Six Months after Superstorm Sandy Hit NJ Many Homes Still Need Home Repair
April 2013, Author: John Mitrano
As the new hope of spring is upon us, the weather is finally cooperating enough for others to take action on some of the needed repairs to their damaged homes. Spring home improvements are an annual ritual, but with increased vigor this year. Not only to repair but to prepare for another round of changing climate storms within the next few months.
Although tragedy hit the Jersey Shore in the form of the unforgettable Superstorm Sandy, Northern NJ, Essex and Morris County homeowners are still feeling her effects with one report stating as many as 39,000 NJ families are still displaced.
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Late spring and early summer is the perfect weather to look up and reassess exterior damage. Shingles loosened? Flashing unsteady? Gutters wobbly? Look down and sear
ch for concrete slab movement or cracks, soil pitch along the foundation and bare patches on the lawn which are perfect spots for weeds to germinate and take over.
These are the classic things to look for in the spring that may cause structural damage to your home. The effects of water leaking issues left unattended can be substantial over time.
Luckily many of these spring home repairs are also improvements that can make a significant impact in the curb appeal and value of your home. When choosing materials, look toward new, energy efficient materials that also have big payoffs. Maintenance free products, for siding, deck or walkway can make dramatic reductions in the amount of time spent taking care of your home in the long run. In turn, this will leave more time to enjoy your home and your famiy this summer.