Low-Maintenance Exterior Updates for Your Home
This house, owned by Barker and Susan Stein, is located in Fairhope, Alabama, a beautiful bayfront town on the Gulf Coast.
The downside of this location is the threat of hurricanes. There are also some light fixtures that have seen better days, windows that need caulk, and the color scheme hasn’t really changed since the 1970s.
We’ll fix all those issues, and help the Steins make their home low maintenance.
Replace the roof
The biggest project is replacing the roof with a durable metal roof. The Steins’ roofer is Stefan Boyer, and when his crew arrives, they begin removing small portions of the existing shingle roof.
They’re also removing the brick chimney above the roof line — just one way to make this home low maintenance.
The hip and ridge caps on this metal roof system connect just like the shingles. Each hooks on the one below it before it’s secured with screws to the roof deck.
These guys even custom-bend the metal at the valleys so everything interlocks, ensuring that wind and water stay out.
Learn more about the Metal Roofing Alliance here.
Pressure-wash the house
Next, we clean the house, walkway and drive, and use a battery-powered garden sprayer to evenly coat concrete surfaces with Quikrete Concrete/Masonry Sealer. That means Barker won’t need to clean the concrete nearly as often.
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