Gordon Lumber Company

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How-To Tips



  • Check foundation for cracks and caulk around the areas where masonry meets siding, where pipes or wires enter the house, and around the windows and door frames to prevent heat from escaping. Caulking and sealing openings is one of the least expensive maintenance jobs you can do. Openings in the structure can cause water to get in and freeze, resulting in cracks and mold build. A careful check of the outside structure combined with inexpensive maintenance can save you money in the long run.
  • Install storm windows and doors and remove screens. Before storing, clean and repair screens, spray with a protective coating and store in a dry area of the basement or garage.
  • Inspect exterior walls to see if any paint is peeling or blistering on the house or outbuildings. Peeling paint can be a sign that the existing paint film is failing and can no longer protect the siding of the building. If left alone for too long, the siding itself will deteriorate, leading to expensive repairs in the future.

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