When most of us look at our home’s exterior, we tend to focus on things like our lawns and gardens, driveways, patios, and other aesthetic features. But take a closer look at some of the commonly overlooked parts of your home, and you might start to see small signs of damage and imperfections that could eventually lead to disastrous consequences. These three exterior features are the most important things to consider if you’d like to create a more solid exterior to protect your home from weather and normal wear and tear.
Upgrade Your Roof in Minnesota
Your roof sustains the most abuse during storms, and it’s responsible for quickly getting water off your home. When it fails to work as intended, water can pool and seep into the rest of your home. This isn’t always easy to catch; often, the parts of your home that are affected cannot be seen without doing some demolition. But just because you don’t have a drippy ceiling or watermarks on your walls, it doesn’t mean you don’t face significant issues. The good news is that you can prevent this damage from getting worse (or from occurring in the first place) by having a new roof installed. Your roofing company can easily assess the roof for missing and loose shingles, improper seals, and general wear and tear.
In addition to the roof itself, it’s important to regularly inspect your gutters. When gutters are damaged they can cause water to sit along the base of the roof or leak into the home. They may also cause water to pool around your foundation, meaning you could experience interior damage due to water seeping in.
Install New Siding
As technology and material quality evolves, it may be time to take a closer look at your siding. Damaged and missing siding often goes unnoticed, which can lead to mold, water damage, and entry points for rodents. If your home’s siding has been damaged by a storm or has just started to wear due to its age, having new siding installed can protect your home from further damage.
Another great perk of new siding is how much it can increase the curb appeal of your home! With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find a siding option that looks great with the rest of your home’s exterior. And if you have plans to sell your home in the next few years, replacing your siding now can be a great move – it’s often a huge draw for buyers. Explore siding replacement!
Energy Efficient Windows
Broken, water damaged, and old windows increase the energy required to heat and cool your home. They can also introduce water to your home’s interior, leading to mold and lasting damage. New windows are made of much more durable materials and are properly sealed during insulation to ensure they stay in great shape for years. When it’s time to upgrade your windows, look for energy efficient options that will also look great and match the style of your home! The options are nearly endless. Learn more about window installation and replacement.
Affordable and Easy Exterior Repairs
Improving your home’s exterior doesn’t need to be difficult or overly expensive. You can make the process easy on yourself by working with an experienced and ethical exterior and roofing company. Precision Exteriors strives to create the best customer experience by being transparent about our entire process and treating your home as we would treat our own. Request an estimate for your project by contacting our team.