May is National Home Improvement Month, but with so many home projects to tackle, where do you start? According to Mark Clement, a professional contractor and host of MyFixitUpLife home improvement radio show, there is a “must do” list of six exterior home features that homeowners should review every year .
Here is one of Clement’s “must do” tips:
Check the roof. Using either a ladder or binoculars from across the street, look for problem areas, such as missing or broken shingles, along with roofing tiles that may be “flapping” in the wind. These are all indications that a new roof may be in your future. If that’s the case, research the newer products on the market, such as polymer shake and slate roofing tiles. These impact-resistant tiles are man-made in a wide variety of colors, are fire- and hail-resistant. They also have a 50-year limited warranty.