It’s said that the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year,” but spring’s early mornings and late afternoons full of birds chirping and flowers blooming will surely give it a run for its money. Since the cold weather has passed and April showers are on their way, now is the perfect time for homeowners to make sure their homes are in good condition. Let’s take a look at four areas that can’t be overlooked when it comes to protecting your home:
Your roof may be the single most important aspect of your home. It is a vital component in protecting the entire structure and keeping you safe from the outside elements. Now’s the time to ensure that nothing has been damaged from the winter weather. Common roof repairs include replacing missing shingles, repairing cracks and fixing leaks. Checking and repairing these minor imperfections during spring can help you avoid more costly damages down the road if left untreated.
Don’t Forget the Gutters!
Gutters, though not as expansive as a roof, play an integral role in protecting your home. Without properly functioning gutters, which control the direction of water, you may run the risk of rotting walls, ice damming and water making its way inside your home. Experts recommend having your home’s gutters cleaned at least twice a year, or more depending on where you live. If you’re tackling it yourself, look for problem areas like holes, leaky corner joints or parts where the gutter may have pulled away from your home.
Update Your Siding
Another way you can save money this spring is by updating your siding. Your home’s exterior is essential in protecting its interior against the elements and unwelcome critters. To get more bang for your buck, consider switching to a more energy efficient siding, like vinyl. We love vinyl because of its durability and care-free maintenance. It’s also a great insulator, helping maintain consistent temperatures within your home.
Your insulation is not just a protectant during the cold winter months. The more insulation you have, the fewer air leaks. The Department of Energy estimates that a properly-insulated attic can cut down your heating and cooling bill by 10 to 50 percent. By adding insulation, your home can save significantly more energy, and in return, save you a significant amount of money.
With the nicer weather and summer around the corner, now is the optimal time to get your home in prime condition and these are just a few ways you can conserve energy, save money and protect your home for the future. If you need some additional help with any home improvements, our Turner Concierge professionals are ready to tackle any task. Contact us today.