Spring Exterior Home Maintenance Checklist
Winter about be over and lazy days of summer fast approaching. During 3 months of winter surely some damages have accord which caused damages to your house. If you planning to a DIY maintenance of your home simply follow few steps we list here and get the job done like a pro.
Walk around the House
To start your DIY maintenance take a walk around the resident and check to see anything looks different. There might be damages to your AC, exterior walls, collected water near the foundation, and much more. After the walk its time to start the thinking about the most important part of the house.
Roof & Gutter Cleaning
Your roof may take the most damage during the winter with rain, snow, sleet, hail and the heat of the sun bombard the roof day after day. Not only your roof takes damage during winter, but also all year long. Being all year on top of your roof you shingles will get damage at some point. So we suggest look for broken shingles, seams in metal roofing and viewable metals if they stick out to you as unusual. You must also check your gutters to see if they are full after the winter. If so start the gutter cleaning process or give us a call for professional cleaning.
If your property has a chimney, give it an intensive visual attention. search for missing stones, and bricks. Additionally, search for any greenery that can be growing out of cracked joints inside the chimney. Growing plants is an indication of water infiltrating the chimney. If there are white deposits at the chimney bricks, that suggests the joints are absorbing water. In either case, the chimney outside will need to be re-sealed with an anti-water chemical.
No matter what are the material you house is build up, there are few spots that can cause a problem. Check beneath the roof eaves, close to downspouts and by window sills for any color change or water harm. In addition, look for any small cracks and openings that can allow ants, birds and different small animals to get into your property.
Replace damaged windows and cracked weather stripping. This may help your air conditioner to run less and save on electricity bill. Also, don’t hesitate to look for window cleaning company if find them to be really messy and muddy. Also, remove torn window screens to stops bugs from entering your property at some stage while windows are open. Keeping the window open while replacing the screens may make your task easier.