With yesterday officially the first day of spring, the time is now to start thinking about maintenance in and around your house. While you normally do some spring cleaning inside it’s important to pay attention to the needs of your house outside. The winter weather puts a serious beating on all parts of your house during the season. From ice, snow and freezing rain to harsh winds, your house can break down and problems can arise. Maintaining your when small issues arise will make sure that the aspects on your house stand the test of time. To make sure your house handles what spring showers and summer heat has to throw at it, follow some of these tips below:
Gutter Inspection: With all the heavy snow and ice build up that piles in your gutter, they can take on serious stress. Be sure that you clear out your gutters and look for any loose or leaky gutters as improper drainage can lead to water leaking through your roof, basement or crawl space. As well, make sure that your downspouts drain away from your house.
Examine Your Roof Shingles: The quality of your roof can be compromised during the winter so this is a great time to check for signs that you need a new roof. Take into consideration the age of your roof as nagging issues are more serious later on in the life of your roof.
Overgrown Trim: In order to protect your house from falling limbs, be sure that branches are atleast 5-7 feet away from your house.
Clean/Paint Siding: Most siding solutions take years to get dirty but entering the spring season is the perfect time to see if it’s time for a repainting, cleaning or new installation for your siding. If you have James Hardie Fiber Cement siding that is over 10 years old then this a great time for a power wash. If you have wood siding, you can think about a new paint job.
There is so much that you can do for your house in the spring to keep it in working order. For more information on any siding, roofing or decking work feel free to reach out to Professional Building Services. We can be reached over the phone at 603-898-2977 or through our online contact form.