It’s not a stretch to say that water is often the bane of any house. Most roofing problems originate from water exposure, damage and leaks. Despite being a regular roofing problem, they can cause great damage if unaddressed. At Roof Masters, we discuss home improvement projects that boost your home’s defense against water.
Install Better Gutters
Your roof’s gutters are responsible for diverting water coming from the roof and away from the rest of your exterior. Seamless gutters are the better choice unlike sectional ones that often have small spaces between the segments where water can still leak through. We also recommend installing gutter protection systems to prevent blockages caused by leaves and other solid detritus.
Replace Old Windows
Old, dilapidated windows present a real danger to your home. Apart from being unsightly, shabby windows have lost much of their water resistance. It’s easy for rotting window frames to let in water and moisture, which, in turn, causes drafts and wood root. Ultimately, it leads to spending more money trying to heat your home. Allow us to replace your old windows and prevent leaks.
Install Better Siding
Although wood siding has respectable elemental defense capabilities, it fares poorly when exposed to water at length, even with the necessary siding treatments. In this case, choose vinyl siding for better water repellence.
Unlike wood, vinyl is practically immune to water damage. It doesn’t rot or buckle as well, a quality paired with a longer life span. Vinyl siding also has a wider selection of colors, rivaling wood in terms of aesthetics.
At Roof Masters, we offer a range of home improvement services that increase your home’s water resistance, including siding replacement and window and door replacement. Call us at (888) 889-7551 for more information on our products and services. We professionally install and maintain gutters throughout Rockville, MD.