Fall Maintenance Inspection
The fall is the best season to get outside and do some inspections on the exterior of your home. Specifically, when completing your assessments, make sure to account for everything, such as; Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, and Gutters for fall maintenance. Lastly, saving money and protecting your home from inclement weather is the goal. As a result, any homeowner can do these two things by taking time to inspect your home.
Inspecting your roof can mean the difference between a repair and a complete replacement. As a result, this could mean the difference between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand dollars. Furthermore, by knowing what to look out for, homeowners can avoid higher costs and further damages. Generally speaking, those signs are cracked, warped, or missing. Lastly, contact a local roofing contractor and get a free estimate if you notice any of these signs.
Siding is just as essential to maintaining as the roofing system. Often, homeowners overlook the siding maintenance. Furthermore, it does not matter what type of siding you have on your home. Whether your home has Vinyl, Wood, Fiber Cement, Everlast Composite, Tando Stone, or Tando Shake siding, you want to ensure all pieces are secured and in good shape. Lastly, immediately address any siding seams that are separate from one another and exposing Tyvek.
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. As a result, appropriately applying all caulking beads will ensure window sills, door thresholds, and the kick plate is well maintained.
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. Additionally, 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 the risk of water restriction throughout your gutter system. Putting a garden hose into your gutter will ensure that water is flowing. Additionally, it will guarantee that water can run freely through the downspouts and ensure your system is clog-free.