Without a doubt, wintertime is the most punishing time of the year when it comes to your home’s exterior components. There are a wide array of different problems that may arise when the temperatures dip below zero and your home is covered in ice and snow. This is why it is absolutely crucial that you have your home checked out by a professional as soon as winter is over. In today’s post, professional water and fire restoration specialists, Allstar Construction, shares the three main parts of your home that you should have inspected as soon as spring arrives.
Winters are harsh on your entire home in general but they are particularly hard on your roofing system. A lot of damage can be done by ice dams and accumulated snow on your roof. During winter, snow will melt and refreeze on your roof and this puts a tremendous strain on your shingles. The added weight of snow that is inches deep on your roof can also cause some structural problems.
Siding contractors recommend that you schedule an inspection right away as soon as winter is over. Sudden temperature changes will cause expansion and contraction in some types of siding and may weaken it. Strong winter winds can also dislodge already compromised siding panels so it is important that they be replaced right away.
Another element of your home that takes a beating during winter is your gutter system. Ice blocks are likely to form in your gutters during winter and the added weight may cause them to detach from the side of your home completely.
Allstar Construction is one of Minnesota’s most trusted roof repair companies. For over 40 years, we have provided quality roofing services in our community and have helped repair countless homes. If you are in need of any type of exterior repair services, be sure to give us a call at (763) 479-8700 or fill out our contact form to get a free, no-obligation estimate.