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4 Spring Exterior Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Monday, April 4th, 2022 by Steph Lauer


The beginning of spring is a great time for some exterior home maintenance. After all, the winter season may have left your home’s exterior dirty and prone to infestations. The snow might have caused damage to your windows, roof, and gutters. 

 

It can be challenging to keep track of all of the things you need to think about while cleaning your house. To help you get started, here are some outdoor maintenance tips you can consider for your spring cleaning:

 

washing-windows

 

Check Your Windows

Your windows are essential in keeping your home secure, but they can be prone to damage. This spring, check all of your windows to make sure they are not damaged. If they have any of the following, then they might require some attention:

 

  • squeaky hinges

  • loose screws

  • broken hardware

  • broken locks

 

You can restore your window’s shine and make them look great by wiping them down or carefully using a power washer. Additionally, you can also check for gaps, cracks, and other issues so you can contact an expert to fix minor damage before it gets worse.

 

Check Your Gutter for Blockage or Clogging

Your gutters’ job is to direct water away from your home to protect the roof and walls from leaks. But when leaves, dirt, sticks, and debris get left behind and clog your gutters, the result can cause the melting snow to back up into your attic or even into the sidewall. 

Blocked gutters are also  attractive to rodents. They may build nests or chew through your roof. Clogging can also lead to standing water, creating the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. To avoid this, have your gutters cleaned immediately. Doing so will also prevent odors from developing.

 

Inspect Your Roof

Strong winds, hail, and snow can cause extensive damage to your roof. That’s why you should inspect it for missing shingles or tiles. You can also check if the edges of your shingles curl. If that’s the case, they are too brittle and will crack under pressure. 

 

If you don’t attend to these problems, leaks and drainage issues might develop. Reach out to professionals immediately once you spot any signs of roof damage so they can repair or replace it.

 

Turn to Experts for Assistance

If you find any damage to your home’s exterior during spring cleaning, contact trusted professionals for help. We have qualified practitioners at Badgerland Exteriors in Sauk City, WI who can inspect and repair your roof, windows, and gutters. Get in touch with us to learn more about our outdoor maintenance services.

About the author

Steph Lauer

Office Administrator Badgerland Exteriors

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