Spring is here, which means certain parts of your home will need looking after. ABC Seamless Siding, your local provider of the best gutter guard
on the market, takes a look at the areas of your home that may need some extra care this spring.
Prepare your home for spring storms by making sure the gutters are clear of leaves, dirt and other debris. You can clean your gutters on your own, though professional cleaning has the added benefit of allowing you to identify and address underlying gutter problems at the same time. Consider investing in a gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet® for year-round protection against clogged gutters and related problems like ice dams. Also, don’t forget to inspect downspouts and other parts of your home’s rainwater drainage system.
Dirty and unkempt fences can be an eyesore and can cost your home some curb appeal points. Fortunately, it’s easy to clean and maintain your fence. Simply raking leaves and clearing debris away from the base of the fence, and hosing or scrubbing off mud are often enough to keep a fence clean. Scrape and repaint your fence to give it a fresh look.
Clean windows allow more natural light indoors and give you a better view. Most modern replacement windows have features that allow easy cleaning, such as low-maintenance frames and coated glass that prevents water spotting. They may also have removable, tiltable or reach-around sashes that allow full access while indoors. This makes even upper-story windows easy to clean. If your windows do not have such safety features installed, consider having your windows cleaned by professionals.
If your home has low-maintenance siding like vinyl or fiber cement, then cleaning it should only take a few hours. Wood shakes and shingles may require more work, as you have to look for signs of moisture damage and re-apply wood stain as needed.
In addition to routine roofing maintenance, perform a visual inspection of your roof and look for signs of damage. Climb into the attic and pay special attention to water stains and clumping insulation: both are indicators of water infiltration. Call your roofing contractor for repairs if you find any of these signs. Also, have a local arborist trim the tree branches near the roof to avoid scratches and punctures.
ABC Seamless Siding is your leading provider of the best gutter guard on the market, Gutter Helmet. Give us a call at (866) 405-8248 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Anchorage, AK, and nearby areas.
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