With the last two days being in the 70’s and the 80’s it is safe to say that spring is here! It took a while with the April Fools storm being less then two weeks away but we see flowers, sunshine and the outdoors in our future. With warm weather comes the annual spring cleaning that homeowners go through. After you have tackled your inside spring cleaning it is important that you don’t forget about the outdoors! Your home has gone through alot this winter so be sure that you check up and make sure that your house can handle the rest of the year! Listed below are a range of exterior maintenance tips that we suggest every homeowner follow:
Check Your Gutters: We see gutter issues because of winter weather as much as any other aspect of the house. The snow, ice and rain can damage your gutters if they aren’t structurally sound. Make sure that your gutters are in tact and aren’t loose or coming off the house. As well, this is a good time to clean them.
Roof Shingles: You will want to make sure that your roof is in working order with all the rain coming your way. Understanding the signs that you’re in need of new roof will be helpful to notice if anything is wrong with your roof. It’s important that you roofing problems before they leak into your house and cause additional damage and costs.
Check Window & Door Seals: The hardened caulk and seals around your windows and doors can take a beating during the winter. Walk around your house and briefly inspect how they are doing. Repair any that are needed because you don’t want inflated air conditioning bills because of air drafts.
Clean or Paint Siding: This is a good time to actually look at your siding more then just passing by it into your house. Different siding solutions may need painting or cleaning before others but make sure you’re happy with the appearance of your house. You want to make sure people find your house beautiful during your gatherings and cookouts!
Overgrown Trim: If you have trees near your house then it’s important that branches and limbs aren’t dangling over your house. This is a recipe for disaster. Look at the nearby trees and make sure that branches are atleast 5-7 feet from your house.
Spring is the best time of the year to clean up, maintain, repair or replace different aspects of your house. If you have any questions in regard to the quality of your homes exterior please feel free to reach out. We are full service exterior contractors that repair and replace siding, roofing, windows, doors and more throughout Massachusetts.