Many homeowners usually focus the majority of their attention on the interior of their homes when undertaking home renovation projects. The upkeep of the exterior of the house often gets overlooked or put off entirely. What most people don’t know is that it’s just as important to keep the exterior of the house regularly maintained. The following are five reasons why good roofing and siding is important to creating a high-quality renovation:
Transforms Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Your roof and siding are the first things people see when they look at your house. Whether you’re looking to put your house up for sale or just looking for ways to perk up your space, investing time and money to enhance the first impression of your home can pay big rewards in the end.
If the roof of your house is dirty, simply washing it may be enough. If your roof or its color is faded, a fresh coat of paint might do the trick. However, if your roof looks tired and weary due to damage by rust means that it’s time for a new roof. Installing a new roof will bring back your beautiful house’s lost glory.
Protects Your Home’s Interior
If you’ve got a leaking roof, the health of your entire house is in jeopardy. Some of the problems that you might notice include:
- Damp marks or water stains on your ceiling
- Wet drywall around electrical fixtures or light fixtures
- Soggy spots around interior air vents
Damage to the siding also compromises the interior of your house. Cracked or loose siding boards can allow moisture to enter your house and cause water damage on interior walls. Some of the signs that bad siding is allowing moisture into your home include:
- Loose or peeling wallpaper
- Peeling paint
- Fungus, mold, or mildew on interior surfaces
If you renovate your house’s interior but fail to address your roofing and siding problems, your renovation efforts might prove to be futile. Your failure to repair or replace your damaged roof or siding soon enough may lead to more serious damage that might cost a lot to remedy. Therefore, good roofing and siding can play a crucial role not only in protecting and maintaining the integrity of your home’s interior but also in eliminating repair costs.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
It’s nearly impossible for you to enjoy high indoor air quality with damaged siding or with a leaking roof over your head. When moisture finds its way into your ceiling and walls, it sets the conditions right for mold and mildew to grow.
Certain molds can cause a variety of adverse human health problems, including infectious diseases (such as histoplasmosis), allergic reactions (such as asthma), and toxic effects (such as aflatoxin-induced liver cancer).
A high quality renovation is one that leads to the improvement of indoor air quality. So, good roofing and siding can help improve indoor air quality and prevent the adverse human health problems that occur due to exposure to mold and mildew.