After going through the process of building a custom home in Victoria BC, you’ll want to take these necessary steps to protect your investment and your family.
If you have shingles make sure you check for loose shingles or any signs of wear and tear. This is especially true if you live in a well-treed area, as trees can wreak havoc on a roof. If you have a metal roof check for signs that it has loosened off.
If your roof doesn’t have proper insulation a nasty thing called ice damming can happen if we get some ice or snow. This is when the heat from your house escapes into the ice and snow sitting immediately on top of your roof. It then melts and has nowhere to go as it’s trapped by more ice and snow above it. So the only place it has to go is down through your roof! Yuck.
Check for signs of rust or disrepair. Also make sure they remain clean and free running at all times.
A properly sealed door will keep the heat in, where you need it. Don’t pay for heat if it just flies out the door.
Look for holes or gaps. Anywhere water can get it, it will and cause rot and mold.
Make sure they’re extended far enough away from your foundation, usually 5 feet is the minimum if you do not have a two pipe system. A two pipe system involves removing the rainwater from your roof with a solid PVC pipe and the groundwater from your foundation with a perforated PVC pipe. This system connects together just as it leaves the house and takes all water away from the house.
Also check for any holes or rust. Keep water away from your foundation is crucial for preventing floods.
Wood should be properly sealed with a quality weather resistant stain or paint to prevent rot.
At LIDA Construction, our Victoria BC custom home builders create beautiful homes that stand the test of time.