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Let the Sun Shine In

Winter weather can often be hard on your home's exterior. With spring just around the corner, it's time to take a closer look and correct any problems that may have developed over the season. Post-winter "tune ups" are common and can easily be handled by hiring your contractor or handyman. Here's a checklist to get you started:

Gutters and downspouts
Remove leaves and debris. Check for joint separation, loose fasteners, or corrosion. Gutters can expand and contract with freezing and thawing, which causes sagging. Reattach so they're flush and secure against the roof. If you don't have them installed already, now is a perfect time to consider a gutter guard system, to alleviate gutter cleaning for good!

Blockwork and stucco, fencing, and gates
On the exterior, check for deteriorated mortar and cracks in walls and chimney.  Inside your home, look for cracks or stains that indicates settling that has created a stress fracture.  Seal with appropriate sealant to protect the integrity of the barrier.  Examine powdercoated wrought iron for any rust that will needed to be sanded and repainted.

Roof
Look for lost or damaged shingles, especially after a hailstorm.  Hail strikes can compromise the material’s waterproofing ability.  If you see pock marks with missing chip cover on the black tar, you may need new shingles.  Look for lost or damaged shingles. Check flashing around plumbing vents, skylights, and chimneys. Inspect attic rafters for water stains. Examine siding under the roof eaves and inside ceilings for water or discoloration that indicate leaks.  Have any repair work done by a qualified roofer.  Make sure they are licensed, insured, and can provide references.

Ventilation
Have the chimney cap and flue inspected for cracks or leaking. The chimney should be cleaned once a year. The dryer vent should be cleaned every other year. The neglect of either is a typical source of home fires. The ventilation system for the cooktop will build up grease, and lose its effectiveness and will need to be cleaned periodically.  If the manufacturer suggests cleaning the screen in your dishwasher, turn on the tap until you get hot water before you start it, so you know your dishwasher is filling with hot water.

Siding and trim
Clean the exterior with a pressure washer to remove mold. Check wood surfaces for weathering. If paint is cracked or peeling and the wood is exposed, scrape loose paint, sand the area, and apply primer before painting. Replace any rotted wood.

Foundation
Monitor any hairline cracks in foundation walls. Minor cracks that result from settling are normal. Mark cracks with tape and check them every few months. If you can slide a nickel into any crack in your concrete slab or foundation, it's time to call in a professional.

Concrete driveways, patios, and walkways
Inspect for cracks or signs of movement. Fill cracks with a concrete filler or silicone caulk. When weather permits, pressure-wash the concrete.

Air conditioning
Have a qualified contractor clean and service the outside unit of your air conditioning system. If some rooms are either hotter or colder than other rooms, your system may need to be balanced.

Landscaping
Trim all vegetation and overgrown bushes that are touching structure to prevent them from scratching the sides of the house. Check for weakened trees and broken branches. Check your lawn sprinkler system for leaks, exposed lines, and broken sprinkler heads.

Decks and porches
Check for loose boards and deterioration. Look for water stains or signs of decay where the deck ties to the house. Wash decking to remove moss and mold.

 

May your kindness, Lord, be upon us, we have put our hope in You.

Ps 33: 22

Look for lost or damaged shingles. Check flashing around plumbing vents, skylights, and chimneys. Inspect attic rafters for water stains. Examine siding under the roof eaves and inside ceilings for water or discoloration; these indicate ice dams may have created leaks along the roof edge. Have any repair work done by a qualified roofer.
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