Tips for Spring Home Maintenance
-Examine your roof's shingles after winter to see if there are any missing. You should also look out for any lifted, cracked, or loose shingles. You should also check the flashing around pipe vents, chimneys, and skylights for signs of wear as these are main entry points for water into your home.
-Check gutters and downspouts to see if they’re loose or leaking. Improper water drainage can cause water to seep close to the foundation of your home causing water in your basement or erosion of outside landscaping. 5
-Inspect concrete near your home for cracks and damage. All slabs should drain away from your home during periods of rain.
-Probe wood trimming around windows and doors. If you see signs of rotting, its best to replace these pieces as soon as possible.
-Check seals around windows or doors for leaks. Fixing leaks now will help you reduce summer cooling costs.