Exterior

Roof

Your home roof should be kept free of debris whilst twigs and leaves must be kept out of gutter. Also, they should be prevented from piling up at the valleys (that is where two or more sections of the roof meet). If debris are allowed to accumulate, water from rainfall will collect leading to water penetration and leaks. The result is damage not only to your roof but also to your attic, walls and ceilings.

Mold and Efflorescence

Discoloration on brick surfaces can be removed by a mix of water and vinegar. If not, hardware stores carry cleaning products for such situations. Another problem that is commonly faced by home owners is mold and dirt on the exterior walls of their homes. If gutters aren't installed or properly installed, rainwater will not be directed into the drainage. Instead, they are directed to several areas surrounding the home. When water then hits the ground, dirt is splashed against the wall.

Concrete and asphalt

Appearance of cracks on concrete walkways, driveways, patios and some floors are common. These can be sealed by caulk and will prevent water from seeping beneath the cracks which cause further damage to concrete and asphalt.