Summer is for planning getaways or lazily lounging in your own home. Before you head out on your vacations, you have to make sure that your home is ready for summer.
Home maintenance is important even in the summertime. So, it’s important to avoid common mistakes, including:
Failing to Inspect Your Gutters
Now that the rainy days are over, it is time to inspect the gutters. People tend to ignore their roofing system since their surroundings are dry. However, debris and leaves might be lodged in your gutters causing a blockage. By simply inspecting them, you can avoid impending drainage problems.
Ignoring Your Siding
Most homeowners are not aware that the exterior siding of their houses should also be maintained. Siding protects the house from extreme conditions all year round so it is beneficial if you take good care of it. One way to do that is to keep your siding free of mold, algae and mildew.
Overlooking Your Windows
The next time you peek outside your window, try looking at the actual window. See if there is rotting, peeling, blistering or fading. Window damage can be easily overlooked until it becomes extensive and beyond repair. Follow this tip to avoid costly window replacement.
Refusing to Get Your Roof Checked
The summer heat can be quite overwhelming so climbing onto the roof might be the last thing that you want to do. Why not hire a reliable roofer to do the job for you? Checking for damaged shingles is a must to prevent roof leaks from happening. Plus, a roofer has the experience and safety equipment to do the job.
Not Paying Your Attic a Visit
The patio and garden are very inviting places to be in during summer. After all, feeling the summer breeze and enjoying the bright sky can lighten up anyone’s mood. So, owners may not even consider climbing into their attics
From now on, try to go up there, and look for signs of dampness, mildew, leaks, pests and holes in the roof.
Krech Exteriors, the best roofing contractor in town, can be your partner in keeping your home in top shape, no matter the season. For more information about our products and services, call us at (651)968-8888. We serve residents of St. Paul, Minneapolis and the surrounding areas.