Did you know that there’s more to your house’s exterior than just paint and siding? After all, without the roof, your home’s interior wouldn’t be protected! (shocking, is not it?)
So, it’s fairly important to realize that you look after your home’s exterior. This doesn’t need to be a part of this basic To Do list which you check off weekly, but it should definitely be a part of the quarterly list! In that way, you have a better chance of identifying home outdoor issues and being able to stay a step ahead of them – before they become full on problems that are costly to repair (or need to replace!) .
If you’re new to home ownership, then determining which type of checking on the home exterior needs to be done can be stressful.
Be certain they’re attached correctly and are not sagging anywhere. Additionally it is important to clean them occasionally so that there is no build up of debris.
Paint – Take time to notice if you need to touch an area or phone in a professional painting crew. The status of the paint job/siding will be one of the first thing people notice.
Siding – If you have vinyl siding, or one of its sister products, then you may wish to clean it off periodically using a pressure sprayer.
Windows – Be sure these aren’t just clean, but open and close as they’re designed to do.
Patio or deck – e sure that the planks are solid, and that any debris is swept from them. Not only does this look better, but you can prevent any damage caused by critters/pests. Be especially vigilant against areas around doors and windows – were wood decay can happen. If you notice damage near these locations, be sure to find someone to check it out and determine the action to be taken.
Roofing/Shingles – Walk around your house and note any areas where shingles may have pulled off or are loose/missing. If you see any, repair them before they fall away and leave your home exposed to the elements of nature.
Dealing with home exterior issues doesn’t have to e stressful. Do some simple maintenance and then make certain to connect with the right companies within your community to aid with those aspects that you don’t feel qualified to do yourself.