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Roofing Isn’t Something You Should Try Yourself

Roofing is a pain. There is a definite right way, and a definite wrong way. We see too many times that someone thinks that they can do it themselves and they end up with a disaster on their hands. Either they end up hurting themselves, they end up damaging their property, or they end up doing poor work that they will have to pay to hire a professional to come out and fix.

Don’t Be This Guy!

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Here are the 3 Biggest Mistakes That We See Homeowners Make On Roof Repairs

1. Avoiding The Project Altogether

While we recommend that you do not take on a roof repair project on your own, that does not mean that you should not have your roof repaired. Waiting too long to have a roof repaired can be disastrous. If you wait until the rainy season and find that your roof is leaking, have fun trying to cover your roof with tarps while you are waiting for a good roofer to be able to fit you into his schedule. And often, by waiting too long, your simple repair job can turn into a new roof install – which is a lot more expensive. Don’t put off the repairs that you know need to be made just because you can’t find the time to do it. Schedule a professional to come and make the repairs as soon as you notice any problems with your roof!

2. Buying the Wrong Materials

Of course a roofing professional knows exactly what you need for your job. Unfortunately you won’t be talking to a roofing professional if you go to one of the big box stores. You will be talking to one of their “experts” that will tell you that you only need what they carry – whether that is what you actually need or not. If you do insist on doing it yourself, do some research. Find out everything that you will need beforehand so that you can estimate the cost before you start the project. And I would also recommend going to a reputable roofing supplier so that you can talk to someone that knows what they are talking about. They can help you to understand the scope of your project and can give you a realistic idea of the materials that you will need as well as the costs that go with them.

3. Choosing The Cheapest Materials

This is related to #2, but I thought that it deserved its own mention. Roofing is like anything else – you will get what you pay for. If you want a roof that leaks after a couple of years and needs to be regularly repaired, by all means choose the cheapest materials. However if you want a roof that will last, you will want to pick materials that are at least in the middle when it comes to cost. Of course cost is not the only determining factor. Ask your roofing supplier about the quality of the different products and select the one that you feel has the best quality vs. cost ratio.

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3 DIY Tips To Get Your Yard Ready For Spring

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With a long, snow-filled winter at long last behind us, we’re anticipating getting outside this Spring. With such a brutal winter, we are anticipating recovering our grass into great shape. Below are 3 DIY tips to get your yard ready for spring.

Circulate air through your soil

This will permit oxygen, water and supplements to effectively achieve grass roots. Do it the easy way. Compacted soil is hard for roots, air, and water to infiltrate, and that makes it hard on grass. Utilize a soil conditioner item. This soil conditioners are strengthened with advantageous microorganisms that circulate air through the soil so roots develop better. The general result is a rich green yard and a more beneficial, more gainful patio nursery. Simply join the item to your yard hose and spray.

Cut the old grass low

For those with warm-season gardens (Bermuda, buffalo grass, centipede, St. Augustine, or Zoysia) need to cut that old, chestnut grass low toward the end of winter to uproot covering, accumulation of dead stems and clears out.

Substantial covering keeps water and supplements from reaching the roots and advances ailment. Sliced Bermuda gardens to 1/2 crawl and leave the clippings set up to break down. Cut different sorts to 1 inch.If you utilize a general trimmer, bag the clippings; then manure or dispose of them. Cutting low lets more sun reach and warm the dirt, urging the grass to green up.

Apply a 2-to 3-inch layer of mulch around the base of plants, trees and bushes and additionally developing knobs and perennials. This conservatives soil temperatures, keep up soil dampness, dissuade weeds and make your dirt more friable by expanding the number of inhabitants in advantageous soil microorganisms. Furthermore, it makes your yard look more lovely. Great wellsprings of mulch incorporate fertilizer, destroyed bark or takes off. Reused elastic mulch functions admirably around trees and bushes, and the elastic stifles weeds superior to anything bark mulch.

Stop weeds

As the temperature reaches 70 degrees Celcius, seeds of yard weeds sprout. Stop them by applying, in late winter, a pre-rise grass weed preventive.

When watered in, it shapes a boundary on the soil to keep weeds from growing. Try not to circulate air through after you put down the compound, or you’ll break the boundary.


Your garden demonstrates the pride you have for your home and increases the value of the area. Getting your yard looking excellent takes some work, however, it doesn’t need to be impossible but a DIY with the above 3 DIY tips to get your yard ready for Spring.

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