• Roofing
  • Carpentry: Rafters, Decks, Pergolas
  • Skylights
  • Soffit & Fascia
  • Siding
  • Gutters, Gutter Guards, & Downspouts
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Drywall & Painting
  • Concrete & Masonry
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • New Construction

Maintenance Tips

General Maintenance
  • Make sure to clean or replace filters once a month, or as needed. This includes dryer vents, air conditioner, stove hood, and room fans.
  • Worn shingles, rotting, and water stains are three signs that you need to replace your roof. Check your roof yearly to avoid costly repairs.
  • Did you know silicone can seal and protect your roof from permanent ponding water, ultraviolet light and severe weather? Let us re-coat your roof and you'll never have to replace it again. Contact us today!
  • Test all GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets monthly. Press the test button and use a voltage tester to make sure the power goes off.
  • Be sure to clear all leaves and debris away from your outdoor air conditioning unit regularly.
  • Be sure you know what your insurance policy covers. Some policies exclude earthquakes, flooding or hurricanes.
  • When's the last time you cleaned your dryer vent? Here are some tips for making your dryer run more efficiently and reducing fire risk.
  • Raise your deductible to lower your premiums. You're better off not making claims for things that cost a few hundred dollars to fix anyway.
  • Ask your insurance provider about quick ways to lower your premiums. Sometimes something as simple as a deadbolt can get you a discount.
  • Proactive maintenance is essential to preserving the value of your home. Make sure to do routine, seasonal, and annual maintenance checks to avoid costly repairs.
  • Make sure to check around your home, including the exterior, to check for any spots that may need new caulk or weatherstripping. Windows and doors are prime candidates for air leaks, so pay careful attention to these areas.
  • Construction Project Tip: Establish trust and communication with your contractor. Ask questions and do your research prior to a project as a homeowner or business owner.
  • Safety Tip: Never work at heights or use a ladder if you are alone. If ladders or heights make you uncomfortable, have a professional like us help you with your maintenance work.
  • Don't let your front door be an eyesore. Emphasize your entry way and better protect your home or business by updating your old door.
Fall Maintenance Tips
  • On the first day of autumn, make sure to start prepping your home for cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and those many hours you will spend indoors.
  • Save energy and money with thermoplastic polyolefin single-ply roofing or TPO. This type of roofing has excellent heating reflective qualities, can handle a roof's natural expansions and contractions, and is energy efficient. Let this type of roof defend ultra-violet rays, chemical exposure, and ozone. For questions about TPO for your commercial building project, please contact us.
  • Make sure to clean out your gutters during the fall season and check for any leaks. Invest in a mesh gutter leaf guard to save time and labor for the future.
  • Check around skylights, pipes, and chimneys for any leaks or gaps. Heavy snow & ice will find its way in. Have a professional inspect your roof for these issues.
  • Make sure to check around windows and door frames for cracks. Caulking helps prevent heat from escaping and water from getting in and freezing, create more cracks, and mold build up.
  • Not properly preparing your home for the winter can become costly. Make sure to turn off exterior water lines and drain any faucets or hoses to prevent water from freezing, cracking, or even bursting your pipes.
Winter Maintenance Tips
  • How well is your home insulated? If you notice your home seems colder than it should be, check your insulation. Adding insulation to your attic is one the most cost-effective energy saving measures you can take.
  • While lighting your fireplace may look nice and create some warmth, it's not an efficient heat source. When using your fireplace it can make the rest of your home cooler since the airflow up the chimney can remove the heated air.
Spring Maintenance Tips
  • Repair cracked or peeling paint. Besides looking nice, paint provides a barrier to the elements.
  • Check your outside faucets by turning the water on and placing your thumb over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, the pipe inside your home is probably damaged.
  • Check the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Make repairs now before spring rains can do more damage.
  • Check your gutters. Be sure nothing is loose or leaking, and ensure that downspouts are draining away from your foundation and are clear of any debris.
Summer Maintenance Tips
  • Make sure to change out your HVAC filter this season if you haven't already.
  • Check and clean all dryer vents or other exhaust vents to the exterior of the home. Some cleaning could require a professional.
  • Trim back any limbs from nearby trees close to your home. Trees can cause property damage from severe storms.
  • Take care of any insect (ants, bees, spiders) problems you may have around your home. Summer is their playground.
  • Make sure to check your deck for any curling, cracked, or rotting wood. If you find any of these damages, it's time to replace the boards.
  • After heavy rain or hail storms, have a contractor come out and inspect the shingles on your home. Such weather can cause enough damage to create leaks.
  • Make sure to have your sump pump checked before every storm season to prevent from basement flooding.
  • While inspecting window and doors, do not forget to check and clean your screens. They can build up dust and mildew.
  • Summer is the best time to focus on the exterior of your home by inspecting and cleaning roofs and chimneys of any insects, and repairing or replacing your home windows.