Spring Cleaning: Exterior Checklist

Spring Cleaning: Exterior Checklist

Homeowners assume their roof can withstand anything, and while it is incredibly resilient, every part of your home has a breaking point.  Spring is a great time to check in with your roof and the rest of your home to make sure it didn’t sustain any serious damage during the winter season.

1. Cracks

We recommend taking a look at the roof for cracks. A vicious downpour of rain, snow or hail can cause a lot of damage. Some of the damage includes small cracks on your roof, broken gutters from the weight of the materials and loosening of roof tiles. Any additional water will seep into these cracks, leading to water damage inside the home.

This kind of damage needs to be addressed and treated right away. Small cracks will eventually turn into something larger. We also recommend cleaning out your gutters as spring approaches so that water can flow smoothly and easily from your roof and away from your house.

2. Siding

If you had any ice buildup on your gutters during the winter season only to have them melt on the rare warm days, then you could be at risk for moisture buildup in your siding. This is one of the biggest concerns for your siding during spring. This accumulation of water can lead to mold growth or rot in the materials that make your house

3. Moss

Not only does moss take away from the look of your home, but it can also cause serious damage to your home’s structural integrity. As the moss begins to take up residence on your roof, it lays roots and this is just the beginning of the destruction. Their collection of moisture is also a cause of mold and bacteria growth in your roof which could eventually lead to internal water damage.

Roof inspections are incredibly important, and even more so after a long season of snow storms and rain. All of the additional weight and moisture can do a number on the roof’s structural integrity. Call Fairfield County Exteriors for all of your roofing and home exterior needs!

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