Now that winter is over, it’s time to leap into action and start doing home improvements. The drafty winter can cause damage to your roof, gutters, and even your foundation. A spring home checklist is a good way to start. A checklist will help you put together a maintenance plan for your home. A well maintained home will appreciate in value. Here are some simple tips to get you started.
First, it is important to check the condition of your roof. You should contact a local roofing company to inspect the condition of your roof. All missing or damaged shingles need to be replaced immediately to prevent further damage once summer arrives. The sealant around plumbing vents, skylights, and chimneys need to be inspected by a professional and, if necessary, repaired by a professional roofer. Deteriorated flashing can allow water to seep into the house, damaging the interior. Also, make sure tree branches are not touching the roof. This will prevent roof damage from spring storms. If your roof is worn, a roof replacement by a professional roofer may be necessary.
Gutters need to be checked and cleaned at least twice a year to prevent damage and blockages. Robbins Roofing and Guttering can clean your gutters, and look for paint failure, leaks, wood rot, and sagging gutters caused by blockage. Downspouts should be clear, free of debris, and should drain away from your home’s foundation. Downspout outlets should drain on soil sloping away from the house. If your home has improper downspouts outlets, call in a professional to do the repairs.
If you’re ready to do your home improvement and need help, please contact us at Robbins Roofing and Construction. We’d love to meet you and discuss all repairs or installations. We will also provide you with a free quote.