Spring Is the Time for Exterior Maintenance, Especially of the Roof, Siding and Gutters


One of your roles as a homeowner is making sure preventative maintenance and repairs are done on your home in a timely manner. Whether you enjoy getting outdoors and completing DIY maintenance and repairs yourself or you prefer to delegate the projects to local roofing and siding service, spring is the perfect time to think about improving the exterior of your home. Here is are the most important maintenance and repairs you should focus on this spring.

Siding Maintenance and Repairs

Siding provides a wide range of benefits, such as providing additional insulation, and although one of the best benefits of siding is the ease in maintenance, there are some things you should do each spring to keep your siding in the best condition. Vinyl siding should be power washed at least once a year to prevent a buildup of dirt and grime. While cleaning the siding, you will have an opportunity to careful inspect it for any damage that may have occurred over the winter. If there is damage, make sure to contact a local roofing and siding company as soon as possible.

Roof Maintenance

Your roof is an extremely important component of your home. It helps to make it possible for you to live in a dry, temperature-controlled environment. By regularly maintaining your roof, you can avoid expensive repairs and expensive damages to the structure of your home. The spring is the ideal time to make sure the roof is clean and free from damage. The first step is to closely inspect the roof for loose shingles, black or green spots on the shingles, and damaged flashing. If you notice any problem with the roof, it is important that you have the repairs done as soon as possible to avoid the risk of further damage.

Gutter Maintenance

If it's been a while since you've cleaned the gutters, you could be putting your foundation, roof, siding, and windows at risk of water damage. When the gutters are full of leaves and debris, it causes the water to back up, which can end up under shingles, causing them to loosen and weaken. Poorly maintained gutters may also lead to problems with the siding, especially if the overflowing water ends up between the siding and the exterior walls of your home. If you aren't comfortable cleaning the gutters, be sure to hire a local professional to routinely clean and repair the gutters at least twice a year (at the end of fall and the beginning of spring).

In most situations, it shouldn't take more than one day to inspect the entire exterior of your home and clean up small areas, such as the gutters. However, if there are repairs that need to be made, it's much better to do them sooner rather than later. If you aren't comfortable climbing a ladder to inspect the roof and clean the gutters, hiring a professional, like those at Solis Roofing Contractors, is your best option.


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