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For some people, it seems like home improvement is a continual process, in that there’s always something that can be done do to make the home more beautiful, entertaining, and energy-efficient. However, there are few things more rewarding than knocking some renovations off your to-do list.

Allentown residents are resilient, self-sufficient people who like to DIY, but there are some home renovations that are better left to professional contractors. Some jobs are just too critical, complicated, or dangerous for you to complete yourself if you aren’t a professional with years of experience. These following remodeling jobs are some of the top jobs that you’d need the expertise of the pros for.

Roofing

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Outside of your home’s foundation, the roof is probably the most important part of the structure. It’s almost like the backbone of your house, and if it’s damaged or malfunctioning, then your whole home will feel the consequences.

It’s important for you to be able to recognize the signs it’s time to replace your roof. Also, you should check your roof twice a year to make sure that your shingles are in good condition. If you notice that your shingles are curling, peeling, torn from wind damage, or exposing nails, then you probably need a new roof.

If you’re not a roofer, then you should think twice about getting on top of your house to perform roof repairs, and if you still want to do it after thinking twice, then think three times. Roof repairs aren’t as easy as you may think they are, so calling a roofing company could save you a lot of headaches.

If your roof has storm damage or is just worn from years of taking a pounding from the elements, then call on professionals with years of experience to handle your roof replacement. Master’s Home Solution is one of the leading Allentown roofers — they have GAF certification, and they’ve been providing excellent service to Bethlehem, Easton, Allentown PA, and the rest of the Lehigh Valley for years. Homeowners have turned to them for everything from metal roofs to slate roofs; and for you entrepreneurs, they even do commercial roofing.

Plumbing

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Leaky or clogged pipes can do unimaginable damage to a home and your health, given time. If you need some plumbing done as part of your home remodeling, then call a professional to ensure high-quality work is carried out.

Sometimes the damage to your plumbing can be as small as tightening a few screws or replacing washers. But if you’re not a plumber, then you won’t even know what to look for. Just because you can tell your plumbing system uses self sealing washers doesn’t mean that you should replace them yourself. Leave the plumbing to the pros and get the job done right the first time.

Siding

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Exterior home repairs are about more than just beautifying your home. If you have vinyl siding on your home, then it provides protection from storms and also impacts your home’s energy efficiency. When you see signs of wear and tear on your siding, you need to act fast.

Not all siding is equal, and hiring a contractor is the only way to make sure that you’ll get quality products for your house’s exterior. Another great thing about hiring professional contractors is that you can get full-service exterior home repairs and save money. Bundling your exterior home repairs is much more cost-efficient than getting everything remodeled separately.

Most companies that do siding also do windows and gutters as well. So when you have a contractor look at your siding, you should have them do a full-service inspection of the outside of your house. Be sure to ask them about getting a warranty for everything they replace. You don’t want to have to end up out of pocket to repair damage from a freak incident or subpar work.

Kathy Heckle