Prepare your home now for warmer weather


Two women trimming bough of an bushSpring is right around the corner. It’s a great time to prepare your home for the warmer spring and summer months. Here are some important home maintenance tasks that can help protect your home from damage:

Trim back landscaping. Spring can bring nasty storms and powerful winds that can cause severe damage to your home. Make sure to trim your trees regularly of any dead branches or any that may be in contact with your home. Trimming any shrubs or plants away from your house will also help keep pests out.

Clean up debris. Just as you spring clean the inside of your house, don’t forget to clean up the outside. Clear your gutters and downspouts to keep leaves and debris from piling up. Safely store shovels and any other wintertime gear so that they are out of the way until next winter.

Look for winter damage. Winter weather can cause serious damage to your roof. Look for any loose or missing shingles and have them replaced.

Check your drainage. Ensure that all of your rain gutters and other equipment that channels water away from your home are working properly. Spring is prime time for floods, and you want to make sure during a heavy rainfall all that water has a place to go.


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