It never fails; just before guests arrive some type of home repair needs to be made. The good news is that there is still time to schedule small repairs before the doorbell rings and all the fun begins.
Small repairs aren’t just cosmetic. Some repairs can compromise both comfort and your home’s structure if they aren’t made in a timely fashion.
Don’t put off roofing or siding repairs. Not only can leaking roofs and damaged siding let in the cold air that keeps your family and guests shivering, they also allow moisture into your attic and the interior structure of your home. Since the interior is not weatherproof, significant damage can occur due to a small repair that was left undone. Since the damage that can be caused is far more costly than the small repair, there is no reason to put it off.
Another small repair that is common this time of year is gutters. If you didn’t have your gutters cleaned, there’s a good chance there is debris buildup present, which can lead to ice dams with the cold, snowy weather ahead. When they’re full of ice, gutters can become damaged quickly. Gutter repairs, while usually simple, are best left to professionals who have the knowledge and the tools to safely climb ladders to make the repair. Ladders in icy weather lead to hospital visits for thousands of homeowners every year.
P.J. Fitzpatrick offers a range of small repair services, inside and outside your home. And, for the month of December, we’re offering a small repair special; any minor roofing, siding, or gutter repair for $249 and a $189 gutter cleaning special. That’s a great deal to ensure your guests’ comfort as well as protecting your home itself. Take a walk around, look closely, and you’ll be surprised by what you find that should be done before your guests arrive.