With spring just around the corner in Maine, it is important for homeowners to take a look at their home’s exterior and assess it for damage in order to find any areas that need repairs! If you’re interested in learning more about what you should be doing to help maintain your home’s exterior this spring, keep reading below for more information about what you should be doing!
One of the first things you should do when the weather thaws is clean your home’s gutter system. Your gutters are one of the most important, and overlooked, portions of your home’s exterior. However, they offer so many benefits fo your home that it is important to ensure they are kept in good repair!
The next thing you should do for your home’s exterior is check your home’s roof. Your shingles are exposed to inclement weather on a daily basis, and over time this causes your shingles to wear down. After a long winter with a heavy frost, your shingles may have cracked, broken, fallen off the roof, or lost some of their granules.
You’ll want to have a roofing professional, such as our team at Oceanside, to come to examine your home’s roof to determine whether your roof has accrued any damage. If you’re interested in learning more about how to keep your home’s roof in good repair, reach out to our team today for more information!
Another area of your home that should be examined is your windows & doors. As the weather thaws, you may find that your windows & doors have accumulated water damage from the melting snow, and have potentially developed drafts that didn’t exist before the winter.
You can easily check for drafts by holding a candle near your windows and waiting for the flame to get moved by the breeze. If the draft is significant enough, you may be able to find it without needing another tool. Simply place your hand by the window and feel for a draft.
If you’re interested in remodeling your home’s exterior this spring, our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist! We have a wide array of remodeling services for homeowners to choose from, including roofing, siding, & window replacements! If you would like to learn more about our team’s services, reach out to us today by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your exterior remodeling needs!