After a long and harsh winter, many homeowners are finding that they’re going to need to make a few repairs to their homes’ exteriors. After all of the snow and ice has melted, it’s a good idea to check into a few things about your home’s structure and the exterior of the home to see if anything was damaged or compromised over the long winter months. Here’s a short checklist of exterior repairs you may need to make this spring.
1. Roof Repair
One of the most important parts of a home is the roof, which is something that many homeowners don’t really pay much attention to until the ceiling is leaking. It’s worth walking around the perimeter of the home and looking for fallen shingles or any other parts of the roof that may have come dislodged or damaged. Have a look at the roof from the street and look for any bare patches or spots where the roof is showing any weaknesses.
2. Gutter Repair or Replacement
Part of a healthy home’s exterior is having a solid system of gutters. During a gutter inspection, make sure that all of the parts connected to the home are intact and that none of the parts are missing. Spring is an ideal time to clean gutters since there may still be some debris from autumn that was stuck in them through the winter. If you do find that your gutters are in need of repair or gutter replacement, get that taken care of before the rainy season really hits.
3. Siding Repairs
This is probably going to be the most obvious type of repair you may need. Again, after strong and harsh winter storms, it’s a good idea to make sure that all of your siding is intact. Once a piece of siding for homes is missing or compromised, it’s going to be much more easily blown away in spring storms. If you do find that there are weaknesses or missing portions of your siding, get them fixed as soon as possible.
Do you think you’re going to need to make siding, gutter, or roof repair this spring? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.