Understanding what needs to be done to protect your roof, siding, gutters, windows and doors from the ever-changing weather is crucial to ensuring the safety of your family and minimizing issues that might compromise your entire home structure. Here are three ways to protect your home.
1. Clean your gutters. Catching water runoff and directing it toward your downspouts and away from your property – these are the important roles that your gutters play on your home. During seasonal changes, it makes sense to inspect them and ensure they’re clog-free. The accumulation of dead leaves, twigs and other debris prevent rainwater and melted snow from draining away from your home, so it’s a must that you get rid of them. To ensure your safety, get a professional to do it for you.
2. Install a cool roof. Outdoor temperatures can get unbearably hot, especially during the summer months. Unfortunately, this can make your roofing system weak and deteriorate the materials faster. To combat this, roofers suggest installing asphalt shingles or metal panels with cool roofing technology. Such roofing materials have high levels of reflectivity, which keeps your indoor living spaces comfortable while reducing cooling costs.
3. Schedule regular inspections and maintenance. The best protection that you can provide to your roof – and to a certain extent, your home – is having professionals come in and perform a thorough inspection. Letting them do the work allows them to detect signs of damage and do the necessary fixes. Spring is the best time to schedule one, when the weather’s generally pleasant, and there’s no inclement weather to worry about.
Winfield Builders is the go-to contractor for your exterior home improvement needs. We not only work on your roof but also on your windows, doors and gutters. Call us now at (301) 370-7925, or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in Annapolis, Silver Spring and Rockville, MD.