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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.

Call (410) 519-1900