Maintenance home exterior repairs tend to be postponed and neglected. Yet, sooner or later, this delay causes small problems to become more extensive, complicated and expensive issues down the line for homeowners. 

To avoid such situations, your best course of action should be to get regular roof inspections from a local roofing contractor. But if you want to visually scan the property to find signs of damage, start by looking out for the following six most common home exterior repairs issues:

Roof Repairs 

Your roof goes through a lot of wear and tear throughout its lifetime. That's why, as the roof ages, it's normal to find minor signs of damage like missing, broken, or curled shingles, mold growth, debris buildup, granule loss, etc. A local residential roofer can perform a thorough roof inspection for free, quickly fix these damages, and clean the roof to ensure it stays in good shape to protect you and your family from the elements. 

What if these damages on your roof originate from a more significant issue, e.g., poor ventilation or water leakage? In that case, a local Atlanta roofing contractor will be very handy to help you find the underlying cause and suggest a proper course of action (either a roof repair or roof replacement) to mitigate it the right way. 

Gutters Repair

Gutters are essential to your roof as they help divert water away from your home. But often, debris like leaves, stems, and dirt gets stuck in the joints and seams of the gutters. 

If you don't get your gutters cleaned regularly, it will lead to a blockage and an overflow of water. Over time, debris weight will cause the gutters to sag and fail prematurely. Plus, the stagnated water on the roof will lead to rotting, rusting, and other structural damages.

The benefit of hiring a contractor to help you with your gutters is that they'll help you promptly identify and assess any minor damage caused by the elements to extend the lifespan of your gutters. For example, a trained contractor can efficiently perform gutter repairs such as sealing minor leak points, tightening loose joints, or reapplying a sealant if required. 

Exterior Painting

Increasing your home's curb appeal isn't the only purpose of exterior painting. It's an extra layer of protection that shields your home from harsh weather conditions like heavy wind, water, and UV rays. 

It's ideal for getting the exterior of your home repainted every 4-5 years. As time goes by, you'll notice signs of deterioration like bubbling, fading, cracking, or peeling paint at the end of this time. Damaged caulking and noticeable mold or moisture stains can also be a reason to get a professional exterior painting professional to repaint your home. 

Pro tip: Before repainting your home, make sure to get the entire house and roof inspected by a professional contractor. They'll help you find and fix any minor damages that'll help prolong the life of your paint. 

Siding Repairs

Depending on the material, siding can last for over 20 years if well maintained. Make sure to regularly walk around your home looking for minor signs of siding damage like water stain, cracks, sagging paneling, bubbling, or peeling paint. If you notice anything, get it repaired at the earliest by a professional siding contractor in Atlanta before it becomes unrepairable and a complete siding replacement is needed. 

Fixing Windows

The windows installed in your home are incredibly sturdy. But harsh weather conditions or storms can cause damages that might be harder to detect. A few telltale signs that'll help you inspect and discover window damage include:

  • High energy bills as windows play an essential role in the heating and cooling of your home
  • Unable to block loud noise coming from outside
  • Visible light through small cracks around the frame
  • Broken or cracked caulking around the frame
  • Difficulty in opening or closing

If you get timely repairs by a professional contractor with proper windows installation training, none of these damages will cause significant destruction to your property.

Skylights Damages

The most obvious sign that your skylight needs repairing is water leakage. If there's any damage to the flashing or the weep holes are clogged, you'll face water leaks around the skylight. 

The problem can also worsen, and the leakage could be due to an improperly installed skylight. In such cases, you'll have to get the skylight re-installed by a skilled roofer specialized in skylight installation.

Hire a Professional Roofer

Apart from the points mentioned above, there are many other steps to ensure good home exterior and roof maintenance. 

Are you looking for expert advice? Get in touch with Pro Roofing & Siding today, and we'll provide you with a free inspection and estimate for your home exterior repairs or replacement project. 

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