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Twelve Days of Home Improvement

On the first day of Christmas, Trotter Roofing and Gutters gave to me… home improvement!
The holidays are here and Trotter Roofing and Gutters in Woodstock is ready to embrace the spirit of the season. Your home is your safe space, and that feeling only grows when this time of year rolls back around. Are you thinking of cozy fireplaces, warm living rooms, and the sounds of rain or snow hitting your roof? The last thing you want to worry about is protecting your home from unforgiving winter weather! 

1. Roof Repairs
Do you have any holes, leaks, or damage on your roof? Now is the time to get it repaired! Winter months typically bring more rain, ice, and wind. Reinforcing the outside of your house is crucial to keeping the inside protected from treacherous winter conditions. Whether you need tile roofing, shingle roofing, or metal roofing- Trotter can do it all.

2. Discontinued Shingles
Are your shingles discontinued? For many 90's built homes in the southeast, Atlas Chalet shingles were used for roofing. These shingles have since been recalled, and some owner's insurance are paying for roof replacements affected by the recall. Make sure your shingles are up to code! You can check out our blog about discontinued shingles to learn more.

3. Pressure Washing
Pressure washing is not just for aesthetics! It can get rid of serious mold and mildew that eats at your homes structure. We compiled a list of the rights and wrongs when it comes to pressure washing in one of our blogs.

4. Insulated Windows
A leaky or cracked window can make a huge difference when it comes to keeping your home warm!

5. Attic Insulation
Heat rises. And if your attic isn't properly insulated, the heat is more likely to exit the building. This can lead to more expensive bills and a colder home.

6. Driveway Repair
Small cracks in your driveway collect water, which when frozen, expands the cracks even further. These cracks can travel to the foundation of your home and cause unsafe conditions.

7. Doors
Are your doors properly installed? Have you noticed gaps between your wall and the door frame? Those small gaps are letting the cold air in; not to mention bugs, or other small creatures, who gain access to your home to get away from cold conditions.

8. Garage Door Repair
Just like the doors to your home, garage doors that are not properly installed can cause air drafts, unwanted bugs in your house, and more.

9. Clean Gutters
Trotter Roofing and Gutters cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your gutters well maintained. Gutters that collect leaves, debris, ice, etc. can clog your water draining system which can cause leaks, mold, and water stains. New gutter installments are also a great way to start fresh for the new year!

10. Chimney Caps
Why should you make sure your chimney caps are installed correctly and effectively? Simply put, chimney caps keep "outside things" out and "inside things" in.

11. Hardscape Updates
Looking for an aesthetic change? If you love spending time outside, but the weather is just too cold, maybe its time to invest in an outdoor fireplace. If you love hosting, maybe it's time for some new steppingstones to the backyard. Not only do these hardscape updates increase the value of your home, but they make for cozier gathering spots for your family, friends, and loved ones!

12. Painting
It's time to paint! Your house should reflect your personality, both on the inside and the outside.

Updating your home with regular maintenance and improvement can keep disasters at bay. Your peace of mind is protected, as well as your everything in your home! And while you can't prepare for everything, there are ways to get ahead of certain home maintenance problems.

Your roof that has the discontinued shingles, your insulation that isn't energy efficient, or your clogged gutters are all preventable with a little help from the best roofing company in Woodstock- Trotter Roofing and Gutters. Cosmetic improvements, essential repairs, waterproofing, or emergency roof responses: we can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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