Spring home maintenance is essential to keeping your home cared for. With warmer weather approaching, it’s the perfect time to inspect your home for winter weather damage. As the days get longer and brighter, you can thoroughly examine your home’s exterior and make any necessary repairs. Here are our tips for spring home maintenance to keep your house in tip-top shape!
1. Gutters & Downspouts
Winter storms can cause all kinds of debris to fall from nearby trees. Ensure your gutters and downspouts are free of leaves and branches from the stormy season. This will prevent water from overflowing and causing harm to your home’s foundation or roof. Repair or replace any gutter sections that may have been impacted by the winter.
We’ve had a wet winter, and April showers are holding firm. So next time you catch a peek of sun, check your roof for any weather damage, such as missing or cracked shingles. A leaky roof can be detrimental to your home. If you notice any potential problems, contact a roofing professional. One of our favorites is Klam Construction.
3. Driveways & Sidewalks
While outside, walk around your property to look for damaged walkways, paths, and driveways. Freezing and thawing can take their toll on concrete, asphalt, and other hardscaping materials. Contact a professional to patch asphalt or replace cracked concrete. William Stanley and Sons is a great local option for residential paving.
4. Patio & Deck
Deck season is upon us! Inspect your deck or patio for cracks or rotting wood. Repair any problems and clean the area thoroughly to prepare for outdoor entertaining. Need a general contractor? Try out one of our go-to experts, Innovative Contractors, for your next deck project.
5. Reseal Woodwork
To improve the longevity of wood decks, fences, railings, trellises, pergolas, and other outdoor structures, reseal them every year or two. Spring is the perfect time to repair and reseal your outdoor woodwork so it’s in working order for summer hosting.
6. Outdoor Lighting
Warmer months mean more time spent outside. Test and replace burnt-out bulbs around your home’s exterior to improve visibility during late-night entertaining and to increase your home’s safety and security.
Once the rainy season ends, don’t miss your chance to clean your windows inside and out to let in more natural light and improve your home’s curb appeal. Use a squeegee and a cleaning solution made specifically for windows to eliminate any streaks or dirt. Consider removing your storm windows during this time if you’re not planning on using A/C during the summer months.
8. HVAC System
You should maintenance your HVAC system at least once a year. Spring is a great time to have a professional like Sunglow Heating & Cooling inspect and service your HVAC to ensure it’s in good working condition. This is an excellent time to replace your air filters to improve your system’s efficiency and help you save on energy bills.
9. Dryer Vents
An easy DIY spring cleaning project is to clean your dryer vents. This prevents fire hazards from lint buildup and improves your dryer’s efficiency. Use a vacuum or a lint brush to remove accumulated lint or debris. You can find dryer cleaning kits for under $15 on Amazon.
Following these spring home maintenance tips will help you maintain your property, saving you costs long-term by preventing any problems from worsening. Have other home projects you’re working on this spring? Check out our Referral Directory for more of our recommended experts. For a full guide to yearly home maintenance, check out our Home Maintenance Checklist.