6 Home Care Projects to do in the Spring

March 13, 2020

Spring is a time of renewal and along with the mild temperatures, it is the perfect time to tackle home improvement projects. Everything you have left undone over the winter, but need to have complete before the heat of summer arrives, should be done now! Grab your tools and get outside, because there is bound to be plenty of work to accomplish.

 

Windows

 The long, hot days are coming, and cooling costs are going to start climbing. It is important to do everything you can to make sure the hot air stays out of your house and the cool air stays in. Re-caulking windows and doors is a must for weather proofing a home, which means more comfort and lower energy bills.

 

Roof

Now that spring has come, it is essential to check your roof for any damage sustained over the winter. Keep an eye out for missing shingles and replace them, re-fasten any shingles that seem to have shifted, and remove any tree debris that might have landed there.

 

Leaks

It is a good idea to check for leaky faucets, clogged drains, and sweaty pipes in the spring. Make sure to take a look under bathroom and kitchen sinks and make sure pipe connectors are secure and hoses are tight and without cracks. If you see any water stains around your dishwasher and washing machine, take a very close look at hoses for bulges, dampness, and any other type of damage.

 

Air Conditioning

Spring is the time to check any air conditioning units or systems and do what is necessary to see to it that everything is in perfect working condition. You will need to check hose connections, change out filters, and make certain that drain pans are draining properly.

 

Attic

Now that winter is over, it is essential that you check your attic. Look for any evidence of insect infestations or even animals that have made the warm insulation their winter home! Make sure you look around carefully for signs of mold that will appear as blotches of black or gray. The hot, damp days of summer are coming, so be certain that everything is properly insulated and sealed, to avoid any weather-related damage during the coming hurricane season.

 

Decks and Patios

Give your deck and patios new life by cleaning, staining, and resealing while the weather is ideal. Check for any areas that might have come loose or cracked, and make sure to remove any debris that might have settled between boards. If you opted for composite decking, make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions, and treat according to their seasonal recommendations.

 

For more ideas, as well as any questions about your construction needs, please call us or visit our website at https://www.paulculverconstruction.com/

 

 

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