The snow is (finally) melting and we have our Countdown to Spring going! While you’ve probably already started to put together a spring cleaning to-do list, we want to remind you not to forget about the exterior of your home. When you keep on track with seasonal maintenance, you lower future costs of home improvement projects while increasing the value of your home.
Most homeowners establish budgets for their home improvement projects, ranking them by their absolute necessity. Remodeling your home can be costly, however, you don’t want to cheap out too much because you risk more expensive damage control down the road.
At Aspen Home Improvements, we know you’re a money-conscious homeowner. That’s why we have home financing options and coupons available to help you save a little money that you can put towards other projects!
It’s time to think about spring! Follow this spring maintenance checklist to get your home ready for the warmer months.
Clean gutters and spouts
Make sure that gutters and spouts are clean and free of any debris. Also, make sure that drainage is being directed away from your home. If not, you risk water damage in your basement (a tedious and often expensive problem to fix).
If possible, you should be regularly checking gutters and spouts for clogs. If your home is too large, you will need to consider hiring a professional.
Examine your roof
Check for warning signs that your roof may need replacing. Do you see any missing or cracked shingles? Do you see any raised shingles? Any damage makes your roof insufficient and increases the likelihood of water damage. The sun can cause more damage to your roof, so don’t wait to fix problem areas.
Check Your Home Siding
If your siding is damaged or rotting, it’s time to replace it! Siding protects your home from the elements and helps your home stay insulated.
Weatherproof doors and windows
Make sure that your doors and windows are sealed properly so cracks don’t allow cold air to escape. Also, always check your screens and replace them if necessary. By looking past these small problems, you will be paying more on monthly energy bills!
You can also save money by installing blinds in windows that get the most sun.
Check your heating and cooling unit
Have a professional clean and service your air conditioning unit. You don’t want to wait until it gets too hot to deal with uncomfortable temperatures!
Maintain your yard
You want to make sure that low areas surrounding your home are properly filled in. April showers may cause your yard to flood and that runoff will most likely make its way into your basement.
If you noticed a problem while checking over any of these points, it’s time to contact us! We will be happy to come to talk to you and give you a FREE estimate to help get your home ready for the warm weather ahead!