Routine maintenance helps minimize property damage and keeps your property looking its best, now and in the future. When doing routine maintenance, be sure to request the help of Virginia roofing contractors and other professionals if you have questions or encounter problems.

One of the most important goals of routine maintenance is to keep moisture away from your house, because it’s moisture that most often results in damaging problems. If undetected, water will cause leaks and mold or mildew growth. Here are some other things you can do as part of your home’s routine maintenance plan.

  • Windows and doors. Seal gaps and cracks in doors and windows with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent air leaks. Inspect exterior hardware and fix squeaky handles and loose locks.
  • Siding. Repaint your siding if it needs a touch-up. A coat of paint can be especially beneficial for wood siding, as it acts as a layer of protection against the elements. To help extend the service life of wood siding, make sure your lawn sprinklers don’t spray directly on them.
  • Gutters and downspouts. Remove debris from downspouts and gutters to prevent clogging. This can ensures your home can handle any heavy downpour. If you have many trees in your yard, it is advisable to have gutters cleaned at least twice a year to prevent clogs. For clogged gutter downspouts, flush debris with a hose. You may need to use a plumber’s snake to get rid of accumulated debris.
  • Roofing. When it comes to your roofing in Northern Virginia, it is best to let professionals inspect and repair it. An untrained eye may miss small issues. Peak Roofing Contractors can inspect the condition of your shingles, flashing and other parts of the roof. We will also visit your attic to check for leaks.

Minimize property damage and avoid costly replacements with routine maintenance. Peak Roofing Contractors, a family-owned and -operated company, offers a range of products and services for homeowners and businesses in Northern Virginia. Contact us at (703) 745-5153 for more information on our services.