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As the colors of another scorching Chattanooga summer begin to fade and the crispness of fall air sets in, it’s time to shift our focus toward preparing your home for the upcoming fall season. Your home’s exterior, in particular, requires attention and care to ensure it remains well-maintained and protected against the elements. From roofing to siding, windows to doors, here are seven crucial steps to take as you ready your home for the beauty and challenges of fall. Read more

Gutters are an essential part of any home. They help to protect your home from water damage, extend the life of your roof, and improve drainage around your foundation. If your gutters are old, damaged, or missing, it’s time to consider replacing them.

When choosing a gutter replacement company, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Here are four of the most important factors to consider: Read more

Gutters are prone to gathering debris like dried leaves, dirt, branches and seeds, which clog up your gutters and prevent water from draining out of your gutters. You have to make sure that your gutters are always clear of debris so that they can perform properly. However, gutter cleaning and maintenance is a dangerous task you shouldn’t tackle on your own. Leave it to the Chattanooga professional gutter installers to work on your gutters. Read more

As winter looms in the distance, the dropping temperatures can result in extra wear and tear on your homes roof. It’s important that property owners in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas know how to properly maintain their roofing systems. Using the following three tips, you can fend off roofing damage this winter as well as increase its longevity.

Monitor Your Roofs Ventilation Throughout the Winter

Poor ventilation and insulation in your attic can put your roof at risk of becoming damaged during the winter. Inspect your attic for proper ventilation and undamaged insulation. Consistent airflow in the attic is crucial to protect the integrity of your roof. When a home has poor roof ventilation or minimal insulation hot air and moisture radiate into the attic resulting in a cold upper floor and energy loss. Condensation from the roof deck can cause interior water damage, while condensation on the roof deck can cause mildew and wood rot.

Ensure Your Gutters Are Working Properly

Gutters and downspouts should be continually monitored and cleared, if needed. As snow begins to melt, it will need clear routes to drain properly. Any leftover leaves or debris in gutters can clog and obstruct water flow. If water collects in gutters, it can create seriously problems as temperature drop overnight. Standing water can damage your siding, fascia or the foundation of the house. This may be a great time to look into having gutter guards installed on your home.

Correct Issues Before They Become Detrimental To Your Home

At Armor Xteriors we never charge for estimates. We will happily inspect the entire roof and focus on flashing areas, which can be prone to leaking. If damage is found, or issues that could lead to damage, we will thoroughly explain the problem and work with you to provide the best possible solutions.

Your rain gutters are an essential part of your home’s roofing system. They funnel rain and stormwater from your roof away from your home and its foundation. Missing, cracked, broken or clogged gutters can lead to water damage down the exterior walls of your home, and excessive amounts of water dripping or falling over your gutters can damage the foundation and/or leak into your crawlspace. To avoid these problems, it’s encouraged to inspect and maintain your gutters regularly. Read more

A Chattanooga Roofing Contractor knows a roof leak can be a fairly common problem among homeowners. Most property owners simply don’t have the expertise or time to inspect their roofs and resolve issues on their own. Even for professionals, it can be a tricky task to find the source of a roof leak. The source of the leak rarely lines up exactly with where water is found in the home. So at the end of the day, resolving a roof leak can turn into a pricey mission.

Roof leaks can be avoided with a thorough maintenance plan. Here a few simple ways to keep your home in great shape and prevent a leak in your roof.

Get a Drip Edge

A drip edge is both aesthetically pleasing as well as important to make sure that water stays away from the places it isn’t supposed to go. 

Drip edges are metal flashing’s that get installed along the edge of a roof. Their purpose is to steer the flow of water away from the fascia. Installing a drip edge protects shingles from water damage that could otherwise cause erosion over time. Drip edges also aid in pest control by preventing critters, insects, and snakes from crawling in. Contact Armor Xteriors to learn more about a drip edge installation.

Inspect the attic

A roof is not the only guilty party when it comes to leaks.  Homeowners should also be aware that problems can arise in the attic as well.  Complications can stem from the pipe system, old appliances, or water vapor leading to uncontrolled condensation.  Be sure to keep your attic properly maintained with sufficient air conditioning, ventilation, and updated appliances.  

Check the gutters

Cleaning the gutter isn’t just an unwanted chore to avoid. When debris builds up in the gutter system and it becomes clogged, excess water becomes stagnant and weighs on the roof. After a period of time, this leads to roof rot. And weakened structural integrity and eventually gives way, allowing water seepage into the home. 

Want To Learn More On How To Protect Your Roof?

This is only a partial list of maintenance suggestions. A Chattanooga roof contractor will be able to further investigate the source of the leak you may be experiencing and  can offer individualized suggestions for your building to prevent future leaks.

At Armor Xteriors, our Chattanooga Roofing experts are more than happy to explain just how important a maintenance plan consisting of semi-annual check-ups, and regular minor repairs can be to avoid serious problems down the road.

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