Contrary to what many people believe, the summer sun and heat experienced in Schaumburg and the rest of Illinois can damage roofing systems easily. Furthermore, Illinois tends to see a longer summer storm season thanks to its geographical position in the Midwest. As a result, the summer season can be just as devastating to a roof as the winter season.
Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prepare your roofing system the harsh summer conditions. This way, you can rest easy knowing you roof is ready to withstand the heat and any eventual summer storm. Some of the steps you can take include:
CHECK THE ROOF FOR SIGNS OF DAMAGE
The constant exposure to intense sunlight can easily turn even the smallest problem with your roof into a massive headache later on. This is why it is important to check your roof before the summer season starts. Scan your roof carefully for any cracks or deformities (dents, curling, etc.) from the safety of the ground using a pair of binoculars. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2u5EkXk
When talking about roof repairs and inspections, many people tend to do so prior to winter. After all, winters in Schaumburg and the rest of Illinois can be taxing on a roofing system. What many people do not realize is that summer weather can also be harsh on roofs due to longer and more intense exposure to the heat and sun.
Ideally, you should inspect your roof twice a year: before summer and before winter. In other words, now is the best time to check your roof for any signs of damage. The last thing you want to happen is your roof giving way in the middle of summer because the heat and sun made a small problem worse. With that in mind, here are a few things you should do and be on the lookout for:
CHECK THE AGE OF YOUR ROOF
Dig up the documents pertaining to the construction of your home and check what year your current roof was installed and what type of shingles were placed. If you have asphalt shingles, your roof is expected to have a service life of 20 to 30 years. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2twqMr8
Many homeowners in Arlington Heights, IL tend to struggle deciding between replacing a component of their home and having a professional come in and repair the faulty component. In many cases, a quick repair is more than enough. However, there are certain cases when replacement is the better option. One such case is the windows of your home.
Over time, windows begin to show their age and you’ll begin to experience several issues. Although repairs are possible, they are not advisable since these windows are now prone to further damage. As such, you may find yourself spending more on repairs than you would’ve initially spent on window replacement.
Fortunately, spotting issues that necessitate window replacement is relatively simple, provided you know what to look for. With that in mind, here are a few tell-tale signs you’re better off opting for window replacement: Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2u5RUtM
Siding installed on your home exterior is generally easy to care for. As long as you had them installed by a quality Schaumburg siding contractor and do your best to keep them clean, they can keep your home looking good for way longer than their intended lifespan. The summer season is a good time to clean your siding, so if you haven’t done so in the past year, now would be a good time to start cleaning your home’s protective and beautifying outer layer.
PREPARING YOUR CLEANING MATERIALS
Regardless of your siding material, it can benefit from an annual cleaning to remove accumulated dirt, mildew, and grime. Set aside an entire afternoon for the cleaning task to ensure a thorough clean. Here are the materials that you’re going to need: Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2twMECx
So many small things can go wrong around your Barrington and Arlington Heights home, from the busted front door lock that won’t let you in your home to the gutters that keep getting clogged up with leaves. All these seemingly trivial issues can have a huge effect on your home’s convenience, not to mention your personal sanity.
When it comes to problems related to your windows, some problems instantly call for the services of a windows repairman, but many can be solved using basic household tools and a little ingenuity. Take a look at these quick fixes to your window problems:
CRACKED WINDOW PANE
Prevent the pane from cracking any further by covering the crack from both sides with a masking tape. This serves the double purpose of preventing rain and wind from penetrating your home. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2u5uncD
If you are planning to put your list your home up for sale, you naturally want to earn a pretty penny for it. If it’s looking a bit worse for wear, you may need to perform some dutiful work before you list it on the market. This may include different repairs and renovations, as well as make-ready or staging tasks that will improve the condition and the look of the home.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR ROOF?
It is easy to overlook the roof of the home when making this list, but it actually should be one of your top priorities. Keep in mind that the roof plays a major role in curb appeal, as it is one of the first features of your home that interested buyers lay their eyes on. Cleaning the roof now or making a few small repairs with the help of a Schaumburg roofing contractor can mean a dramatic improvement to curb appeal, and connectedly, to your home’s monetary value. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2twwI3l
Your home’s windows rank among the most important aspects of your home’s security. Burglars often come through either your doors or windows, so if you’ve ensured the sturdiness and security of your doors and locks, you need to do the same for your windows. See if you can use any of the following to beef up your Barrington and Arlington Heights home’s window security.
Without window bars, thieves and robbers can easily make your windows as their point of entry into your home. Discourage break-ins by installing window bars at every window. Even if a burglar breaks the glass, they still won’t be able to enter through the bars. Many people dislike having bars on their windows as it makes their home look like a prison, but there are plenty of decorative options that can enhance the look of your home while providing the protection it needs. Read more from this blog:http://bit.ly/2twobxq