When it comes to the exterior of your home, you do all you can to have it looking its best. However, Mother Nature may have her own ideas about your home’s exterior, some of which may be detrimental to its looks. Whether you’ve just finished a new paint job, installed vinyl siding, or had a new roof installed, various elements can affect the outside of your home.
While a sunny day is always nice, the sun’s rays can lead to your home’s paint or siding fading over time. While most paints and types of siding are made to resist fading to a certain extent, changes can still occur. To get the best results, you should always opt for a high-quality paint that is made to be fade-resistant, and also have top-quality siding installed on your home.
If you live in an area where the temperatures are usually quite cold, this can impact your house as well. To begin with, cold temperatures increase the chances paint will not bind properly, leading to cracking and peeling. Also, cold temperatures can be hard on roofing materials, especially asphalt shingles. Consider installing different types of roofing materials such as tile roofing. Some roofing material is better at dealing with extreme temperatures.
Humidity and Rain
In areas such as Florida where high humidity levels and warm temperatures are the norm, corrosion and rust can be very common, especially on tile roofing and metal guttering. When this happens and is left unchecked, the result can be water damage to both the outside and inside of your home. Once water gets between the flashing and your roofing materials, it’s only a matter of time before it enters your home.
Whether it’s the high winds associated with a hurricane or thunderstorm or simply big gusts that occur now and then, wind can do more damage to your home’s exterior than you realize. In fact, you can expect everything from loose roofing tiles or shingles to siding that becomes loose and much more. While you can’t stop the wind from blowing, you can make sure your roofing, siding, and other exterior materials are properly installed, which will decrease the chances of damage taking place.
Last but not least, hail is one element of Mother Nature that no homeowner wants to see. Though most hail is relatively small, there are occasions when it falls in the form of golf-ball or even baseball-sized pieces. When this happens, you can have dented siding, holes in your roof, broken windows, and other extensive damage.
While Mother Nature may do some damage here and there, using high-quality materials and professional installation procedures will greatly reduce exterior damage to your home.
Article submitted by Ani O., Freelance writer and web enthusiast