3 Parts Of A Home Exterior That Require Regular Maintenance
In Charlotte, NC, we see a strong variation in weather between seasons. Variations can bring high levels of humidity, snowstorms, rainstorms, and bright sunshine on a rotating basis. As a result of this, you need to make sure your home’s exterior is up for whatever challenge the weather throws at it. In this blog, we break down the areas of your home that require regular maintenance, not just when something breaks.
Broken or rotted siding can not only be a major hassle to your home’s curb appeal but can also cause major issues to your home’s safety as well. When siding separates from the home and exposes the wood underneath, moisture can get trapped under the siding which can cause major health hazards like black mold. It is important to regularly have your home pressure washed, as well as to take regular walks around your home to identify any siding issues and to call an expert when you identify them.
2. Your Patio
Patios are a lot of people’s oases in their homes, and they should be treated as such. Due to the variety of weather conditions we get here in Charlotte, NC, if not regularly cleaned, patios can develop stains, algae, and more aesthetic issues. The same goes for any pavers accompanying the patio. We recommend regularly having your pavers sealed and re-sealed to ensure they not only look good but are adequately protected from the environment.
3. Your Deck
Identifying any issues with your deck is crucial to maintaining safety in your home. If you have rotted wood, broken planks, or anything like that, you open yourself up to the possibility of the planks/wood breaking and you or a house guest getting hurt. Once you see something that doesn’t look right, contact a deck expert to help you get back on track. Also, deck staining tends to fade after a couple of years, so be sure to re-stain your deck when you notice it fading!