With spring knocking on our door, it’s time for homeowners to begin taking stock of their home’s exteriors and assessing what needs to be repaired. If you’ve been wondering what you should be looking for when maintaining your home this spring, take a look at our blog!
Clean Your Gutters
One of the first things you should be checking on is your home’s gutters. They are likely to be full of debris and grime from the winter which will make it difficult for them to drain during those spring showers. In order to make sure your gutter system is working properly, ensure you examine your gutters at the start of the spring.
Check On Your Roof
Your roof could have accrued damage during the winter as well. Once all the snow has melted and you can easily examine it, take a look around to see if there are any cracked, broken, or warping shingles. If you notice any issues with your home’s shingles or roof, replace them as soon as possible to avoid any moisture damage in your home.
Examine Your Windows And Doors
Another problem area that homeowners should examine are their windows and doors. Ensure you check around the frame of your windows to find out if there are any air leaks. While you may be ventilating your home fairly often during the spring and summer, on those particularly hot days when you have the AC running you don’t want all that cold air escaping out the cracks in your window frames. Similarly, examine the frame of your doors, particularly the threshold, which could have worn away during the winter and contribute to air leakage.
Take A Look At Your Exterior Walls
Check around your home’s exterior walls, particularly around the eaves of your home, or around your downspouts. Both of these areas are particularly susceptible to water damage, so you should examine for water spots that indicate your home has been exposed to water damage.
Maintain Your Deck Or Patio
Finally, be sure to take a look at your deck or patio, whether it’s made from natural wood or a composite look-a-like. Keeping your deck free of debris can help extend it’s lifespan no matter what material it’s made out of. If your deck is wooden, be sure to clean and re-finish it. If it’s a composite, be sure to follow the manufacturers directions for maintenance. Be sure to keep an eye out for any rot in your boards or rust in the nails and hardware to ensure your deck is in great shape for the warm months ahead!
Contact Us Today
Are you in need of a new roof or siding for your home this spring? Reach out to our team today for more information. We can be contacted over the phone at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your exterior remodeling needs!