Ah, spring is starting to show in New England! It’s a perfect time to begin working on some spring home improvement projects. Here are some of our favorites.
Your gutters and drainpipes are important accessory fixtures to your home. Without them, rainwater and snow can cause severe damage to your foundation, fascia, roof, and siding. During the fall and winter months, gutters are especially prone to damage and clogging.
Spring is the perfect time to assess the condition of your gutters and clean them before they stop working properly. Also, consider adding gutter guards or a gutter helmet to help keep your gutters debris free.
Roof repair and roof replacement
Roofing is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your home. We recommend having a professional roof inspection done in the springtime to ensure your roof is in proper working order. An expert roofer will be able to determine if you need a roof replacement or roof repair in order to keep your home healthy.
You can do your part by inspecting the area around your home for fallen shingles, roofing granules, and noticing any other roofing problems. But remember, many roofing problems aren’t easily seen. Click here to schedule an expert with a roofer near me.
Window inspection and cleaning
Window cleaning is a perfect spring home improvement project. Be sure to also inspect them for leaking, excessive air intake, and damage while you’re at it!
This is another perfect spring project, just in time for family gatherings and barbeques! If you currently have a deck at your home, it is a great time to replace some deck boards or refinish the surface. If you don’t have a deck yet, we recommend getting an estimate from a qualified deck builder. This can also help increase the value of your home.
Update your siding
Siding is something that can make or break the appearance (and value) of your home. Aside from the aesthetic upgrade, it’s common for vinyl siding to be damaged during harsh winters.
If you don’t need to update the siding, a great spring home improvement project is cleaning it and repairing any loose or damaged pieces of siding.
If you feel that you spent too much money on heating your home this winter or had a problem with ice dams on your roof, you should consider adding insulation to your attic. This will help keep heat in your home and you will spend less money heating and cooling your home.
Clean your dryer vent
As you do loads and loads of laundry throughout the year, your dryer vent will become filled with lint. Of course, you should clean the lint trap in your dryer before every load, however, this won’t eliminate your dryer vent from filling with lint and debris.
To clean the vent, remove the vent hose from the back of your dryer and vacuum it thoroughly. Also, remove the vent cover on the outside of your home and vacuum that as well.
Clean refrigerator and air conditioner coils
The coils within your refrigerator and air conditioner are meant to transfer heat within the system. Over time, these coils will become dirty which will make the units work harder to produce the same cooling effect.
Use a vacuum to clean your refrigerator coils. For air conditioner units, you will have to disassemble the casing and use canned air and/or a stiff brush.
Use your spring enthusiasm to get these projects around your house done! Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable performing any of this maintenance, speak with a qualified professional to have the work done. Click here to have an expert Connecticut roofer perform your roof inspection, roof repair or roof replacement.
As always, we recommend hiring a professional to perform your building maintenance. Every situation is different, this is meant only as a guide to help inform you of general roofing situations and maintenance. This is not a complete and exhaustive list or statement of every possible scenario and problem that could arise. We will not be held liable for any damage or injury sustained directly or indirectly from the information provided in this or any of our other articles/posts.
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