Spring Home Maintenance Tips For Your Home

Spring Home Maintenance Tips From VanDyk Mortgage

Part of being a homeowner is staying on top of your home’s maintenance and all that’s required for the changing seasons. With longer days and rising temperatures, spring is a great time to go outside and tackle larger home projects. Work your way through our spring maintenance checklist to ensure your home is ready for the warmer weather!

 

Spring Home Maintenance Tips For Your Home

Check screen doors and windows
Before setting up your screens for the warmer months ahead, carefully inspect each one and repair any holes or tears. Screens are designed to let the breeze in and keep bugs out, but they can only do their job if they’re in tip-top shape!

 

Inspect the roof
Hold on – don’t grab a ladder just yet. Start by making a simple visual inspection of your roof. Look for missing shingles or signs of cracking or leaking. If you notice anything that may require closer inspection or repair, call a professional.

 

Reseal exterior woodwork
Winter can be tough on outdoor wooden structures, so take some time to give them some TLC. Stain and reseal decks, fences, railings, trellises, pergolas and any other wooden structures to lengthen their lifespan.

 

Inspect the concrete
Walk around your property to inspect concrete slabs for signs of cracks or movement. You can fill cracks with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk, but if the damage is more severe, you may want to replace it entirely.

 

Service the AC unit
Make sure your air conditioner runs correctly when the temperatures rise by servicing your AC unit. Remove any debris from around the air conditioner and change filters. Spring is also a great time to have a professional clean and service the system for peak performance.

 

Check power equipment
Along with spring comes yard work. Check your gas-and battery-powered lawn equipment to make sure it is ready for when you need it. Clean equipment and sharp cutting blades will make yard work easier.

 

Spring Forward With A Pre-Approval

As the weather starts to warm up, so does the housing market. If you’re thinking about buying a new home this year, make sure to become pre-approved for a home loan before you start house shopping!

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