Give Your Home Exterior a Summertime Checkup

St. Louis has had some crazy weather lately. But, one thing is for sure. Soon, the summer heat will be here to stay. Doing some small bits of maintenance to your home exterior can keep your summer fun and worry free. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your home exterior is in good shape for the summer.

Make Sure Your Roof Is in Shape

The roof is one of the most critical parts of any home’s exterior. With the massive amount of rain and the hailstorms that have just passed your roof has taken a lot of punishment and may be in need of a little TLC. Even small roof damage such as a few missing shingles can lead to water damage or other major problems down the line.

Have a Look at Your Soffit, Fascia and Gutters

Parts of your home’s exterior that are routinely exposed to the elements can develop small problems which could turn into larger issues if you don’t take care of them quickly. Making sure your gutters and downspouts are in good condition can go a long way toward avoiding drainage problems and can help you steer clear of other home exterior issues in the future. You also want to take a look at parts of your home exterior that you may not always think about. Checking out the soffit and fascia as well as crawlspaces and other small areas is also a very good idea. Remember an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

Inspect Your Patio, Deck, Foundation and Basement.

For most people the summertime is prime time for using their patios and decks. Before you start having barbecues and inviting your neighbors over for a drink while listening to the Cards game, you want to make sure that outlying parts of your home’s exterior such as your deck and patio are in good shape. Even though your deck and patio are not directly part of your home’s exterior they are a key part of your home and your family’s lifestyle. Make sure that your deck is free of splinters and cracks. Also, now is probably a good time to give it a good pressure washing and coat of stain.

Give your patio a once over to make sure that there are no issues that could cause problems with drainage or watermelon

Your foundation is one of the most critical parts of your home exterior. As you can probably guess, you want to check your foundation for cracks. It’s also a great idea to take a look at parts of your home’s exterior like vents and pipes come into contact with the foundation. Check these areas for cracks, and caulk or seal any unnecessary openings you find.

Doors and Windows

Doors and windows are part of your home’s exterior and interior. They play a key role in making sure your home is being cooled efficiently. Making sure everything is shipshape with your doors and windows also prevents you from having extra roommates in the form of bugs and insects. Make sure to caulk any unnecessary gaps or on your doors if they’re not closing as snuggly as they should.

We are experts when it comes to your home’s exterior let us help you make sure everything around your home is ready to go so that you can enjoy some summer sun and fun with your friends and family.

Elite Exteriors
1933 Union Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125
P: (314) 846-3355
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