On Top of Things: Financing Roof Repairs before the Winter Months

If your roof shows signs of damage or wear, now is the time to get if fixed. Once the snow and ice build up on your roof, every thaw means running water that can creep into the tiniest cracks and gaps. The water can also re-freeze and expand, making the cracks worse. Melt water soaks into the wood and can do structural damage. This makes roof repairs even more expensive. If you haven’t been able to follow our advice and put aside an emergency fund for situations like this, here are some funding options to consider.

Hurricane! How to Get Compensation after Significant Home Damage

Hopefully, you’ve survived the recent hurricanes without incident, but with so many people suffering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma you might be wondering how to get compensated if you suffer damage. For instance, suppose you are in the situation of my neighbor David. His roof was about 20 years old and so had about 5 years of life left in it before he was going to have to replace it. But along came hurricane Irma which ripped off about a dozen shingles and created leaks and potential leaks.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Damage to your roof can occur suddenly or grow gradually over time.  It could take the form of slow rot in the plywood and gradual deterioration of the shingles, or be much more drastic in the form of storm damage or sudden impacts.  In any case, working on your roof can be an expensive task. […]