At this point in Cypress, TX you are tired of the winter and starting to get spring fever. For those who work on Cypress roofing, they are excited for warmer days and safer roof repair conditions. As the temperature warms up I’m sure you are itching to get out and get your house cleaned the right way.
First, your should start with the most important part of your house which is your roof. Depending on the shape and style of your house you may or may not be able to see a good portion of your roof. Nonetheless, take a look at your roof and check for missing shingles. If your home is older, you might start preparing a budget to repair or replace your roof. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or missing need to be fixed asap. If you are daring enough to hop on a ladder you check out the skylight and chimney for any cracks as well.
Next, you should check out your gutters. They are often forgotten and looked at as only as a cosmetic part of your house, but they do serve a purpose. If you have poor drainage it can lead to foundation damage. I know what you are thinking, How can gutters cause foundation damage?. Your gutters are built to collect water from your roof and distribute it away from the foundation of your home. When your gutters are clogged, the water does not complete the flow process and can build up at the lowest point which is often the foundation of your home. In addition, If you have a newer house or an older house as your home settles it can slightly shift and when you add the water, here comes the cracked foundation. Therefore, you should get your gutters cleaned a couple times a year by a roofing specialist in —
While you are in the inspecting mode, take a look at the check outside hose faucets for freeze damage. Turn the water on and place your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, it is likely the pipe inside the home is damaged and will need to be replaced. While you’re at it, check the garden hose for dry rot.