Now that spring is finally arriving, it’s time to get outside and see what Old Man Winter has done to your home. Wind, snow, ice and the freeze-thaw cycle can take their toll on your home’s protective shell. Assessments should also be done after major storms.
Here is a checklist of things to look for:
Are there curling, missing or broken shingles?
Is there loose material at chimneys, pipes and other roof penetrations?
Is there shingle grain in gutters? This gives added weight and protection from the UV rays.
Are there wet areas on the inside of your home indicating roof or siding leaks?
Are there any sagging areas on the roof?
Are there cracks or missing mortar in the chimney?
Is there debris collected on the roof?
Are there tree branches close to the roof?
Do you see any signs of water intrusion or light coming through in the attic?
Are the gutters overflowing?
Are they coming away from the house, sagging or dipping?
Are they full of debris?Now is a good time to have Leaf Relief gutter guards installed.
Are there any loose, missing or cracked pieces of siding or trim?
Is there any rotten wood, including window and door trim, soffit and fascia?
Is the caulking around windows and doors cracked?
Are your windows drafty or uninsulated?
Have the seals failed allowing moisture between the panes?
Are they hard to open and close properly?
Now is the time to take care of any issues before they become costly problems.Fichtner Services can help. Call us for a FREE ESTIMATE or to schedule a Maintenance Service for any of the above items.
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