Spring has sprung – the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and your roof is … how is your roof doing? If you don’t know, it’s time for a checkup! Spring is the perfect time to perform routine maintenance on the exterior of your home. Your roof, gutters, irrigation system, and siding are just as important as any spring cleaning you may complete on the interior of your home. Boost curb appeal, enhance performance, and add to the lifespan of your systems with these exterior spring-cleaning tips.
Get Your Gutters in Gear
Your gutters take a lot of pressure during fall and winter. Now that the weather is looking clearer – and just in time for “April showers” – you need to make sure our home’s gutters still perform as they should. Open gutters need a thorough cleaning at least once a year, preferably more often, to work at their best. Remove leaves, twigs, and other debris from your gutters and flush them out with water to check that they’re running well.
If you notice any gutter clogs, kinks, or leaks, you may require gutter services this spring. Gutter repair or replacement might be just the thing your home needs to function better all year long. Consider covering open gutters, or replacing an old system. New gutters can protect your home’s integrity by preventing water runoff in the wrong places, such as down your siding or around the foundation of your home.
Rate Your Roof
Whether your roof is brand new or has seen better days, spring is a great time to examine it for inefficiencies. When you inspect your roof, look for loose, broken, missing, or damaged shingles or tiles. These issues can make your roof susceptible to leaks. Check your attic for damp spots, wet insulation, or water stains, which can indicate a leak. If you believe you need roof repair, restoration, or replacement, contact Able Roof.
Even if your roof is in good shape, if you see moss or debris it’s worthwhile to get up there and do some spring cleaning. Safety first – use a harness if you’re going to walk on your roof. There is always a chance something could go wrong. Use the correct footwear as well. Brush away moss growth and debris, cleaning the slate for another successful year. If you’re uncomfortable on your own roof, don’t worry – Able Roof can give you a free estimate and let you know if your roof needs professional roof repair or installation.
Size Up Your Siding
Now onto the siding, check your home’s siding for water stains, streaks, or cracks. If your siding isn’t performing correctly, it can lead to water getting trapped within the walls. Inefficient siding can eventually lead to water damage, such as wood rot and mold growth. Replacing your siding can improve the integrity of your home and significantly boost curb appeal. Trust siding professionals to take care of your home’s vinyl, aluminum, cedar, stucco, stone, or cement siding this spring.
Inspect Your Insulation
Your home’s insulation may be outdated, damaged, or simply not performing as well as it should. Proper insulation makes all the difference in your home’s energy efficiency. Insulation materials should reduce heat transfer within your home, keeping temperatures stable in summer and winter. Poor insulation may be the reason you experience high energy bills or a home that always feels too hot or too cold.
Modern insulation materials are extremely effective at controlling home temperatures and maintaining their integrity for years. Able Roof can replace your home’s insulation in a flash, giving you a much more comfortable and efficient home. Replacing your insulation can also lead to reducing allergens, blocking outside noises, and modern insulation materials are flame resistant.
Wash Your Windows
Washing the windows can give you a bright, clear view of the springtime environment. Watch the flowers bloom and welcome warm, fresh natural light into your home. Washing your windows can also bring something to your attention – that it’s time for window replacement. You may want to replace your windows if they are drafty, if the hardware is failing, or if you have high energy costs.
Older windows are generally not very energy efficient, and could be costing you more than they’re worth. Opt for window replacement this spring and enjoy years of highly functioning, beautiful windows. New windows can give you better views of the outdoors, raise your home’s value, increase safety and comfort, improve soundproofing, and make opening and closing them easier in nice weather.
Achieve More With Able Roof
Spring cleaning shouldn’t just mean clearing out the clutter inside your home – it should also include your home’s exterior. After all, your roof, gutters, siding, windows, and other exterior features are what keep your family safe from the elements all year long. Partner with Able Roof for all your exterior home needs this spring.