Springtime Maintenance Tips for Your Home

The warmer weather has finally arrived, and with the advent of a new season there are a few things you can do as a homeowner to ensure that your custom home continues to look beautiful and be efficient.

With the heavy winds of late-winter and early-spring it’s possible to have damage, both subtle and not, to the roof. Inspect the roof from a distance (It’s unsafe to climb out onto the roof if you’re not a professional). It’s easy to see places where shingles are missing. It’s also a good idea to get the downspouts and gutters clean, especially if you didn’t the previous fall. Any clogs in the downspouts or gutters should be unclogged to allow free passage of water and light debris.

Go around the home’s exterior and check that all the faucets are working correctly. Sometimes wear and tear and exposure to the elements can loosen the faucet from the exterior, and any gaps or play in the faucet can cause trouble; if a faucet has a leak, it is important to replace it, because even though the leak appears to be on the exterior, water could still get inside.

It’s also a good idea to tend to the landscape around the home early in the spring vs later in the summer. Problems with the landscape are more easily dealt with when the shrubbery or weeds haven’t had a chance to grow extensively with the warmer weather. It’s also a good season to add to the landscape surrounding your custom home.

It’s also a terrific season to open the windows and let in the fresh air. It will not only aerate the home and move the stagnant air but also give you ample opportunity to get the windows cleaned.

It’s also the season of building, and if you have any questions about custom homes, or are ready to speak with the custom home experts about starting the custom-home-building process, then call JDL Construction today.

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