Spring is here, and with it comes the urge to refresh and revitalize our surroundings! While you’re busy with spring cleaning inside your home, don’t forget the importance of giving your exterior a thorough once-over. A well-maintained exterior not only enhances your home’s curb appeal but also protects it from the elements.

Bird nest on home exterior

Before the Feathered Residents Arrive!

You might even find some delightful signs of spring, like our feathered friend who made a cozy nest on the outside of a house! While these little creatures bring joy, it’s crucial to be mindful of nesting birds during your exterior inspection. Wait until the nesting season is over before tackling any areas where birds might be building their homes.

Your Spring Exterior Maintenance Checklist:

Here’s a handy checklist from us to kickstart your spring exterior maintenance routine:

Roof Inspection:

  • Visual Inspection: From the ground, check for missing, loose, or damaged shingles. Look for any signs of wear and tear, especially around chimneys, vents, and skylights.
  • Clear Debris: Remove any leaves, branches, or other debris that may have accumulated on your roof over winter. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage.

Siding Inspection:

  • Look for Damage: Walk around your house and inspect your siding for cracks, loose panels, warping, or signs of rot. Early detection and repair can prevent more extensive problems down the line.
  • Clean and Maintain: Depending on your siding material, you might need to wash it with a mild cleaning solution or repaint any chipped or faded areas.

Gutters and Downspouts:

  • Clear Clogs: Remove leaves, debris, and anything else that could obstruct the flow of rainwater. Clogged gutters can cause water damage to your roof, foundation, and siding.
  • Check for Leaks and Damage: Inspect your gutters and downspouts for any leaks, cracks, or loose fasteners.

Windows and Doors:

  • Check Seals: Open and close your windows and doors to ensure they seal properly. Look for any cracks or gaps around the frames that could allow drafts or moisture intrusion.
  • Lubricate Hinges: Apply a light coat of lubricant to door and window hinges to ensure smooth operation and prevent rust.

Additional Considerations:

  • Deck and Patio: Inspect your deck or patio for any loose boards, cracks, or signs of rot. Clean and re-stain or seal as needed.
  • Walkways and Driveway: Inspect your walkways and driveway for cracks or uneven surfaces that could pose a tripping hazard.

Performance Exteriors & Contracting Spring Maintenance checklist.
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Safety First!

If you need to use a ladder to reach higher areas, always have a spotter and ensure you’re using proper safety equipment. Or call a professional! It’s better to be safe than risk an injury.

Concerned About Something? We’re Here to Help!

If you notice any concerning issues during your exterior inspection, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our expert team can provide a thorough inspection and recommend the best course of action for your specific needs. With our help, you can ensure your home’s exterior is ready to face the changing seasons and maintain its beauty and functionality for years to come.

Schedule a consultation today and get peace of mind knowing your home’s exterior is in top shape!