You probably spend a lot of time and money on making sure the inside of your home is in good repair, but how much attention do you give to the exterior maintenance of your home?
Often, people don’t think about it until there’s a problem that needs to be repaired quickly. By this point, the damage can be extensive and the financial costs can really add up.
Luckily, some regular maintenance will keep everything looking good and working as it should.
Cleaning your gutters
Gutters serve an important purpose. They drain rainwater away from your property and prevent it from damaging the walls and waterlogging the ground. Gutters can easily get clogged up with leaves, moss and even birds nests. This can prevent them from being able to drain water properly and become damaged.
Debris in gutters should also be cleaned away as during the summer months it can dry out and become a fire hazard. Depending on the size of your property, you can either clean the gutters out yourself or call a specialist company such as Gutter Boy Cleaning Sydney to do it for you.
In the same way that your gutters can become clogged, so can the drains around your home. If the water can’t drain away, you risk flooding around your home or the gutters backing up and causing leaks and damage to your property.
Remove any leaves and debris that you can see. Try pouring in some water with a bucket or hose, and see if it drains away quickly. If it doesn’t, use a drain rod or call in a specialist company.
Fix any damaged windows and doors
Inspect your windows and doors for signs of gaps, cracks and breaks. Damaged windows and doors aren’t just a security risk, they can be terrible for your energy consumption.
Replace missing or broken roof tiles
A good roof can last for decades, keeping your property warm and dry. But it’s still good practice to check it regularly. Missing and cracked roof tiles can lead to leaks and more extensive damage to your home. You should check your roof before the winter months so that you can have any repairs done before the weather turns.
It’s also a good idea to check for damage after any storms or heavy downpours.
Walls can be damaged by weather, age, salt air or plant roots. Look carefully at your walls to see if you can see any damage to the bricks or render. Clear any ventilation air bricks of any debris.
If it looks as if a wall is being damaged by an underground tree root, then you might need to hire a specialist contractor to remove the tree and the root for you.
Make your electronic gate a smart gate
Turn your existing gate into a smart gate, allowing you to control guest access from anywhere with an app. Open your gate with your phone, no matter where you are. Gate codes are a thing of the past!
They say that prevention is better than a cure. By performing some regular maintenance on the exterior of your property, you can save yourself from a lot of potentially expensive repair bills which could have been avoided.