06 May Spring Ahead with Home Inspections
The winter months can put a lot of stress on a home–especially in areas with harsh weather, like the northeast. But now as temperatures begin to rise it’s the perfect time to prep your home for what comes next. Whether it’s hail storms or downpours, with a keen eye and a bit of maintenance, you can help your home stand up to just about anything mother nature throws at it.
Assess Your Home’s Condition
The first thing you should do is take stock of your home’s condition. That means walking around the interior and exterior of your home to see if anything is out of place. It’s especially important to be thorough when examining the exterior of your home because there’s a chance significant portions of your home were made inaccessible or obscured by snow. Here are just a few things you should be on the lookout for:
- Sagging or missing siding
- Damaged window shutters or missing window screens
- Rotted sections of railing or deck
- Clogged gutters
- Peeling or chipped paint
Know When To Call A Professional
If you spot something wrong then it’s a good idea to deal with the issue as soon as possible. How you go about doing this will likely come down to personal preference. If you’re handy around the house and enjoy getting your hands dirty in your free time then, by all means, tackle the project yourself. But if something seems out of your league you should call in additional help. Afterall, there’s a world of difference between restaining a deck and repainting a house. Not only are some repairs better left for professionals but some inspections are as well–especially when it comes to your roof.
Have Your Roof Inspected
It can be obvious when there is something wrong with your roof. It may be leaking somewhere or you may be able to see missing or damaged roofing tiles. But even if you don’t see anything wrong that doesn’t mean your roof is alright. In truth, it is much better for the overall health of your home and your wallet, if you are able to prevent any issues before they begin. Here at Eagle Rivet, we provide free Roof Condition Analysis (RCA) reports. In each RCA report, we will provide you with valuable information such as measurements, potential issues, and photographs of any existing roof damage. It’s a proven method of stopping issues early-on or before they start–and it’s completely free.
You and your family rely on your home so it is important to make sure it is in good condition. That way you can be sure that your home is at its best when you need it the most.