As the last of winter melts away and spring starts to spring up, your property might be looking like a disaster. Winter can put your home and property through the works, and it can leave what’s left looking dirty, tired and depressed and be a constant reminder of what we’ve endured over the dark winter months. Luckily, spring brings with it the best outdoor working weather, and there’s no better time to tackle the work and get your house looking its best. Whether you plan to sell your home or just take pride in your home’s appearance, there is plenty of work to be done to get your home ready to show off this spring and summer.
Follow these tips to say goodbye to the harsh days of winter and prepare your property for the sunny days ahead. Roll up your sleeves and get to work revitalizing your property.
Enlist a Professional
If you’re planning on selling your home, it’s always best to work with a local real estate agent. They’ll be able to give you insights into your local housing market and provide expert advice on what buyers are looking for in homes for sale in Hamilton. They can let you know the areas of your home to focus your attention on to impress Hamilton buyers and make your property more appealing to them.
As winter washes away, you might find it leaves behind cracks in your walkways, foundation or patio. These cracks should be attended to immediately before water finds its way through them and into your home, which could wreak havoc and cause much more significant damage later on. Fill and patch up these cracks and use a power washer to clean any stains on the concrete, asphalt or stone. Ensure your walkways are sloped away from your home to prevent pooling.
Wash and Caulk Windows
Wash the grime from your windows to let the sun shine through them to make the most of the brighter days. While you’re at it, inspect the caulking and scrape off the old bits and replace as needed. This will prevent air leaks and hot summer from entering when you’re trying to keep it cool and will help to keep bugs out.
Check Downspouts and Gutters
It’s a good idea to check your gutters and downspouts in the fall to make sure they’re in good working order before winter, but they also need attention in the spring. The last of the fall leaves may have made their way into them, and combined with winter ice and snow, they could be creating blockages. Check for clogs and ensure water is getting through them unobstructed and not pooling around your foundation. While you’re at it, do a visual check of the roof to make sure you don’t have missing shingles or chimney damage.
Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to take pride in your home’s appearance and enjoy it throughout the spring and into the summer.