Spring has now officially sprung that we have made it into May, and the weather is finally starting to ease up for summer after a pretty brutal April. Now that the weather is heading in a good direction, it is time to start spending more time outdoors, and putting more effort into landscaping and caring for the exterior of your home. But the winter can be a difficult time for your house to survive through without picking up some damage. Here are three exterior home features that may have been damaged in the winter that you should check on.
The first exterior home feature that may have been damaged in the winter that you should check on is your roof. Your roof is the first line of defense for your home against the elements. If the winter has led to any holes or damage to your roof, you are going to discover it when you get water, pests and other unwanted visitors through the hole in your roof. GAF suggests that you see if you can spot any potential damage on your roof, and perhaps have roofers inspect it to see if there are any issues to ensure that your home is protected.
Another exterior home feature that may have been damaged during the winter that you should check on is your driveway. During the winter, your asphalt and pavement is subjected to extreme temperatures and moisture that can lead to cracking and chipping. According to Contract Asphalt, spring or summer tends to be the best time to install new asphalt on your property. Installing new asphalt will ensure a smooth, crack free surface to start from for your driveway and other pavement. You should also be sure to sealcoat your pavement and asphalt to further protect it from damage.
Your siding is the exterior protection for the supports and structure of your home. If you have any damage to your siding, whether your siding is brick or another material, then your home is susceptible to more serious damage. You should repair and patch any holes in your siding to make it more difficult for unwanted visitors like bugs, animals, water, snow, and other debris to get into your home.
The winter can be a difficult time for your home. Now that the winter has finally receded, it is time to inspect your home’s exterior for damage to fix. Be particularly careful of finding these three issues that may have been caused by the winter weather.