Spring is here! Now is a good time to give your home a thorough assessment and take care of any needed maintenance before summer comes. Doing so will help preserve the value of your home. Here’s a home maintenance checklist to get you started:
1. Check for foundation cracks.
Some cracks are a normal part of a foundation settling and are no cause for concern. However, if cracks are becoming bigger or allowing water to seep through, call an expert before the damage becomes worse.
Pro Tip: Use a pencil to date and mark off the end of any foundation cracks you have to see if they are increasing in size over time. Tracking them will also help foundation experts determine how the cracks were formed and the best way to repair them.
2. Check your deck for damage and weak spots.
Check your deck for any weakened or unstable areas. Replace any damaged, cracked, or split boards. If your deck needs staining, schedule your project for a warm, sunny day.
3. Inspect your doors and windows.
Take a good look at your door and window seals, noting any cracks. Over time, these cracks will allow water to seep in, causing damage; and heating and cooling to escape, raising your energy costs.
4. Clear and inspect your gutters and downspouts.
Remove any debris from your gutters and downspouts. If you find any holes, patch them with exterior-grade caulking. Depending upon the size and location of your gutters and downspouts, this job might be best suited for a professional.
5. Look for signs of roof trouble.
Look for signs of a roofing problem—damaged, buckled, or missing shingles; or granules in your gutter. Depending upon your roof’s age and level of wear and tear, it could need repair or a full replacement. If it’s been a while since someone has taken a good look at your roof, schedule a professional inspection.
Read more: 7 Signs You Made Need to Replace Your Roof
Consider a Home Maintenance Assessment
If you’re not sure what to look for, or if your home is getting up there in age, schedule a Home Maintenance Assessment with the pros at Cormack Construction. Our team will conduct a thorough assessment of your home, identifying any maintenance concerns and helping you prioritize any needed repairs.
Home Maintenance Service in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, White Mountains, and Western Maine
Cormack Construction proudly provides home maintenance assessments and expert home repair services in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, White Mountains, and Western Maine. Contact us to learn more. Home maintenance is the best thing you can do to maintain your property value and avoid surprises, and spring is the perfect time of year to get your house in shape.