fall home maintenance and winter preparationThe autumn season brings lower temperatures and changing colors. It is the precedent to family reunions, holiday food and new resolutions. With good tidings comes harsher weather and it is important to prepare your home exterior in order to survive the peak of winter conditions. Be sure to check for these home fall maintenance preps and improvements — they’ll make it easier to live comfortably throughout the wintry season.

Peeling Paint indicates that the film on the paint is failing and is no longer protecting your house. The primary reason exterior paint peels is because of water vapor. As the dry fall months succeed the humid spring and summer seasons, water vapor may condense underneath the primer. This results in a crack or lifting of the surface, which allows even more water vapor to get under the primer. It is best to repaint the exterior of your home during lower humidity and lower temperatures, but not yet cold temperatures.

EXOVATIONS is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Contractor offering complete home exterior painting services. The best paint products and quality craftsmanship are used to ensure protection as well as aesthetics. Along with the exterior paint job, we also provide re-caulking of all doors, windows, corner boards, siding butt joints and nail holes. This stops heat from escaping as temperatures continue to drop.

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Clogged gutters are the primary cause of ice dams, or the hump of ice that forms at the edge of the roof. The seams of a gutter are especially prone to dings and dents that cause build-up. Be sure to clean out any fallen leaves, and inspect for broken joints or brackets. This will prevent water damage to the foundation and roof.

Whether your preparation for winter involves a full replacement of gutters or just gutter protection, EXOVATIONS offers both. We have the most advanced gutter protection system available which completely prevents clogs as well as the chore of cleaning the gutters. Our seamless gutters significantly reduces the risk of rust, leaks and build-up.

Replacing windows is a quality way to not only stop the draft from leaking through the windows, but also cut down on the heating bill. Drafts are caused by aged windows that are no longer adequately sealed, resulting in air conditioning and heat to leak out. Ultimately, you can end up with an electric bill that has sky-rocketed past your understanding.

With EXOVATIONS, replacing your home’s windows can significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency. We can provide you with a full line of replacement windows that improve your home’s climate comfort, and also significantly reduce the time and effort required to maintain them.

Inspecting your roof is necessary prior to harsh winter conditions. In general, make sure the roof is in working shape. Indicators of issues include broken or loose shingles, leaks or a weak ceiling. Weather and climate conditions, whether hot or cold, can wreak destruction on your first line of defense.

Our residential roofing services provide homeowners with a complete line of beautiful roofing products, with roof installation that is supported by a limited lifetime workmanship warranty and some of the best manufacturer’s warranties in the industry. If you have experienced damage to your home’s roof due to heavy thunderstorms or if you are in need of replacing your roof due to years of wear and tear, EXOVATIONS can help before ice and snow reached the interior of your home.

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Preparation before harsher climate conditions begin is essential in avoiding problems during or after winter months. EXOVATIONS provides full, year-round service in siding, hardiplank siding, roofing, vinyl, wood, fiberglass and PVC replacement windows, replacement doors, garage doors, seamless aluminum gutters, gutter protection, decks and more. Our high-quality products and services will not only get you through the winter, but the rest of the seasons as well. For more information on our services to Georgia homes, please contact us.

 

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