Proper maintenance is essential if you want your home to stay in good condition throughout the year. Your home protects you from bad weather all-year-round and this takes its toll. The accumulated wear and tear can eventually damage your home’s components, leading to costly repair jobs. Today, Aim Construction will discuss how to prevent this with proper gutters, siding, and window maintenance:
Your gutters protect your home from water damage, so it is important to keep them in excellent condition at all times. You can maintain your gutters by making sure that they are free from gutter clogs, cracks, or leaks. Make sure to clean your gutters regularly and call us if you see any problem with your gutters. We can repair them and even install gutter guard protection. This prevents gutter clogs and greatly improves your gutter system’s lifespan and performance.
As a siding replacement expert, we highly recommend regularly inspecting your siding for problems. Check it and see if there are any cracks where water can infiltrate. Once water enters through these gaps, it can deteriorate the material behind your siding. Prevent this from happening by cleaning your siding once a year and trimming shrubbery and trees away from your siding. However, if you see extensive damage, then you need to call us. We can assess your siding’s condition and recommend immediate repair or replacement.
Your windows secure some of the largest gaps in your home’s building envelope. You need to keep them airtight if you want to prevent wasted energy. You can do this through caulking and weatherstripping. However, this is a temporary solution at best if you have windows that are decades old. For very old windows, we instead recommend investing in our replacement windows. Our replacement windows are much more energy-efficient and airtight than your current windows, and they can save you significant amounts of money on your energy bills.
Proper maintenance will make sure that your gutters, windows, and siding last as long as possible and effectively protect your home. That said, nothing lasts forever. Even with proper maintenance, these building components have a limited service life. Once that’s up, it’s time to give us a call. We can install high quality replacements. We serve many areas in OH including Youngstown and the surrounding Ohio communities. Call us at (330) 441-5200 to learn more about our services and products. You can also ask for a free quote.