Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Whether you’re working on your home to get it ready to go on the market or just hoping to give it some love these tips will help you get your house into top shape for the warmer months and save you money in future repairs.
Clean the outside surfaces (decks, fences).
First, inspect these for damage then clean/pressure wash and seal. A good coat of paint provides a protective barrier from the elements. Smart homeowners provide their deck regular maintenance even if the wood is pressure treated.
Repair windows, doors and screens
Replace damaged and screens with small holes so that you can enjoy warm spring breezes without being bothered by bugs.
If you want to save money on both air conditioning and heating you need to maintain your windows by re-caulking and inspecting them for water damage or rot.
Repair roof damage
Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start a budget for replacement.
Flashing around the chimney needs to be inspected and repaired.
Check the gutter
Inspect your rain gutters for leaks and sagging. Gutters should be firmly attached and cleaned. Make sure that downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris.
Inspect basement and attic
When inspecting the basement as attic you need to look for water penetration, water stains, and mold. If you see any of these you need to take care of them right away.