Spring Cleaning Your Home’s Roof

Is Your Roof Ready For Spring? 

As spring approaches, it’s time to start thinking about cleaning and maintenance tasks around the house. One area that often gets overlooked is the roof. While roof cleaning may not be the most exciting chore, it’s important to inspect and clean your roof on a regular basis to prevent damage and keep your home in good shape. 

From the roofing team at Landmark Exteriors, here are some tips for spring cleaning your roof:

Clear Debris

After a long winter, your roof is likely covered in leaves, sticks, and other accumulated debris. Use a roof rake or hire a professional to clear off anything on your roof before it gets stuck in your gutter system – clogged gutters and piled-up leaves can lead to serious damage, so it’s best to remove this buildup as soon as possible in the spring.

Inspect Shingles

While you’re up there clearing off debris, take the time to inspect your roof shingles or tiles for any damage or wear. Look for curling, cracking, or missing shingles, and note any areas that may need replacement or repair. The sooner you spot and fix problematic shingles, the less chance there is for leaks or further damage.

Clean Gutters

Once the debris is cleared off your roof, clean out your gutters to allow water to drain properly off your roofing system and away from your home’s foundation. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow and seep into your attic or siding, leading to water damage. 

Check Ventilation

Proper roof ventilation prevents heat and moisture buildup in the attic, which can lead to structural damage and high energy bills. Inspect roof vents and exhaust fans to ensure they are clear of debris and functioning properly. If your attic seems excessively hot or humid, it may be a sign that additional ventilation is needed.

Contact Landmark Exteriors for roofing inspections, repairs, and replacements!

The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing system looks great and functions properly for years to come. Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 or visit our website to learn more and get in touch.

Common Signs Your Deck Needs Repair

Does Your Deck Need Professional Repair?

Your deck is often the centerpiece of your yard, providing a space for friends and family to gather and enjoy the outdoors. But like any outdoor structure, decks face wear and tear from regular use and exposure to the elements. Over time, your deck may show signs of damage, and if left unchecked, these problems can become a safety hazard. 

From the home care team at Landmark Exteriors, Here are some of the common signs that your deck needs some repairs done:  

Loose Railings

Loose or wobbly railings are the first indication that your deck may require attention. Non-secure railings not only look unsightly but also create a potential safety hazard for anyone walking on the deck. If you notice any parts of the railing shaking or wobbling more than normal, it’s time to inspect them for cracks and other structural damage.

Warped Boards

Another sign that your deck needs repair is cracked or warped boards. Not only do these pieces make for an unpleasant aesthetic, but they can also cause tripping hazards and reduce your deck’s overall stability and safety. Look out for any noticeable cracks in individual boards, as well as sections of boards that may be curving due to improper weight distribution or contact with moisture over time.


Be on the lookout for signs of rot or insect damage on your deck boards, such as soft wood surfaces or holes in the wood. These are usually caused by prolonged exposure to water, which can weaken wood fibers and break them down over time if left unchecked. Additionally, nails or screws can occasionally pop up from their original position in the board due to outside forces like wind gusts or heavy furniture resting on top of them.


Visible gaps forming between two consecutive boards are another telltale sign that maintenance is required on your outdoor structure. Look for spaces between planks where one side appears higher than the other. These indicate that some pieces have shifted out of alignment during use. Also, check for sagging subsections of the entire deck structure, which could be caused by insufficient support beams underneath the floorboards.


If your deck has metal components such as frames or fixtures attached to its surface, then check those areas too; rust spots and corroded surfaces typically indicate that these materials require immediate attention to prevent further deterioration and possible deterioration breakage later down the road. 

Faded or Peeling Paint

Lastly, faded paint or peeling stains are hints at age and wear-and-tear accumulating on older decks; if left untreated, these areas could eventually become susceptible to mold growth due to excess moisture accumulation in humid climates.

Contact Landmark Exteriors for expert deck repair services!

Does your deck need repair or restoration? Landmark Exteriors of Connecticut and New York is equipped with experienced contractors who can assess any damage to your deck and perform necessary repairs or complete rebuilds. 

Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 or visit our website to learn more and get in touch.

Spring Home Maintenance: Homeowners Checklist

Home Maintenance Tips For Spring

Spring is a great time of year to give your home a little extra attention to keep everything running smoothly throughout the year. Completing the maintenance tasks below ensures that your home is in good shape and you’re prepared for the warmer weather ahead. 

Here is a list of tasks that every homeowner should have on their checklist this spring: 

Inspect Your Roof

Inspecting and cleaning your roof should be at the top of your list. Look for any signs of wear or damage, such as cracks, missing shingles, or tears. Make any necessary repairs or contact a professional to get a head start on the season.

Check for Water Damage

Ensuring that your home is free from water damage is extremely important. Inspect your walls and ceilings for water stains, and be sure to check for leaky faucets and pipes as well. Addressing any water damage immediately can save you from expensive repairs down the line!

Clean Your Gutters

Your gutters have likely accumulated debris during the fall and winter, so clear them out for proper water drainage. This can prevent water damage to your foundation and other areas of your home. 

HVAC Maintenance

Now is the best time to replace filters in your home’s HVAC system. To be sure everything is running as it should, have a technician inspect and perform any necessary maintenance on your HVAC system. You don’t want to be left without air conditioning once the hot weather rolls in!

Test Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Keep everyone in your house safe by ensuring your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors function properly. The start of the spring and fall seasons is a great time to change the batteries. 

Check Window and Door Seals

Examine the seals around your windows and doors to ensure they are tightly sealed; otherwise, you will lose energy through drafts and end up with higher bills. Be sure to replace any seals that are worn out or damaged.

Contact Landmark Exteriors for roofing inspections, repairs, and replacements!

The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing system looks great and functions properly for years to come. Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 or visit our website to learn more and get in touch.

How to Prepare for a Roof Replacement

What You Need to Know Before Starting a Roof Replacement

Getting a new roof for your home is an exciting and important investment. Though you’re likely looking forward to the moment you can view your new finished roof, you may be nervous about the disruption and hazards the project can cause. 

Don’t worry; your roofing team knows what they’re doing! To put yourself at further ease, here are six steps to take before the roofers arrive to ensure your home is protected and the project runs smoothly: 

Clear Off Your Property

During a roof replacement, there is always a risk of shingles, tools, and other debris falling off your roof. To avoid damage, relocate any furniture or decorations on your property away from your house or inside where they will be safe.

Prep The Indoors

Just like outside, roof replacements can also disrupt your furniture and decorations indoors. Avoid vibrations from tools and work knocking off your wall decor by taking them off before they arrive, especially on the top floors. As well, consider covering or relocating any important items and storage sitting in your attic – dust and dirt may fall on them during the project. 

Relocate Your Cars

Relocating your cars out of your driveway and away from your home is essential – not only will this prevent any risk of damage, but it will also free up space for the roofing team to park their vehicles and do their work. The workers will really appreciate that extra convenience! 

Consider Your Kids and Pets

Like other construction sites, a roof replacement can be overwhelming and hazardous for your kids and pets. Be sure to inform your children about the upcoming project, what they can expect, and what boundaries need to be set to ensure they stay out of harm’s way. As well, make arrangements to ensure your pets stay clear of the outdoors surrounding your house.

Identify Power Outlets

Your roofers are going to need access to power outlets throughout the project. Be ahead of the game by identifying any outdoor or garage outlets the team can access. If extension cords may be needed, have those readily available. If the best power source is inside your home, be prepared to have cables running through your windows and doors. 

Let Your Neighbors Know

Lastly, don’t forget to let your neighbors know — it’s the neighborly thing to do! The roofing replacement will cause some unexpected commotion, noise, and potential hazards for their property, too; before the roofers arrive, give your neighbors a heads up so they can also get prepared.

Contact Landmark Exteriors for roofing inspections, repairs, and replacements!

The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing system looks great and functions properly for years to come. Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 or visit our website to learn more and get in touch.