With the start of fall and the hustle and bustle of the holidays approaching, it’s a great time to check on your home’s exterior. The maintenance can seem like a tedious task, but it’s essential if you want to protect your property. Here are some areas and tasks you should pay special attention to!
CLEAN OR POSSIBLY REPLACE YOUR GUTTERS
Do it now before it is too late. You need to be cleaning your gutters at least a couple times a year and maybe more depending on how many trees you have. Not cleaning out gutters can cause leaks, mold, and even house damage. If there are gaps, cracks, or fractures, it is most likely time to replace your gutters.
CHECK ON YOUR ROOF
There are several signs that indicate your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. If a lot of granules have been lost, this might be your roof starting to show its age. If shingles are torn or starting to fall apart, this often indicates a replacement is needed.
You can choose a roofing company that offers free estimates, like Ridgeline Construction, to get a good idea of whether a full replacement is necessary or not.
If a few shingles are lifted, in some cases, a simple repair will do, but it’s worth getting a free inspection to make sure there’s not a bigger issue.
CONSIDER PAINTING YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR
If you are looking for a big change, the best option could be completely changing the color of your house. This could be adding a fresh coat of paint to your brick or adding new vinyl siding on the whole exterior of your home. It might not be the cheapest option, but if you are in need of a change as well as increasing the value of your home, this is a perfect project to complete before the weather gets colder.
EXAMINE YOUR SIDING
Other than your roof, siding is the largest exterior component of your home. Vinyl siding is waterproof, for the most part, but damage or poor installation can result in small gaps and cracks over time. These allow water to seep through, which can be a huge nightmare down the road.
TRIM DEAD OR DAMAGED TREE LIMBS
Falling debris like branches and tree leaves can damage shingles and clog your gutters, so if you see trees lingering around your roof, go ahead and get those trimmed back. It’s better to trim them now than for it to be a problem later when severe weather hits. It’s recommended to contact a professional for this job.
If you are looking for roof maintenance assistance, the professionals at Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors would love to help you. Contact us today!