Do you have time to do a home inspection of your home's exterior? Doing so is a good way to make your home more appealing to pedestrians and guests. If you are planning on selling the home soon, it's also an important step to take before you list the property or start inviting guests over. Here are some things you can do to inspect the home.
Catalogue Driveway Cracks
Cracks pop up in your driveway from time to time. The scale of damage will determine whether you need a professional to do maintenance. With smaller cracks, you can actually buy a kit that lets you patch up cracks. Ready mix concrete is an option, but there are also kits that contain concrete mixed with sealants for added strength.
Take a Look at Your Roof
Doing a roof inspection is much easier if you have a flat roof that gives you access to stand on the roof without scaffolding. But even if you have a pitched roof, you can do a visual inspection to see if any tiles are missing, displaced, or damaged. You might want to grab a pair of binoculars so that you can see the roofing condition more clearly. An annual roofing inspection by a contractor is a good idea, so you may be able to skip this step if you're getting regular roofing services to keep your roof in great shape.
Look at the Condition of Siding
Your home's exterior faces a lot of inclement weather, so it's likely that the home's siding is not going to be perfect. But some problems are much worse than others. Before you inspect, you may want to hose the siding down to remove grass stains, dirt and other debris that's easy to remove. But then, look for signs of mildew, rotting, and mold. If these problems are present, those sections should be replaced at your earliest convenience.
See if Your Landscaping Needs Work
There is often something more that you could do with your landscaping to make it more exciting, varied, and beautiful. If you only have a few plant types that are low-maintenance for the most part, maybe it's time to spice it up a little bit by adding some pops of color. If you don't have any time to add to your gardening routine, hardscaping is a good way to go. Adding statues or perhaps a pond would give the yard a very different look.
Contact Economy Roofing to learn more about roofing and home maintenance.