Home Protection Tips For Spring Showers
With all the recent storms that have taken place in the area recently, it is a good idea to know how to prepare your house for these spring showers.
- Inspect the house siding.
Check for damage, cracks, and holes. Seal up leaks with paintable or clear caulk. Make sure the paint is in good condition. If it isn’t, consider getting the house painted before winter sets in.
- Prepare or install storm doors and windows.
If your home has a combination storm/screen door with interchangeable glass and screen panels, switch from screens to glass. Spray a little
WD-40 on the storm door’s hinges and latches. Be sure the door closer is adjusted and working smoothly.
- Weatherstrip windows and doors
Do this to ensure less likelihood of drafts and to minimize heat loss.
- Clean your gutters and downspouts.
When gutters and downspouts clog with leaves and debris, water overflows and spills down, affecting walls and footings. If your house is beneath many or few trees, it’s a great idea to clear the gutters at the beginning of the spring season, and then clean them again after the first rain to remove leaves and debris that wash down from the roof.
- Check your roof, skylights, and flashing.
The roof is the most obvious point of entry for rain. If checking your roof is more than you want to handle yourself, please see our affiliate partner, HomeAdvisor, or social media ads to receive free bids from local asphalt and shingle roof repair pros.
- Repair gutters and downspouts.
Fix loose, sagging, or leaking gutters and make sure downspouts carry drainage well away from the house.
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