Summer Home Maintenance: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Your home needs regular maintenance and upkeep to ensure it remains in prime condition. Without giving it the care it deserves, your home might be vulnerable to damage caused by weather-related hazards this summer.

In today’s post, Sterling Exteriors, your premier roofing company, shares the summer maintenance mistakes you should avoid:

Overlooking the Gutters

Don’t ignore your gutters. You need to check them periodically to make sure that leaves, twigs and other debris are not clogging them. This ensures that the system will work as intended to channel rainwater away from your home, keeping your siding, foundation and landscaping safe.

Unfortunately, climbing up the ladder to clean the gutters can be taxing and risky. You can spare yourself from the trouble by hiring a contractor or installing a gutter protection system.

Not Inspecting the Roof

Many homeowners assume that if their roof isn’t showing signs of obvious damage, it must be in good condition. This isn’t necessarily true as some types of damage are hard to detect. In addition, it’s important to note that even the best roofing system won’t stand up to harsh conditions for a long time without proper maintenance.

It can be taxing to climb up onto the roof during a hot day, but there’s no need to do so. You can inspect your roof from the ground using a pair of binoculars to look for signs of damage. You can also seek the help of a professional so they can perform the necessary repairs.

Paying No Attention to the Siding

While curb appeal may be one motivation for maintaining your siding, there’s a more practical reason to do so. Just like your roof, your siding is exposed to the elements every day. This is why it needs regular care.

From roofing to siding, Sterling Exteriors is here to take care of your home improvement needs. Contact us at (513) 322-4777 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Cincinnati, Loveland, Newtown and surrounding OH communities.