Finally, it’s that time again. The weather is beginning to warm up and soon the flowers will begin to bloom. The warm weather means it is finally time to consider outdoor home improvement projects, no matter how large or small they may be. After a particularly cold winter, the exterior of your home may need a little extra care to avoid any more damage during the long hot summer months. So, consider the issues discussed in this blog post while you inspect the exterior of your home, and if you find anything concerning, feel free to contact Fiderio & Sons for your next Connecticut home improvement projects!
Check Your Shingles | Connecticut Roof Replacement
The shingles on your roof can be damaged during the long cold winter months. As always, take care when walking on your rooftop. If you feel unsafe doing so, we recommend hiring a professional to review the condition of the shingles for you. Look for missing shingles, shingles that are losing granules, or curling shingles. Cracked and blistering shingles often indicate that the roof is beginning to fail and requires immediate attention. Fixing a couple shingles here and there is simple and relatively inexpensive, but if more than a third of the material is damaged a CT roof replacement is the more cost effective answer.
Look For Cracks In Your Gutters
If there are any large cracks in your gutter, it’s an obvious sign that you may need to consider replacing your gutter. Our record breaking winter may have taken a toll on weakened spots on your gutter system, which could lead to larger cracks and eventually the gutter could start splitting apart, causing gaps to form in your gutter, which leads to leaking in your home and siding damage. Save yourself the trouble by caring for your gutters and by checking for damage or cracks every few weeks or so. If you find a crack, immediately try to have it repaired or even consider the possibility of replacement.
Inspect Your Siding
Whether you have wood or vinyl siding on your Connecticut home, you should inspect the condition of your home’s siding. First, look for any evidence of peeling paint, mold or wood rot. Pay close attention to the areas that are most susceptible to water intrusion and rot, including your trim, siding near the roof, under any windows and near the drainage system. If you aren't confident in your ability to successfully check your home's siding, we offer free consultations. If you have determined that your siding is damaged beyond reasonable repair, consider a replacement with today's beautiful, high performance, energy efficient vinyl siding.
New Energy-Efficient Windows To Beat The Heat
Before you know it, the summer will be here, which means you and your family will need be looking for any way to escape the heat. However, it can be tricky to escape the summer heat without impacting your finances. We recommend installing energy-efficient windows, as you could save a considerable amount of money per year in heating and cooling costs with the proper window selection.