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Spring exterior home repairs

submitted by Scott Miller, Service Manager, C and C Family Roofing and Siding

The snow has melted, the groundhog has come out of his hole and the sun doesn’t set till later in the day.

All of these things are signs that spring is upon us. But the effects of winter may have left a lasting impression on the home.

It’s time to have some preventative repairs done to your home so that additional damage can be avoided.

Here are some things to consider when getting your house ready for the spring and summer.

  1. Take a walk around your house and look for any signs of damage (shingles laying on the ground, loose or misaligned shingles on the roof, loose siding, overflowing gutter due to leaves and debris, etc…
  2. Have a licensed roofing and siding contractor come and give you an evaluation on your exterior. Get a free estimate on any necessary repairs to prevent possible interior damage to drywall, paint, insulation or formation of mold.
  3. Have a thorough gutter tune-up performed so that the spring rains will be collected by the gutters and channeled away from the foundation of your house. Excessive water against the foundation may cause flooding in your basement or crawl space.
  4. Have your roof or siding replaced if you know that it is close to its life expectancy. The price for petroleum-based products is constantly going up. Also, spring is the busiest time of the year for roofing and siding contractors and some companies may still be running winter deals.

Spring is already upon us. Don’t let winter “rain” on your spring. Call a licensed roofing and siding contractor today for an appointment. Don’t wait till it’s too late.