Your home is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make. It’s important to maintain and care for your home to protect its value. Start by giving it a thorough assessment each spring. Why? Because a lot can happen to your home over the long winter months. Here’s a home maintenance checklist to guide you:
Home Maintenance Checklist:
1. Assess Your Foundation
Walk around your home’s perimeter, checking for cracks. Note these and any other damage to your home’s exterior walls, siding, and brick.
2. Inspect Your Windows & Doors
Inspect the seals on all of your windows and doors, noting any cracks. Over time, these cracks will allow water to seep in, causing damage; and heating and cooling to escape, raising your electric bill.
3. Clear and Repair Your Gutters & Downspouts
Make sure your gutters and downspouts aren’t clogged with debris, a common find at homes with lots of surrounding trees and vegetation. Once the debris is removed, any holes in your gutters should be patched with exterior-grade caulking. Depending upon the size and location of your gutters and downspouts, this job might be best suited for a professional.
4. Check your Deck
Check your deck for weakened or unstable areas, looking for damaged, cracked, or split boards. If your deck needs staining, now is a great time to do it!
5. Review Your Roof
Hire a professional to take a good look at your roof. They can tell you if you have any damaged, buckled, or missing shingles. Depending upon your roof’s age and level of wear and tear, it could need repair or a full replacement.
Home Maintenance Assessments
Taking care of your home is a lot of work. If you’re not sure where to start, schedule a Home Maintenance Assessment with the pros at Cormack Construction. Our team will thoroughly examine your home and identify any maintenance issues before they become major problems. We’ll also help you prioritize any needed repairs.
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Cormack Construction provides home assessments and expert home maintenance and repair services in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, White Mountains, and Western Maine. Contact us today.