Buying a home is a big deal! With home ownership comes security and pride but requires awareness and understanding of keeping your home in good repair. Here are several tips to help you stay one step ahead of home repairs of your roof, gutters, and windows that are likely to come up around your home.
Roofing:
Neglecting your roof is a common mistake that many homeowners make. Making sure that your roof is in good condition is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure a healthy home. Most local roofers will offer free roof inspections. A licensed, local roofer can answer any questions you have about roof maintenance, roof repair, and roof replacement. When hiring a local, roofing contractor, make sure you find out what type of materials will be used in your roofing repair or roof replacement. There are different kinds of shingles that are available. The roofing materials you choose to repair your roof will have an impact on the energy efficiency of your home.
Gutters:
The gutter system in your home’s roofing system helps prevent moisture and leaks. Gutters shift the flow of water away from your home decreasing the risk of seepage. Gutter installations and gutter repairs are essential for the maintenance of your roofing system. Gutters should be cleaned regularly. Your local roofing contractor can answer your questions about the type of gutter system you need and its maintenance.
Siding:
Along with your roofing material, your home’s siding is crucial for your home’s protection. It is vital to have good, solid siding around your home–particularly in hazardous weather. There are several types of vinyl siding available. Vinyl siding also comes in a variety of colors and textures. The three most popular types of vinyl siding are horizontal, vertical, and cedar shake. Different types of vinyl siding can be combined to create a unique custom look. When you invest in quality, unique vinyl siding you increase your curb appeal, protect your home, and add value as well. Your local roofing and construction company will be able to answer your roofing and siding questions.
Windows:
Installing new (or replacement) energy-efficient windows saves you money, improves your curb appeal and adds value to your home. It has been shown that heat loss through windows may increase by 50% with single-pane windows. Whether you have wood windows, sliding door windows, single windows, bay windows, or bow windows, it is particularly important to make sure that they are energy efficient. A local, licensed, roofing contractor will most likely be able to answer your questions about replacement windows and may specialize in window replacement. Call your local roofing contractor for any questions you have about repairing old windows or replacing your home’s windows.
Maintenance is Crucial:
Regular maintenance of your roof, gutters, and windows is key to maintaining a healthy home. Allowing roofing damage or window damage to go without immediate attention will lead to further damage and costly repairs. Smart home maintenance of your roofing system, including gutters and windows is the only way to prevent costly damage to your home.

Your local, professional roofer in the Columbia and Lexington areas is your best avenue to a healthy, functional roof. Sands Roofing and Construction serves the Columbia, Lexington, and surrounding areas. We can answer your roofing questions. 1.803.520.6154