Spring is just around the corner and so too is the beginning of your exterior home repair for the coming year. There is no better way to get a house looking tip top for the summer than to start early and to get fixing the damage that the winter has caused. So, what should you begin with if you want to get the home looking its best?
Getting your garden up and running to look its best is all about starting early and at the correct time. Green practices for mowing and aeration, as well as feeding are the best form and if you begin with them in spring, by summer you will have a green luscious patch at the front of your home.
Now that the ice has melted and it’s not nearly as chilly as it was you can begin your fountain repair and get your water feature back in order. Winter can be a tough time on water fountains. The expansion caused by water, as well as the issues caused to seals and other areas due to the ice may all cause issues for the smooth running of a water feature. Check them out and get it ready for some summer fountain fun.
The winter blows and washes all sorts off the roof and into the gutter and learning how to clean your gutters can help reduce repair bill,s ensure that your flow is running smoothly and prevents blockages. This in turn all has a positive effect on the outdoor part of your household in both terms of long term care and short term aesthetics. Downspouts also need to be maintained and checked for leakage, so do that now and you can concentrate on other things later on in the year.
Wood Screen Repair
Depending on where you live, you may have a wood screen over your door to protect your inner door from the winds, debris and other harshness of winter. Getting your wood screen repaired now is another job out of the way and allows you to concentrate on the summer activities and DIY jobs when they come around, while helps protect your door between now and then.
Decking and Painting
The winter is harsh on decking and can really take the shine out of it and in some cases even damage it. By cleaning, sanding and staining decking now; you can ensure you are able to spend all the time you desire on it during the summer period. You may even have to replace some damaged or rotting deck boards and doing it now means you have it completed for later in the year. This may require heavier equipment and you may even have to use a tool hire to succeed.
Late spring is usually the time that things begin to warm up a little and by sorting out exterior paint issues now, you get a head start on the summer period. Look out for issues with blistering, damp or fading and treat them now. In many cases the issues may be caused by internal problems such as trapped moisture and damp and dealing with them now prevents problems later on that will cost a lot more money to repair.
Getting prepared for the summer by starting now allows you to enjoy the truly good weather when it comes and also get a head start on the new year’s DIY needs.
Cormac Reynolds writes for Best at Hire and is an adamant DIY lover. He is currently getting his tools ready to indulge in some post winter repairs. He has written in a range of niches for a number of sites.
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Category: Fountain Maintenance