Fall Checklist for Your Home’s Exterior
What have you checked off on your fall maintenance list this year?
Fall is on its way, and many New Hampshire homes are starting their fall maintenance. What does that involve for you? Maybe your home needs a gutter installation, or new weatherstripping. Maybe there are issues with your roof. The actual maintenance you need to do varies from house to house, but there are certain standards that you’ll always have to check. What have you checked off your list?
If you have shingle roofing, take a look at it from the ground. Do you notice any curled, broken, or missing shingles? If you use a ladder to get a closer look, does your roof vent look cluttered or does the flashing look as though it’s coming loose? Discoloration is also something to look for. If you notice a large darker spot on your roof, you may have an issue with water damage. The lastthing you want to deal with during fall and winter is roof leaks. If you have a metal roof, you may look out for dents or any possible tears. If you notice any of these problems, call a trusted roofer to help with any repairs.
Your roof may be in good shape, but if your gutters aren’t, that won’t last for long. Fall can be a rough time of year for roof gutters, with all those falling leaves and storms. So before the weather becomes too harsh, give them a good look. Clean out any leaves and debris and check for scrapes, dents, or leaks. If your gutters are clogged, water is more likely to pool on your roof this season, while if they have leaks, the front of your house could have issues with water damage. If you need a replacement gutter installation, now is the time to find out.
Windows and Doors
Windows and doors are important to the insulation of your home during the cooler months. Good windows and doors will help to keep your home tightly sealed and comfortable, while poor windows and doors will allow too much heat to escape and cause drafts in your home, as well as high HVAC bills. You can test the air leakage of your windows and doors by lighting a candle nearby and seeing if the flame pulls in any particular direction. If you have a problem with air leakage, you may need to strengthen your weatherstripping, check the window or door frames, or even invest in replacement windows and doors.
Need help getting your home ready for fall? Contact Jancewicz & Son today for more information or a free quote on gutter installation and more.