Springtime in Maryland means it’s time for baseball, planting flowers and enjoying nature. The weather is continuing to improve each day along with longer days. For homeowners, it also means it’s time to start making a list of spring home improvement projects. Before you make your short list of big projects, here are our suggestions.
Before April showers bring May flowers, make sure to take a look at your gutters. A correctly installed gutter system is vital for not only water transfer but also for the structure of the house. Installing gutters is a simple process, however, the technique depends on the gutter type. There are two basic types. These include k-style and half-round. So, if you’re replacing your gutters, be sure to arrange the new system the same way as the old one.
Deck Upgrades or Installation
Next up on our home maintenance checklist is your deck upgrade. Sometimes it’s hard to maintain a deck because it is constantly exposed to outside elements. It can take a beating during the snowy and rainy months. So, if you want to enjoy your deck in the summer, make sure you do the proper maintenance. Begin by checking the structure and frame. Things to look for include cracks or rotten decking boards and loose nails. As you are cleaning up your deck, take a look underneath it. If you see deterioration, it’s a good idea to replace those parts.
Resurfacing your deck with composite decking and railing will eliminate the need to stain or paint. Composite decking will not splinter, split, or rot; all while looking great year after year. This means more time spent enjoying your deck instead of maintaining it.
Air Conditioning Inspection
Keeping up with your air conditioning unit will save you energy and money while extending its lifespan. It’s smart to have a contractor do pre-season check-ups, and the best time to schedule a check-up is early spring.
Typical air conditioner maintenance includes:
- Checking the thermostat settings
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Checking and inspecting the condensate drain
- Checking the controls of the system
Replace Your Home Siding
Siding is a vital building material for your home. It protects your house from harsh elements, and also gives your house character and value. Replacing your siding can be a major upgrade in your home’s appearance, but sometimes it’s not an easy decision to make. There are many siding options to choose from, all of which have their own benefits. Three basic types include metal, vinyl, and wood. No matter which siding material you use, be sure to consider the reliability, cost, and ongoing maintenance.
Repair Your Roof
Visually inspecting your home roof is crucial for your spring home maintenance checklist. A roof may be considered the most important element of your house. It keeps you and your belongings safe and dry. Common repairs include swapping shingles, fixing curled corners, and repairing cracked shingles. If you see a problem, no matter how small it may seem, it’s best not to ignore it because it could potentially turn into a bigger one.
At Amazing Home Contractors we realize not all spring home improvement projects are created equal. So feel free to contact us at (410) 780-7663 and we can help you make a smart decision. We also offer financing on all of our products and services with low monthly payments.