New Year’s Resolutions For Your House

Metal roof of house with snow

Most often, people’s new year’s resolutions are about self-improvement and building better personal habits. Rarely do people make goals about caring for their home when a few simple tasks could make a big difference in the well-being of your house and your comfort and security while relaxing in your humble abode.

Make this new year the time to prioritize your home’s exterior maintenance with these resolutions:

Have Your Roofing System Inspected

Homeowners should have their roofing system inspected at least once a year to ensure that it is in proper working order and to catch any potential problems before they become bigger. A roofing system inspection can help identify damaged or missing shingles, water damage, and other issues that could lead to more serious problems down the road.

Check Your Attic Ventilation

Your attic is a key part of your home’s ventilation system and keeping your roof protected from the elements; heat being improperly emitted from the attic to the roof can cause ice dam formation and serious damage, as well as cause your heating bills to skyrocket. One easy way to improve your attic’s ventilation is to check your attic ventilators and ensure they are working properly. Attic ventilators help move hot air out of your attic in the summer and cold air out of your attic in the winter, which helps keep your home comfortable year-round. 

Keep Water Out of Your Home

We always want to keep water from getting inside your home. Your roof, gutters, and downspouts do a lot of work to help mitigate water safely away from your house, but they can get overworked, too, especially during a brutal winter with lots of storms. Help and protect your home this winter by shoveling snow away from the foundation, be on the lookout for water stains in your attic, particularly around the rafters, and keep an eye out for leaks throughout your house. 

Get Exterior Damages Fixed

Any damages to your home’s exterior (broken siding panels, potholes in the driveway, rusted gutters, etc.) will only worsen over time until it’s too late and you have a serious and costly problem on your hands. Make this the year you stop putting off those important repairs and schedule an appointment with a professional to examine and fix them. 

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.

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