Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tenants And Residential Roofing Can Be A Problem

Being a landlord is not the same as it was about twenty years ago when I first got into the business. Back then it was just a simple task of buying a property, doing it up with a little decorating to make it look and smell nice, and then advertising it for rent.

The tenants would move in and pay on a weekly or monthly basis, whatever was agreed upon. All of that has changed now. Things are a lot more complex as I need to take health and safety into account, insurance, and a pile of paperwork needs to be completed before a tenant even moves in. Tenants also have a lot more rights than a couple of decades ago, not a bad thing, but I do feel things have gone more in their favor than the landlords. 

I recently had to organize Austin roofing repairs to some residential roofing in one of my properties, and this caused a problem with the tenant. She was complaining about the noise and is now asking for a discount on the months’ rent. If the repairs had not been done, then she would have been sitting in her bed with the rain coming in.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Roofing Tips That Everybody Should Know About

In order to better prepare for that new roof on your home, you need to be reading the following information. You can't make those types of decisions without all the necessary knowledge. 

Keep reading so that you can find out everything you should know before diving into such a large task. In order to ensure that your roof stays in good condition, make sure that you trim the trees in the surrounding areas.

This will prevent any branches from scuffing the surface of your roof which could eventually lead to more serious problems. This also helps prevent any fungus or mold grow on your roof.

Think about your own safety first. Before you begin any roofing repair job, you should always assess the situation thoroughly. This is because rushing up to fix your roof as soon as you notice a problem could result in a serious accident. For instance, you should never try to fix a roof when it is raining or extremely windy outside for obvious reasons.

Don't try to fix any roof when the weather conditions are poor. Slippery roofs can mean major falls. You can really injure yourself, or worse, you could die. Make sure to do it during dry and sunny days if you're doing roof work yourself.

While it may sound backwards, one of the best times to find a leak is when it's completely dry out. Keep an eye out for things like mold in corners, unusually dark ceiling tiles, and damp insulation. You can use these things to guide you to the spot the leak is coming from.

Now you realize that there is much more to consider and know about roofing before you get one put on your home. Take the advice with you so you know what you're doing as you get the process started. You want to know that your family has a "good roof over their head."