Spring is finally here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to give your house a thorough maintenance check. After a long winter, your home might need some TLC to ensure it stays in top condition. At Aspen Exteriors, we know that regular maintenance is essential to protect your home and extend its lifespan. Here are some tips to help you maintain your house this spring. 1. Clean Your Gutters Gutters are a crucial part of your home’s drainage system, and it’s essential to keep them clean and free from debris. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to your roof, siding, and foundation. Use a ladder to climb up and clean out any leaves, twigs, and other debris that has accumulated over the winter. You can also install gutter guards to prevent debris from building up in the first place. 2. Inspect Your Roof Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against...Read More
For many homeowners around the country, summer has officially arrived! The kids are out of school, pools are open, and the temperatures are soaring. While this can be a great time of year for cookouts, spending time with family and vacations, the beginning of the summer season also means an increased threat of hail damage. In the month of May this year, more than 20 states across the country reported hailstones greater than one inch in size. 1” Hail Doesn’t Seem That Big. Should I Really Be Concerned About Damage? Hail can begin to cause damage when it is around one inch in size, so while it may not seem like cause for concern, if you’ve had hail of this size in your area, it is a good idea to have your roof inspected – just in case! Hail damage is not always visible from the ground, so without taking a much closer look at...Read More
Hail storm season is officially here! In the United States, hail storms become more common from May until August. As experts in storm damage restoration, we are very knowledgeable about the effects of hail and how it can present a significant problem for homeowners during the spring season. What is Hail? Hail forms when thunderstorm updrafts carry raindrops upward into the extremely cold atmosphere. They grow by being coated with liquid water that freezes onto the surface. If the water freezes instantaneously, the hailstones will be cloudy. If it freezes slowly, the hailstones will be clear. Hail falls in response to gravity when it becomes heavy enough to overcome the updraft. The speed at which they fall depends on hailstone size, friction with the surrounding air, local wind conditions, and how much they have melted since forming. Here are the expected falling speeds based on hailstone diameter: Smaller than 1 inch: 9 – 25 mph Between...Read More
Spring has officially arrived, and we are looking forward to warmer temperatures! While most homeowners are excited to welcome the new season after a long and cold winter, it is important to remember that thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hail become a greater threat throughout the next several months. We are here to help you prepare your home for these weather conditions! What Icicles Can Mean for Your Roof First and foremost, it is important to consider how your roof has held up through the winter, and take action if necessary. If you’ve noticed icicles on your home, this can be a sign that you have insulation issues. When the heat in your home reaches your attic due to poor insulation, it causes snow and ice to melt, flow down your roof, and re-freeze – forming icicles. You will want to ensure your chimney or flue is sealed to avoid leaks heating your roof and thus causing...Read More
As a busy homeowner, a minor leak in your roof may not be your biggest priority. If it isn’t causing a huge inconvenience or only seems to be a problem occasionally, it can be easy to put it at the bottom of your to-do list! While a minor leak in your roof may not seem like a big deal, it is so important to have these inspected and repaired as quickly as possible. They can be deprioritized when they aren’t directly impacting your living space or only become a nuisance now and then. However, a seemingly small leak can end up costing you much more in the long run when not resolved promptly. It is important to recognize that even though a leak may seem minor, it could be causing greater problems within the walls of your home. We say it often in the storm damage repair field: just because it is “out of sight”...Read More
It’s that time of the year again. Time to bring out the Christmas lights and start decorating! Many people hang lights incorrectly and damage their roofs, so it’s important to learn about the newest techniques and methods of hanging lights. Creating Christmas light displays has evolved and has advanced into an art form. All of this creativity could damage your roof, if you are not careful. There are many products out today that can prevent damage to your roof. It’s a great idea to be updated on the newest lighting methods and seasonal products in order to prevent long-term damage and deterioration to your shingles. Hanging Christmas lights has become easier and faster over the years; it has also become safer too–not only for the person who is creating the light display, but for their roof also. 1) Nails and Staples are a Thing of the Past. In the past, when hanging up Christmas lights,...Read More
During the winter, snow accumulates on your roof and slowly begins to thaw and refreeze in bulks of ice around your gutters. These are called ice dams, and they can be detrimental to your roof. From gutters collapsing to shingles lifting, ice dams can cause a series of issues to your roof and home. Ice dams can be in the form of icicles or actual blocks of ice. Many things can cause this to happen such as poor insulation and ventilation in your attic. Luckily, there are many options and resources on the market today to clear ice from your roof. Here are a few ways to clear the ice dams from your roof this winter. Use Heating Coils Heating coils are a series of heated cables that you can put around the edge of your roof. When you see an ice dam form, you can make it disappear with a press of a button....Read More
Finding a reliable contractor is one of the most important parts of getting your roof repaired or replaced. In other words, the better the contractor, the better your roof repair. Sometimes it can be complicated to find a dependable contractor who is qualified to work on your roof. To ensure you hire a qualified and reputable contractor, you may want to ask this series of questions during the hiring process: 1) How Long Have You Been in Business? A roofing contractor who has been in business for several years should be able to provide a job portfolio of work they have completed in the past with astounding results. They should also be able to provide you with job references for work well done. A contractor who has been in business for a while should make you feel confident, and you can rest assured that any obstacle that comes their way, they will be able to...Read More
Spring is finally here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to give your house a thorough maintenance check. After a long winter, your home might need some TLC to ensure it stays in top condition. At Aspen Exteriors, we know that regular ...
For many homeowners around the country, summer has officially arrived! The kids are out of school, pools are open, and the temperatures are soaring. While this can be a great time of year for cookouts, spending time with family and vacations, the ...