Long or Short Winter: Don’t Take Chances When Preparing for Spring

Spring is in the air! Can you feel it? Ok, maybe not quite yet but it’s never too early to start taking note of what needs to be done around the house to prepare. The spring season offers an opportunity to clear out winter and get ready for summer. Plus, taking a little time to focus on your home can help save you time and money down the road. Here are some important tips to follow when inspecting your home:

Make a visual inspection of your roof. Look for signs of age such as curling, shrinking or broken/missing shingles.

Inspect your gutters and clean any build-up after a messy fall and rainy season to help maintain a free-flowing gutter system.

Inspect the air conditioning system and change out the filter.

Inspect your deck. Winter weather can be harsh on wood, so look for loose nails, boards and check for rotted boards that need to be fixed or replaced.

Inspect window and door screens. Inspect screens for holes and tears and make any necessary repairs.

Clear fireplaces. Remove as many ashes as possible and close your chimney flue.

Inspect drainage around the perimeter of your home to look for signs of settling or voids that would allow rain to run down into your foundation.

Inspect paint for signs of cracking or peeling paint and caulking, and make repairs necessary.

 

If the changes in seasons teach us anything each year, it’s that Spring will be here before we know it! So, make your list of things to-do and let us know if we’re missing anything important. Share us your thoughts in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.

By |2018-11-15T12:42:47-07:00February 17, 2014|

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