As Fall makes it presence known here in Richmond and the surrounding counties, it’s time for Fall Maintenance on your home! Our team here at Tredegar Construction has outlined the most important items for Roof and Siding Maintenance for the Autumn season to ensure you have the coziest Winter possible!
1. Inspect Your Gutters and Downspouts
The spring and summer rains have dropped hundreds of gallons of water on your roof and often a rainy summer can cause stress on gutters and downspouts.Clogged or misaligned gutters and downspouts can cause water to splash back onto your roof which can lead to cracking, mold, and pooling water, which can freeze and cause ice damage in the winter. Cleaning your gutters (or investing in gutterguards!) before, during and after the leaves have fallen is critical for proper water flow and diverting.
2. Trim Your Homes Trees and Bushes
Before you trim the tree in your living room for the holidays, trimming the trees on the exterior of your home is a critical step to the health and well-being of your home! Be sure to look for any bushes touching the siding of your home, which can cause siding degradation and keep an eye out for dying or precarious limbs near the roof of your home. The earlier you trim your trees in the fall, the less leaves to clean out of your gutters and drainage systems!
3. Self-Inspect Your Roof and Siding
While a professional inspection is alwaysideal, there is quite a bit that you as a homeowner can look for in your roof and siding to ensure they are fully functional. Our team at Tredegar has written some blog posts to help you out with the roof inspection here and here.For Siding, it’s important to inspect each panel ensuring none are damaged,missing, there are no missing or loose pieces particularly in corners or where the roof and siding meet. Depending on the severity of the damages, you may need to enlist the help of a contractor for repairs or reach out to us for an entire replacement!
4. Cleaning Your Siding
Depending on the size, height and overall dirtiness of your siding, this may warrant hiring this out to a professional, but if you have a few areas that are easily reached , it can be a good idea to tackle those areas now. An area you may think is just surface dirt can turn out to be a spot of rot hiding below grime, which could warrant repairs or even an entire re-siding. Be sure to reach out to a professional or thoroughly research the best ways to clean your home’s particular type of siding so as not to cause any streaking or damage.
5. Reach out For A Quote!
After you’ve tackled all of these Fall roof and siding maintenance tasks, if you’re still feeling unsure about the longevity of your roof, siding, or gutters, feel free to reach out to us here at Tredegar Construction! We would be happy to come out, take a look and help you decide if this fall is the best time for the replacement of your roof,siding, or gutters. With our professional eye, we may be able to see a potential issue that could cause a much bigger mess this winter storm season! Contact us today!
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