Summer is a great time to spend some extra time outside working on your home’s landscaping and exterior. Over the winter months, damage can occur to your home’s exterior that may go unnoticed, so spring and summer are a perfect time to take a closer look at your roof and siding. Here are some summer maintenance items that shouldn’t be ignored before fall and winter come again.
Replace Damaged Roof Shingles
Over the winter and spring, roof shingles can be damaged by rain, snow, and ice. These damaged shingles should be replaced during the summer to prevent leaks and more damage from occurring. A quick roof inspection can reveal any problem areas and shingles can be replaced in those spots to prevent further damage to the roof. By keeping up with minor roof repairs like replacing shingles as needed, you can help extend the life of your roof.
Replace Damaged Siding
Keeping up with minor repairs to your siding can have the same effect as keeping up with repairs to your roof. Siding can become damaged from the elements over time, such as sun or wind damage, or can be damaged due to flying debris during a storm. Whatever the cause of your damaged siding, it needs to be repaired to help protect your home.
Siding acts as a barrier between the elements and the framing of your home, so having it repaired quickly is important. To avoid major repair or replacement costs, have your siding repaired as soon as you notice a problem. If you are unsure whether or not you have a problem, Platinum Exteriors can help.
Maintain Gutters and Downspouts
In addition to repairing any problems with your roof and siding, it’s also important to maintain your gutters during the summer and fall months. During thunderstorms leaves and debris can collect in your gutters and prevent them from working effectively.
Not only does this leave a steady stream of water dripping from your roof in inconvenient places, it can also allow water to pool on the roof, causing more damage. To maintain your gutters you simply need to clear them of dirt and debris periodically.
Keep Your Home Beautiful with Platinum Exteriors
Summer is a great time to do a quick assessment of your home’s exterior. Did damage occur over the winter or spring that you didn’t notice? At Platinum Exteriors we offer roofing and siding repair and would be happy to come inspect your home for any potential damage. We offer exterior remodeling in Maryland and we’d love to help you get your home’s exterior back in perfect condition. Contact us today to get started.