For those of us living on the east coast, the constant rain throughout the months of July and August have interfered with outside time and summer vacations. For homeowners, it’s also created a number of other problems that can come with high amounts of wind and rain, resulting in damage to their homes.
If you are a homeowner, it is a good idea to take a walk around your property and assess for damage after a rainy week (or weeks). Though you may not be able to completely understand what the problem is, if you are familiar with your home you will probably be able to recognize if something stands out. If you aren’t sure where to start, though, here’s where we recommend taking a look:
- Gutters. Gutters are one of the most important areas of your home during rainfall, and clogged gutters can lead to even more damage, with your roofing or even the foundation of your home. Check for cracks, holes and and spots pulling away from your home. While sometimes damage can be repaired, you may need to have your gutters replaced – consider adding a gutter guard for lower maintenance in the future.
- Roofing and siding. Hail and high winds can cause damage or even dislodge weak shingles and siding. Check for missing pieces to avoid future problems during the winter when heavy snow can hurt already damaged areas.
- Windows. Check around your windows for leaks as well, and look for signs of water damage. When unnoticed, continued water leakage can lead to rotting and even mold, causing much bigger issues later on.
If you find damage in any of these areas and are ready to confront the problem now to save yourself from stress, call the experts at Gerald Jones Company! To receive a free estimate, contact us at (919) 286-1700 or use our online form.