The winter weather can inflict serious damage to the exterior of your home, no thanks to subzero temperatures, piles of snow and ice accumulation. As soon as the winter season ends, it is important to be on the lookout for different types of damage and address them as soon as possible. In this article, Villwell Builders, LLC, a contractor specializing in re-roofing and decks and additions building, shares tips on how to repair exterior damage after winter.
Ice Dams on the Roof and Gutters
In regions that often encounter a lot of snow, ice dams are one of the most alarming issues. When the snow melts and refreezes, it can loosen the shingles on the roof and create a blockage in the gutters, leading to detachment from the house. If your house has suffered from ice dams in the past, make sure to add proper insulation to prevent another occurrence. The use of heated chords or installation of roof vents will also help prevent melted snow from refreezing.
Siding Issues Due to Snow
After the cold, freezing months have passed, check for indications of damage on your siding, such as warping, paint peeling off, mildew and dry rot. If the issue is mild, an application of fresh coats of paint to breathe new life into the exterior of your home will suffice. If the problem at hand is far-reaching, call in a professional to inspect and replace the affected areas.
Ice Damage on the Deck
The presence of ice buildup on the deck forms a safety hazard, causing residents to trip, slip or fall. If you are determining whether there is snow and ice damage to the deck, mildew, warping and splitting boards are common signs to look for. Fortunately, you can fend off most of these symptoms by removing snow and ice from the deck surface. If there is residual moisture, utilize a mildew removal solution designed for wooden decks. Then, add new paint and sealant so your deck will appear as good as new.
Villwell Builders, LLC is a premier source of home improvement solutions, including roof replacement and kitchen and bathroom remodeling, in Waterbury, CT. Our top-rated team is committed to providing the comfort and efficiency you need through industry-leading products and outstanding customer service. Call us today at (203) 879-2118 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation estimate.