Up on the roof:
Here are five signs you may need to replace your roof, offered by the
Metal Roofing Alliance:
— High winds
have removed shingles from your roof, creating an invitation for
leaks. Use binoculars to inspect your roof without a ladder.
that are obviously cracked or peeling. Even if the shingles aren’t
missing, if they’re curling or torn, they’re on their way to
— Stains or
water marks on your ceiling, which can indicate a leaking roof even if
you don’t see a puddle. It’s important to find the source of the
leak and make repairs before the problem grows.
shingles, which can be a sign of mold or algae growth on your roof,
particularly in warm, wet climates. The elements are hard on a roof,
and can cause it to deteriorate and fail.
— Age. If you
have a typical asphalt-shingle roof and it’s more than 10 to 15
years old, chances are, you’re going to need to replace it in the
It’s now the
law. The Pennsylvania Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act, signed into
law in December 2013 and effective June 1, requires owners of
multifamily dwellings to install carbon-monoxide alarms in every unit
of their properties. Multifamily dwellings are defined as buildings
with more than two units. Check your own state on this topic.
install, repair, maintain and test these devices in each unit before
it is leased. After the lease is signed, the tenant is responsible for
the upkeep of the alarm and replacement of batteries.
The law applies
to all multifamily residences that contain carbon monoxide sources or
are situated in structures that contain one or more sources of the
The law gives
flexibility to the types of alarms that are allowed, as well as the
power source — battery-powered, plug-in and hardwired alarms with