Valentine’s Day is about letting those special to you know they’re loved, but what about something always there for you, no matter the weather? What about your home? Don’t forget about your trusty residence this Valentine’s Day! Here are five ways you can show your house some love this holiday:
Get Rid of Debris
No matter the season, your roof accumulates dirt and debris throughout the year. This can include grass, twigs, leaves, and branches from trees. During winter, the debris will hold onto moisture from snow or ice and put your home at risk for mold and rotting. There are many ways to remove debris from your house effectively, but keep in mind that you should treat your roof gently so that no further damage occurs. A soft broom is a great way to successfully wipe away all dirt and debris without being too aggressive. Another good solution is a leaf blower because you won't touch the roof. Be aware that you should only attempt to climb up on your roof or a ladder with someone nearby to spot the ladder. Don’t forget to remove debris from your yard as well!
Inspect Your Gutters
Homeowners often forget about gutter system maintenance. You should regularly inspect your gutters for any blockage or damage. One simple clog can lead to problems throughout your entire system. Neglecting your gutters can lead to a buildup of debris in them, causing clogs in the downspouts and sending rainwater to overflow onto your roof. This allows water to seep under your gutters and cause moisture damage. If left clogged too long, you could be looking at a roof leak!
Powerwash Your Driveway
Power washing the dirt away is best if your driveway is stained and grimy. This will give your home a more polished appearance to any visiting guests. One of the first things people notice about a home is the clean driveway, which will increase your curb appeal! Giving your home a fresh appearance for the spring will attract positive attention!
Check Seals Around Windows and Doors
If the seals and caulking around your windows and doors sustained damage during the winter, you would need to have those repaired. Ensuring your home is sealed up adequately will prevent moisture and vermin from sneaking into your home. Plus, as the temperatures increase, you’ll lose the cool air you use to stay comfortable. As spring weather comes, an unsealed home may be more susceptible to these issues.
Get a Roof Inspection
The best thing you can do for your trusty roof is to have a professional roof inspection regularly. Roofing professionals will check all aspects of your roof for any damage. At XL Contracting, we focus on customer satisfaction and high-quality craftsmanship and proudly deliver some of the best roofing services in the region. When your roof is inspected, you ensure it’s ready to take on the weather and protect your family from the outside elements. Show your roof some TLC by scheduling a FREE inspection with our experts today!
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