Tips for Maintaining Your Home’s Exterior
Spring is a time not only for cleaning the interior of your home but also for maintaining the exterior to remedy the issues caused by winter and to prepare the building for the summer – here are a few of the most important exterior maintenance tasks:
– Clean and repair the deck – wash your deck with water and detergent and then inspect every inch of it for cracks, decay, or small holes caused by insects, such as termites. Replace the boards that are soft or spongy to prevent accidents. Apply some fresh waterproof coating if necessary.
– Gutter repairs – check the gutters and the downspouts for clogs and cracks and remove whatever can obstruct the way of water. Debris, such as twigs, dust, or leaves can accumulate in the gutters, which can lead to serious water damage during the spring and summer.
– Roof inspections – you can inspect your roof from the ground using binoculars or you can go up and perform a detailed check if you are comfortable at heights. Look for curling or buckling shingles, cracked and lose tiles, discolored spots, and patches that may indicate mold or an infestation with algae or fungus. If you are not experienced in roof repairs, call a top-notch roofing Barrington contractor to perform the inspection and to handle the repairs.
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