a line on it to tell you where nails go, called a nail line. When you replace the shingles on your roof, you want to make sure you nail them on the nail-line that is marked by the manufacturer.

3. Gentle Removal Of Fungus Growth On Roof Shingles

If you have a roof with shade, fungus growth can be a serious problem and reduce the life of your asphalt shingles. It is not a good idea to pressure wash asphalt shingles because doing so can remove the aggregate finish on the face of shingles. Instead, fungus should be removed with a fungicide, light brushing with a soft-bristled broom and a garden hose. This is something that a roofing repair service will be able to do for you if you have an extensive fungus growth on any area of your roof.

4. Identifying And Repairing Light Storm And Wind Damage

Storms can also cause damage to an asphalt roof; hail can pit shingles and wind can tear shingles and cause them to come loose.  Wind damages and loose shingles will be an obvious sign of storm damage, but things like hail may not be as obvious. Any of the shingles on your roof that have deep pits from hail will need to be replaced. You may want to consider having a roofing contractor inspect your roof and give you a written estimate to make it easier to file insurance claims for this type of damage.

If you have asphalt roofing on your home, these are some of the common repairs that you may need to do. If you need help with repairs to your roof, contact a roofing repair contractor like David Construction, LLC to get the help you need to make your roof last for many more years.