If you’ve never owned a home before, then you might not understand the importance of proper maintenance. Yet, it’s necessary to ensure the longevity of your home’s components. Here’s some advice to ensure that you take the proper care of your investment.
Inspect Your Siding
Siding exists to protect the walls of your home from the elements. Inspecting it is probably not going to be high on your list if you just built or bought a brand new house. However, if you bought an older home, it’s a good idea to look for problems with your siding and give it a good power washing. Call a contractor immediately to fix or replace badly broken siding.
Inspect Your Roof
If there’s a part of your home that takes more punishment than your siding over time, it’s the roof. Rain, snow, wind, sun and sometimes hail can damage your roof, gutters and other components. But don’t attempt to inspect and fix your roof yourself; that presents risks to the uninitiated. Call us for a safe and professional roofing inspection, repair or replacement.
Inspect Your Windows
In some cases, a buyer will rush to put the down payment on a house because it already looks great. No damage, nothing’s broken or leaking, and there are no strange sounds – it’s like a bargain in its condition. When you’re settled in and using your heating or cooling system, however, that’s when you’ll find out whether you bought an energy-efficient home. Inspect the windows first for any breaks, fading, chipping or any other damage. We can repair or replace your windows, if necessary. We can also check the rest of your home for any energy leaks.
Observe Your Plumbing
Sometimes, it’s the plumbing that needs some updating. Pipes freeze and burst. Sinks, tubs and drains get clogged. So, it’s a good idea to check for anything out of the ordinary. Replacing the fixtures (toilet bowl, sink, etc.) in an old bathroom is also advisable.
Whether you need to update your siding or replace your old windows, Exterior Building Solutions is the company you need to contact. Call us today at (314) 729-7663, or drop us a message. We are ready to help you with your inspection, repairs and replacements.