Did you know that there is more to your home’s exterior than just siding and paint? After all, with no roof, your home’s interior would not be protected! (shocking, is not it?)
So, it’s fairly important to see that you take care of your home’s exterior. This doesn’t have to be part of this basic To Do list that you check off weekly, but it should definitely be a 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 need to replace!) .
Gutters – The gutters of your house control the amount of rainwater reaches your home’s exterior and protect your roofing as well as your home’s siding. Be certain they are attached correctly and aren’t sagging anywhere. It is also important to clean them periodically so there is no build up of debris.
Paint – Take some time to notice if you will need to touch up an area or call in a professional painting team. The status of the paint job/siding is going to be among the very first thing people notice.
Siding – If you have vinyl siding, or one of its sister products, then you will want to clean it off periodically using a pressure sprayer.
Windows – Make sure these are not only clean, but open and shut as they’re designed to do.
Patio or deck – e sure that the planks are sound, and that any debris is swept off of these. Not only does this look better, but you can prevent any harm brought on by critters/pests. Be particularly vigilant against areas around doors and windows – were wood decay can happen. If you see damage near these locations, make sure to find someone to check it out and determine the actions 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 before they fall away and leave your home exposed to the elements of nature.
Dealing with home exterior issues does not need to e stressful. Do some basic maintenance and then make certain to connect with the right companies within your community to aid with those aspects that you don’t feel qualified to do yourself.