As winter is starting to fade away, and the warmer spring weather starts to creep in, there can be a few repairs, inside and outside of the home, that all homeowners or landlords need to be ready for. Opening windows, airing out the home, and making your garden look pretty seem to always be pretty high up on the to-do list for a homeowner. But what many people forget about is that now is a good time to check the home for other things and signs of wear and tear, so that it doesn’t lead to greater damage in the future. The winter weather can be harsh on our homes, and can leave it needed some tender loving care. So here are some of the projects to be thinking about this spring.
Over winter, and at all times really, the roof can take a lot of beating. From snow, frost, wind, and rain, it can eventually lead to some damage. The rain can get into any cracks that could have built up over time, leading to leaks in the home, or damaged tiles if it was then cold enough to freeze the water over winter. When was the last time that you checked your roof? If you haven’t recently, then now is the time. Then, if you need to call a roof repair service in to fix it, you can do so quickly, before any more damage is done. Don’t put it off; a small roof problem can be quick and inexpensive to fix. A big roof repair problem can be rather costly!
Your Home’s Siding
The siding on your home not only helps it to look good, but also serves as a layer of protection for your home. And like the roof, it can take a pretty good beating over the winter months. If there are any cracks developing, then it can lead to leaks and flooding in the home in the worst case, as well as mold in the home and dampness on the walls. So walk around your home and inspect the siding. If there are cracks or holes, then look to get them repaired as soon as you can. Small cracks can be easily fixed yourself, but anything larger may need a professional.
Check the Basement
If you are lucky enough to have the basement as an extra space in the home, then you’ll want to make sure that it is taken care of so it can be a useable space. Because it is in the ground, at least partially in most cases, you need to check on the condition of it, as mold and water damage can happen quite quickly if it is just left alone. If there are any leaks at the moment, where could they be coming from? Are clogged drains or gutters leading to the problem? That can be a pretty common occurrence after winter.
Once you’ve made a few checks around the house, you’ll be preventing further damage which can prove to be costly. So make sure seasonal checks like these become part of your routine.