New homeowners have a lot of information to take in – some about the home buying process, some about the best options for appliances, and most often, information about home repairs. Unfortunately, there is no guidebook that comes with your home to tell you what needs to be repaired or replaced, and when to do it.

If you have a question about the exterior of your home, the experts at Gerald Jones Company are here to help! Here are some of our more frequently asked questions, with the answers:

  1. Is all siding the same? Siding comes in many different materials, each with its own benefits and costs. To decide if you need something low maintenance, look at the weather patterns in our area and check out our blog on the types of siding we offer to find the right choice for your home.
  2. How do I know when to replace my roofing? Even if you aren’t sure what you’re looking at, you’re likely to notice damage if you are checking on your home frequently. If you notice loose, missing, cracked or curling shingles, or your roofing is over 20 years old, it’s probably time to have it replaced.
  3. Do I need a gutter guard? If you want to decrease the amount of time you spend on home maintenance and ensure your gutters are working properly to protect your home, gutter guards are the way to go. However, they aren’t essential in routing rainwater away from your home – the entire gutter system, landscaping and drainage all play a role.

We know that questions about home maintenance and the options available are endless for both new homeowners and experienced ones. If you are in the Raleigh or Durham area and have more questions about the services we offer to get your home in top shape, give Gerald Jones a call at (919) 286-1700 today.