When you look at the exterior of a home, most people think, Wow, that’s a nice-looking color for shutters and trim, or I like the traditional cottage look of those cedar shakes that match the stone veneer

In addition to its visual appeal, almost every part of a home serves a purpose. The roof protects the home from rain and snow. The gutters catch the rain or melted snow and carry it to the downspout, where it gets whisked away from the house so it doesn’t seep into the foundation. Siding provides a vapor barrier that keeps rain and other weather elements from entering the home. Windows, doors and screens allow people to enter or let stale air out of the house without the risk of an insect infestation.

Their aesthetic value is an added benefit, but the primary purpose is to protect the home. When the roof leaks, the siding gets cracked, gutters or downspouts get clogged, things start to deteriorate and repairs are necessary, right away. 

The longer those repairs get delayed, the more damage takes place. Water damage within the home can allow mold and mildew to grow. Mold fungus can affect your family’s respiratory health, and cleanup typically costs $2,000 to $2,500, depending on the extent of growth. 

Repairing Roofing & Gutters

When leaves build up in the gutters, they can form a dam. In the winter, it might look like icicles hanging over a waterfall. However lovely it looks in the winter, it is likely causing rust buildup in your gutters. It could cause damage to your roof’s flashing, and as the ice pushes back against the shingles, the result is more damage. Our technicians can add gutter guards, to keep leaves and other debris out of the gutters indefinitely. 

You might not even notice the water damage as the insulation in your attic drinks up the liquid. But, at some point, the insulation will not take on any more water, and it will leak onto the ceiling. That’s why it is advisable to have Northway Commercial repair technicians inspect your home and give you an estimate of repairs, if any are necessary.   

Siding Repairs 

When siding expands due to the warmth of spring and summer, some of the tacks or nails could be too tight and cause your siding to crack or split. When that happens, water can get inside your walls and start mold growth. Get broken or cracked siding repaired as soon as you see it, to preclude expensive repairs later.

Windows & Doors

Windows and doors typically work smoothly; however, oiling the hinges and hardware, adding new caulk, and checking the screens before the bugs emerge is always a good idea.  

Call Northway Commercial for an Immediate Repair Estimate

Have the Northway Commercial professionals do a thorough home inspection, or call us to schedule repairs you know need to get completed in the spring.    

Call (612) 499-1714. Use our contact request form or email us at info@northwaycommercial.com.