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What are signs that I must replace my roof?

In the Atlanta area the age of the roof is important.  If the three tab shingle roof is fifteen years old you should be prepared for bad news unless you have a large canopy of trees shading it.  Missing are loose shingles are an important visual guide to impeding trouble.  Once a year carefully inspect the bottom of your homes …

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When is it better to replace vs. repair a window or exterior door?

Both are a matter of net cost and convenience.  It is generally much quicker to replace a door or window for the technician than to repair it, but he won’t paint afterwards. Furthermore, the cost of replacing exceeds repair significantly.  If timeliness is an issue- replace, if finances are paramount- repair.  The individual parts needing repairs on a window or …

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My floor is sagging, what can I do about it?

Most houses built in the last sixty years have an adequate floor structure.  Sagging floors are a sign of three issues: foundation settlement, cracked or broken floor joists or water induced rot.  If there is a basement or crawl space beneath the affected area, inspection and repairs are relatively easy and inexpensive compared to second floor repairs where the entire …

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My window is broken, what should I do?

Broken glass except for non-thermal pane windows requires a glazier (glass company technician).  Wood insulated window sashes with broken glass are best replaced, not repaired.  The Atlanta region has dozens of sources for sashes.  The cost for a pair of sashes is usually in the neighborhood of $100.  Handy homeowners can easily accomplish this task by going online for directions.  …

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Help! My front door leaks water…

Every exterior door in Atlanta should be constructed with a roof over it.  Lacking that there are four usual reasons for a leaking front door: a bad threshold; rotted wood on the frame; no drip cap; and missing/defective door weather-stripping. All of these except the drip cap are subject to gradual degradation.  The orientation of the house by compass point …

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When to repair a garage door

If you have a wooden garage door and you see signs of rot, you should plan on having the door replaced with an aluminum insulated unit.  Perhaps the door is not rotted but operates poorly.  I would advise contacting a reputable garage door company and asking for a “tune-up”, usually around $150 plus parts.  Their expertise surpasses by far that …

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