What Are Some Home Repairs You Should Never Postpone?

Life gets busy for all of us, including homeowners. Sometimes, we ignore things around the house that need attention – and we can often get away with that without dire consequences. Some home repairs demand our attention, however, and these should never be ignored! Postponing these could mean extensive restoration projects and a lot of money. 

Keep reading for a list of a few of the home repair projects you should never put off.

Which Home Repair Projects Should I Complete As Soon As Possible?

We know you do all you can to keep your Nashville home in good repair; we also know that life can get in the way, and some projects don’t get done right away. Here are a few projects you must prioritize!

  • If rain is pouring over gutters and puddling along foundation walls, you must manage this issue immediately! Water will deteriorate your siding and foundation walls and make its way to interior spaces, damaging them. Inspect your gutter system for clogs and corrosion. You can clear clogs yourself, but if you find that your gutters are corroded, you’ll want to talk to a professional home repair company about replacing them. Ensure that the soil around your home’s foundation slopes away from your house at least 1 inch per foot for 6 feet and above, and regrade the ground if the slope is insufficient.
  • Cracked, curled, or missing shingles signal that the roof is near the end of its life, along with cracks in skylights, chimneys, rubber boots around vents, and flashing around chimneys. If your roof doesn’t give you a proper barrier against rain and snow, water will find its way to your home’s insulation and drywall, leading to rot and interior water damage. You can choose to replace a shingle here or there or patch leaky flashing, but if your roof is over 20 years old, it’s probably time for a whole new roof. 
  • Rotted wood in the sill plate on top of the foundation and cast-off wings along windowsills and walls are the telltale evidence that termites are present, while piles of sawdust along baseboards are a sign of carpenter ants. Tiny as they are, these insects can cause major structural problems if left to destroy your home’s wooden framework. Call an exterminator. Check for accreditation on the National Pest Management Association database (PestWorld).

Why Should I Trust Ascension General Contractors With My Nashville Home Repair Projects?

Working with a full-service renovation and repair company like Ascension General Contractors means you will work with the same people from start to finish. From the beginning – structure and foundation inspection and repair – to the final touches – paint, trim, and flooring – we will be with you every step of the way. 

The AGC staff is 

  • Experienced
  • Dependable
  • Licensed
  • Insured 
  • Fully bonded 

We’re proud to have served your Nashville friends and neighbors with their home repair and renovation projects for over a decade!

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