The cold winter months are almost outta here! It’s time for some fresh air and sunny days. Are you ready?
You may be ready, but is your home? A new season brings new weather patterns which means new chores. Here are some home maintenance tips that will help you welcome the new season:
Examine your roof shingles to see if any were lost during the winter months. If your home is older you may want to start building a budget to replace the roof. A roof should be replaced between 20-50 years.
Check for loose, dirty or leaky gutters. During the winter, it can be too cold to get up there to check for these issues, and with such harsh weather conditions, they can become loose or create leaks. Make sure downspouts drain away from your home’s foundation and are clear of any debris.
Replace rotten siding or trim. Examine the siding of your home to ensure it wasn’t damaged from cold, icy, and/or windy conditions. If it is, have a professional look into replacing it. You can have a fresh new look for the spring season.
Use compacted soil when gardening your new plants. Spring rain can cause yard flooding, which leads to foundation flooding and damage to your home.
Inspect the concrete for cracks or signs of movement. All exterior concrete should drain away from the house’s foundation. Fill cracks with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk.
Check outside for faucets for freeze damage. To do this, turn the water on and place your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, most likely the pipe is damaged and needs to be replaced.
Finally, do some indoor maintenance like spring cleaning. Sweep the cobwebs from your home, clean your dog’s hair off your floor, replace your AC filter, clean your ceiling fans and replace torn or damaged window screens. Do it before summer gets here. Then you’ll have more time for “fun in the sun.”
Get those spring maintenance jobs under way and have your home ready for the bright, warm colorful spring months. You’ll be able to enjoy the sun with peace of mind. If you have any questions or concerns about these tips, you can contact us today at 800-627-0000.