When the cold weather has passed and the warmth of spring beckons, it’s time to get outdoors and address some of the issues/damage that the winter season may have created for your home’s exterior. Spring is about restoration and revitalization, and it’s a great time to spruce up, renovate and restore beauty and curb appeal to your home’s exterior in order to make a good first impression. Spring maintenance is something that every homeowner should perform and here are some tips for your home’s exterior.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Winter frost can cause debris to become lodged in gutters and downspouts. As a result, cleaning them, especially after the winter season, is key to removing debris and leaves that can rot and attract critters. The frost can also damage the structure of gutters and downspouts and repairing them should be a priority to maintain their proper function, diverting water away from your home and protecting its foundation. Cleaning and repair are also needed to prepare for spring rains.
Reseal Exterior Woodwork
Outdoor structures like wood decks, fences and pergolas are exposed to the elements that can damage their finish. Rain, ice, and heat can cause these structures to become dull and lose their luster or particular varnish. It’s best to re-stain and re-seal your wood structures annually and repair woodwork where needed.
Inspect Roof, Windows, and Doors
Your home’s roofing, doors, and windows are vulnerable to humidity, rain, and extreme temperatures and can suffer deterioration when exposed to the elements. It is wise to visually inspect your roof, windows, and doors in the springtime and identify any damage that could compromise their designed function. Try to spot cracks in windows, scrapes along the floor, missing shingles, deteriorating granules, and blocked vents, and fix these issues found during the inspection.
Paint the Exterior
Spring is the ideal time to take on a paint job because the temperature is more ideal for outdoor labor. Walls and your siding can become dusty, chalky, dull, and the paint will simply fade over time. You may just want to add a fresh touch to your home’s exterior with a new paint color. Choosing the right hue can go a long way to make your home’s exterior beautiful and appealing.
Schedule Air-Conditioning Service
With warmer weather in the spring, it’s essential that your home’s air-conditioning system is in good working condition. HVAC systems accumulate dust and dirt in condensing coils and air filters that impact their efficiency. Cleaning these areas is necessary for operating efficiency and keeping your home cool and increasing the life of your cooling system. Changing the filters is necessary at least once each season.
Contact Us Today
If you are unsure about how to perform certain spring maintenance work on the exterior of your home, call the professionals at Advanced Roofing & Siding. Reach out to our team today at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your exterior remodeling needs!