Thursday, March 19, marks the start of spring. In a season for new beginnings, a clean, tidy house can provide a myriad of benefits such as reduced allergens and stress. Equally important, this time of year is performing some simple home maintenance tasks. While most spring home maintenance tasks are do-it-yourself friendly, like gutter cleaning, others are best left to professionals. Check the following jobs off your spring maintenance list to prevent moisture problems and costly repairs.
The annual precipitation for Denver is usually 14.30 inches. Gutters are designed to collect and direct water away from your home’s foundation. Their open design can also catch debris that, over time, can accumulate and clog your drainage system. Clearing out the gunk helps prevent clogs from developing. Gutter cleaning is a cost-effective method for protecting against roof rot and foundation problems. Ideally, this task should be completed twice per year, once in the fall and again in the spring.
Inspect the Roof
Routine roof inspections can help you spot minor issues before they can develop into significant problems. You can safely inspect the roof from the ground using a pair of binoculars. Things to look for include curled, buckled, or missing shingles; algae, moss, or piles of leaves; rusted or damaged flashing; and excessive granule loss. The latter protects the shingles from harmful UV rays. More in-depth roof assessments should always be conducted by a licensed roofing contractor, like Jenesis Roofing.
Replace Damaged Gutter Sections
As mentioned, a proper drain system is an essential part of any home. Wear and tear, as well as local weather events, can impact the integrity of this system. That makes replacing damaged gutter sections vital. There are several types available today, including seamless gutters, which are designed to keep out the leaves and other debris. Gutter guards have the same effect and can be installed on existing systems. Seamless gutters and gutter guards can reduce the upkeep associated with traditional channels.
Seal Gaps Around Doors and Windows
Gaps around your home’s windows and doors can be costing you money. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less.” You can pick these materials up at most any local home improvement or hardware store. Some big-box retailers may carry the supplies you’ll need to potentially reduce your heating and cooling costs, as well.
Jenesis Roofing is a locally owned and operated roofing company that is pleased to offer Denver residents with roof repair, new roof construction, and gutter installation. Contact us at (303) 789-1505 to schedule an appointment with one of our professional and experienced roofing experts today.
Jenesis Roofing is committed to using high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, and GAF – all at a competitively priced rate. We are fully licensed and insured for your protection, and all new roof installations are warrantied. Gutter cleaning is an integral part of our repair and installation services.
“Air Sealing Your Home.” U.S. Department of Energy. Retrieved from energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/air-sealing-your-home.
“Denver’s 2019 Annual Climate Summary.” National Weather Service. Retrieved from weather.gov/bou/Denver_2019_climate_summary.