The sparkling sunshine and warm years are a inhale of much-needed ticket. However, that sunshine is also a focus great on your leaf-filled gutters, damaged sidewalks and overgrown, weed-covered lawn. The change of months entails it’s time to invest some time outside preparing your home for spring and summer.
11 Spring Home Maintenance Projects
Take advantage of the longer days, and follow our annual spring home maintenance checklist to make sure your house and yard are in tip-top shape.
- Audit Your Entrance and Footpath
The winter months season is tough on your entrance, sidewalks and other hardscaping materials. Go for a walk around your possessions to look for any visible damage, and schedule repairs as needed. Asphalt is often patched, but damaged concrete may need to be replaced entirely.
- Test Outdoor Faucets, Sprinklers and Aminutesale gifts
Make sure all outdoor water suppliers such as conduits, faucets and irrigation systems will work correctly. Check your garden hose to make sure there are no holes. Confirm none of your sprinkler heads are aimed toward your house or windows and that parts of your yard aren’t collecting too much water.
- Repair and Reseal Woodwork
Wood units, fencing, railings, pergolas and other outdoor structures lasts longer and stay in better condition if they’re tainted or resealed every year or two. Inspect your deck for any warped, loose or splintered boards. Take this chance to make any needed repairs to woodwork around the outside of your house as well. Look for signs of termites, and determine if you can treat it yourself or if you’ll need to call a professional bug control service.
- Inspect Roof
It’s easy to forget about your roof, but it needs a thorough maintenance evaluation at least one time a year. Since it is your home’s primary defense contrary to the elements, make sure your spring home project list includes giving the roof some TLC. If you’re hesitant to climb into the roof yourself, use binoculars to see if you can spot any initial damage or missing or loose shingles. If you notice areas in need of repair but aren’t comfortable DIY-ing the job, hire a professional.
- Check Your Foundation
Freezing cold temperatures and snowfall can be tough on your foundation. Low spots in your yard and areas next to the inspiration should be filled with compacted soil. Heavy rains or snowfall thunder or wind storms might lead to the yard to flood, which can lead to foundation damage.
- Power Wash Your home
Use a pressure machine to remove accumulated dirt, mold, moss and other stains from your siding, deck, sidewalks, entrance, garage floor, fencing, garden and patio furniture and bush health clubs. You can rent an electric machine from your local hardware store approximately $40-$100 depending on what PSI (pound per sq inch) you need.
- Trim Yard Overgrowth
Shape up your lawn and flower beds by trimming overgrown trees and shrubs and hedges, and removing any weeds or dead plants. Keeping the twigs of large trees and shrubs at least 7 feet away from the exterior of your home will lengthen the life span of your roof and siding. Don’t forget those out-of-control vines either! They allow moisture and unwanted pests into your home and might crack your siding.
- Clean Windows and Check Screens
Springtime not only brings the sun’s rays, but also the pests. Clean the medial side and outside of your windows, and check your screens for holes larger than a quarter size. If a hole is quarter-sized or larger, you will need to repair or replace the screen. Be sure you test your screen door to see if it’s loose. Heavy years or children slamming doors can easily damage screens and frames.
- Freshen up Your Paint
Walk around the exterior of your house to look for cracked or damaged paint. When wood is exposed, it will quickly decompose. This could be the perfect time to update the color of your house and start being active . curb appeal.
- Service Ac unit
Do yourself a favor and check your ac before the hot and humid days arrive. While the temperatures may not be rising yet, it’s important to tackle this maintenance project during the spring so you’re not waiting on repairs in the extreme heat. If this isn’t part of your routine already, change the air filtration systems at least one time a month. A unit that is without any dust and dirt can save you money on your utility bill.