Besides being one of your biggest investments, your home has one especially important job – to protect your family. For security, energy-efficiency, and to protect against the elements, several areas of your home need to be inspected and maintained regularly. Your roof, siding, windows, and doors each play a significant role in your home’s ability to protect. Here’s how you can protect your home so it can keep protecting you.


Roof

Not many homeowners know this, but your roof should be inspected at least once a year and after every storm. When big storms and their strong winds blow through, branches, debris, and hailstones might impact your shingles, knocking off their protective granules. This damage gets bigger and bigger over time until it lets water into your roofing system. Regular inspections will keep you from having to spend thousands of dollars repairing water damage.


Healthy asphalt roofs can last as long as 20-25 years. At that point, you’ve probably gotten as much out of your roof as you can and will need a roof replacement. In fact, some insurance policies refuse to cover roofs older than 15. Make sure you’re reading your insurance policy thoroughly!

Windows 

Depending on your builder, the windows that came with your house are probably not the sturdiest or most energy efficient. Ideally your windows should protect you from the outside elements (and human ones) and should keep your HVAC system from working overtime. That strength comes from both the frame and the glass package used. You want impact resistant, double or triple paned, energy efficient glass, and insulated, heavy-duty frames. Learn more about window replacements.

Siding

Your siding protects your home from harsh weather! Upgrading to newer siding can improve your energy-efficiency and better protect your home from the elements.

Also, siding materials have improved year over year, so new siding can now…


  1. Make Maintenance Easy – chip-resistant, requires no painting, and little maintenance

  2. Prevent Mold & Mildew - enhanced ventilation

  3. Prevent Termite Infestations – carpenter ants and termites are not interested in this siding!

  4. Boost Curb Appeal – the look of real wood in a low-maintenance composite



Updating your home means it will be around for years to come. Not to mention, you’ll be protecting your investment and maintaining your home value. With our team’s expertise and our reputation for great service we’re the clear choice to help you and your home. Give us a call to set up a no-obligation consultation or fill out our online form to speak with a representative about a free quote.