A Guide to Essential Exterior Repairs

Your home’s exterior plays a massive role in its overall appearance and structural integrity. The exterior is the first thing guests and people passing by will see of your home, so it is a good idea to keep your exterior in good condition to give off a good first impression. Over time wear and tear can take a toll on your home, so it is vital that you frequently examine your home’s exterior and make repairs where necessary. In this article, we will go through some repairs you can make to keep your home in top shape.

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Your guttering is vital for directing water away from your home and down drains to prevent water damage. If left unmaintained, your gutters can become clogged with leaves, debris, or even rust and develop leaks. The last thing you want is for water to build up in your gutters and leak into your home, as this can cause massive damage. It is a good idea to regularly clean your gutters as this will help to prevent any blockages and ensure water flows smoothly. If you notice a leak in your guttering, you can repair it with sealant or gutting patches. If however the leak is more serious, you may want to replace a whole section of your guttering.

Gas meter boxes are used to protect your gas meter and any other equipment that is on the outside of your home. If your gas meter box becomes damaged, or the door snaps off, this can lead to rust and damage to your gas equipment. You can obtain a replacement box from a company such as meterbox.co.uk/gas-meter-boxes and you will then need to turn off the gas to your home before installing it. You can opt for a metal box that will be less likely to be damaged.

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If the exterior is painted, this may start to wear and crack over the years, this not only affects the appearance of your home, but can also leave it unprotected against moisture, UV, and weather damage. Before you apply a new coat of paint to the outside of your home, it is important that you remove and sand off the existing paint layer and start fresh. You will first need to apply a primer layer to your walls, and once this has dried, you can apply a high-quality exterior paint.

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