The exterior of a home is just as important as the interior. Every homeowner wants their home to have curb appeal. This means a well maintained property that does not look weathered and worn down. In order to avoid this look, houses need a nice paint job, working light fixtures and of course, clean gutters.
Adding/Repairing Roof Gutters
Failing to control rainwater running off of the roof can wreak havoc on a home. Mold and mildew can develop, damage to the foundation can occur and the collection of water can draw pests like ants, mosquitoes and termites. Water running down the side of the house can cause water staining on the exterior making the exterior look dirty. Gutters direct the water down the into to the yard away from the home and also give the home a nice crisp appearance. Gutters can not only be utilitarian, but also decorative.
If there are gutters on the home, but they are clogged, dented, rusty or detached from the house this can make the house look rundown. With some cleaning and simple repairs the gutter system can once again look great and function efficiently.
Sometimes all a house needs is a fresh coat of paint. Over time the sun’s rays along with other environmental factors takes its toll on paint. Once this happens a home can quickly lose its appeal. Paint on a home is not only decorative, but also a protection barrier for the materials under the paint. Once that barrier starts to breakdown those materials can be damaged. When that happens the expense of repairing the damage goes beyond just painting. Depending on the weather conditions where the house is located expect to repaint a house every 5 to 8 years.
If the exterior of the house uses a siding that does not require painting that doesn’t mean you never have to clean it. Dirt and molds should be cleaned off the siding in order for it to have a nice, bright look. Having the siding power washed is a fast way to get a nice clean look. A house should be power washed every 1 to 2 years to keep it looking great.
Repairing Rotted Wood
Rotted wood makes a home look shabby and unkempt. Wood, water and warmth is a bad combination that causes rotting over time. Depending on the damage the wood can either be repaired with an epoxy wood filler or replaced. Making the necessary repairs will significantly improve the appearance of a property and also keep the damage from spreading.
Light Fixture Repair
Be sure to fix any damaged light fixtures. They add a lot of character to the exterior of a home. Depending on the damage new fixtures may have to be installed, require a few small repairs or maybe just a new bulb.
Roof maintenance is not only important for aesthetic reasons but it is an essential component of a home’s structure. A roof prevents water from entering the home and makes a building more energy efficient. Replace any missing or damaged shingles to give the roof a nice uniform look and to also protect against water damage.
Freshening up a home’s exterior is simple. Focusing on maintenance and small repairs will make a big difference in the exterior look of your home.
Contact NC Gutter Guys for all your gutter needs.