Fall marks your last chance to prepare for winter. However, starting without a plan could mean losing a lot of prep time. This is why your friendly local roofing contractors share a few things that should be on your fall exterior checklist.
Check for Roof Problems
The roof will bear the brunt of the winter season so it has to be in perfect condition. Have our team of experts check if the roof’s support structure is ready for the extra weight that will come from the buildup of snow once winter begins. You should also have the roof’s ventilation and attic insulation checked to reduce the risk of ice dams causing problems down the road.
Get New Siding
Exterior siding installation gives your home’s walls a fresh layer of protection against the harsh elements. Most home remodeling experts recommend getting fiber cement siding because of its versatility, but there are plenty of other options available. If your home’s current siding is still in good shape, consider hiring someone to have it cleaned and checked for minor signs of wear and tear.
Replace Drafty Doors and Windows
Drafts or air leaks around old door and window frames can greatly affect your home’s energy efficiency during winter. If air keeps seeping in and out of your home, your HVAC unit will end up using more electricity trying to keep indoor temperatures stable. While small leaks can easily be re-sealed, bigger drafts may require you to get replacement doors or windows.
Replace Aging Gutters
Old gutter pipes are prone to leaks or blockages, especially during fall when leaves that are left sitting there can block snowmelt and cause it to freeze again. Take this as the perfect time to replace it with a new gutter system. The gutter replacement cost is a lot more manageable than having to fix a damaged gutter and whatever part of your home was affected by ice dams during the cold season.
Let us help you prepare your home this fall season. Allegiant Roofing provides roofing and other home exterior services in West Chester, OH, and other parts of Ohio. You can contact us at (937) 660-6312 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.