Spring is still several months away, but many of your home’s needs can’t wait. It’s imperative to ready it for the rigors of cold weather to avoid inconvenient leaks and unexpected expenses.
If you ask Pritchett Bros, here are the home improvement projects you should at least plan for before the year comes to a close:
Checking your roof proactively ahead of winter is a smart practice. Doing a cursory assessment from the ground helps.
But then again, roofing and siding experts agree that most red flags can hide in plain sight and are practically unrecognizable to casual observers. You need someone with a trained eye to uncover issues that can result in leaks soon.
Pritchett Bros warns you against hiring just any roofer. Many contractors are not set up to repair and only do replacement projects. If you work with an unreliable one, you might be advised to buy a new roofing system even when your current one can still be prepared.
Keeping your gutters and downspouts clog-free is the most effective way to prevent water damage to the inside and outside of your home. The runoff resulting from improper drainage can wreak havoc on your property’s foundations and shrubs, and even flood your basement. A faulty gutter system also increases the chances of ice damming because of the buildup caused by frozen, trapped water.
Installing new siding is the fastest way to boost your home’s curb appeal and reinforce its defense against harsh weather. If wood graces the sides of your exterior walls, don’t replace in kind; invest in a James Hardie® product instead. Fiber cement siding is immune to rot, discoloration, cracking and denting.