Before you know it, the beautiful sunshine and fresh air of spring will be here. The season also shines a light on deficiencies in homes like cracked gutters, missing brick, and an overgrown lawn. Everyone is probably as excited as ever to get outdoors again, and you want to be ready. Once the sun starts to come out more, it’s time to prepare the exterior of your home for Spring and Summer.
Inspect Your Drive and Walkway
Harsh weather can be tough on your driveway, walkways, walls, and any other hardscaping in the winter. Take a thorough walk around your property and look for cracks and have them repaired. Experienced masons can provide repairs or replacements to have your hardscaping beautiful again.
Repair and Reseal Exterior Wood
If you’ve got a wooden fence or deck, you can greatly extend its life by staining and resealing them regularly. On top of that, check for any loose boards or splinters and have repairs made. Contact a pro for help with getting the most out of your deck.
The roof of your home can often be overlooked, especially in the wintertime when you’re worried about ice and snow on the ground. But winter weather can impact your roof as well. It should be inspected yearly, and if you don’t feel comfortable, you should seek out a professional. You can spot some damage from the ground, but it’s easier to spot from up close. Curling and missing shingles are signs that it’s time for a new roof.
Power Wash Your Exterior
A power washer is a great way to remove moss, dirt, mold, and other stains from your driveway, deck, siding, fences & anything else outdoors. They can be rented affordably and are easy to use.
Manicure Your Yard
After the precipitation in winter, some of your yard and garden may have become overgrown. Remove weeds and dead plants and trim up your bushes and flower beds. Cut any branches that may have gotten too close to your home. The same goes for vines; if not tended to, they can quickly grow out of control in spring and lead to gutters and siding issues.
Wash Your Windows
Once the weather thaws, insects begin to come out in droves again. They can often be stuck on windows or screens along with other debris. Window screens are a must in the spring for taking advantage of breezes. If your window screens have holes in them, have them repaired before the weather turns.
Brighten Up Your Home
Check out the exterior of your home, is the siding faded or showing other signs of age? It could probably use a freshening up. It can help protect your home from the elements while boosting its curb appeal as well.
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