Summertime Home Services to Keep Your Home in Great Shape

July 22, 2021

Winter comes with a lot of challenges. At the end of the winter season, you are more than happy the cold spell is over. However, spring is often shorter than expected. Summer is probably the perfect time to go out and have fun. With the abundance of bright lights and high temperatures, your home also needs some love and attention. If you have missed out on the general spring cleaning and maintenance rush, summertime isn’t a bad time to catch up. If you are planning summertime maintenance, you need to get started as fast as possible to avoid heatstroke and other heat-related issues. Contacting your local roofer is definitely one of the things to do at this time.

To keep your home in great shape, below are some of the key aspects to focus on during the summer months.

Roof Replacement and Repairs

Your roof is an essential part of your building. It keeps your indoor space protected from hazards of weather elements. A compromised roof can cost you a lot of money when not detected and addressed early. At the start of the summer months, call on your roofer to take a careful look at your roof. Usually, your roofing contractor will offer a comprehensive roof inspection service aimed at certifying all areas of your roof. The inspection service will help to uncover minor and major roof problems that need attention. Your roofer will offer you a roof inspection report as well as recommendations on the next line of action.

Common minor roof repair services include fixing of wind-damaged shingles, replaying roof valleys, replacing plumbing flashing, re-application of caulking material to chimneys and roof vents, and replacement of wall flashing. For shingle roofs, the commonest problem is missing or curled shingles. If your roof shingles are cracked, warped, curled, or have cupped edges, your roofer may be able to repair or replace the affected areas. 

For metal roofs, you may be dealing with nasty rust or other kinds of problems. Aged metal roofs may also sport failed seams or dents. Extensive metal roof problems may call for a total replacement of the roof. You can choose between standing seams or corrugated metal roofs. The major difference between these two options is that the standing seams have their fasteners hidden while corrugated metal roofs use visible screw-like materials. You can also use metal shingles for your roof replacement needs.

Flat roofs may also require some maintenance repairs or replacement, depending on the extent of the damage. It is best to use synthetic materials like EPDM, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), or modified bitumen.

Masonry Restoration

Still on the issue of summertime maintenance practices, you should pay attention to your masonry. Make sure to hire a contractor that has the experience and expertise needed to get the job done. With a proper masonry service, character and appeal can be restored to your home. Some of the common solutions you may need this summer include;

Masonry Crack Repairs – Your masonry contractor should be called upon as soon as you notice damaged or cracked bricks. Failing to attend to this problem early can lead to safety problems down the line. To avoid structural collapse, call on your masonry contractor to have a look at the issue. The contractor may need to perform minor repairs or major repairs to prevent future problems.

Tuckpointing – This is a repair process used by masons to fill gaps that have formed between bricks. This solution restores integrity to the structure while also ensuring stronger adherence between the brick and mortar. This repair process can also be used to address algae-ridden mortars and restore them to their original condition.

Brick Replacement – Sometimes bricks may fall off the structure. One too many similar occurrences like this can disfigure the home. A good way to address this problem is through brick replacement. During the replacement process, your mason will also examine other areas of the structure for weak bricks. This will help to prevent structural issues and also safeguard residents from accidents due to falling bricks.

Waterproofing and Sealing – If your stonework has absorbed water, there is a chance that it may cause structural problems down the line. Your contractor may be able to address this problem by sealing and waterproofing the bricks. This offers extra protection to the bricks and ensures that the home is structurally safe and sound.

Siding Replacement

Your home’s siding offers a wide range of advantages. Sidings play several roles including protecting your home from water problems, pest problems, and molds; improving insulation and energy efficiency; as well as improvement of the home’s curb appeal. When your home’s siding begins to fall apart, you begin to lose out on these advantages. Summertime is a great time to repair or replace your sidings. If your siding is dented or cracked, you should replace the affected areas. There are many siding options for you to choose from when considering siding replacement. One of the most versatile, durable, and cost-effective siding options is vinyl siding.

Other Summertime Maintenance Tasks

Wash Windows and Replace Window Screens – Your home’s window screens do more than to let natural light in. It adds to the appeal of your home and also contributes to indoor insulation. If you have older or damaged window screens installed, now is the time to replace them. If your window screens are relatively new, clean them.

Clean Out Rain Gutters – Your roof and foundation rely on rain gutters to collect water and push it away from your home. Sometimes, dirt and organic matter may collect in the rain gutter and this can cause water backflow. Cleaning your rain gutter can improve water outflow and prolong your roof’s lifespan.

To learn more about maintenance practices to engage in during the summer months, contact your local roofer or visit 

Bourdeau Contracting LLC

2902 N St Peters Pkwy St. 

Charles MO 63303

(855) 570-4930

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