Sunday, December 15, 2019
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What is the importance of home maintenance?

Maintenance is critical to both the longevity of your home and your overall enjoyment of it.  The recent onset of warmer weather serves as an excellent reminder to check your home maintenance to-do list.  Your first thought may be regarding the things you need to do indoors, such as flipping your mattresses or changing your air filters.  Imagine if you had a hail damaged roof and never got it fixed.

damaged roof

However, now is the time to consider outdoor maintenance as well, and this extends beyond simply turning on your outside water and mowing your lawn.

For example, while you are removing the cover from your barbecue grill, it’s time to take a look at the condition of your wooden deck and fence.  You should be checking for nail pops, discoloration, and unstable railings, signs of mold or algae, and boards that are loose, splintered, or warped.   Any nail pops or loose/cracked boards should be replaced right away to prevent injury.  Additionally, you should keep in mind it is highly recommended that you power wash, then stain or seal your outdoor wood at least once every 2 years.  This is great preventative maintenance because it will drastically reduce damage to the wood caused by rain/snow and the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  It also inhibits the growth of mold, algae, and moss in your wood.

Another major outdoor item you want to inspect is your roof.  If your roof has black streaks and/or appears dirty, it is a sure sign of algae growth.  This is something you would want to put a stop too immediately, as algae will quickly turn into mold.  Mold is able to plant roots in your shingles, causing them to loosen and fall off, thereby exposing your roof to further damage.  In this case, power washing your roof is a must.

At Roof-to-Deck Restoration, we can assist you with all of these outdoor maintenance needs.  All of our employees are certified in the latest techniques by the Power Washers of North America, and our environmentally friendly cleaning solution is guaranteed not to harm your pets, plants, or grass.  We also offer a wide variety of attractive stains and sealants to fit your aesthetic needs.  To get started, we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate.  Please complete and submit the form online at

 

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