Spring home maintenance: A simple 4-point checklist to help protect your home exterior

Spring maintenance: A simple 4-point checklist to help protect your home

Cold weather from the winter season may damage the exterior of your house, cause water damage, and other home maintenance problems. Many of the effects of winter are noticed in the spring, and it’s important to take care of them before they lead to any damage to the exterior of your home and property. Some of these maintenance tasks include removing gutter debris, repairing roof damage and checking your fences.

​​Your home’s exterior needs extra care during seasonal changes. With spring comes the thawing of frozen ground, which can lead to shifting and cracking in landscaping and patios, and an increased likelihood of water damage from heavy rain. You may also find old leaves and debris in your gutters after the snow melts that could block your gutters. As the weather warms, it’s the perfect time for spring cleaning your home, addressing any home maintenance issues, and checking off your home inspection checklist.

Home maintenance checklist to prepare your house exterior for summer weather

Understanding and addressing seasonal home risks is essential for any homeowner looking to protect their investment and ensure their home remains safe and comfortable year-round. Here are four simple spring cleaning and home maintenance tips to help make exterior spring cleaning a breeze this year:

  • Inspect your house and property: Frozen ground can cause shifts in your landscaping and patios, which, if left unattended, can result in costly home repairs and injuries. Be sure to inspect your exterior walkways and driveways for cracks.
  • Remove debris from your gutters: Ensure that leaves and dirt are removed from your home gutters to prevent water blockage.
  • Repair damage to your roof:  Replace missing or damaged shingles to prevent water from leaking through the roofs. Roof renovation may be necessary if there is extensive water damage.
  • Examine fences around your property: Ensure fences are still sturdy and lock properly to prevent injury and to help keep intruders from entering your yard, especially if you have a pool or water features.

Completing your spring home maintenance and exterior inspection

Make sure you follow proper safety standards and precautions in your community for any home maintenance work that is required. Where available and permitted, consider hiring an experienced local contractor to help with your spring home maintenance such as gutter cleaning and roof repairs.

By following these helpful tips and spring home maintenance checklist, you can identify potential risks to your home in advance and take action to help prevent more serious weather, water, and other damage to your home exterior.

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