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How to Protect Your Home’s Exterior from Rain Damage

If you don’t have proper defenses in your home, rain can cause a lot of damage. Sometimes very mild, sometimes harsh.

Here are some tips to help you protect the exterior of your home from the rain:

Secure the Roof

The purpose of a roof is to protect your interiors from the rain or extreme sunshine. Overlooking the condition of the roof can lead to leaking in the house. To avoid any major damages, it’s best to get the roof fixed. If there are any cracks or holes, or loose and missing shingles, try getting that repaired by professional painters in Newburgh.

Seal the Doors and Windows

Your doors and windows are where water seeps into the house from the most. Any open space in the window frames can cause water to enter the house. Before that happens, it’s best to take measures. Make sure that you have weather strippers installed and that all your windows and doors are sealed.

Also, you may want to take a look at the outside of your windows and doors. Make sure that there are no cracks in the frame. If there are, get it replaced right away!

Know Your Paints

The paint on the exterior of your house not only makes your house look nice but also helps with protecting it from rain. Ask your professional painter to add water-proof paint so it can protect your house from any water damage.

This paint is latex bonded with acrylic. Although this doesn’t have a very long lifespan, it protects your wood from any major damages.

 

Check Your Drainage

To keep water from entering your home, you will have to check your drainage. Make sure that the drainage is diverted away from your house. Make sure that the water is not reaching the foundation of your house.

Check Your Downspouts

Make sure that the downspout is extended far from your home. Otherwise, the water coming from the roof will just form a puddle at the bottom of your house. It should extend to a measure of at least two to three feet away from your house.

To completely protect your house from any rain damage, you will have to make sure that all your defenses are functioning properly. Maintain your roof, check your paint and your drainage system. To make it easier for you, Jay’s Painting Company can help.

Just give us a call, and we’ll inspect your home.

 

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