One essential feature of every home’s roofing system which many people take for granted is the gutter system. While it can be easy to forget about gutters since they’re not directly in our line of sight, doing so will almost always lead to negative consequences. Poorly maintained gutters can quickly become a homeowner’s nightmare because of the following threats:
A new roof is a big investment, and regular roof maintenance is key to ensuring that it has a long and serviceable life spent protecting your home and family. Whether your roof is at the beginning or end of its life span, it’s important to keep it in tip-top shape so that it will last as long as possible. You can do this by routinely performing simple maintenance. This could save you thousands in the long run by preventing early roof replacement and costly roof and gutter repairs.
Attic insulation is an essential component that helps determine your home’s energy efficiency. Not only does it keep your home warm and toasty during cold weather, insulation also helps keep hot air out in the summer, controls moisture levels and even helps block out noise. Unfortunately, no insulation lasts indefinitely, so it will need to be replaced eventually. Be on the lookout for these four signs that it may be time to replace insulation. [Read more…]
If there’s one home maintenance task that is often forgotten about, it’s gutter cleaning. Keeping your gutters clean and clear is one of the most important things you can do to protect your home’s walls, roof, foundation, and landscape. As you prepare to tackle your fall maintenance list this season, keep in mind this information about gutter cleaning. [Read more…]
As you take advantage of the fair weather of late summer and early fall, you may have noticed that there are an abundance of wasps and hornets buzzing around. While people tend to hate and fear them, these insects actually provide an important service by killing pests such as flies and mosquitoes. No one wants stinging insects buzzing around the house though, so take these steps to help prevent wasps and hornets from settling near your home.