Spring Home Maintenance Tips
Getting your home ready for summer is important, to make sure that you can have a relaxing summer and don’t have to worry about doing maintenance all summer long.
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Here are 5 home maintenance tips to do during the springtime, or in early summer if you didn’t get around to it during the spring!
1. Touch Up Paint
Paint is a great way to protect your home’s exterior from getting water damage and rotting, plus it is a simple way to make your home look well-maintained and updated.
Winters in Chicago are harsh, and the snow & rain can damage paint. Weathering can cause paint to crack and peel, so touching up the exterior paint on your home will help it stay protected for a few years to come!
2. Check the Sprinkler System
Sprinklers are shut off and winterized to keep them from freezing and bursting during the winter months. This means that when spring comes you’ll want to check to make sure that the system is still in good condition and ready to keep your yard green and lush during the hot summer!
It is important to check your sprinkler system before summer arrives, because if it is not in good condition, the hot summer days will dry out your yard. Grass and greenery that are already scorched from the sun and lack of water are hard to bring back, and you’ll spend a good amount of the summer trying to revive them!
3. Look at Your Gutters & Roof
Winter months can be hard on your home’s roof and gutters, so it is a good idea to get up there and make sure everything is in good shape before the summer comes.
Many people get their roofs repaired or replaced during the summer, so if yours needs work on it, you’ll want to know before the roofing repair companies are booked out. In addition, the sun can be damaging to roofs, so this is another reason to make any repairs necessary before summer comes.
Gutters also collect debris over the winter months, so you’ll want to make sure they’re draining properly and free of junk!
4. Replace Storm Windows with Screens
Screens are a great thing to have during the summer, because they help cool your home down and allow fresh air into your home.
If you have storm windows that you have replaced the screens with, now is a great time to swap them!
5. Schedule Maintenance
Everyone around you will likely start realizing around the beginning of summer that their home needs some maintenance done on it.
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This means that you should check your home and schedule any maintenance during the spring months, because it will be harder to get maintenance done during the busy season.
Also, maintenance typically costs more during the summer because of the volume of people who need it, so you could save money by doing it sooner rather than later!
Read More: How to Get Your Home Winter Ready