Best Face Forward – 5 Tips For Protecting Your Facade From The Elements

Written by  //  May 15, 2017  //  Exterior Siding  //  No comments

We have recently been inundated with wild weather all across Australia. Whether we were battling the elements in North Queensland against a cyclone, braving the floods in South East Queensland, or weathering the storms and flooding in New South Wales, the fact remains that Australia is a place of wild weather.

While most of our homes and buildings have been built to withstand the potentially extreme climate differences, we need to ensure that we do all we can to preserve the facade of our homes. The facade of our home is the first line of defense against the weather, and when the facade is strong is means that we will have a long lasting and durable place to call home.

Although we can’t control the weather, we can do all that we can to reduce the impact that the weather has on our home. When we are undergoing constant temperature extremes, it can wreak havoc on our homes and cause a host of other problems. We want to help you protect your home against the elements, and to lessen the impact of ongoing wet and/or dry spells.

By implementing some of these tips, it will hopefully prevent you having to pay costly bills and perform repairs in the future. These home protection tips are brought to you by the people who know facades, Pro Facade.

Keep up to date with your maintenance

When you are looking at to protect the facade of your home, you want to make sure that you’re keeping up to date with basic maintenance tasks. Simple things like fixing any gutters that are leaking, and unblocking any drains will stop water from leaking down onto your external walls and potentially impacting on the facade.  Water has a nasty habit of weakening any material that it comes into contact with, so you want to make sure that you mitigate against is with drains that work well in the storms.

Fix any cracked sections

If you have noticed anywhere on your walls that are cracked or damaged, you need to make sure that you get those fixed up before storm season comes. It is natural for building materials to expand and contract when there are temperature extremes, which means that any cracks or damage is going to be exacerbated due to the movement of the materials. While some cracking that is normal, you shouldn’t ignore any of the cracking for too long, at least not if it’s getting bigger.

Make sure your roof is in good condition

One of the most important components of your home is the roof. If you have noticed if there any damage to roof tiles, you need to make sure that these get fixed up as soon as possible. If you have missing roof tiles you run the risk of water seeping into the roof and into the ceiling, which means that it’ll be in your home before you know it. Any gaps in the roof can also allow the wind to get in and take off other tiles which are around it, so it’s imperative that you get any roof issues fixed up as soon as possible.

Prevent flooding

If your property is at risk from any kind of flooding, whether it be from overflowing rivers or storm drains, make sure that you have sandbags ready to go. As we mentioned before water getting into contact to go home can cause serious damage, so you want to make sure that you prevent against as much water impact as possible.

Clean your home

Another key way to protect the facade of your home is to keep it clean and don’t allow dirt to build up on your home. Keep your home clean with a Gurney or some other kind of cleaning tool. When dirt builds up it can compromise your home much in the same way as water can.

We hope these home cleaning tips have helped you and will get your home ready for the Australian winter – hopefully minus any more flooding or weird and wild weather.

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