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Springtime Windows, Doors and Home Maintenance Checklist

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Spring is here. After a long winter, you’ve finally have the opportunity to inspect your home for signs of wintertime damage. Before you get started with any home repairs this season, here is a list of chores you should tackle first.

Roof Inspection

Your roof is one of the first lines of defenses your home has against the elements. During the winter, it has to withstand everything that Mother Nature throws its way. The unpredictable nature of the winter season makes it hard for homeowners to take care of their roofing systems. That’s why it’s so important to do it during the spring. The sooner you get started with inspecting your roof and getting it repaired, the better and cheaper it will be to handle the costs.

Clean the Gutters

Your gutters often collect a lot of dirt, leaves and debris during the fall and winter seasons. It is important for you to get them cleaned and repaired early on during the spring to avoid complications once the rain starts. Spring is known for its rainy season. If you neglect your gutters during this time, you could end up needing repairs to your home’s roof and foundation. Gutters help to keep rainwater from accumulating on your roof and around your home’s foundation. Foundation issues can create a whole host of problems for your home if you aren’t careful.

Repair your Windows and Doors

Now is the perfect time for you to start taking advantage of the spring air. You can start off by checking out your windows and doors. Make sure they are still in good shape. Any damaged windows and screens should be replaced right away. Remember, the spring season brings warmer temperatures and more animals. To keep your home from becoming a haven for pests, make sure your doors and windows can protect your home from the invasions.

Damaged Door and Window Seals

One problem that creates problems with your home’s comfort is damaged seals on your doors and windows. You may not initially notice that they are damaged because they may still open and close normally. However, damaged seals do compromise your home’s security and comfort. They make it easier for someone to gain unlawful entry into your home and heat energy to escape from it. Do a close inspection of your door and window seals to ensure that they and the caulking are still in good shape. If they are cracked, warped or damaged in any other way, replace them as soon as possible to improve your home’s efficiency and security for the rest of the year.

Outside Trim

Don’t forget to inspect the outside of your windows. You should check for signs of rot and deterioration. If you notice rot or issues with your window trim, you should have it professionally inspected and repaired right away to prevent future problems.

Concrete Surfaces

The winter weather can be exceptionally cruel to concrete surfaces. You should check your concrete surfaces for signs of cracks and chips. If you notice small cracks, you may want to consider sealing them to prevent them from getting worse. If they are big cracks and chips in your sidewalks and other concrete surfaces, you should consider having them repaired or replaced by a professional paver. Damaged concrete surfaces can lead to injuries so it’s best not to overlook them.

It is important for you to give your home a thorough once or thrice over to catch all the potential repair issues it has. The sooner you get started on repairing them, the better off your home will be for the rest of the year. If you need help with your windows and doors, feel free to contact Zen Windows.