It’s no secret that the weather in Utah can get quite rainy and it may negatively affect your house if you are not prepared. Keep in mind that doing proper maintenance regularly could keep you from spending thousands of dollars when serious damage happens to your roof.
If you want to keep your home intact throughout the rainy and dry season, here are some things you have to remember:
Clean out your gutters
One of the biggest reasons certain parts of your house will rot is due to water and moisture. Cleaning out your gutters makes sure that water doesn’t build up and spillover into your house. You may want to clear out the leaves, mud and other debris building up in your gutter.
Repair any loose or damaged shingles
Once you’re done with the gutters, inspect your flat roof thoroughly. Utah weather can get harsh, so it’s important that you replace broken shingles, repaint your roof and do any other small repairs. Sloped roofs need care as well.
Check for pests
Apart from bad weather and moisture buildup, the presence of pests can make an entire wall fall over in your home if you aren’t aware. Check your attic, the stairs and all the cracks and crevices of your home for any termites, rats and other small pests.
What other things you should do in your home periodically? You might consider replacing the insulation in your walls and roof. You should also repaint your house using reflective paint to keep the in-house temperature down.
Don’t forget to do these things before the wet season, so you can keep your house looking clean and free from mold or mildew.