Most people are proud of their homes and know that general day-to-day maintenance is important. Aside from making a home a better place to spend time in, maintaining your home to a good standard helps to increase the value of your property and save you money long-term. Assessing issues that may crop up in domestic housing and reacting to them quickly goes a long way to ensuring they don’t develop into bigger issues.
How adverse weather affects the home
As summer draws to a close and we head towards autumn, rainfall and the wind picks up. This can cause issues in and around your residential property. The biggest impact the change in weather has on a domestic property is on the roof and fences. As the summer cools down and we still have enough light, this is the time to inspect the external structure of your property.
It is difficult to predict when fence panels will come down but checking to see which ones are loose or rotting is a sensible course of action before winter descends. If you are unlucky enough to have your fence come down, it means that your property is exposed - anyone can access your garden. It can also cause a huge issue if you have pets such as dogs. Without a safe boundary, you run the risk that they can escape and find themselves in danger. As well as replacing fence panels, you could also consider works such as installing concrete posts to increase the strength of your perimeter. Our property team are skilled and able to make recommendations for safeguarding your fences before the weather turns inclement.
Maintaining your roof
The roof keeps your house protected so it is an important part of maintaining your property. It is a critical element of a domestic property that is often flagged up in surveys and can be the deciding factor for a potential buyer. Aside from that, it is the layer of protection which keeps your furniture and carpets dry so if issues arise, they must be addressed immediately. There are different types of maintenance required for roof:
- Gutter cleaning
- Removal of debris
- Mould removal
- Replacing tiles
Ensuring you have visibility of your roof, and the potential issues is not easy. Even if you do manage to spot aspects that need addressing, having the right ladders and equipment to access it is generally difficult for most householders. Therefore, it is best to engage the services of a professional property maintenance company. They have the experience and know how to safely and efficiently address any issues that could affect the integrity of your home. At The Complete Property Group, we have professional roofing contractors who follow guidance and best practise to safely carry out repairs and maintenance to your residential roof.
No one wants to wait until you have water pouring into your house so use the autumn time to plan and react to essential residential maintenance and get in touch so that we can support you.