At its worst, moisture has the ability to cause damage to your home that is insurmountably expensive to fix. This can have serious implications for the home’s structure, including the development of mold, rot in the wood, and even fissures in the foundation. You might be lucky and catch it in its early stages, allowing you to put a stop to it before it spreads. However, even minor cracks that let rainwater into the house can necessitate significant repairs in order to keep the dampness at bay. The prevention of water damage is always preferable to its treatment after it has already occurred. You may prevent water from getting into your home from the outside by taking the following preventative actions. Below tips are shared by Titanium Agency and Homes.
1. Perform Regular Roof Maintenance
The major function of your home’s roof is to protect the interior of the building from rain and snow. If you ignore it, you could end up with a wide array of problems, the worst of which would be major water damage that could put your home’s structure at risk. Because the majority of roofs have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, it is natural to believe that yours is in good shape if it is still within the period of time in which it can be used. On the other hand, that is not always the case. Damage to roof shingles can be caused by environmental factors such as climate and weather conditions, as well as surrounding trees. Perform routine checks to ensure that none of the shingles on your roof are broken, missing, or otherwise compromised. Increasing the lifespan of your entire roof can be accomplished with a project that is simple, low-cost, and only takes a little bit of time: replacing any shingles that are missing or in bad condition.
2 – Weather strip All Windows and Doors
Windows and doors are typical openings in a building that are susceptible to water infiltration. If the space around the window and door frames is not adequately sealed, then water may enter the building through those spaces. You shouldn’t wait for a leak to occur. Check to see that the weather stripping and seals that surround your windows and doors are in satisfactory condition. Examine the surfaces of your doors and windows that are exposed to the outside. Insulating foam sealant can be injected into any big fractures that are present between the house’s frame and the house itself. Applying a new bead of caulking along the joint where the window meets the siding will help prevent further leaks. Even a new coat of paint applied to the window and door frames can prevent moisture from entering the wood and causing damage.
3. Make Sure Your Gutters are Clean
It is essential to the prevention of water damage to your home that you check the functionality of your gutters regularly. Water will run down the side of your house and accumulate at the base if your gutters are clogged with leaves and pine needles or if they are not inclined properly to funnel water to the downspout. This might put your foundation in jeopardy. To get started, clean the filth that has accumulated in your gutters. If the height of your gutters prevents you from accessing them with an extension ladder, you should probably look into hiring a professional. If you are able to contact them, then this is a task that you can easily complete on your own. To begin, position yourself close to the downspout and shovel out the muck using either your hand or a plastic gutter scoop. After the obstacles in the gutters have been removed, you can clean the gutters with a pressure washer.