As Realtors, The Impact Realty Group sees first-hand how much value maintaining your home brings to your property when you decide to sell. Below is a checklist of springtime home maintenance jobs that are good practice to keep your property looking great and stand the test of time.
Your roof is one of your home’s first lines of protection against rain and snow. Before spring and summer storms roll through, complete the following:
-Check your gutters and clear them of debris to ensure proper drainage.
-Clean dirt and grime from your soffits, which are the undersides of roof overhangs.
-Remove soffit vents to clear out debris using a broom handle or a leaf blower.
If you notice any of the following you should contact a professional:
-Missing, dislocated, or curved shingles.
-Peeling or deterioration around the seal at the base of your chimney.
-Loose chimney bricks.
-Cracks or creases in your gutters where water drips through.
You’ll likely be opening your windows and doors a lot more often as the weather warms up. Keep moisture and pests out by doing the following:
-Apply new caulk to cracks or peeling areas around caulking or weather stripping.
-Remove storm windows and re-install screens.
-If screens have holes or tears, patch or replace them.
-Lubricate door and window hinges and tracks.
Spring usually marks the time of year when many people spend more time outdoors. Prepare for spring lawn care by taking care of the following:
-Trim trees and shrubs growing close to your house.
-Inspect outdoor sprinkler heads for leaks or other damage.
-Inspect your lawn care equipment by sharpening tools, charging batteries, applying lubrication, and refueling as needed.
If you plan to relax or entertain outside this season, ensure that your favourite spaces are in good shape by cleaning your patio and performing a few maintenance tasks:
-Repair or replace damaged or rotting wooden decks, railings, and steps.
-Touch up paint, stain, or wood finish on decks, railings, and steps.
-Pressure-wash outdoor patio furniture, cement patios, driveways, walkways, and decks.
-Spray water on your deck to see if it beads, and reseal the wood if it doesn’t.
Please know that although it may feel daunting to check off this list of maintenance tasks you are doing a great service to the value of your home. If you prefer to hire someone, please give us a call. We are more than happy to recommend local trades and services.
Paul, Malcolm, Melissa, Alex & Dianne
Impact Realty Group