Did you know that there is more to your home’s exterior than just siding and paint? Sure, you might recognize that, but it should also be noted that your roof is also a portion of the outside of your home. After all, with no roof, your home’s interior would not be protected! (shocking, is not it?)
So, it’s quite important to realize that you look after your home’s exterior. This doesn’t need to be a part of the basic To Do list which you check off each week, but it should definitely be part of that quarterly list! By doing so, you have a better prospect of identifying home exterior concerns and being able to stay a step ahead of them – before they get full on problems that are expensive to repair (or will need to replace!) .
Gutters – The gutters of your home control the quantity of rainwater reaches your home’s exterior and protect your roofing as well as your home’s siding. Be sure they’re attached correctly and are not sagging anywhere. It is also important to clean them occasionally so there is no build up of debris.
Paint – Take time to notice if you will need to touch an area or phone in a professional painting crew. The status of the paint job/siding will be one of the first thing people notice.
Windows – Make sure these aren’t only clean, but open and close as they’re designed to do.
Patio or deck – e sure that the planks are sound, and that any debris is swept from them. Does this look better, but you can prevent any harm caused by critters/pests. Be particularly vigilant against areas around windows and doors – were wood rot can occur. If you notice damage near these places, be sure to find someone to check it out and determine the action to be taken.
Roofing/Shingles – Walk around your house and note any areas where shingles may have pulled away or are loose/missing. If you see any, repair them until they fall away and leave your home exposed to the elements of nature.
Dealing with home exterior issues doesn’t have to e stressful. Do some basic maintenance and then be sure to connect with the perfect companies within your community to help with those aspects that you don’t feel qualified to do yourself.