When the winter season is upon us we find ourselves hibernating in the house.  As the winter season comes to an end the springtime itch starts to take hold and we realize that there is a lot to do around the homestead to get clean and organize.  The minute the weather lets up and the spring arrives it is time to ditch the winter blues and start to take advantage of the fresh, warm weather and start to freshen up your home.

Below are a few simple tips to perform to ensure your home is in tip top shape for spring:

Roof Maintenance

The spring season is the perfect time to hire a roofing contractor to inspect your roof.  The winter season is harsh on shingle roofs. The snow and ice can lead to many cracked and missing shingles that you will want repaired or replaces before the springtime rain appears.  Be sure the roofing contractor thoroughly inspects the flashing, especially around the chimney.  The flashing will need to be caulked every few years to keep the seal from leaking.  The trees around the roof line should be trimmed and the debris removed to ensure your shingles stay in great shape for the season ahead.

Gutter Cleaning

Gutters that are cluttered with debris can cause rain water to build up along the roof.  In time this can cause leaks and cracks throughout the roof line which can lead to issues with the homes structure.   Leaves, debris and fallen tree branches should be removed from the gutter.  Mud can settle at the bottom of the gutters throughout the winter.  It is pertinent that the gutters run clear to avoid any backups that can come with the spring time rains.

Fence Preservation

Spring is the perfect time to perform maintenance on your homes fence.   Water saturates the ground and the fence can become loose.  To avoid issues, walk around the fences perimeter checking for loose sections and dry rot, fix or replace all areas affected by the winter weather.  Regular maintenance and updates will help to ensure the fence is in tip top shape for years to come.

Yard Clean Up

Get rid of all the saturated wet debris around the yard and within the landscaping.  Mold can be found under wet leaves, dead plants, and fallen limbs throughout the yard.  The mold is incredibly unhealthy and once it attaches to your home’s structure you can be in for bigger troubles.  Clean up the space and allow the landscape and yard to completely dry before moving forward in landscape mode.

These are just a few tips to help get your home ready for the spring season.

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