Yearly home inspections give you an idea of the state of your home and if it needs some repair work done or not. It’s equally important to know which parts of your home need priority inspection since some are more susceptible to wear and tear, as well as elemental damage. Read on as Handyman Connection of Chicago Central discusses which parts of your home you should prioritize for your yearly inspections.
Your roofing may be the sturdiest structure in your home, but it’s also the one that’s most susceptible to elemental and physical damage. What you should look out for are leaks, since even the smallest leaks can quickly become larger in a matter of weeks.
It’s also a good idea to check the state of your roofing material, especially if you have asphalt shingles. While they do boast respectable elemental resistance, they get worn down easily by rain and heat. Check for cracks or missing shingles as this a sign that you need replacement work done.
Your home’s siding doesn’t just protect your home’s exterior walls; it also increases the value and aesthetics of your frontage. While siding material is often as durable as your roofing (if not more), this doesn’t mean you should disregard it during your yearly inspection. The urgency here is more aesthetic since the state of your siding says a lot about your home. Check to see if any parts of it are in disrepair and are in need of repair or replacement.
We also suggest checking your plumbing system to see if it’s still holding out or is still efficient. Just like with your roofing, you should check for leaks – especially if you have an extensive plumbing network installed around your house. Not only do leaks encourage water and moisture damage around the house, but they also increase your water bill, too.
Let our team from Handyman Connection of Chicago Central assist you with your home’s yearly inspection. Fill out our form or give us a call at (312) 265-3886 for a free estimate on our services.