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10 Must-Do Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

By July 10, 2020No Comments
Spring Home Maintenance

With warmer weather around the corner, now is the time to head outside and spring into action! Tackle these spring home maintenance tasks now and avoid a big repair bill later. Plus, keeping your home in tip-top shape will allow you to spend more time doing things you enjoy and less time doing home repairs.

Ready to get started? Here’s what you need to take a look at!

Clean gutters and downspouts.

After the last frost has passed, your gutters and downspouts must be cleaned and repaired. Clogged gutters can cause the wood trim around your home to rot – and that’s never a good thing!

Inspect Siding/Home’s Exterior.

Once winter storms have passed, carefully inspect the exterior of your home. If you had an ice dam, leaks, or other roof issues during the winter, now is the time to repair any damage it caused.

Check sprinkler and irrigation systems.

Checking your sprinklers or irrigation systems in the spring can save water and prevent costly leaks and repairs.

Inspect the roof.

Cold temperatures can take a toll on a roof! Request a professional inspection in the spring to spot any small problems and keep them from turning into significant repairs.

Call the roofing experts at Briggs Roofing Company! We offer free estimates and make the processes easy.

Inspect driveways and paths.

The freezing and thawing of winter are rough on concrete, asphalt, and other outdoor materials. Walk around your property to look for visible signs of damage like cracks and breaks.

Check windows and window screens.

Make sure no damage would allow pests to get inside.

Check batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

Batteries usually need to be replaced twice a year.

Check and Reseal Exterior Woodwork.

Check wood deck, railings, and window seals for rot. Replace any damaged pieces. Wood decks, fences, railings, trellises, pergolas, and other outdoor structures will last longer if they’re stained or resealed every year or two.

Clean Patio Furniture.

Outdoor furniture can get really dirty over the winter months, and now is the time to clean it!

TuneUp Lawn Tools.

Sharp tools get the job done. Take your lawnmower and clippers in for sharpening and tuneup before you begin work in your garden.

Need help getting a spring roof inspection? Call the experts at 208-745-9002 to schedule and learn how we can help make your roof lasts as long as possible!

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