From missing shingles to detached gutters, these issues stemming from severe storms can put your home at risk of water damage and other issues that can compromise its structural integrity. As a homeowner, you must be vigilant when it comes to protecting your home from unpredictable weather. Here are four ways to do so.
1. Inspect your roof. Whenever the seasons start to change, make it a point to inspect your roof and check for any signs of damage. Take note of tree limbs near your home; if they’re close to touching the shingles, make sure to trim them back. Also, examine your roof’s shingles, and make sure they are all in place and intact. Any missing or damaged shingles must be dealt with promptly to reduce the chances of water damage on your roof.
2. Clean out your gutters. Gutter installation professionals always advise about the importance of routine maintenance. In addition to getting rid of clogs that may hinder water runoff from getting drained, consider inspecting your gutters and downspouts if they are still in top shape. Consider adding a downspout extension to divert any rainwater away from your property and prevent flooding near your landscaping.
3. Maintain your exterior wall. Signs of water damage can appear in areas where there’s no apparent source. Take your exterior walls, for instance. Even if there’s no damage, you might notice discoloration, mold streaks or peeled paint on the surfaces. This could be a result of small holes or cracks in the wall’s exterior finish. Make sure it is properly maintained so that it won’t eventually succumb to the damaging effects of moisture.
Count on Northeast Gutters and Remodeling for your home improvement needs, including roofing and siding installation, gutter replacement and exterior painting. We take pride in our craftsmanship and are committed to providing you with affordable, dependable service delivered with the utmost professionalism. Call us today at (860) 899-7878, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation.