7 Most Common Exterior Home Repairs | Mr. Happy House

7 most common exterior home repairs
7 Most Common Exterior Home Repairs

These most common exterior home repairs can keep your home looking great. At the same time, they ensure it is functional and safe. Over time, a house can experience issues due to the climate, storms, and the passing of time. Fully assessing your home can help you determine which of these 7 exterior home repairs you may need to explore:

1. Cracks in the Sidewalk and Driveway

Take care of cracks in the sidewalk and driveway. They can become an eyesore. They also increase the risk of someone tripping or falling due to unevenness. When these cracks are filled in, there is a smooth surface. 

This is a wise investment that will increase the value of your home. It also makes it safer for all who live there, visit, or happen to walk by. Such work should be completed by a professional. The cost depends on the depth of the cracks and the amount of time it will take to repair them. 

The number of cracks you have also influence the cost. Find a great provider in your area and get a free estimate. Look for a provider willing to guarantee their work.

2. Foundation

One of the most important and often the most expensive exterior home repairs is the foundation. If the foundation has a crack in it or it is uneven, the entire structure can be compromised. Don’t let it continue to get worse. 

This is going to take additional work to repair and impact the overall cost. There can be several different options for a foundation problem, and it is best to have it assessed by a professional. A home foundation is at risk if the temperatures are significantly different where you live during the summer and winter months. 

The dry season can cause the soil to contract but in the wet season, the soil can expand. The water can get through the foundation, causing odd smells in your home. It can create prime conditions for mold or mildew to grow. The foundation can start to crack or settle due to these dramatic changes throughout the year. 

A telling sign of foundation problems is you notice it is harder to open or close the doors. Look for water that may pool up outside around the house in certain areas after it rains. Don’t ignore any odd smells or cracks you may see on a basement cement floor. Foundation issues should never be put on the back burner.

3. HVAC System

Your HVAC system is a key part of keeping your home comfortable. HVAC stands for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning. It allows you to establish the correct temperature in your home no matter what time of year it is. 

Proper ventilation helps with air circulation. If the system seems to be running all the time or your bill skyrockets, you may have a problem. Don’t overlook vent cleaning for the system regularly. If the system doesn’t turn on as it should, don’t continue to operate it. A simple problem with HVAC systems can become major when they are ignored. 

This can cause a repair scenario to result in replacing the HVAC system, and the price difference is thousands of dollars. It is a good idea to have your HVAC system serviced at the start of summer and the start of winter.

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4. House Painting

Old paint will start to peel from the changes in temperatures. This is more common in locations where the summer heat soars. It causes the paint to crack, chip, and peel off. A fresh coat of paint for the exterior can do wonders. 

Make sure you invest in quality paint as it will influence how it looks and how long it lasts. You can stick with the same colors you have or make a change with a new home color and change the color of the trim. Prepping the home before you apply fresh paint is vital. 

Scrapping away old paint and smoothing the surfaces gives you a good foundation to put the new paint on. You can do it with brushes and rollers or using a spray gun. You can also hire a professional painting contractor to paint the exterior of your home right the first time, but make sure you get a total price for the prep and painting before you hire them. It typically takes two coats of exterior paint for a home. 

Check for any signs of damage where moisture can get into your home before the painting is done. Any damage should be repaired first. If you hire an exterior painter in The Woodlands or a painter in your area, see if they can also do those repairs for you. If not, do them yourself or get someone else to do that before the painting is scheduled.

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5. Roof and Gutters

The roof on any home is exposed to wind, elements, and heat. Your roof should be inspected twice a year for any signs of damages. After a major storm, it is worth checking it to verify you don’t have missing shingles or other concerns. 

If you notice any leaks in your home on the ceiling, find out where the problem is immediately. Over time, shingles start to break and crack from the heat. They may need to be replaced in an area. The entire roof may need to be replaced after several years. Make sure any roof replacement is done with quality materials recommended for your climate. 

This will extend the life of the roof. Look for a warranty on the materials and the installation. Clean gutters helps ensure water doesn’t accumulate on your roof. It needs to be able to flow through the gutter system, down the spout, and away from the foundation of your home. 

Leaves, twigs, and other debris can get in there and clog the system. Clean them out regularly and make sure when it rains you can see all of your gutters are flowing as they should. Inspect the system for any signs of damages. 

Fix problems so they don’t create serious issues for your home. A leaking roof or foundation issues are going to cost plenty to repair. An older gutter system may need to be replaced with an upgrade for efficiency.

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6. Siding Repairs

A great alternative to painting the exterior of your home is new siding. This is one of those exterior home repairs that completely change the look of your home. Siding is offered in various materials and colors, so it isn’t hard to find something you fall in love with!

Siding helps prevent moisture from damaging the structure and it is energy efficient. New siding can last 20 years or longer! If you have siding, it may be time to clean it or repair it. 

Don’t use a pressure washer on the siding as that could cause it to peel and crack. It can be cleaned with a water hose to help remove built-up dirt and grime a few times a year.

7. Windows and Framing

Upgraded windows and framing is one of the most common exterior home repairs. It can create a fresh look for an older home. New windows are energy efficient, saving you money on your heating or cooling bill every month. 

The frames around windows can become cracked and let moisture in. Replacing the frames can help secure the home and prevent problems. All of these exterior home repairs can keep your home safe, save you money in the long run, and create a beautiful home you are proud to call your own!

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The Woodlands, TX
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"I called Mr Happy House after reading the great reviews, and I was not disappointed! Mike and his crews are extremely professional and conscientious. They performed various outdoor repairs including power washing, repaired my Hardie Siding, repaired squirrel damage on the roof, and painted my entire house. Mike oversaw every aspect of the job and made sure everything was perfect. The price was very reasonable, and I will definitely be calling Mr Happy House for future jobs!"
Liz Blasingame
Liz Blasingame
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Mike has been great at getting our siding and trim repaired on the exterior of our house. He was very thorough and the completed work is fantastic."
Dior Xu
Dior Xu
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"2nd time work with Mike and his wonderful crew. They worked so hard to paint our whole house perfectly. We are so impressed with how fast and how flawless they got the job done. We really appreciate all of them! Yay for Mike and Mr. Happy House!"
Ashley Donaldson
Ashley Donaldson
Spring, TX
Read More
"Mike was great to work with. He explained all that needed to be done to install a quality roof that would last. Had other quotes but other contractors were not as informative and did not include everything that was needed. Mike’s crew was courteous, did an excellent job and completed the work in a timely fashion. If you are not familiar with working with insurance adjusters be sure Mike meets with them when you set up a meeting. This was helpful in my case and made the claims process run smoothly. I am very pleased 😀 with his service and recommend him to my neighbors of which two have used him across from my home."
Bradley Faldyn
Bradley Faldyn
Spring, TX
Read More
"Mike and his crew are top notch. Honest and detail oriented. Customer satisfaction and high quality workmanship are outstanding!!! Very satisfied with our new roof!!!"
Mark Rodrigues
Mark Rodrigues
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"My house needed new siding, soffits, and fascia. After seeing another job Mike had done, I requested an estimate. The pricing was fair to me, so he went to work. Everything was completed with Hardie products. The house was painted to my desires and I can honestly say I am more than happy. He paid great attention to the details and ensured the work was of the highest quality. The next time I need work done, I will be contacting Mr. Happy House."
Bradley Utz
Bradley Utz
Tomball, TX
Read More
"Very impressive! I needed to have my house roof replaced. I am very glad, very grateful, and very satisfied that I chose Mr. Happy House for this job in July 2018. The crew was thorough in planning, removing old shingles, hammering new ones, examining the roof for trouble spots and attending to them on-the-spot, and cleaning up as the work completed. Mike Monyak and his entire team are professional, attentive, fair, competent and courteous; they did exceptionally well what they contracted to do. I trusted my roof upgrade with Mr. Happy House and will confidently use this company as the need arises in the future."
Ken Baird
Ken Baird
Conroe, TX
Read More
"I had Mr. Happy House replace my wood siding with Hardy Plank Siding. Mike and his team did an excellent job replacing the siding and with the great paint job. They offered great suggestions and really paid attention to detail. I highly recommend Mr. Happy House! Nice job and thank you Mike and taam! Ken B"
Brittney Duffy
Brittney Duffy
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Mike with Mr. Happy House has been our go-to contractor in The Woodlands for 10-15 years. Hiring a contractor can be anxiety-provoking, but Mike is a true professional. It is always a relief knowing the work will be done right the first time. Mike also takes the time to listen and is very thorough in explaining what needs to be done and offering alternative options available. Over the years, we’ve been so happy with Mike’s services that we’ve hired Mr. Happy House for fencing, roof replacement, fascia and soffit replacement, rotted exterior window frame replacement, exterior house painting, pressure washing, and other home maintenance. If you’re looking for a professional, knowledgeable contractor, don’t hesitate to give Mike with Mr. Happy House a call!"
Misty Hanna
Misty Hanna
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Mike was awesome. He came out quickly, listened to what we wanted done and came back with a very comprehensive quote for us. He gave us the time we needed without being pushy to decided if this was the right move for us. He was upfront and honest about what needed to be done and the cost. He and his crew worked quickly, efficiently and did a great job. I highly recommend if you need work done to give him a call."
Jeremy C.
Jeremy C.
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Very great work, Mike has been very helpful in fixing the damages on the outside of my house and they have done a great job in painting my garage's exterior. Mike was able to answer all of my questions regarding the problems that needed to get fixed. Mr. Happy House has repaired the damages on my house and also made my house look very nice too. I will definitely recommend him my neighbors."
Mike Sorenson
Mike Sorenson
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"I called Mike to help fix a leak in my ceiling. He diagnosed the problem and also quoted replacing the remaining aging wood we had on our house, as well as replace the chimney top. His quote was fair so we decided to knock it all out. His team is professional and finished the job quickly. He also fixed my fence gate and power washed my driveway, patio and sidewalk along with the house. I plan to use him in the future for other projects."
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