Spring Home Maintenance:
In today’s post, our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss 3 tips for spring home maintenance. As the weather changes from bitter cold to warm and sunny, spring home maintenance is a must for all homes. With the following three spring home maintenance tips, homeowners can make sure their homes remain issue-free and cost-friendly.
1. Gutters Maintenance:
As the cold, bitter winter winds down, homeowners should keep an eye on their gutters. Debris-filled gutters can wreak havoc on your roof and gutters. Make sure to regularly clean any fallen leaves off your roof and out of your gutters including sludge and mush that previously might have been frozen. Since the leaves are not going to be frozen, they are easier to remove as well unlike winters. Making sure that leaves aren’t piling up in your gutters is important. Wet leaves can become very heavy and will weigh down gutters which can cause expensive damage. We covered that not too long ago. Our team advises homeowners to always keep an eye out for debris and other buildups in the gutters. It might seem like a tough chore, but trust us when we tell you that this spring home maintenance will save you a ton of money later on.
2. Check Attic for Pests:
Our team explains that small animals and insects are looking for a places to build their homes and nests. Homeowners should not let that happen as it can be disastrous for their homes. If you notice holes in your roof or siding where small animals could get in, you may want to think about having replacements done. Most of the times, animals have lived there during the winters and now as snow melts and weather gets nicer, these spots become obvious. Another important reminder here is that any hole in your home will let heat escape, causing your energy bills to rise. It’s always better to have any major home improvements as quickly as possible for more effectiveness and better living.
3. Make Your Roof Leak Proof:
Finally, our team advises a home inspection. We suggest homeowners have an inspector survey around your chimneys, skylights and pipes. If these areas are no longer water-tight, you may have to deal with leaks once spring starts. Fixing leaks on top of water damage to the interior of your home can be incredibly costly. If there are areas that need to be replaced, spring is the best time to have that work done. If you hire an inspector and they find that everything is still looking good, you’ll have peace of mind as well.
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