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Do You Need a Gutter Guard?

Many home owners in Potomac and Gaithersburg, MD excel on the major upkeep of their home’s roofing, and interior. Sometimes, the less noticeable but very important details of home maintenance get neglected with damaging results.

Don’t Put Off Fixing Your Damaged Gutters!

It’s easy to forget how important your gutters and downspouts are until something goes wrong with them. Leaks, mold and mildew buildup, and even foundation damage are all results of gutter damage left unchecked. Are your gutters ready for a rainy spring? If you’re not sure, take a moment to walk around your home and assess the condition of your gutters.

Spring Siding and Home Exterior Maintenance Checklist

The snow is starting to melt in most parts of the United States, including the D.C. metro area. That means it’s time to get outside and assess the damage this past winter has done to the exterior of your home. Catching issues, like loose siding or problems with your drainage system, early in the season, can help prevent more costly repairs later on. So, what should you look for? We have a partial list of potential home and siding maintenance issues to look for this spring.

Home Damage Repair for Siding and Gutters

When bad winter weather strikes the mid-Atlantic region, it can bring a variety of nasty surprises that leave your home needing repair. Ice dams, leaking siding, and drafts that find their ways indoor are all damaging results of winter weather and can be quite a mess for you to clean up. Fortunately, the professionals at Shanco are experienced in all types of winter home repair, and we want to share a few tips for homeowners when winter weather damages their siding and gutters.

Winter Home Maintenance: Tips of the Trade

As we get closer to January, it’s important for homeowners in the Washington, DC and surrounding Maryland areas to be on the lookout for winter damage to their homes. Severe winter weather like snow, cold winds, and sub-zero temperatures can cause significant damage to the siding and exterior of your home. By checking for winter damage to your home as we get to the midwinter point, you’ll save yourself extra work and extra money on costly repairs come the spring.

Why Is My Siding Falling Off?

The most common damage to siding includes splits, cracks, breakage, and holes. But there is another scenario many homeowners aren’t prepared for that can really throw a wrench in your day: siding that’s falling off. There is no quick fix if your siding is falling off, because there is always an underlying reason as to why it became loose in the first place. Below, you’ll find a few of the most common causes of loose or detached siding.



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