3 Exterior Areas of Your Home that May Demand a Makeover This Spring
Winter is over! And it’s time to bid farewell to the gloom that came with it, homeowners in the Philadelphia area are already looking for ways to freshen up their home and yard. Some are busily planting new flower beds, while others concentrate on trimming trees and pruning shrubs to remove dead and decaying foliage and encourage new growth. New patio furniture is beginning to appear on front porches and backyard decks, and fresh welcome mats are being laid out on doorsteps all across our area.
Simple improvements such as these can dramatically increase a home’s curb appeal, however, if you were to look deeper, you might discover three often overlooked areas of your home that may be demanding a makeover this Spring.
- When was the last time you had your roof inspected? A typical asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of approximately 30-50 years, however a roof of any age can fail sooner if it was not properly installed. Extenuating circumstances, such as extreme weather events, could also damage a roof, so whether you have an asphalt shingle, slate, tile, metal, or wood shake roof, it is a good idea to have your roof inspected annually and repaired or replaced when necessary.
- Homeowners tend to think of masonry as being an asset to their home’s construction because of its durability. While this is true, masonry can break down over the years. Moisture can penetrate very small cracks and as that moisture expands and contracts during the change of seasons, those small cracks can become large ones, allowing even more moisture to enter and thus creating a vicious cycle of damage and decay to your foundation, chimney, or brick.
- It is common to get so used to things being the way they are, that we don’t notice when they are deficient. The exterior of your home is no different. Giving your house a fresh coat of paint is an excellent way to improve the look of your home this Spring, however preparing and re-painting surfaces is a time-consuming and costly expense that will probably need to be redone every few years. You can avoid the work and expense of repainting by updating the exterior of your home with siding. We offer a variety of siding options that will give your home a fresh, beautiful look that will endure for years to come. No power washing, no scraping, and no painting necessary!
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