Questions to Ask After Snow Storms
March 27, 2014 / News
- WHAT DOES THE ROOF LOOK LIKE?
No need to climb up there yourself; with binoculars and a keen eye, you can spot trouble. Any cracked or missing shingles? Any nail-pops or edges of shingles lifted up or loose?
- HOW DO THE WALLS LOOK?
Whether you have siding, stucco or brick, look for trouble spots under eaves and near gutter downspouts. Water stains indicate your gutters may not adequately contain roof runoff. If you have wood siding, check for damaged areas or knots that have popped out, making way for critters.
- WHAT ABOUT THE FOUNDATION?
When inspecting the exterior of your home, be sure to examine the foundation from top to bottom for masonry cracks. Routine caulking by homeowners won’t do the job. Hire an expert who can fix any cracks and ensure there is no damage to the basement or crawl space.