5 Home Projects To Do This Spring

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Spring will bring the warm weather, making it the perfect time to knock out some home improvement tasks. If you tackle the projects now, your house will be ready by the time summer arrives. Then, you can enjoy a lazy, relaxing summer since the hard work will be done. With that in mind, check out five home projects to do this spring.

1.      Inspect Your Gutters

It won’t be long before the spring showers rain down on your gutters, and they need to be up to challenge. Thus, check them over to make sure they aren’t damaged. If you notice rust, cracks, mold, or instability, replace them now before the showers arrive.

2.      Check the Roof

Ice can form on your roof during the winter, which can cause some damage. You need to climb up on the roof and inspect it, looking for any signs of missing or damaged shingles. You might be able to replace a missing shingle or two yourself. However, contact a professional if your roof has taken a lot of damage. You’ll want to get it fixed as soon as possible, or you could end up with a leak in your house.

3.      Inspect Your Siding

The winter weather is also hard on siding, so inspect it once it warms up outside. Look for cracks, gaps, and warped or rotted materials. You’ll need to call in an expert to handle the job if you need to repair or replace your siding. It’ll be money well spent since your new siding will instantly upgrade your home’s curb appeal. Plus, it’ll protect the interior of your house from the elements.

4.      Maintain Your Deck

Your deck had to stand up to the elements this winter, so check it over to see if it has any damage. If you notice any rotted, warped, or splintered wood, replace it before it becomes a safety hazard. You might be able to do this yourself, but if not, contact a professional to do it for you.

Additionally, check for signs of mold on your deck. Mold can damage the wood over time, so if you spot any, clean it off now. Also, remove any excess moisture to prevent additional mold from forming.

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5.      Check Your Windows

With cold winters and hot summers, you rely on your windows to help you maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. If they’re old, they could have leaks, meaning you could end up suffering in the heat this summer. Thus, check your windows for leaks, cracks, and gaps. Also, look for rotten wood along with the frame and damaged weather stripping. If you notice any problems, you’ll want to contact a window expert for help.

These five projects will help you get your house ready this spring. Then, your to-do list will be clear, so you can relax the summer away.

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