It’s getting to be the middle of March, and that means that spring is finally starting to show its face across Connecticut. A little melted snow here, a little sweatshirt weather there, and before you know it the grass is green and birds are chirping. But don’t get too wistful just yet. Just like winter, the onset of spring means that homeowners have some work to do to get their houses ready for the season. Take a look, and once the snow melts get ready for action.
First, you should take a walk around the outside of your house and inspect the caulking around any windows, doors, or other openings. Winter months usually mean lots of swelling and contracting of many materials, which could easily lead to separations in door and window frames. Replace caulking that looks separated, old, old or cracked, and get new weather stripping if needed.
Next, you’re going to want to have your roofing and shingles checked. Winter is hard on your roof, and any damage should repaired before April’s proverbial showers strike. For the same reason you should have your gutters cleaned as soon as possible. The last thing you’re going to want through a rainy spring is a clogged gutter.
Once your house is sealed and secure, turn around and take a look at your home’s landscaping. Clean up any debris like leaves, sticks, or trash, and replace any garden tools that may have been damaged by the harsh conditions this winter. Maybe it’s not gardening season just yet, but it’s the perfect time to get prepared.
Now that your home’s exterior is accounted for, it’s time to turn your attention inside. Check your HVAC system to make sure all filters are clean, and replace the ones that aren’t. This is especially crucial if you have a central air conditioning system. Spring means summer is coming, and summer is AC season.
Finally, nothing beats a little old-fashioned spring cleaning. Clean windows, dust base boards, sweep, and mop, tidy, organize, get that old bottle of mustard out of the fridge, and all the other chores that spring cleaning encompasses. You’ll be glad you did.
If all of this seems a little bit daunting, don’t be embarrassed. It’s a lot for anyone to take on themselves. That’s why if you need help with your home’s exterior, CT Gutter is always here to take care of gutters, roofing, property maintenance, and more, across Connecticut and parts of New York. Give them a call and free up some time to enjoy that fresh spring air.