Having a well-built home ensures the safety and comfort of your family for many years to come, but it will eventually start to show its age over time. Each material has an expected lifespan, and you need to be aware of the signs that indicate a need for repair or replacement. This can be done through routine maintenance checks, so that even minor problems can be spotted and repaired before they get worse.
Our roofing and gutter installation team at Pechacek’s General Contracting has shared below some of the most common signs your aging home needs a proper remodel:
Pulling Gutters and Damaged Shingles
Keep in mind that your home’s exterior is its first line of defense against the elements, so it’s not uncommon to find some weak spots after years of wear and tear. Your roof will take the biggest beating from the weather, so you’ll need to look out for asphalt shingles that are loose, missing, peeling or have curled edges. If you’re already having this problem, then it’s time to install a new roof.
As for your gutters, check if they’re pulling away from your roofline, as this is a sign that the fasteners that hold it to the fascia have started to fail. Replacing the hangers isn’t expensive, but you might have to hire a professional to do the job.
Mold and Rot
Having mold and rot can be the result of water leaking through your home’s roof or siding. This is evidenced by water stains which appear as discolored spots or streaks along the panels. The stains are also caused by water entering the siding and becoming trapped between the siding and the drywall. If you find this in your home, you’ll need to call in a trusted roofing contractor to address the issue properly.
Inconsistent Temperatures in Your Home
Having leaky windows can do a whole lot more than letting the hot air out and cold air in this fall. In addition to making affected rooms uncomfortably warm or cool, this can add up to your overall energy consumption and lead to a higher utility bill. This means your home isn’t as energy-efficient as it used to be, so you’ll need to have your windows replaced as soon as possible.
When you need a trusted specialist in siding and roof repair, you can count on our excellent services at Pechacek’s General Contracting. Contact us at (715) 330-4060 or through our online request form. We serve Hudson and surrounding WI areas, so call to us today!