Being proactive about exterior home maintenance saves you plenty in terms of money and headache. Seasons love to play havoc on your home. From wood expansion in wet weather to UV-exposed shingles and siding in hot weather, there’s a lot of push and pull that goes on with your home’s building materials. As the days move into autumn, you should think about how to prepare your residence for the cooler times ahead. From the roof to the siding, your home deserves expert attention from someone who can professionally fix or replace your home’s exterior. Instead of putting off your home’s upkeep or trying to DIY it yourself, set up a time for a professional home maintenance check. By entrusting your home’s exterior to a professional team, you can enjoy more cost-effective living while knowing that standard issues won’t build up and become pricey unexpectedly.
You’ll want to have professionals check for roof leaks, clean the gutters and roofing materials, and check the siding and flashing for any gaps or broken sections. Gutters and downspouts are often forgotten, but they can clog up with leaves and dirt, leading to leaks, pooling water, or damage once the wet fall weather and winter snow make their return.
When It’s Time for Exterior Replacement
Natural wear and tear on your home can be so gradual that you don’t notice the hole in your roofing until the next time a rainstorm hits. Then, not only do you need emergency roof repair, but you could also spend more to repair the damage to walls, furniture, and flooring. All building materials have a finite lifespan, with some lasting much longer than others. Even with routine maintenance, your home’s exterior will need more extensive replacement at some point.
Average Lifespan for Roofing and Siding:
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material, and they can last for about 12 to 20 years before requiring replacement.
Slate tiles can last about 50 to 100-plus years because they’re hardwearing and resistant to heavy snow, rains, and fire. They are more expensive than asphalt shingles. Wood shingles, also called shakes, adapt well to variable climates and can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. They do need more upkeep than a slate roof but are also less expensive.
Vinyl siding is popular for its durability, low maintenance, and affordability, and it can last 50-plus years. Wood siding is a classic type of siding, but it does need more maintenance than vinyl. With routine care, it can last up to 50 years. Aluminum siding isn’t as popular, but it is still a reliable choice for long-lasting siding. It requires painting every 10 to 15 years but can last up to 40 years before needing replacement. Fiber-cement siding is a durable and water-resistant siding that can last 50-plus years. It is heavier than other types of siding but may not require repainting for 15 to 20 years.
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Contact Take2 Remodeling to professionally repair or replace your home exterior. Our team of specialists has been working all around Warrenville for more than 20 years, and we’re always proud to leave our work in people’s homes. Get your home in tip-top shape and enjoy the rainfall and the beauty of each changing season.