Our Top 6 Tips to Prepare Your House For Spring
Getting ready for the change of seasons is exciting, but there are always tasks to get done before enjoying the great outdoors. Many await the first signs of spring and warmer weather, but you may also notice areas of your home that need some TLC after a long winter. Spring cleaning allows us to tackle our to-do lists and prepare for some much needed maintenance both indoors and outdoors.
1) Check the Exterior for Any Needed Repairs
This is an ideal time to check the outside of your home for any wear and tear that may have occurred over the winter. After the cold weather passes, especially if it was a harsh winter, it can leave roofs and siding in rough shape. Depending on the age of your home and any damage that may have occurred, it can even result in bigger problems if not addressed and repaired properly.
2) Power Wash the Exterior
Whether your home is brick or has vinyl siding, it can take a hit from fall and winter weather. Rain, sleet, and snow during the winter can take longer to dry and often result in dirt and debris that can accumulate near houses, on decks and porches, and surrounding structures. Power washing your home can eliminate any buildup, restore curb appeal, and lessen the likelihood of damage.
3) Plan an Outdoor Space
With the excitement of spring approaching, it’s always a great idea to plan some outdoor events. What better place to do so than right in your backyard? A gazebo or deck with seating will be the perfect place to entertain and enjoy springtime. A sunroom or screened porch is ideal if you want to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather, or want to bring some of the outdoors into your living space.
4) Landscape a Garden Patio
Nothing adds to the comfort and inviting feeling of spring like a nice landscaped patio space. Small trees and flowering shrubs are beautiful and can be planted anywhere around your yard. The possibilities are practically endless and you can even get some nice seating custom-built to make the space perfect for entertaining. Our Gallery features projects we have completed that can provide inspiration for your own deck or patio remodel.
5) Clear Out the Gutters and Downspouts
Fall and winter weather can result in a lot of debris gathering in your gutters and downspouts. Gutters and downspouts that are not functioning properly or clogged will result in water runoff that could negatively impact your home, possibly even resulting in roof leaks or foundation issues. Routinely keeping these areas clear will allow them to work as intended and prevent potential problems.
6) Check Plumbing Fixtures
The colder months tend to be harsh on plumbing. This might not be as much of an issue if you’re fortunate enough to have a basement or a conditioned crawl space. It is still a good idea to check the pipes and fixtures for any leaks or other problems in order to prevent more serious plumbing issues or water damage.
Classic Construction in Richmond, Virginia can help you make sure your home is spring ready. Whether you need preventive maintenance, repairs or want to add on to your home with the addition of a deck, we can inspire and build what you’re looking for. Give us a call today at (804) 794-5690 or request a free quote online.