DIY Toolkit Advice

How To Protect Your Roof In The Winter

home improvement toolkitFollowing on from my last post on DIY tips and tricks here is next post in the series. This one will focus more on roofing problems and how to fix them. On of the biggest dangers to your roof is the build up of snow and ice in the winter. If everything is working correctly then water should run off into the gutters. However at times if the water in the guttering has frozen then the melting snow can sometimes be pushed back up under your roof tiles or shingles and down into your house. The way to counteract this is to make sure that a waterproof protective layer is placed just under your exterior roof covering. Depending on your climate you may also want to even go as far as kitting your roof out with deicing cables. This will melt any snow or ice before they have a chance to cause any damage to your roof and house.

If you live in an area where you expect incredibly high winds then you should also look into forgoing typical roofing materials and go with metal instead. This will make your roof much, much stronger then the average residential roof.

If you don’t want to do the jobs then check out these roofers in Dublin.

I’ll have lots more DIY tips and tricks coming very soon!

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diy at homeHello and welcome to the first post on my blog which is going to deal with all manner of tips and tricks on every aspect of home improvements and DIY. This is a topic that I am very passionate about and I believe that with my 15 years of hands on DIY experience, that I have lots of great ideas and info to share with you.

So to begin I’m going to be discussing a simple but very common problem that I get asked about all the time and that is cracks in the wall. This is most often seen in new houses as the house begins to settle. Although this is annoying it certainly isn’t anything to be too concerned about. It can be fixed easily with some soft plaster that you can buy in any hardware store. However if your house is a little older and you notice a crack in a block or a crack reappearing even after it has been fixed or filled in, then you may have a more serious problem and you should definitely get that checked out by a qualified professional. Crumbling plaster could also be a sign of rising damp, especially if the plaster is also stained. This can be a very serious problem and again should be inspected immediately.