Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier.
Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood.
Lower humidity and cooler (not yet cold) temperatures make fall a good time to paint the exterior of your home.
Inspect your roof, or hire a licensed professional to examine your roof for wear and tear. If the shingles are curling, buckling or crackling, replace them. If you have a lot of damage, it’s time to replace the entire roof. Also, check the flashing around skylights, pipes and chimneys. If you have any leaks or gaps, heavy snow and ice will find its way in.
To prevent exterior water pipes from bursting when the weather gets below freezing, turn off the valves to the exterior hose bibs. Run the water until the pipes are empty. Make sure all the water is drained from the pipes, if not; the water can freeze up and damage the pipes.
Doors and Windows
The change in temperature and humidity and normal wear and tear can cause window seals to crack and shrink.
Check your windows and doors inside and out for leaks and drafts.
Caulk cracks or install weather stripping around windows and doors, including the garage door.
Replace screens with storm windows and clean them if needed.
(information provided by DIYNETWORK)
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With today’s severe weather, stay safe and give Daltex Contractors a call if you experience any roof damage from the storms.
Make sure your maintenance has been performed so no interior water damage occurs to your home. Call a professional if you think there may be an issue with your roof, You may not always be able to see the damage to your roof, but a trained professional can. If the necessary repairs are not made immediately, your roof will begin breakdown and LEAKS will soon follow!
Call Daltex Contractors today to ensure that your property is in good condition after the storm passes!
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Here are some tips of what needs to be done to insure no interior water leaks during spring. Call a professional to help with this task.
• Clean all debris from the surface of the roof. Debris has a tendency to hold water, and water will expedite roof deterioration,
especially if your roof is asphalt based such as a built-up roof or asphalt shingles.
• Check all flashings and make sure that they are not deteriorated and there are no holes in them.
• Dab some roof cement under any loose shingle tabs. One dab on either side should do.
• Replace any damaged shingles.
• Keep all gutters free of debris. Make sure that the downspouts are draining properly by water testing them.
• Trim back any overhanging tree branches.
• Check all caulking and sealants. Scrape and remove any caulking that is weather cracked and damaged.
• Check the mortar on chimneys and parapet walls, both in between the brick and on top. If it’s damaged or deteriorated, have it tuck-pointed.
Any mason can perform this work.
We have special programs to help with the maintenance of your most important investment your roof.
If you received a marketing flyer on your door from Daltex and you have a no soliciting sign on your door, let us personally apologize in advance. All our employees have soliciting permits and we use an outside company to distribute flyers to promote current programs and assist our homeowners with knowing that their areas have been damaged by recent storms. It is never our intention to offend anyone.
Spring Storms are upon us and your most important investment your roof system needs regular maintenance. Sealing boots, flashings, and checking to insure that all penetrations are sealed is important to protect the inside of your home. Daltex has programs available for maintenance service, contact our office for more information