Home Maintenance & Repair A Basic Guide to Building Maintenance

A Basic Guide to Building Maintenance

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If you have just purchased your very own home, you will no doubt be aware that the building will require regular maintenance, which will keep the property in good order. Building maintenance is part and parcel of property ownership, and with that in mind, here are some aspects of building maintenance to consider.

  • The Roof – This is an essential component that protects the building from the harsh elements, and your roof should be inspected on an annual basis, looking for missing or broken roof tiles, which should promptly be replaced. Fortunately, there are experienced builders in Harrogate who would be happy to inspect your roof and carry out effective repairs. The guttering should be cleaned our regularly, which will ensure that rainwater has a channel to escape, and in the event repairs are needed, they should be promptly carried out.
  • Checking for Dampness – UK properties are susceptible to damp damage, especially older buildings, and this is something that your local builder could handle. Damp proofing can be carried out whenever necessary, and the builder would carry out a thorough inspection, looking for any signs of dampness, wet and dry rot.
  • Exterior Walls – Your exterior walls should be adequately protected against the harsh elements by either a special protective coating or rendering. This will prolong the life of the building, and most local builders can apply protective wall coatings to a very high standard.

It is a good idea to have the building inspected every year by a local builder, who would issue you with a detailed report and should there be an issues, the builder would make his recommendations.