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Japanese Samurai Portrait Tattoos: An Artistic Statement

Japanese Samurai Portrait Tattoos: An Artistic Statement

Some people who have always wanted a tattoo, just like the look of it. They like the fact it makes them look different from the average person walking around. It may not mean much to them, as getting a tattoo to them, may be purely for aesthetic reasons. For some people, however, tattoos are a thing of art. Body art has exploded among the Millennial generation. Many more people are now getting unique tattoos that have a personal meaning to them. There are some places around the world that have inspired tattoo artists and enthusiasts alike. One of the best tattoo styles to take inspiration from, are those that have inking, in their culture. The Japanese samurais of past centuries tattooed themselves for many reasons. Those reasons have drifted down into the present day, and many people align themselves with them.

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The meaning

Samurai swordsman used tattoos as a means of declaring allegiance to their feudal masters. Their masters paid them a wage, gave them a room to stay in, and after long years of service, gave them land and property. The relationship between soldier and commander was much closer than other cultures of the same time period. Respect, honor, and loyalty were the key aspects of a samurai’s life. However, the tattoos they gave each other, weren’t lines or shapes, but rather, portraits of scenes and important figures in their lifestyle. Honorable samurais who died in battle, masters who were kind to their subjects, and maidens who blessed them before battle, were the most popular styles of the day.

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When bringing it to life

Japanese portrait art’s main colors are green, red, black and blue. You can bring your own inks to the tattoo artist you’ve chosen, so you can get the most authentic look possible. The best tattoo inks are hard to come by, so choosing the highest quality kinds will take a little research. They must also be FDA approved for safety and be low in toxicity. The best ingredient will either be arsenic or lead, but they should feature in the ink, in moderate quantities. The brighter, the better, because as the body art ages, the sun will gradually fade the ink away; therefore get it as bright as you can so it lasts a long time.

The style

Whichever style you’re looking for, the Japanese portrait art tattoo culture is not for the faint hearted. The portrait tattoos are artistic endeavors, and they require a lengthy process to be completed. The design must be exquisite, but also practical. This won’t be just any body art you’re getting, the Japanese take their tattoo history very seriously. Out of respect, you should carefully plan the type of style you’re going to have. Study various periods of the culture, such as the Feudal Edo Period. Portraits always have a figure in the frame, so you must choose an entity or a person that once lived as the main character of your tattoo. They can be aggressive, loving, powerful, wealthy or giving a symbolic gesture.

A portrait will most likely go on your back, legs or ribs, because this kind of art style, needs more room than just symbols and decal-like designs. It carries with it, a long and powerful history, so it’s wise to learn up on this style before you delve into it. The portrait you choose should have some personal meaning to you, so it’s a symbolic gesture as well as a personal statement.

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Are You At A Crossroads In Your Relationship? How To Choose The Right Path

Are You At A Crossroads In Your Relationship? How To Choose The Right Path

There comes a time in life when many of us find ourselves at a crossroads. Perhaps you’re thinking about changing your job, or you wonder if your partner is really the one. If you’ve been having troubles in your relationship, you’re considering a change of direction, and you’re not sure which path to take, hopefully, this guide will come in handy.

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Identifying issues

If you feel like you need to make a decision between staying and leaving, try and pin down the reasons why you’re doubting the future of your relationship. What has caused you to ask questions? Do you see other couples and secretly wish you had what they have or have you come to the realization that your relationship isn’t making you as happy as it used to? Do you want more from life or are you worried that your partner is cheating on you or hiding something from you? Once you know why you have doubts and unanswered questions, you can start finding solutions. Maybe you need to have a discussion, or perhaps you’d feel more comfortable using services like https://www.investigators.net.au/private-investigation-services/surveillance/ to get an answer. Whatever is making you feel uneasy, make sure you think carefully before making a decision. If you do suspect a partner of being unfaithful or you have concerns about how they spend their time or money, get the facts first. It can sometimes be easy to misread the signs or put two and two together and get five.

Talking

If you’re having difficulties in your relationship, don’t bury your head and hope they go away. Tackle issues front-on, and be honest with each other. Sit down and talk about the situation and share what’s going on in your head. There can be barriers when it comes to communication, and you shouldn’t assume that your partner has the ability to read your mind. Something that is getting you down and occupying all your thoughts could be remedied by one simple conversation. If you find it hard to open up, it may be worth considering booking some sessions with a therapist or a relationship counselor. If you struggle with conversation, you may also find this article useful https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201406/5-tips-tough-conversations-your-partner.

Putting yourself first

Often, we make decisions based on what would benefit other people, but ultimately, when it comes down it, you have to put yourself first in certain situations. There’s no point in dragging something out that isn’t making you happy because you don’t want to upset your partner. It’s very distressing to feel like you’re hurting somebody who means so much to you, but making that call may be the best option for both of you.

Do you feel like the future of your relationship is uncertain? If you’re at a crossroads, it’s important that you make the right decision and you take the right path for you. Consider why you have doubts and try and find solutions to problems. Talk to each other, be open, and make the call based on what will benefit you most.

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Poison Plants Ruining your Summer?

By Guest Blogger Gene C.

Poison Plants Ruining your Summer?

Do you know of any plants that cause an allergic reaction to over 50 million Americas every year?  A species of plants that over 85% of the worlds population is allergic to?

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, & Poison Sumac are poisonous plants that dwell in most parts of the United States and can camouflage itself in your garden.  Without knowing its whereabouts or its defining characteristics, this can certainly ruin a weekend if infected.

Redness, itching, and blistering are all side effects of the allergic reaction that can be caused by coming into contact with these plants and not taking the proper actions to rid oneself of the infection.

Next time you are curious about a mysterious green on your property or an awkward looking plant on your stroll through the woods, keep this infographic in mind before grabbing what could be an itchy mistake.

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Are Men at a Disadvantage in Modern Dating?

By Guest Blogger Stefan S.

Are Men at a Disadvantage in Modern Dating?

The answer to this question is far more complicated than it seems at first. The fact that more and more women are getting higher education and jobs that allow them full independence has made women kind of ‘useless.’ Once they establish themselves, many women turn to younger men for romantic adventure, more than anything else, making cougar dating increasingly popular.

Girl 1, Boys 0

Experts and laymen alike will agree that we are undergoing one of the biggest social revolutions known to man thanks to feminist and empowering movements encouraging girls to pursue higher education and professional careers. Girls make up 57 percent of university students, outnumbering men in every program, including math and engineering. Two thirds of medical students are now women, compared to only 29 percent in the early 1990s. This means that far more women are coming out of universities than men, which will have huge social ramifications down the road, including a more emotionally stable and an overall much nicer business culture.

However, with so many girls climbing up the social, educational and professional ladder, where does that leave boys? Well, to put it bluntly, it leaves them way behind. It is a known evolutionary fact that females prefer males who are equal or better than them in terms of intellectual abilities, social status and the overall ability to take good care of their families. On the one hand, the future looks bright for women in the workforce, but who are they going to marry as they surpass their male peers in every aspect? Will they turn into cougars once they give up on marriage and the men of their generation? Quite possibly.

The Makings of a Cougar

Another issue is that most women opting for higher education come from middle-class families, and as they mature, they become sophisticated, educated and self-confident women looking for men who are higher up on every ladder than they are. So where does that leave the working-class men? Simply, nowhere. All the Bridget Joneses won’t even give them the time of day, and pretty soon this wonderful social revolution we’re all experiencing will lead to women running out of men to marry. Enter Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, Courtney Cox, and the bunch.

So, who’s really at a disadvantage? The women who can’t find suitable dates that are intelligent, educated and positioned well enough, i.e. better than them, or the men who as it seems can’t keep up? It’s clear that both women and men are challenged when it comes to their dating options, which begs the question – what do they do? Past a certain point in life, many women turn toward younger men who may not be able to provide stability, but can provide a new kind of zest for life. And as for men dating older women, they know that older women won’t try to change them, and make them into something they’re not because older women don’t need younger men, they want them.

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Tinder Tourism: is it Time to Evolve?

By Guest Blogger Stefan S.

Tinder Tourism: is it Time to Evolve?

Evolution is a funny business. Is Tinder evolving? Are we to evolve past Tinder? The answer to both questions is yes. You might remember the time when you had to open a stinky browser to date online, but then Tinder came along and revolutionized dating on the internet. However, many people are wondering whether the time has come to dethrone Tinder, but the biggest problem is that we’re still waiting for the successor. And whether you’re into dating black women or you prefer Asian, senior and divorced, you must have unknowingly come across a Tinder tourist at least once who ruined it all. And that’s why Tinder tourists have to go. Or do they?

“S/he Just Wanted a Tour Guide with Benefits”

If you live in a big city, you must have come across a tourist using Tinder to score some quick dates with a little tour guide on the side, or vice versa. Tinder was supposed to be used by ‘dateable’ singles to meet and start a romance, not meet, start a romance, and then leave on Sunday night without even saying as much as a goodbye. This is an enormous waste of someone’s time, not to mention hurtful because it makes the other person feel tricked into talking to someone who was just looking for a little action during their travels.

Tinder Tourism Enthusiasts

However, not everyone is angry at Tinder tourists. There are lots of people out there who date them, and some even develop friendships afterwards.

As Tinder CEO Sean Rad once put it, Tinder is a place for “social discovery”. And to many people it is, and those are the kinds of people who don’t take dating too seriously. What’s more, when both persons are aware of the situation and lay down some ground rules, Tinder tourism can be a wonderfully intimate experience for the tourist both with the other person and their city. Not to mention all the great places to eat that a Tinder tourist will get to see that are never in any guidebooks.

So What’s The Verdict?

Given that there are loads of people who think Tinder tourism is a great way to meet new cultures, friends and lovers, there is nothing left to do but to declare a tie. Still, it goes without saying that all Tinder tourists should make their ‘identities’ known, such as adding ‘French guy in London’ in their bio to avoid deceiving anyone. Plus, wouldn’t that be a great conversation starter?

What’s also very important is the fact that anyone who’s into Tinder tourism should insist on meeting in a public place. And if you happen to be one of those people who’re looking for a serious relationship, when you find yourself in a conversation with a Tinder tourist, it would be best to just get out of it quickly before anyone’s time gets wasted.

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Friends with Benefits Turned Love or Gone Wrong

By Guest Blogger Stefan S.

Friends with Benefits Turned Love or Gone Wrong

Past a certain point in life, having friends with benefits amounts to having a companion to share the lonely days with more than anything else. However, we shouldn’t rule out the fact that when it comes to over 50 dating, for instance, passion can strike when you least expect it like a summer thunderstorm. In other age groups, many singletons out there are excited to meet new people, engage in new activities, and date outside of their social circles. On the other hand, there are those who like to play it safe with the people they’re already comfortable with, and take things to the next level with a close friend or an acquaintance. Today, we take a look at all sorts of friends with benefits, and whether such relationships have a chance to succeed.

The Familiarity Is Attractive

Lots of people out there like to meet someone new and start over with a clean slate. However, there are also those who prefer to stay on the familiar ground and romance friends they already know well. For many singles who take their friendships to the next level, this familiarity is key because they probably dread the idea of washing a stranger’s pair of shorts or being spooned by someone they’ve known for less than a year. Not surprisingly, their solution to this problem is to go for someone from their existing circle of friends.

It’s Convenient

For many individuals, dating can be challenging on so many levels, from having trouble joining new social groups due to anxiety to living in remote regions where there aren’t that many new people to meet. However, if they opt to ask a friend out, they already know they have a bunch of things in common, and they don’t have to introduce them to anyone, which is super convenient to people who appreciate practicality. There won’t be any awkward introductions to judgmental friends or family who just happen to like the old guy/girl better, and refuse to give another living soul a chance.

When Things Go Wrong

Asking a friend out can be a great idea in terms of trying to cure loneliness within one’s comfort zone. However, more often than not, the friends with benefits kinds of relationships end badly for everyone, from the people who actually dated to the entire group of friends who now have to pick sides in this futile dispute. Having a falling out with a friend is always stressful regardless of the reason, but losing friends past a certain point in life due to ‘romantic misunderstandings’ is seldom ever worth it.

The Verdict

In this debate there is no clear winner, and we can’t know what the future has in store for us unless we give a relationship a try. Being aware of the risks, such as losing a friend, and maybe a few others who side with them after the breakup, is crucial when deciding which course of action to take, but at the end of the day the heart wants what it wants.

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Escaping The “ZONE”, 🚷THE FRIEND ZONE🚷

By Guest Blogger, Cy Bryon

Escaping The “ZONE”

🚷THE FRIEND ZONE🚷

 

So you have this friend, you’re both attracted to one another, you decide to start messing with each other, but what use to be so simple, now all of a sudden, begins to become confusing and awkward. Then you realize, “oh shit” I stepped in feelings!

Life suddenly begins to change.

You two find yourself out and about, with what was once a friendly introduction of one another, now requires thought and a possible label. And now in the day of social media, they have still yet to invent this emoji to describe your current relationship status! (So I’ll go with 😡 lol.)

You have no easy answer without explaining the entire situation. “Yeah, I’m single but I’m dating X. I mean we’re not in a relationship yet but…..” or “I guess I am seeing someone right now but we’re not exclusive so….

It happens more and more frequently everywhere you go. It never fails, someone seems to always ask, or assumes that the other party is your “girlfriend” or “boyfriend” and its directed at one of you. The terrible awkward silence that will inevitably follow for a few seconds after is seriously like a personal version of the ball drop on Y2K. (If you’re old enough to understand that metaphor haha…)

Once again, something once so simple, now is like your very breath depends upon the answer that is to come. For example, you’re out with other friends, and in passing, you see each other. You internally freak out, not sure what level of acknowledgement should suffice in this scenario. Do you just say hello without any physical contact? Do you hug? Do you share an appropriate intimate gesture? Hell, you don’t even know what is considered appropriate anymore because you now are so cautious, like a child with their favorite toy. You don’t want to risk breaking it because you’ve had it so long and you know if anything happened to it nothing from that point in life would ever be the same again.

Oh, and not to add to all the confusion and awkwardness that exists already, we’ve forgot the most fun part. Yep, that moment you run into an ex, yeah, that one you had to explain to numerous times that there was never anything between you and your best ‘friend’, who ironically is, yep, your new romantic interest. Enjoy trying to explain the ‘it just sorta happened’ story. This is where hope for oblivion becomes your new best friend .

Anyway, as time begins to pass and you’ve become accustom to your newfound awkwardness, you’ll begin to see that you unintentionally begin to subconsciously include them more and more in your future. And when making plans, you begin to plan for two. On the flipside, you become hesitant about bringing them to an event or situation that involves a plus one. I mean you want to bring them, but you don’t want to face the barrage of questions you get before you decide you are official. You know the whole official “What are we” conversation. (AHHHHHHHH not a Label…)

You may notice yourself getting (secretly) jealous when other people are hitting on the person you’re with. You’re not at that point where you are in a secure relationship yet, so it worries you a little bit, although you don’t want to worry. In fact, you may begin to worry about why your worrying! You might begin to question everything and making sense of nothing.

Uggggh, why is it so difficult to do something that seems like it should be so simple?

You find yourself hanging out with a bunch of friends who are in relationships, and all of a sudden, you realize that you’re both the only ones who are technically not in a full-blown out relationship.

You are not alone.

I’ve heard so many times in life that those in the best relationships are often best friends. However, I have noticed that a majority of those relationships started as complete strangers and over time they grew into best friends. It is a difficult road to take when you’re already good friends and want to venture into a relationship. So many things become involved that normally wouldn’t be questioned when entering this form of relationship. You often know so much more about the person and there are the risk of losing the friendship forever if things go south between the two of you.

It can be one of the most difficult decisions you may ever make. Then again, it could be one of the most beautiful relationships you could ever have.

How do you get to the next level?

My advice is after you step back and weigh the risk, be open to conversation about it. One of the worst feelings in the world is living with regret of your true feelings never being revealed. Like Garth Brooks says, and I quote, “ Tell that someone that you love, just what you’re thinking of, if tomorrow never comes.”

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What To Do When You Want Her To Feel Special

What To Do When You Want Her To Feel Special

An important tip for the guys out there: whoever your lady is, she wants to feel special. In fact, everyone, in one way or another, wants to feel special. It’s all about finding out the differences in what makes them feel that way. Between guys and girls, there are similarities, but there are also common traits they share that they might not understand about one another. So, what can you do that’s certain to make her feel special, loved, and lucky to have you?

 

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Dress to impress

Men tend to be more visual creatures than women but that doesn’t mean that women don’t pay attention to how a man looks. They see the underlying value of that appearance as well as the appearance itself. If you take care of your grooming, if you accessorize your clothes, and put some effort in, she will see that. She’ll like that you’re putting the effort into how you appear when you go out with her. But she will also appreciate the fact that you’re publicly appearing as you are. Humans are very social creatures after all, and women prove to usually be a bit more adept at reading a social scene better than a man. They will appreciate being with someone who isn’t embarrassing to be seen with.

Appreciation and acknowledgment

Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen does not work in a relationship. Yes, there’s a certain excitement to dates with tension. But that tension doesn’t work for a long time. You don’t have to agree with her on absolutely everything and trying to do so will just appear desperate. But when she accomplishes something, when she looks good, when she smells good, show you appreciate it. Make her feel good for the things that she does. Don’t feel like withholding praise is only going to make her more desperate to get it. That’s a short-sighted tactic that just makes you look like a bit of a jerk at the end of it.

 

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Make your mark

Women love gifts. In fact, everyone loves gifts. But there’s a certain kind of gift that is destined to have the impact of really making her feel special. It’s when you get her something that she can display and wear as a sign of your relationship. Now, you should be careful when it comes to getting her gifts that she can wear. There are a lot of missteps to go when picking out clothes, for instance. That’s why traditionally jewelry makes for a great go-to gift. So long as you don’t pick something too scarce or too garish and you know her size, a 3 carat diamond ring speaks volumes to how much you value her. If she’s into you, she’ll be proud to wear it on her finger afterward. That can also serve as a sign of how much she appreciates that you value her.

Little touches

Now, this doesn’t mean you should take free reign to start feeling however you like. When you’re spending time with her in a casual setting, such as a date, then keep touches appropriate. However, little touches like on her wrist, her elbow, or brushing her hair back can work wonders. You have to make sure she’s comfortable with it, of course. Test the waters to see how she reacts. A lot of women love little touches because of the tactile bond that builds. But it also makes them feel desirable. It shows that you want to touch them, which is just as important as the touch itself. It’s a classy way to show you want them.

 

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Remember what she says

This shouldn’t really be a tip, but it’s a very consistent complaint by women that guys they date tend to be pretty bad at remembering what they might consider important details. For instance, what she likes, what she dislikes, and what her values are. Pay attention to her when she talks. But not only her. If she’s introducing you to friends and family, it’s because she wants to welcome you into her life. If you then go on to forget the names of every single person she introduces you to, it doesn’t just reflect on how you consider those people. It reflects on how you consider anyone close to her and, in response, her.

No-one wants to be in a relationship where they don’t feel valued or that the details of their life aren’t that important to their partner. If you want to keep her sweet, then make her feel special. If you’re lucky, she’ll make you feel the same way.

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6 Ways To Be The Most Handsome Version Of You

6 Ways To Be The Most Handsome Version Of You

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Men, everyone is different. This is a good thing because every woman has different tastes and preferences; they don’t all fancy David Beckham. That isn’t the only reason you should try and stop modeling yourself on Becks, though. The other reason you need to stop and look for style inspiration elsewhere is simply that you may not be suited for his designer stubble and groomed locks.

Like we said, everyone is different; different face shapes and different body build, and choosing styles that suit what we were given is the only way to accentuate your most handsome of features. That’s where we come in because we’ve got some top tips and tricks to help you look like the best you that there has ever been.

  1. Face Shape

Before you pop into a clothing store or barber’s, your first stop needs to be the mirror. This is because you need to know what face shape you are rocking. Are you oval? Round? Heart shaped? Diamond? Oblong? Or even square? If your eyes are flicking between this and the mirror and you haven’t got the foggiest, then check out this flowchart by thebeautydepartment.com for a better idea.

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  1. Hair For Your Face

How you rock your hair is going to have the biggest impact on your face, which is why getting your haircut absolutely spot on is going to be so influential on how handsome you look. The wrong cut can make you look a little, well, off, while these sexy hair tips can make you more sexy. If you’ve got a roundish face, then square it off with a style that is short at the sides and long on top. If you’re facing is more oblong, then a shortcut with the same length on top as on the sides will work wonders. Forget Beckham, it is all about you.

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  1. Best Beard Advice

Beards are in. That’s a fact. But knowing which beard-type is best for you isn’t as easy as just growing some facial fur. Royale beard, circle beard, goatee, Van Dyke, Balbo, and anchor; these are just a few of the different style that you can choose from. Luckily, by knowing your face shape, you can use the ULTIMATE beard maintenance guide from 99centrazor.com to get the perfect look to suit you. What you are aiming to do is create a graduated, oval shape for your face.

  1. Get The Glasses Right

Summer is here and that means sunglasses can be added to your hot, hot, hot arsenal. But getting the style of glasses is right is going to have just as much an impact on your face shape as hair or beard. If you’re willing to spend a bit more or sturdy, designer glasses then places like Sunglasses Hut will be able to match a style to you. If you’re like us and just want to get something cool but cheap, then offset what you have. If it is a round face, go with large and square glasses. If you have a squarer face, then a light frame will work better.

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  1. Smart Shirts For Smart Looks

Way too many handsome gents don’t realize how much their shirt collars affect their look and accentuate their shape. Yeah, there are different collar shapes and, yeah, which shirt collar you pick matters. Basically, the wider your face is the closer together, more pointed and narrower your collar should be. If you have a more angular face, however, like a Robert Pattinson, then a wider spread collar is going to work better for you.

  1. An Instagram That Suits You

We all use Instagram and Facebook, and we all want to look our best in the photos we upload and share. Luckily you can trick the camera into making you look like that demi-God you have always wanted to be. Slimmer, taller, shorter wider; these are all things you can alter with angles, backgrounds and the clothes you wear. If you want to look slimmer, turn forty-five degrees so that the camera sees that little bit less of you. If you want to look taller, then make sure the camera lens is pointed up at you from waist height or lower. Alternatively, sit down – apparently, the brain doesn’t look for height when people are sat down. When it comes to looking younger, your best bet is to have a subdued background and colorful clothing will help you stand out while also allowing your clothes to be a little distraction. Oh, and you can’t go wrong with black and white can you, let’s be honest.

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Protecting the Roof Over Your Head

Protecting the Roof Over Your Head

Most people know that our roof protects us. It shields us from things like bad weather, rodents and insects, and it keeps us warm at night when we’re sleeping in bed. However, there are times when we also need to give our roof a bit of love and care as well in order to keep it in top condition to protect us. As much as we need our roof, it needs us too.

 

But how can you protect your roof? There are plenty of ways to clean it, renovate it and even repair it without needing the help of a contractor. However, specialised roof services like Anderson Contractors are invaluable if you need some serious help with the roof over your head. Many roof repairs and renovations require at least two people to perform safely. It’s not recommended to tackle these on your own because it can be incredibly dangerous to climb up a roof on your own unless you have scaffolding set up, which is both expensive and time-consuming.

 

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Roof repairs can be expensive, but it’s worth the money

 

DIY roof repairs can save you a lot of money if you’re willing to put some time and effort into learning how to do them. Luckily for you, most roof repairs are easy to carry out assuming you have a bit of help from friends or family. Most of the cost comes down to expertise and experience, which is something you can guarantee your contracting has. When you carry out your own repairs, the majority of the cost will come down to the materials and equipment you need. Thankfully, roof repair and maintenance doesn’t need much equipment besides a few tools to remove shingles and tiles.

 

Don’t use a pressure cleaner

 

One of the worst things you can do to your roof is blast it with a pressure cleaner. The strength of the water can lead to many problems in the future, such as loosening tiles or even cracking them under the immense pressure of a specialised cleaning machine. If you want to clean off dirt and grime from your roof with a pressure cleaner, then use the lowest possible setting so that it doesn’t damage your roof. Alternatively, simply use a cloth and a brush to scrape off dirt and grime, or consider using a chemical roof cleaner to get rid of moss.

 

If your roof is noticeably aged, such as having lots of stains, missing tiles and the shingles are curved or cracked, then it might be time to have your entire roof replaced. Regular roof maintenance can keep its appearances up and help prolong its life, but no roof is sturdy enough to last more than 15 years without a replacement. If you’re going to replace your entire roof, then dedicated lots of days to it in a row so you can finish it in a timely manner. If you can’t make the time, then consider hiring a contractor instead. An ageing roof is susceptible to leaks, letting in rodents and insect infestations, and could even collapse depending on the structural integrity.

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