Everyone knows that green and black grit on their house’s siding is bad news, but what about other areas of your home’s exterior? In this post, we give you some common signs of wear on your home’s exterior.
Most homeowners are told to clean their gutters twice a year, but if your yard includes a lot of pine trees and other foliage, you might want to increase that frequency to every few months. Regardless, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your gutters to make sure they haven’t been clogged by debris, especially if a significant storm has just passed or is on the way. Clogged gutters will overflow, keeping them from doing their job and possibly resulting in damage to your gutters, roof, and/or siding. Keep the moisture out and check your gutters!
No one wants to wake up in the middle of a rainstorm and hear that ominous creaking sound. Keep a weather eye out for old, weak trees with any dead wood, as these pose a big risk to your home. Too much water can loosen the roots of trees that appear healthy, and you don’t want anything to be in the way when it comes crashing down. Have large trees on your property inspected and removed if necessary to avoid the risk of falling foliage and trunks.
This one may sound a bit obvious, but how many people actually check their roofs for missing shingles? If your home has been through the wringer lately with high winds and possible storm damage, check to make sure your roof is intact. It’s possible not to notice smaller signs of damage until the problem grows bigger than you’d want to handle. And it goes without saying to watch for drips inside the house!
Loose Window Frames
Even the best windows can’t stand the test of time forever. Avoid unnecessarily large energy bills and wastes of electricity by checking your window frames for gaps and cracks. If you consistently notice a cold draft by your living room window, it’s probably time for a replacement. New panes and frames not only look good but can also be economically beneficial as there are many energy-efficient options available. This helps your household cut back on energy waste and costs– and keeps you warmer or cooler, depending on the season!
Ready for Spring Cleaning?
Peak Power Wash has been offering power washing services to the Carroll, Baltimore, Howard, and Frederick county areas of Maryland (as well as York and Adams counties of Pennsylvania) since 1998. We are a family-owned-and-operated business based in Westminster, Maryland that prides itself in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction above all else. If it’s time for your home’s exterior to get a good cleaning, give us a call at 443-686-WASH (9274) or fill out our quick online form here for a free estimate. We look forward to working with you!