5 Spring Home Maintenance Task That You Can Do This Year

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Spring is here in Louisville which means it’s time to get to get around to all of the home maintenance task that we have been putting off all winter.  When this time of year rolls around it can feel energizing and also overwhelming when thinking of all that needs to be done. Thats why we at K&P Roofing have put together a list of :

5 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks that you can do this year.

Examine Roof Shingles

Examine roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start a budget for replacement. The summer sun can really damage roof shingles. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced. Flashing around plumbing vents, skylights and chimneys need to be checked and repaired by a qualified roofer.

An easy way to spot loose granules is to check your gutters, If your gutters look like they are filled with a black sand… it may be a sign that your roof shingles are not up to par.

In the market for a roof replacement? Well you are in the right place K&P specializes in roof repair. Give us a call and one of our salesman will be out to your home in no time to give you a quote.

Probe the Wood Trim

Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Make repairs now before the spring rains do more damage to the exposed wood. 

-Exposed wood trim and fascia can lead to rot and molding, and even encourage termite infestations. A properly sealed window and door can lower energy bills and decrease drafts. Are you in the market for new windows? Contact us at: https://kproofing.com/contact-us/

and get a free quote today.

Check the Gutters

Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris. 

Are your gutters looking under the weather? Call one of our gutter installation pros and we can make sure your home foundation stays dry and stable! https://kproofing.com/contact-us/

Inspect the roof. 

Are we being redundant? The roof is arguably the most important feature of a home so double down on that inspection and make sure you’ve got it right. Winter storms can take quite a toll on a roof. When spring arrives, start by making a simple visual inspection of yours. “It doesn’t require a ladder, and you certainly don’t have to get on a roof to look,” Sedinger says. “Use binoculars or a camera or smartphone with a telephoto feature if you need to.” Look for missing shingles, metal pipes that are damaged or missing or anything that simply doesn’t look right. If you notice anything that needs closer inspection or repair, call a roofer. Your home roof is nothing to take for granted

Home exterior.

Much like the roof, your home exterior is a first line defense against the elements, winter storms can rip off shingles, ice can create cracks in masonry, and general wear and tear can lead to home exterior breakdowns. One key sign to look for is mold or rot on wooden shingles, cracks in masonry, or missing or loose siding pieces. If you are in the market for siding repair or replacement K&P Home improvement are here to get your home back to par.

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