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Home Renovation & Maintenance

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By doing a little preventative maintenance now, you can prevent minor problems from escalating into a major headache next spring. Minor repairs done now can prevent air and moisture penetration from attacking the structural integrity of your home down the road and will save you additional costs and frustrations in the future.

Cleaning the eavestroughs in the fall, for example, can prevent ice damming in the winter, where moisture is forced up under the roof ’s shingles during winter’s freezethaw cycles. Roofing contractors are always busy in the spring, fixing damage and leaks that have occurred because of ice damming.

Here are some home maintenance jobs that should be on a homeowner’s checklist:

If you have any concerns with the exterior of your home, use the spring and summer months to get these jobs done, in time for fall. Some projects may require hiring a professional. If you see an issue, call someone early so you get the job looked after before it becomes a bigger issue and more costly down the road.

Maintaining you home’s exterior is the best way toprevent more damage in the future and more money in your pocket. All homes require maintenance and if you follow the checklist, you are sure to keep your home in great condition for years to come.

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