Sometimes, it can be difficult to know the when, where, and how to get started with home repairs. These projects can be costly, take time out of our schedules, and even cause stress for people that don’t have the right tools and advice for getting started. It’s always a great idea to partner with professionals that can guide you through the process. To get started, here are five home repair tips for you to follow in Harwood this summer.
Deal With Water-stained Ceilings
Roof leaks usually come with more than just the leak itself. They usually require cleaning afterward to remove the yellow or brown stains that come from the leak. Many people make the mistake of painting over the stain. This error is a quick fix to a bigger problem. Before you paint, use a stain sealer to cover the stain. After that, you’ll likely have to repaint the entire ceiling to achieve a full match and uniformity.
Repair Damaged Roofs
Wait for some good weather to inspect the condition of your roof through your ceiling. Go up to your attic and use a flashlight to shine light directly onto your ceiling – doing this will allow you to check for signs of wetness or daylight shining through. From that point, you can direct a contractor to these areas of concern so that they can make recommendations on what you need to fix the damage. It will likely also require an exterior inspection of your Harwood roof.
Fix Siding Leaks
Your siding is one area that will be directly impacted by the unpredictable nature of weather. When leaks occur, they should be addressed so that they don’t lead to bigger issues. Keep your gutters and downspouts clean of debris that they can drain properly and keep excess water away from the side of your Harwood home.
Block Air Leaks
Air leaks will cause your heating and cooling systems to run inefficiently. In the winter, it allows cool air in and the warm air out while doing the opposite in the summer. Air leaks also make it more difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home and could lead to higher utility bills. Install and replace your weather stripping to help maintain the temperatures in your home.
Replace Rotted Woodwork
The weather likes to have its way with your woodwork. Therefore, it often requires maintenance to remain strong and reliable. Use an epoxy wood filler to help reinforce damaged woodwork like your sills or sashes. Use a chisel to dislodge loose and rotted wood to get started with any necessary repairs.
TRUST NORTH ARUNDEL CONTRACTING FOR ALL YOUR HOME REPAIR NEEDS
If you have more questions about the home repair process or if you want the professionals to take care of it for you, you can trust North Arundel Contracting. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 and visit us online. Shoot us an email at [email protected] and for after-hours emergencies, page us at 410-541-0328. To find out what we are up to, or for more tips and tricks, follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.