Spring has arrived and brought beautiful weather and the urge to tackle much-needed home improvement tasks. But where to start?
To help kick-start your spring cleaning process, we’ve made a list of five things you can do to boost your curb appeal!
Removing built-up dirt and grime from the exterior of your home provides instant gratification and makes a HUGE difference. If you start to notice discoloration on your siding, it’s time for a refresh! Add detergent to your power washer and spray on medium pressure to guarantee the best results.
Clean Your Gutters
You should clean your gutters twice a year: once when the leaves have fallen at the end of autumn and again in spring. Your gutters serve as a catch-all for all runoff and debris from your roof. Keeping them clean will help your roof drain properly. If you notice your gutters are starting to sag or unattach from your roof, you should consider scheduling an inspection to get them reattached!
Clean Your Windows
You may clean your interior windows year-round, but exterior windows tend to hit the backburner during colder weather. Not only will cleaning the exterior of your windows make your home sparkle, but it will also extend the lifetime of your windows. Grab glass cleaner, a rag, and a ladder to work safely on making your windows dirt and streak-free!
This is also a great time to check the condition of your weather stripping and window sills on your windows!
Right after winter, there is no better time to plant colorful new plants around your home. Make an entryway more inviting by placing bushes, plants, and flowers along the path and keeping everything in place with brick pavers. Weeding and refreshing your mulch or dirt will go a long way. Maintaining vegetation around your home helps protect it from unwanted creatures or moisture.
Trimming trees that hang over your roof is a great way to protect your home from falling branches and leaf buildup.
Clean Your Door
Your front door is likely one of the first things many visitors notice. Over time, pollen and dust will accumulate on your door. Cleaning these surfaces, as well as glass on or around your door, should be done at least once a year. It’s also important to question whether or not your door needs a fresh paint job!
Check your door's weather stripping while you’re at it! Making sure that your home is adequately insulated from the outside will help you save money on energy bills.
Follow these five simple tips to feel confident in the appearance of your home! It is vital to stay on top of maintenance to keep your home protected.
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