There are certain geographical areas in the U.S. that can have different negative effects upon your home, depending on several factors. Whether it’s excess rain, too much pollution, forest fires, or any combination in between, there are certain areas that have a higher chance of home degradation. If you’ve just moved to a new area or have lived in your house for thirty years, it’s important to know these details. Let’s look at a few of the most common forms of housing abuse and their different geographic areas.
Severe winds and pounding rains can take a serious toll on a home’s roof and exterior. The outmost protection of a home, the roof (shingles, sheathing, rafters, and trusses), bares the brunt of it all. Damaged and fallen shingles, sinking architecture, and widening cracks can allow water and other external problems to seep into your home. Moisture, bugs, and small critters can wreck havoc on your home’s infastructure. Here are some effective ways to remove roaches and other bugs from your home. Roofing problems are most common in the Northwest and Southeast where rainfall is very common. Be sure to get the correct shingle type — asphalt, ceramic, metal, etc. — and corresponding roof structure to match the geographic area you live in to help alleviate this problem.
A sinking foundation is never a fun problem to deal with. This unfortunate problem occurs in states and areas below sea level, where rain is very prevalent, and where shifting ground in common. The erosion of dirt over time combined with the sheer weight of a housing structure are the main culprits. The Southeast, South, and parts along the U.S. coast are areas where this is most likely to occur. If you’re experiencing foundation problems, contact the house repair experts of Brickworks at Chimneyrepairdetroitmi.com for more information.
Anything made from stone, pavement, or any other kind of masonry is susceptible to wear and tear over the years. Rain, wind, and frequently changing temperatures (freezing and heating) will cause stone to chip, expand, and break if given enough time. This is more common in Midwestern states and the Northeast. Asphalt patches, cement filling, and professional masons can address this issue. Always think of what material will work best for your geographical area, concrete lasts longer than asphalt for example.