Water may seem harmless, but when it enters your home’s structure, it can cause big problems with significant costs. Effects of water damage include rotting, and mold formation, and it also puts you at risk of serious health problems.
In this post, your trusted window installers from Woodbridge Home Solutions share some home improvements that can increase your home’s defense against water damage.
- 1 Replace Damaged Siding
- 2 Properly Seal Windows
- 3 Maintain Your Home’s Exterior
- 4 Clean Your Gutters
- 5 Talk to a Reliable Contractor
Replace Damaged Siding
Severely damaged siding should be replaced to prevent water from seeping into your interior. It’s important to waterproof your siding to avoid moisture penetration. Moisture-proofing should be done before your new siding is installed to create a barrier between the siding and the wall.
Properly Seal Windows
Windows are leak-prone so make sure to check if they are properly sealed. Water can enter the spaces around the window. Invest in high-quality replacement windows like Woodbridge Classic to make sure your home is protected against water damage. These windows are low maintenance, damage-resistant, and come with a Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Maintain Your Home’s Exterior
If you’re noticing signs of water damage on your interior wall, it could be due to water making its way from the cracks in your exterior walls. Siding and exterior paint should be maintained to avoid leaks.
Check your exterior walls for holes, rot, and warping. Early detection can prevent major repair costs. Common siding like aluminum, wood, stucco, and cedar have to be painted to protect them against rain and snow.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters that are filled with debris or not angled correctly will cause water to run on the side of your home. Moisture can build up and result in a weaker foundation. You can hire professionals to clean your gutters if they are too high up.
Talk to a Reliable Contractor
Hire a trusted home improvement contractor like Woodbridge Home Exteriors to ensure your investments are protected against water damage. We are your leading provider of replacement windows and siding. Call us or complete our online form. Our team works with homeowners in Killeen, Waco, and Dallas, TX.