Home maintenance can be a burden, especially if you’re normally busy. But what if we told you that you don’t have to waste your entire weekend assessing your home exterior’s condition?
Use these tips to spot red flags early, and learn how to address them properly:
Check the Attic
Experienced roofing companies agree that visiting your attic is a convenient way to tell whether your roof has problems. A leak usually leaves evidence in the form of water streaks or spots. They’re typically in a different color than the rest of the ceiling or wall, so you should be able to identify them easily.
Mold growth can be an indication of a roof problem. Mold only thrives in a moist environment, which is what the attic can become when there’s water intrusion.
Furthermore, the presence of mold can be the result of improper ventilation, which can be linked to a deficiency in the roof design.
Pay Attention to the Shingles
Shingles generally can’t hide their age. Their deterioration never stops, and some of them can look older due to their greater exposure to the elements.
Trustworthy roof repair experts, including Expert Contracting, advise looking for signs of shingle curling, cracking and balding. Missing shingles are a result of wind damage, so they must be fixed immediately to protect the sheathing from weather.
Look for Siding Imperfections
Walk around your yard and look for chipping, cracking, denting, fading and blistering to know if your siding panels are failing. You can wash off any dirt and grease accumulation with soapy water and a soft-bristled brush, but structural issues require replacement.
Fortunately, you can install new panels to get rid of the worn-out old ones without spending a fortune. Keep doing this so long as your siding system still has several years left in its expected service life.
Keep an Eye on Anything Sagging
Droops are a grave cause for concern. These problems don’t necessarily require roof replacement immediately, but procrastination allows them to progress enough to increase the chances of a collapse.
Moreover, sagging gutters and downspouts must be fixed before they’re outdoor hazards. When a storm comes, the rainwater can’t reach the ground safely, potentially ruining your landscaping and damaging your house’s foundation.
Entrust your home’s exterior maintenance needs to Expert Contracting. Call us at (716) 508-3700 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We serve clients in Hamburg, NY, and nearby areas.