The purpose of having a roof on your house is to protect you from the rain. You may think that the roof will be as good as it was when it first got build but technically, it’s not. The roof need to be checked at least 2 or 6 times a year to prevent the roof from damaging, broken or even slight cracks. Climate and weather conditions could also be one of the factors that could damage your roof. Checking your roof annually could prevent water leakage, damaged as well as cracks.
Seal Windows and Doors
Now you might thought this isn’t even necessary but believe me it helps. Windows and doors happen to be a liability for water leakage. If you want to know why, that’s because water could come ooze between the frame is they’re not properly closed.
Prevent that from happening by inspecting the doors and windows by implement foam sealant. To prevent other leaks, you can use fresh bead of caulking where the window meets the siding. Or you could either spread a fresh coat of paint between the door frames because it could help block the moisture.
Maintain Your Home’s Exterior’s Finish
In time, your house will slowly starts showing signs of vulnerability. Systematically check the exterior walls for holes, warping or rot. Should you realize it early on, you might be able to clean out those wet materials. Another common thing is that the exterior siding, for example, wood siding, aluminium siding, stucco and even cedar shingles has to be painted for you to keep your home protected.
Ensure Proper Drainage
Ignoring drainage problems could be another problem for you. The thing is if the water is not properly drained, it could cause massive risk to the base of your house. So make sure you get proper measures in taking care of it.
Clean Your Gutters
Next is to ensure that your gutters are always clear from built-up mess from the gutters. Now if you’re not tall enough to reach your gutters, use an extension ladder to help you out. Now you should begin by going near the downspout, using your hand (wear gloves) or if you have plastic scoop that could scoop away the gunk to dig them out. Once it’s been cleared, proceed by using water pressure to clean them.
Check Your Downspout
The prime function of the downspout is to let the water flow through, away fro your house. Repair your gutters if you think it’s necessary. Furthermore, if the length of your downspout is not far enough, the water could become puddles at the bottom of your house.
To be safe, the downspout should extend far enough. maybe about 2 or 3 feet away. But keep this in mind, the longer your downspout, the more frequently your house is going to be covered in puddles.