It’s easy in the summertime to get lax about exterior maintenance. Even with the excessive free time many people have stumbled upon lately due to global affairs, the warm season is the perfect time to kick back and relax. For example, many Minnesotans reserve these months for trips to the lake or hosting barbeques!
At Perfect Exteriors MN, we completely understand the need to take a load off and enjoy the present, but we’re also here as exterior contractors to remind you that summer brings with it unique hazards to your home’s structural integrity that other seasons don’t. Namely, we’re talking about heat and sun damage. Indeed, when your home exists 24/7 under the beating sun, parts of it do tend to deteriorate if they’re not properly maintained.
What does this deterioration look like, and how can you prevent it? Perfect Exteriors MN is here with all the answers.
Heat Damage Takes Many Forms
Many people, when they think of sun damage or heat damage to homes, think of fading hardwood floors, bleached-out furniture, yellowed plants, or depreciating antiques—in other words, only interior things. However, sun and heat damage isn’t just limited to indoors; just ask a home exterior contractor, like us. We deal with more than our fair share of heat-strained exteriors. The good news is that we know all the signs to look for:
- Warped or loose vinyl siding | Your vinyl siding should last for quite a while when installed by a high-quality vinyl siding contractor, but prolonged sun exposure can cause this siding type to bend. That said, bending can be caused by any number of other factors; it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule that the sun is always the culprit.
- A blistering roof | Small and round bubbles on your roof, like the kind you see on the crust of your pizza, can be a sign of heat damage. Said bubbles, called blisters, can decrease the longevity of your shingles and are best promptly taken care of. However, just like with your siding, heat isn’t always the issue here. A stuffy attic and excessive moisture can also help to cause these blisters, so it’s best to get the opinion of a team of roofers if you’re struggling with this eyesore.
- Lackluster paint | Peeling, blistering, and even the formation of a thin, chalky film all can be signs that your painted siding is having trouble taking the heat. Consider swapping to a newer, hardier type.
Contact Perfect Exteriors MN For Comprehensive Home Exterior Help
We’re a Monticello home exterior contractor with the expertise and experience to get the job one right. Give us a call now at 763-271-8700.