Spring Maintenance

It feeIs like spring is in the air! The first day of spring is March 20th and Daylight Savings ends Sunday March 13th.

As a Realtor, I suggest to my clients to do an early spring exterior walk around their home as preventative maintenance is less costly than repairs. Some of my clients opt for a home inspection every few years to find issues not always visible. This is especially important if you have EIFS or Oriented Strand Board (OSB) siding.I work with some great contractors and vendors, so feel free to let me know if you need any referrals.

  • Do you have moss growing on any roofing surfaces? Are your gutters full of leaf and pine needle debris? 
  • Do you have any siding, trim, or other areas that need to be painted?
  • How’s your deck surfaces look? Are they holding the stain/sealant or looking weathered?
  • Do you have any soil erosion issues?
  • Are concrete pads, driveways, or walkways cracking and/or showing areas of non-support or being lifted from tree roots? 
  • Any earth to wood contact on fencing, decks, the trim or siding on the house? Are any plants or trees touching the house or overhanging the roof and need to be trimmed back?
  • Is your crawl space dry?

I have looked for a good web site for monthly and annual maintenance suggestions and got to admit this site is good:

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/10/08/keep-your-house-in-tip-top-shape-an-incredibly-handy-home-maintenance-checklist/

 

 

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