Get your home in tip-top shape with these quick and easy spruce-ups. From cleaning your patio furniture to giving your exterior some fresh curb appeal, take your home straight into the warm-weather months with these tips.
If you like instant gratification, pressure washing is going to be your new favorite spring clean. Pressure washing can remove YEARS of dirt and grime off your home and deck.
Check Roof, Siding, Foundation for Signs of Wear and Tear
Curb appeal shouldn’t be your only concern when spring arrives! Be sure to assess the structure of your roof, siding, and foundation for any necessary repairs. Missing slats or bricks are obvious problems for both walls and chimneys, but water stains can also be a sign of bigger issues. Stains might also mean you have water getting into the house somewhere, so be sure to identify the source and solve the problem quickly. Don’t forget about critter damage. Carpenter ants, woodpeckers, termites, and burrowing or nesting wildlife can wreak havoc on your home’s structure as well. Paint protects your home’s exterior from the elements.
Re-Paint Your Exterior
Westchester weather does a number on your home’s exterior. A fresh paint job not only helps seal your home and protect it from the elements, but it gives your entry a nice little facelift. Consider the color and think about change. You may also accent the woodwork in a different color for a big change.
Re-Paint or Re-Stain Your Decks and Rails
Sun and heat as well as winter weather can do a number on a wood deck surface over time. Re-coating your deck and rails not only helps seal the wood and protect it from the elements, but it gives your outdoor living area a nice little facelift.
Re-Paint Your Front Door
Summer sun and heat can do a number on a wood door, warping and cracking its surface over time. Re-painting your door not only helps seal the wood and protect it from the elements, but it gives your entry a nice little facelift.
Get That Grill Space Ready
A yearly deep clean is necessary to keep your grill in top form. It’s amazing what a good scrub-down of cooking grates, burner protectors, and the cook box will do for your grill. And don’t forget to keep the grill’s exterior wiped down, too.
Re-caulk Windows and Doors
Keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer months can be a challenge. Keep your air-conditioning costs down by re-caulking windows and doors in the spring. Maintaining a properly sealed house helps keep the cool air in which means lower energy bills for you and your family.
With Westchester’s diverse weather, your front walkway might need some extra attention. Address any cracked concrete on the patio or sidewalk. Spring is for tiptoeing through the tulips, not tripping on the pavers.