August 30, 2021
Homeowners are faced with keeping up their property’s appearance and there are numerous exterior features which require routine maintenance in order stay in the best shape possible. Not only does this upkeep help to improve or maintain the curb appeal of a property but it also ensures that those who reside inside remain protected. Yes, a positive outward appearance is obviously important to most people but an ability to keep inhabitants safe is critical to everyone. Fortunately these features are able to accomplish both, yet most individuals fail to implement a plan for maintaining a solid foundation. Instead, it far too often isn’t until something does break that proper care and repairs are eventually made. By acting first, homeowners can avoid simply having to react to any negative experience.
Many renovations are actually worth their cost and those implemented outside the home can especially pay dividends. No matter whether you are planning to remain in the home for an extended time period or looking to sell, knowing if it’s better to repair or replace certain features can be a worthwhile investment. Essentially the exterior of a home is divided into three different components - the foundation, siding, and a roof. Each of these plays an important part in the protection and appearance of a home but all should also be given the care they deserve. Forget about waiting to find a small leak in the roof, crack in some siding, or foundation issue and make certain routine inspections are completed on each, in addition to any necessary maintenance. Taking these simple measures can keep your home protected as these three different features are vital to both the curb appeal and safety of your property.
Vinyl siding can be used in a variety of different ways depending on the other construction materials, style, and design of your home. For some, this siding will make up the complete walls from foundation to the roof of an entire property. Others will utilize some other material, typically brick, for a majority of the exterior but vinyl often still plays a role in some capacity. From eaves, overhangs, and soffit, vinyl can be found on many homes, regardless of their overall price point, across the country.
The durability of vinyl and recent improvements in manufacturing also make it an extremely popular choice. Unlike in the past, when vinyl was only available in limited colors and its origin was questionable, these new modifications and availability of colors make it an excellent choice for individuals regardless of their design preferences. However, there are factors which can cause damage to your siding, including extreme heat (gas grills, cooking too close), pressure washing, lawn maintenance, rocks, and weather. In the event that any of these have damaged your siding, then either replacement or repair is likely necessary. Due to the nature in which vinyl siding is installed, typically a small replacement “patch” or pieces can be arranged in order to alleviate any cosmetic issues while maintaining structural integrity. If the damage is major, then a full replacement may be in order and while this could be a worse case scenario, with vinyl it could also be an opportunity to dramatically change the outward appearance of your home by selecting a new color or design style.
Gutters are another exterior feature which often go overlooked until there is some type of issue. Despite this construction component being designed to run along a roofline and help move water away from the property, systematic failures can cause damage to both a roof or the foundation of a home. If downspouts are blocked or there are other issues with the drainage system, water often pools around the home and eventually finds its way into the interior basement or living area. This can not only cause property damage but the increased water exposure also makes the presence of mold, mildew, and spores more prevalent.
Fortunately, there are certain steps homeowners can take in order to ensure they remain protected. From completing routine inspections of the entire system to installing seamless gutters or guards, the ability to keep yourself protected is available. In the event that weather or wear over time plays a damaging role with your gutters, there are opportunities to either repair or replace sections in lieu of having to change out the entire system. Doing so can help to cut costs while also serving to keep your property protected inside and out.
Finally, the roof plays a critical role in both protection and curb appeal. Essentially one of the largest surface areas on any property, proper upkeep of the roof should be a major priority for homeowners. When purchasing a new property, a roof’s age is often one for the first questions asked of a realtor or owner but once the real estate is sold, it seems buyers often forget about their concern for this important outer layer served with keeping all of Mother Nature's elements at bay. Similar to these other exterior features there are opportunities for both repair and replacement options when/if something out of place is ever noticed. Knowing the difference and relying on a professional to assist and lend an opinion about which option is best can be extremely important for those who are looking to keep their place safe and stay on budget.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience in all three of these important exterior features, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any and all roofing, siding, or gutter needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and siding installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any vinyl siding installation project, repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any roof inspection you wish to have completed.
Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your exterior building materials or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for the purposes of insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above mentioned projects!