Fall Maintenance Inspection

The fall is the best season to get outside and do some inspections on the exterior of your home. When you are completing your inspections, make sure to account for everything, such as; Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, and Gutters. Taking the time to inspect these systems will ensure that money is being saved and that your home is protected from all inclement weather.

Roofing

Inspecting your roof can mean the difference between a repair and a full replacement, which could mean the difference between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand dollars. Homeowners can avoid costs and further damages by knowing what to look for. Those signs are cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams, or broken flashing. In the event you notice any of these signs, it is important to contact a local roofing contractor and get a free estimate. 

Siding

Siding is just as important to maintain as the roofing system, but often, it is overlooked by homeowners. No matter what kind of siding you have on your home, whether it is Vinyl, Wood, Fiber Cement, Everlast Composite, Tando Stone or Tando Shake siding, you want to make sure all pieces are secured and in good shape. Areas where you notice of the siding where the seams are exposed needs to be fixed immediately to prevent interior water damage if you notice any separation.

Windows

Windows don’t only allow light in and keep insects and inclement weather out, they also benefit homeowners financially, as well as, aesthetically. Windows are, for the most part, maintenance free. But it is a good idea to check them periodically. Wood windows and doors need painting to protect from rotting and moisture build up. So it is important to ensure all caulking beads are applied properly, window sills, door thresholds, and the vertical kick plate just below the door is maintained.

Gutters

By simply cleaning out your gutters at least one time during the start of each season, you can improve the protection of your home, inside and out. The standing water and decaying leaves in your gutters will attract unwanted visitors around your home. It will also accumulate debris causing clogging and increase risk of water restriction throughout your gutter system. Putting a garden hose into your gutter will make sure the flow of water can run freely through the downspouts and ensure your system is clog-free.


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