Managing the Spring Thaw: When to Call Your Exterior Contractor for Help
When meltwater begins to fill the streets, you might be right to worry about the welfare of your home. While your house is designed to stand up to something as commonplace as melting snow, Iowan weather can be unpredictable, leaving you with storm damage that compromises your home’s structural integrity. Moreover, with rapid temperature swings, even the toughest house can find itself underwater—literally!
Luckily, there’s plenty of help available to you to help your home stay safe from spring meltwater. Haggerty Windows & Siding, your Urbandale roofing and siding pro, is here to describe a few signs that help should come from your exterior contractor.
You Suspect Gutter Issues
Your gutters are an integral part of your home’s meltwater management system. As snow melts from your roof, it drips into the gutters and is directed safely away from your foundation to drain. However, if your gutters are broken, clogged, or otherwise out of commission, they’ll overflow, resulting in, at worst, a flooded basement.
It’s tricky to know sometimes if you need to call a gutter installer; flooded basements and water damage can have a variety of causes. If you’re witnessing your gutters overflow, though, in addition to sagging or cracks, it’s a safe bet.
Your Shingles Are in Poor Shape
Needing roof repair can be part and parcel for many homes after a long winter of snow cover. Once that cover begins to melt, if your shingles aren’t watertight, former snow can seep into the cracks, worming its way into your attic space and causing mold and water damage.
If you notice warped or crooked shingles, you may be tempted to just repair the storm damage yourself—it’s just a straightforward nailing job, right? Think again; we’ve written an entire blog on why this isn’t the case! Always call a roofing contractor for professional help if you suspect your shingles aren’t doing their jobs. It’s dangerous to go up there alone, especially without experience or the proper safety equipment.
Other Contractors Can’t Find the Problem
A variety of things, from sump pumps to dehumidifiers to the type of terrain in your lawn, go into keeping your home dry in the springtime. Not all of them fall under the umbrella of an exterior contractor’s services. Still, if you’ve had a variety of pros out to the property who couldn’t fix your moisture problems, chances are it’s something a siding contractor or roofing pro will need to handle.
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