We’ve almost made it through fall here in Maryland. But winter is on its way, which means that winter storms are on the horizon. Luckily, there are a few simple storm-proof exterior home repairs that Red Umbrella can do for you on the fly.
Gutter Cleaning and Repairs
A broken or clogged gutter is no match against a torrential downpour. An unfunctional gutter means that water is not directed away from your home; instead, the uncontrolled excess of water can leak into your home’s interior. Water that has pooled up outside of the home or been absorbed by your home exterior can cause rot, mildew, and other expensive damage. A gutter clogged with leaves and twigs is also a perfect environment for unwanted pests, such as rodents, mold, and bee infestations. Getting your gutter cleaned or repaired now will help preserve your home exterior throughout the remainder of fall (and likely into the warm winter as well).
High winds during storm season can easily strip away loose shingles from your roof. A roof with missing shingles is more likely to leak, causing expensive damage to the wood trellises that support your roof. Many times, homeowners don’t notice this damage until the leak has already become severe enough to do extensive damage. Getting your roof repaired now is one of the most long-lasting exterior home repairs that can save you from a costly fix down the road. Plus, having an up-to-date roof will protect your interior from melting snow during the winter as well.
Good drainage is necessary to direct water away from your home’s foundation. Red Umbrella can coordinate and oversee maintenance crews while they fix your home’s drainage. You may need to have a French drain installed to direct excessive groundwater away from your home’s foundation. Or perhaps you need retention walls built to avoid erosion during a torrential downpour. Whatever you need, we have the community connections to find a reliable contractor to get the job done, and we’ll oversee the whole process for you, saving you the headache of managing a team of contractors. Making improvements to your home’s drainage is an investment that will benefit your property for years to come!
Residential Property Management from Red Umbrella
With over 15 years of experience, Red Umbrella offers a wide range of services to fit your unique needs and desires. We fill tenant vacancies, perform home staging, conduct tenant screening, and more! Looking for a personal assistant? We can run your errands, take care of pets, organize events, and more! From professional to personal, we offer the exact services you need.
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