Spring Is a Great Time for Home Improvement
Home improvement doesn’t have to mean major remodeling or repairs, although those projects can be a lot of fun. You can preserve your home’s value and avoid major repairs by performing regular maintenance tasks each season.
Here are five things you can do this spring to preserve the value and condition of your home.
- Repair winter damage. Look for sagging gutters, loose window frames or siding, deteriorating concrete or brick work, missing roof shingles, or water under eaves.
- Yard work. Clear away fallen branches and leaves. Use a mulching mower to spread clippings evenly over your lawn and fertilize naturally. Plant annuals or a vegetable garden. Prune shrubs and trees.
- Patch and paint. Check exterior walls for holes or cracks; patch and paint, as necessary.
- Turn on outdoor water supply. Hook up the garden hose and inspect it for cracks or leaks. Replace old washers.
- Condition your deck. Hammer in loose nails, replace broken boards; rent a power washer to clean the wood, then apply an all-weather sealer or stain.