As April showers give way to May flowers, we celebrate spring and anticipate the arrival of summer. Spring is the perfect time to take care of some routine outdoor home maintenance to get your house prepared to fare the weather elements that spring and summer may bring.
Here’s a handy list of maintenance to-dos to keep your home running smoothly and efficiently through the summer:
- Clean all gutters. Poor or improper water drainage can cause an assortment of damage.
- Inspect the roof. Your roof is your home’s primary defense against the elements. Look for signs of warping, cracking and loose shingles or tiles, and make necessary repairs as needed.
- Check seals around the windows or doors. Winter’s cold weather can cause seals around windows and doors to crack, loosen or harden. Check these areas for damage and make repairs as needed. This will help reduce your summer’s cooling costs and keep water out of your home.