When spring is on the way, homeowners will inevitably be thinking about the repairs they need to do on their homes. Spring and summer are ideal seasons for carrying out any home repairs, especially ones that must get done outdoors.
The thing is, some homeowners might forget about specific jobs, and by the time they remember them, winter soon approaches. They must then wait several months before the next opportunity arises. Here are five of the top home repairs you should do before summer:
1. Check Your HVAC System
Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is an integral part of your home. What’s more, it’s an essential one, providing warmth during the colder months and icy-cold air during the summer. Of course, it will need periodic maintenance and repairs.
Now that the weather is becoming more favorable, it’s time to check your heating and cooling system and get any repairs carried out by a professional. That way, you won’t have to sweat it out during summer or shiver during winter!
2. Repair Your Guttering
When it rains, do you often have a curtain of water dripping down instead of properly flowing into your downpipes? If so, now’s the best time to repair any damaged guttering. The thing about guttering is that it can break due to fatigue or even snow and ice damage.
You’ll need a long, sturdy ladder to climb up and repair or replace any sections of guttering. If you’re not a fan of working at heights, it might be worth paying a contractor to do the work for you. The last thing you want to happen is experience a panic attack several feet in the air.
3. Repair Your Roof
Have you noticed some roof tiles that have come adrift? When you’re up on the roof repairing your guttering, you can take the opportunity to fix your roof tiles as well. Be sure to use ladders that can hook onto the apex of your roof for added safety while you work.
4. Paint Your Fence Panels
Are your fence panels looking more than a little weathered? If so, it’s time to fix the problem and ramp up your home’s curb appeal with a fresh paint job. Spring is an excellent time to paint your fencing because it’s less likely to rain, and you won’t suffer from heat exhaustion.
Consider opting for fence panel paint that offers at least five years of protection from the elements. Such paints have a silky feel to them once dry, ensuring that water doesn’t penetrate through the wood, causing it to rot.
5. Seal Your Asphalt Driveway
If your home has an asphalt driveway and it’s in good condition, now is the time to ‘seal’ it. When you seal your driveway, you help prevent any cracks from appearing due to weathering effects or even from accidental chemical spills.
It’s something you can do yourself with the right equipment, and there are plenty of YouTube videos on the subject.