Now that the weather is bearable outside, you can finally accomplish all of your annual spring chores for the exterior of your home. With all of the harsh weather conditions your home experienced these last few months, the least you could do is show you house some love! Here’s what you should do to maintain and protect your humble abode.
- Shingle Assessment – Heading up to the roof isn’t an everyday thing you normally do (nor should it be), so it’s good to go up there and check on how its shingles are doing. Look to see if any are missing, damaged, curled, or split. Any that are can lead to roof leaks that can further damage the structure of the roof. Be sure to have any damaged or missing shingles repaired and replaced ASAP!
- Siding Washdown – Dirt, mud, pollen, and road salt can easily build up on the siding of your home. This will make your house look drastically older, and to be frank — uglier. For those with vinyl siding, a simple soap and water wash will do just fine to make your home look brand new again!
- Gutter Check – With all of the snow and ice that piled on top of your roof and then melted, your gutters saw their fair share of work this past winter. Inspect them to make sure they are cleared of all debris, connected without gaps or cracks, and that there is no standing water in them. If your gutter system has any one of these problems, it’s best to have them repaired before it starts raining too much.
- Driveway Fixes – With all of the shoveling and freezing temperatures, your driveway might have sustained some damage recently. If any cracks emerged or small pieces went missing, fill them with the appropriate material. Leaving the damage for next winter can cause the driveway to become even more damaged.
By taking care of your home’s exterior now, you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of spring and summer without having to do much but admire your lovely home. When your roof, siding, or gutters need repair or replacement, contact Preferred Exterior. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.