Keep An Eye Out For These Warning Signs Of Home Damage

Owning a home is a wonderful experience, but it certainly comes with challenges. Other outdoor features to inspect regularly include the roof and siding. Doing so can help spot signals that not all is as it should be, such as damaged flashing, missing shingles, cracked siding, missing panels, excessive staining, rot and any signs of termite damage. If any of these are found, it’s best to consult a professional for guidance on fixing the issues and proper maintenance tips to prevent further damage.

Moving inside, there are plenty of little things to watch out for throughout the interior. For instance, homeowners may not think to check the attic, but it should be inspected consistently. Unused attics can hide impending problems as they are more “out of sight, out of mind.” It’s essential to make time, especially before the winter months, to look for and replace any disintegrated, damaged or missing insulation layers. Also, attics can be prone to mold and mildew buildup. Go over the space for any moisture before it has the chance to cause structural damage or health problems.

By being diligent with home inspection and maintenance now, homeowners could save themselves a lot of time, money and stress in the future. For further examples of home damage warning signs, please see the accompanying resource.

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