Summertime Can Expose Your Home’s Problem Areas

The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle area has a reputation for having hot, humid summers, and it’s no surprise that this weather has certain negative impacts on the structure and exterior of your home.

Heat and humidity can not only expose the problem areas around your home, but it can also accelerate the wear and tear to create new issues. Between humidity, storms and soaring temperatures, your home is pushed to its limits during the summer months. Thankfully, there are things you can do to minimize the potential for damage:

Examine the Roof

One simple way to see if there is any major damage to your roof is by checking your attic for water stains or leaks. Going up onto the roof can help give you a more in-depth inspection. Rather than trying to do this dangerous task yourself, give our team a call to have one of our home improvement experts come evaluate the state of your roof. Asphalt shingles, one of the most popular roofing materials, can begin to degrade when repeatedly exposed to high temperatures. What looks like just one torn shingle may actually be hiding far more extensive damage.

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Clean those Gutters

Your gutters work hard to protect your home’s foundation and siding from water damage, and heavy summer rain and thunderstorms can be devastating to this part of your home. Luckily, the Gerald Jones Company has quality gutter products in stock year-round that help minimize the amount of time you are up on a ladder tending to your gutters.

Make Windows Energy-Efficient

If you have the air conditioning set on full blast but your home still doesn’t seem to feel cool, you may need to examine your windows. Windows with the right insulation and UV protection will make a huge difference on your energy bills as you try to combat the summer heat.

Check your Sprinklers

If your sprinkler system is placed too close to your house, you are creating excess moisture around the exterior of your home, which can build up in the siding and cause damage.

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Learning to recognize the first signs of heat, humidity and moisture damage to your home can help you catch a problem before it becomes a bigger issue.

To request a free quote, please contact us at 919-286-1700. Let us help you beat the heat this summer by taking care of those home improvement projects for you!


Gerald Jones Company proudly serves homeowners in Cary, Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, North Raleigh, Morrisville, Hillsborough, Roxboro, Mebane and the surrounding communities.

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