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Tuesday August the 20th, 2019 
Linda E. Sully
Broker, SRES

Johnston & Daniel, A Division of Royal LePage R.E.S. Ltd.
Brokerage

Lighthouse Inspections - October Newsletter - 2017

 
 

Lighthouse Inspections - Toronto Centre
October Newsletter

Hi Linda.
In this month's newsletter, we cover some very important topics for taking care of your home in the fall. Read on!

 

 

 

Take a Caulk Walk around the Exterior of your Home

Why – After years of exposure to sunlight and weather, the caulk of the joint between the opening frames and walls can fail.  To minimize air leakage and energy loss through the winter season, you need to keep the caulk filled properly.

 
How – Check the old caulk. If it shows signs of cracking and discoloring, it is time to replace it:

  1. Remove the old caulk with putty knife and utility knife. To make sure the new caulk will adhere properly, It is important to remove all small pieces of old material.
  2. Apply siliconized latex acrylic caulk to the joint using a caulking gun. Start at the top and make your way down.
  3. Use your finger to smooth the caulk off.
  4. Finally, clean off the excess with a damp cloth.

When – Once a year.
 
What else – Before you get started check the weather and make sure that there is no rain in the forecast for at least 3 hours. You need to give the caulk a little time to set before letting water hit it.

 

For all your home inspection needs, please contact Jamal Shehab at Lighthouse Inspections

 

 

Clean leaves and debris from your roof gutters

Why – Ensure proper flow of water because clogged gutters can force rainwater to travel up onto the roof under shingles, or to overflow and travel down the inside of the wall, or to overflow and collect at the home’s foundation and therefore cause damage. Additionally, this will prevent ice from forming and backing up under the shingles during the winter months.

How – Use a ladder, climb few steps to be able to remove the leaves by hand, with a blower, vacuum, power washer or a garden hose. Always consider safety when working from a ladder and avoid walking on the roof. If the roof is very high, use professional help and hire somebody to do the job.

When – At least once a year after all the leaves have fallen.

What else – Ensure that the downspouts are not blocked and they expel water well away from the house. Consider using downspouts extenders and concrete or plastic splash blocks.

 

 

 

Good News!

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Thanks for reading.

If you have any questions or are looking for a home inspection provider, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Jamal Shehab, M.Sc. Civil Eng., PMP, LEED A.P.
Lighthouse Inspections - Toronto Centre
o: 416-253-0004 | 1-877-253-0004
c: 647-978-0587
a: 647-3093 Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON M6A 0A3
w: www.lighthouseinspections.com
e: jshehab@lighthouseinspections.com

 

 

 
 
 
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Linda E. Sully
Broker, SRES

Johnston & Daniel, A Division of Royal LePage R.E.S. Ltd.
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