It is late January, and it is 4 degrees. I believe that the last reading I saw was -15 degrees wind chill. The snow is not going anywhere fast. I can honestly say…I am ready for spring. It will not be too long before the snow melts, the grass starts to grow, and the trees and flowers bloom. Insects return. Birds return. Leaves return. Finally we can get out of the house.
When you finally get the chance to come out of hibernation, walking around your house and looking for a few warning signs can help you save a lot of money in the future. These are a couple of areas or early signs to look for:
- Failing Caulk Lines – Are your caulk lines cracking? Pulling away? It is important to keep your caulk lines sealed. This keeps water out of places that it should not be. Most materials are not primed on all four sides…leading to rot if exposed to water/snow/ice.
- Peeling Paint – Do you have areas of your home that have peeling paint? Peeling paint normally points to problems. Is there water that is able to get behind your coating? Is there delamination of wood that is causing the peeling? These are all situations that need looked at.
- Loose boards – Are there trim boards or siding boards that are pulling away from your home? This can be caused by many issues. Failing fasteners, weather, or even more entailed issues can cause boards to be loose on your home.
- Rotten boards – Do you have rotten wood? Rotten wood can be as simple as replacing it…or it can be part of larger problems. Regardless, it is important to get it fixed so that it does not lead to more extensive repairs.
Taking a few minutes to evaluate your home when the snow stops is a great way to save money and make sure that your home stays buttoned up and safe. If you need free advice on any painting issues or wood repair issues you may suspect, call us anytime for a free consultation.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Owner, Elite Pro Painting