How to Know Your Home Exterior is Overdue for Maintenance

How to Know Your Home Exterior is Overdue for Maintenance

Maintaining your home exterior can be an involved job as there are a lot of big pieces. Your exterior includes your roof, siding, and all your windows and doors. It can be expensive and labor intensive, but you should make sure you know when it’s time to maintain the exterior of your home.

How to Know Your Home Exterior is Overdue for Maintenance: Your Aesthetic Has Diminished

No matter what, the elements of your home begin to age. It might be slow and steady, but eventually you’ll look at your house and realize it’s beginning to look old and unattractive. The windows might be dingy and dirty. The paint color may be fading or chipping and the roof might be in need of attention as well. When your home begins to look this way, it’s time to make some repairs. Some things could use touch ups like maybe power washing or a fresh coat of paint. Other elements might need to be replaced entirely if the damage of age has gone on too long. As you address these issues, make sure you continue to maintain your exterior.

Water Damage

Damage of any kind can ruin the integrity of your home, but watch out for water damage in particular. Water damage can weaken the materials of your home and lead to rot or even openings in your house. As you look for water damage, pay special attention to the roof and the gutters as this is where it is most common. Yard damage is a sign that your gutters are clogged with debris and need to be cleaned. Make sure you have your gutters cleaned regularly, but especially in the fall as this is when leaves commonly collect in gutters. Consider getting covers for your gutters if they are prone to clogging and make sure that your drain pipes are directing water away from the foundation. You definitely want to prevent any water damage there.

How to Know Your Home Exterior is Overdue for Maintenance: No Longer Protecting the Interior

One major way to determine if it’s time for exterior maintenance is if your exterior is no longer protecting your interior. This can mean many things. For one thing, you want to make sure your exterior prevents any pests or wild animals from getting in. If there is damage to your roof or openings in your foundation, animals can invite themselves in. Proper maintenance can help prevent this. Your exterior should also protect against the elements. You want to keep out water and, depending on the season, the heat and the cold. If your home is properly protecting you, it’s probably time for some updates.

Proper maintenance is important. However, it can be difficult to stay on top of it when it comes to the exterior of your home. Make sure you’re aware of the signs for when it’s definitely time to address some maintenance.

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