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August 20, 2010

Do You Need Help Roofing Atlanta Homes

Your rooftop is your first bastion of defense against the elements. While your family is eating, sleeping and hanging out below the surface, your shingles are fighting a valiant battle against scorching hot sun, torrential downpours and high gusts of wind. So, even though your Atlanta roofing is made of the most durable materials, it won’t last forever. An average roof needs to be replaced every 20 years, although some of the hardier materials, like slate, tile or concrete, can last 30 50. To know if it’s time to call on roofing Atlanta pros, you’ll need to grab your binoculars and look for curling, stripped, sagging, cracked, moldy and missing shingles. You certainly don’t want a leak to be your first inkling of roof damage.

No one likes to admit they need help on anything, let alone roofing Atlanta home repairs. Most of us watch Bob Villa make these things look so simple a monkey could do them, so we feel inadequate when we can’t save a buck by taking matters into our own hands. While calling Atlanta roofing professionals will cost you a third to a half more than doing it yourself, most Georgians will confess that they’d much rather spend those hours relaxing by the pool, eating a sumptuous meal or enjoying their precious weekend off work.

There are, of course, other benefits to hiring roofing Atlanta contractors: Disposal is a big one! If you’ve never roofed before, you may be surprised that even cheapie shingles weigh about 225 pounds per 100 square feet! If you re-covered your roof before and have to strip two layers, this could leave you with nearly 3 tons (5,400 pounds) of shingles and debris! Where do you plan to dump all this? You could rent a huge dumpster, or you could recycle. After all, they say, “One man’s shingle is another man’s Asphalt.” Hiring Atlanta roofing pros will solve your trash woes.

Another benefit is that you’ll have a roofing Atlanta home warranty with your service, so if there are any leaks, flashing failure or defects you’ll be covered. If you’re doing it yourself, you’re sort of operating on a prayer that you’re doing everything right and that there will be no gaps or errors in your work, which isn’t always the case. Nothing’s worse than doing all that work only to find that you need to call a professional to redo it after all.

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