To keep your home in the best shape possible, you must take the time to maintain it. A regular twice yearly maintenance routinecan help you catch potential problems before they cause extensive (and expensive) damage. If you can’t remember the last time you analyzed your home’s exterior, now is definitely the time to do so! Here are the major areas to focus on:
Regular roof maintenance is crucial for maintaining a dry, temperature-controlled home. Look for any missing or damaged shingles and missing or loose materials around your chimneys, vents, fascia boards, and skylights. You don’t need to climb onto your roof to look for these trouble spots. Simply walk around your home’s perimeter or use a pair of binoculars.
If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your gutters, you need to make this a top priority. Clogged gutters could lead to major water damage in your home. Check to ensure that your gutters are diverting water far from your home and they are not leaking from any seams.
Different types of siding require different kinds of care. Vinyl siding may need to be cleaned with a pressure washer to prevent mold growth and wood siding should be treated about every four years to protect it from the elements. At a minimum, check your siding for cracks, gaps, peeling, and areas in need of repair. Inspect caulking for gaps and all wood surfaces for weathering.
Door and Window Maintenance
To enjoy those lovely spring breezes you’ll want to make sure the screens on your doors and windows are in their best shape and that they are securely fastened. Check that all of your caulking and weather stripping has remained intact. If you saw condensation inside the glass on your double- or triple-glazed windows during the winter months, the weather seal has been compromised. You will need to replace either the glass or the entire window.
Routine maintenance is the best way to save money on home repair. If you are looking for assistance with any of your home exterior maintenance projects this spring, call SuperiorPRO. We are the #1 team in Atlanta to perform all your home’s, , , , , , and repairs and improvements. We can handle anything your home’s exterior needs and we have dozens of awards to prove it!