With winter behind us and mild weather in the forecast, it’s the perfect time of year to do a quick assessment of your home. If you’re considering putting your home on the market, stay on top of its maintenance so you won’t be taken by surprise during the home inspection. Here, are our top tips for sprucing up your property during springtime.
Clean the Gutters
Since snowy weather is slowly on its way out, take the opportunity to clear out leaves and debris from the gutters. Clogged gutters can cause leakage in the attic or damage the eaves, so be sure to clean them at least twice per year.
Perform a Quick Inspection of the Roof
During the winter season, roofs in Colorado can take quite a beating. Once the weather warms up a bit, do a quick visual inspection of the roof. If you aren’t comfortable with heights, use binoculars from the ground to assess this area of the home. If you notice any warped or missing shingles, get in touch with a roofing specialist.
Examine the Driveway
Freezing and wet weather takes a toll on concrete. To ensure that the driveway and walkways are safe for regular use, take note of uneven or cracked pavement.While asphalt can easily be replaced, fixing concrete is more challenging and you’ll need to call in a professional if you notice any issues.
Seal the Windows
Although heavy rainy days in Denver are few and far between, it’s still important to seal the windows occasionally to prevent mold and mildew. Re-caulking and glazing the windows is a relatively inexpensive process, and it should be a simple project for DIY enthusiasts. If you’re too busy to tackle this task yourself, be sure to reach out to a contractor.
Examine the Deck and Privacy Fence
Wooden structures require maintenance about once a year, so it’s best to check these components during spring or summer when the weather is nice. If your home has a deck, walk the area and note protruding nails or wood. Carefully remove splinters and sand down rough spots, if necessary. Staining the deck is a project that may take a few days, but the result will be worth the effort. Wooden fences are similar—keep an eye out for wood that looks warped or otherwise damaged, and replace the boards or re-seal areas that look worse for wear.
Spring is a beautiful time of year, so it’s a great opportunity to get outdoors and spend some time on home maintenance. Staying on top of repairs is always recommended, and it’s especially valuable to be aware of potential problems before the inspection. When you’re ready to schedule an evaluation, our team at Homerun Inspection is here to help. Located in Denver, we provide our clients with fast, reliable reports. To start the process, please give us a call or book an appointment online.