Omaha area homeowners understand that the harsh winter we’ve just endured can have a big impact on their homes. While you may not be aware of any leaks or damage, that does not mean that your home has made it through the cold months unscathed. While most homeowners don’t know exactly what to look for when it comes to inspecting their homes for damage, the professional exterior companies such as A&A exteriors do. They have decades of experience identifying damage and making the best recommendations for repairs or replacements. Here’s why you should get consider getting a spring inspection done on your home today.
Inspections Can Catch Problems in Early Stages
Prevention is always better than repair. When you have A&A inspect your home, they can identify issues such as missing or damaged shingles, clogged or damaged gutters, siding issues, or cracked windows that, if left unrepaired, could lead to much larger problems. When repaired at this early stage, costs are usually nominal. If allowed to go unrepaired, though, these small issues could turn into the need for replacements and the cost can soar into the thousands.
Inspections Can Identify Cost-Effective Upgrades
Even if your home made it through the winter undamaged, getting an Omaha home inspection can still identify projects that will save you money down the road and ensure your family makes it through the next few seasons as comfortably as possible. Upgrades such as energy-efficient windows, upgraded insulation, or new vinyl siding can increase your home’s livability as well as increase resale value in case you are considering putting it on the market. Though you may not need these upgrades at the moment, it’s always good to know what your options are so you can start planning ahead.
What to Include on Your Spring Inspection
Many homeowners are not sure what should be included on a thorough spring maintenance inspection. At A&A exteriors, we find that a good Omaha home inspection usually includes the following:
- Doors: Are doors energy-efficient and did they sustain any damage throughout the winter months? If doors have not been damaged, possible upgrade suggestions may be made for energy efficient and aesthetic purposes.
- Windows: Are windows energy-efficient and did they sustain and cracks, chips, or breaks throughout the cold months? If windows are intact, energy-efficient upgrades may be recommended.
- Gutters: Are gutter clear of debris and intact? Are downspouts intact and working properly? If gutters are full of leaves and other debris, a thorough cleaning and installation of a gutter guards may be recommended. Any broken or damaged gutters will need to be fixed.
- Roof: Are shingles missing, torn, or curling? Are there any leaks present? Is there damage to flashing around skylights or chimneys? Is there any mold or mildew present? Is the roof energy-efficient? Repairs or a replacement may be recommended at this time.
- Siding: Is siding intact and undamaged? Does siding new upgraded to a more modern, energy-efficient material?
Scheduling Your Omaha Spring Home Inspection
Having a professional thoroughly inspect your home in the spring is the best way to identify issues before they become larger problems. Not only will having an inspection put your mind at ease that your home can keep your family safe and comfortable over the warmer months, but it can also help you budget and plan for upgrades that will increase the value and appearance of your home. When choosing a company to perform your spring home inspection, trust experts that have experience and a good reputation in the community such as A&A Exteriors. Our team of experts know the common signs of winter damage in Omaha-area homes and will always make recommendations that make the most sense for your budget and your family’s comfort. Call today to schedule your spring inspection!