Spring has arrived and many homeowners are itching to get things back in order after the off-season. With the days getting longer, it is a perfect time to tackle some of those home improvement projects you have been putting off. These are just a few things you can take on this spring to prepare for the busy months ahead:
- Repair Your Roof
When it comes to protection against the elements, your roof is a leading defense. Even a small issue with the roof can cause major damage inside your home, especially to the attic and walls. So take out your binoculars and look at your roof to see if any shingles are missing or blown out of place. And if you have had water leaking in, spring is a good time to get the problem fixed before hurricane season begins.
- Check Exterior Walls
While you are at it, you should also check your exterior walls for damage. Pay close attention to areas under the eaves and near the downspouts. Water stains can mean your gutters are not properly allowing for runoff. If necessary, patch up your walls and repair or replace your gutters.
- Inspect and Clean Windows
Cleaning the inside and outside of your windows is a perfect spring project. It’s rewarding to start the season off with sparkling clean windows. And while you clean, examine the frames, glass, and tracks on all your windows. Look for signs of warping, leaks, or broken glass. Seal up any leaks with weather-stripping or caulk. If the damage is bad enough, have any broken windows replaced as soon as possible.
- Prepare Hurricane Shutters
Before hurricane season officially begins, pull out your hurricane shutters and check them for proper installation and function. Give them a good cleaning and proper lubrication so that if disaster does strike, you’re ready.
- Attend to Any Leaks
Speaking of leaks, spring is the perfect time to address leaky faucets, sweaty pipes, and clogged drains. Check the bathrooms and kitchen to makes sure all the connections are sealed.
- Get your HVAC System Inspected
You should have your heating and air conditioning system inspected twice a year. These routine checks and tune ups will keep your system running more efficiently and for a longer period of time. You should also replace your air filters and replace them every month during peak season to keep your system running smoothly.
- Decks and Patios
Another great spring project is to get your decks and patios ready. Give them a good sweep to remove debris. Check for any loose or splintered boards. If you notice the finish looking worn and faded, consider resealing it.
- Install an Enclosed Porch
Living in Florida, you likely enjoy the outdoors. Installing a deck or enclosed porch will give you even more access year round. With energy efficient windows, create an indoor/outdoor living space you can use during all seasons.
If you are looking for more tips about installing hurricane impact resistant windows and doors in Sarasota, FL this spring, or you’d like to invest in hurricane shutters, contact Armored Dade Windows and Shutters. Call 941-798-9010 to talk to one of our professionals today. Or visit us at 8112 Cortez Rd. West, Bradenton, FL 34210.