As the snow begins to melt and the weather becomes warmer the list of things homeowners need to accomplish before the heat of the summer returns continues to grow. When it comes to home improvements spring is the perfect time to get things done. Now is the perfect time to start planning!
When it comes to spring cleaning one area that is often forgotten about is your roof. This is a mistake that many homeowners make. Your roof is your homes first defense when it comes to protecting your home from the elements. Homeowners should be sure to check their roofs for broken or loose asphalt shingles. Shingles that are broken or loose will create issues for the structure of the roof. The water that puddles or leaks because of faulty shingling can cause more than issues with your roofing. The homes structure relies on the overall effectiveness of the roof.
While homeowners are on the roof they should also review the homes gutters. Snow and ice throughout the winter can lead to additional deposits of leaves, twigs and pine needles within the gutters. To prevent clogging within the downspouts, homeowners should create an environment that allows water to flow through without any clogging to the home downspouts. Roofing contractors recommend thorough roof inspections throughout the spring to prevent major damage that can occur when roofing issues are left untreated.
Spring is the perfect time to think about painting your home. The weather is finally warm enough that homeowners can open their windows, paint and enjoy the fresh color on your walls. Pick at least one room each spring and give the space a facelift.
Now is also the time to start planning for a facelift on the exterior of your home as well. Your homes landscape makes or breaks the curb appeal of your home. A little sweat equity goes a long way when it comes to improving the first impression people have of your home. Clean up your landscaping, add some color and reinvent the exterior of your home. Grab some pruning shears and get busy. A bit of elbow grease goes a long way in your homes curb appeal.
Spring cleaning often brings on a bit of cabin fever when this occur start by decreasing the clutter in your home. Look around your home, open your windows, shake some rugs and start to go through the clutter that has become your home.
In short when considering spring maintenance around your home begin by considering the effects the winter weather has had on your roof. It is important you or a professionalroofing contractor looks at your roof and considers the shape your gutters are in. From there consider a new coat of paint on the interior walls, declutter closets and knick knacks and tidy up the exterior of your home. This will ensure you and your home are ready to recover from the enclosed feeling of winter and move into the freedom summer brings us.