It’s been a crazy year of weather ups and downs throughout the country. Fortunately, homes in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach have not borne the worst of it; however, we’ve definitely had our share of fluctuating temperatures.
Now is a good time for local home sellers to take a close look at their properties for storm damage and make appropriate repairs. There are several key areas of concern:
Roof: After a powerful storm, check for damage. Ensure there are no missing shingles or cracks around skylights. Inspect the attic for discoloration of decking or plywood surfaces.
Flashing: Also look for light penetrating around plumbing vents or the chimney. Your roof’s flashing may need repair.
Rain gutters: Inspect for damage and clear leaves and debris. Holes, cracks or sags are easily fixed. For holes, clean the area and cut a piece of gutter material slightly larger than the hole. Use gutter-repair compound to affix the patch. Covering the patch with another layer of compound will ensure a good seal. For minor sags, add a new bracket to the sagging area.
Trees and shrubs: Limbs can wreak havoc with your roof, siding and stucco during heavy winds. They can also come crashing down under the weight of snow. Pruning can ensure their health and safeguard your home.
Windows: Inspect windows, fencing and decking. They all can take a beating in storms. Seal and repair any damage. Sometimes storm damage is unavoidable. But making quick repairs can help ensure your home is safe, sound and ready for sale.
If you would like more tips for preparing your home for sale or listing your home in the Lewes, Milton, Dewey or Rehoboth Beach areas, please give The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group a call at 302.645.6664.
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*According to sales data from the Sussex County Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service.