With the winter season coming to a close and spring peeking in, you’ll need to make the proper steps to ensure that your home is prepared for the seasons to come. This means that you’ll need to have routine inspections and repair any damaged parts of your home’s exterior, such as the siding, windows, or gutters. In this post, Pro Quality Construction Inc., the trusted local roofer, shares exterior damage signs to look out for during the spring season.
Clogged and Sagging Gutters
If you have a clogged, or sagging gutter, this is mostly caused by ice damming that occurs when snowmelt refreezes on your roofline. While the ice buildup looks harmless at first, it can cause serious damage to both your gutters, and your roofing system due to the excessive weight and stress it applies on the surface. Once your gutters cannot handle the weight applied onto it, it will pull away from your home, rendering your home vulnerable to water damage. Aside from gutter damage, it can also cause your roofing shingles to loosen, making them prone to leaks.
To avoid this issue, your roofing contractor would suggest checking if your roof has sufficient ventilation. If not, have new soffit vents installed so that it can help with your moisture and ventilation issues. This prevents the ice from melting on your roof, as well as on the eaves and gutters.
The harsh winter months can take a toll on your siding system. It can affect the way your siding will look and perform. Make sure that you look out for signs of warping, peeling paint, dry rot, as well as mildew growth. Don’t forget to check for other vulnerabilities like gaps, cracks, and small openings. If spotted, call on your local siding company right away to have it inspected and see if your siding system can still be repaired. If not, make sure that you have it replaced with a new siding unit right away to prevent further issues.
When you need reliable roof replacement contractors to check your residential roofing system, call on Pro Quality Construction Inc. We will always get the job done professionally. We also specialize in gutter replacement and basement refinishing. Call us at (844) 499-7878. You can also fill out our online contact form.