Exterior Home Maintenance Tasks for Spring
When you own a home your to-do list can seem overwhelming. Since spring is here it may be time to assess what repairs may be needed on your home. Completing home maintenance tasks during the spring months will ensure the exterior of your home functions better than ever. Below is a checklist to help you spring into your home maintenance.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Even if you cleaned all your gutters in the fall, it’s a good idea to complete this task again in the spring. Especially after some of the big rains we have had in Ottawa. It’s important to make sure the Eavestrough haven’t pulled away from the house and check for loose asphalt granules in the bottom of the gutters from the roof. This may indicate that your roof is coming to the end of its lifespan and may need to be replaced.
Inspect the Roof for Damage
Spring is one of the best times to inspect the roof. Look for shingles that are missing, curled or damaged. We suggest you inspect the roof from inside the attic and leave getting on to your roof to professionals. You can do this easily and safely, you can also check the roof from the ground with a pair of binoculars. Contact an Ottawa Roofing Pro – Vanity Roofing
If the weather-stripping around your windows and doors is brittle or cracked, it should be replaced. Good weather-stripping will reduce drafts as well as block any energy loss.
Let Your Home Breathe
Inadequate ventilation can cause mold, and a lot of other issues with your roof & soffit As the moisture in your home rises to the attic, if it can’t get out, it will start to build up and condense, causing problems throughout your home. When you have your roof inspection this year, have the inside of your attic and your vents inspected to guarantee that your house is moving air as it should. Also check your exhaust and intake vents to make sure they’re free and clear of all leaves, sticks and seeds.
Dealing with these maintenance tips in a timely manner will allow your home and roof to stand strong through the next season of weather challenges – and for many years to come.