According to the experts, the best way to deal with any damage to your property is to try and stop it before it starts. For example, regular maintenance checks to the exterior of your home will help at protecting your property against all kinds of weather damage.
Here are some measures you can take to prevent any costly repairs to your home in the future…
Tips for Protecting Your Property
When inspecting the exterior of your property it is a good idea to start at the top. Begin by carefully examining your roof tiles. Any damaged tiles will need to be replaced or secured to prevent leaking. Roof tiles are designed to keep rain out and protect your home from the elements, so it is crucial to properly maintain them. If you don’t feel confident inspecting the roof of your property yourself, you can always hire a professional.
It is also important to regularly check your guttering. Even if you can’t spot any signs of damage, a build-up of leaves and debris can cause blockages in the future. Blockages will lead to rain water spilling over the top and pouring down the sides of your home. If you notice water pouring from your guttering after it has rained, then this is likely to be the cause.
Don’t forget to inspect your walls for cracks, as well as the seals around your windows. Fill any cracks found in brickwork with suitable water resistant filler and repair any gaps around your windows with a putty or caulk. If the window sealant has perished, you should remove this and apply a new weatherproof layer. It is also important to fill any gaps that have been left around pipes to prevent water from getting inside and causing damp.
Be aware of puddles
Finally, remember to look after the boundaries of your property and ensure that any water on the ground flows away from your home. Puddles can lead to water seeping into the foundations of the building, which can cause serious structural damage. If you do notice water pooling on the ground, try to soak it up using dirt or gravel and level the area.Love Lilla xx