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When it comes to expanding your home living space, one of the most effective ways to do it is to finish the basement. You can turn a full basement into an entire floor of extra living space. You may even be able to create bedrooms, install a kitchen, and add a bathroom. I created this site to share my experiences with basement renovations and construction. My hope is that sharing what I have learned will help others to see that it's easier than you think to finish the basement and create the space you have always envisioned in your home.

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Things To Remember When You Schedule Your Roofing Job

A roofing project is one of the biggest jobs you can take on around your home. There's no way to entirely avoid disrupting your life, but there are steps you can take to make things go smoothly. Here's what you should remember.

Roofing Jobs Are Loud

You do not want to be home while the roofers are working. Nearly half the work is loud prying and banging off your old shingles and roof liner. The other half is mostly hammering down nails and shingles. This is all accompanied by roofers banging ladders against the edge of your house, walking around on your roof, and moving around supplies. Even if you don't have work you need to concentrate on or sleep to catch up on, you will still get a headache and feel uncomfortable if you stay during the racket.

If you work traditional office hours, your solution is simple. Schedule the work while you're at work. If you work a different schedule, you may need to find an alternate solution since roofers need to work during the day. This might be scheduling at least some of the work on weekends or finding somewhere to go during the day.

Joining With Neighbors Can Mean a Discount

You can sometimes get a discount if you do roof work at the same time as a nearby neighbor. The roofers can work more efficiently when they have jobs close together and can do the same type of work each day while cutting travel. Since homes in most neighborhoods are built at the same time, they often need roof work at the same time, so this can be easier to arrange than you might think.

You Might Be Able to Save on Insurance

You should notify your homeowners' insurance company whenever you repair or upgrade your roof. Your roof is one of the most important factors in your homeowners insurance rates because it does so much to protect your home from severe weather and other problems. Older roofs and roofs in disrepair can mean higher insurance rates. An upgrade or repair can bring your rates back down.

You may not even realize this is happening because sometimes insurance companies base your rates on the age of your roof, your original home inspection, or even photos of your home. To make sure you're not paying too much, call your insurance agent when you do roof work.

To learn more about how to prepare for a roofing job, talk to a local roofing services company today.