Summer weather is making its way to Texas, and right now is the best time to make a few repairs on your roofing and home before the hottest months arrive. In fact, taking care of these five important repairs during your “spring cleaning” this year can help ensure that your home in Georgetown is ready to withstand even the most punishing summer weather and keep you safe and sound (and cool) the whole season.
Missing and Loose Shingles
Generally one of the easiest roofing problems to spot is missing shingles. This is also one of the potentially most damaging problems, since missing shingles open up the roofing support structure (the underlayment) to the weather above, and unlike your shingles it’s not designed to withstand things like rain, hail, and UV rays. Have a Georgetown roofing contractor come and replace or repair those damaged shingles right away.
Warped or Stained Roofing Tiles
Another obvious sign of distress on your Georgetown roofing is stains or areas that show visible signs of warping and sagging. Stains are usually indicative of water damage that has gone beyond the shingles, and warping or sagging probably indicate issues with the support structure underneath. In either case, call a professional roofer to check it out right away.
Structural Roof Repairs
If you have things like chimneys or skylights protruding out of your roofing in Georgetown, that is the most likely place you will find leaks if they are not properly maintained. Be sure to inspect around them regularly, or call a roofer in Georgetown, to make sure there are no problems or to fix any that they find.
The siding on your home is designed to protect it, to look great, and to provide an added layer of insulation. Some of the most common problems that homeowners find with their siding include:
- Missing sections of siding
- Damage to the seals between siding panels
- Insect infestations
- Hail damage
If you see any of these issues, now is the time to repair them, or to call in a professional to help.
A deck is the most important part of your outdoor sanctuary, but in order to be a place where family and friends can gather, you need to make sure it’s safe and ready to handle everything from weeknight relaxation to weekend parties. Call a company to help inspect and repair the deck now so you’re prepared for the summer to come.