Spring Cleaning: Home Exterior Edition

Spring is in full bloom and we are loving it! There is a lot to look forward to when spring rolls around. Flowers in bloom, extra sunshine, and maybe even the refreshment of spring cleaning!

Did you know that this is also the perfect season to do some “spring cleaning” on the exterior of your home? There are several things we recommend homeowners to look for on the outside of their house to make improvements and maintain its beauty and quality. Let’s take a look at a few!

Siding: Over time, siding can crack, rot and have a detrimental effect on your house. If left unfixed, water can seep in and damage the layer beneath the surface. It can also infiltrate the interior because this moisture can cause paint and wallpaper to peel and even lead to mold formation.

Trim: The trim around your doors and windows that border the roof and siding can also decay and fracture over the years. Repairing this doesn’t only have an effect on the aesthetic of the house but also can help prevent moisture from penetrating past the trim.

Pressure Wash: No matter what your home exterior is made of, it is important to pressure wash the outside of your home because it helps rid it of any mold or dirt before it accumulates and rots. It’s extremely important to check it after winter passes because the harsher weather can stain the outside and, when left too long, will lead to mold and damage to the finishes.

Roof: It probably comes as no surprise that one of the most important things to maintain in good condition is your roof! It is the literal protection over your home and is also the part that gets the most exposure to nature’s elements. Therefore, you will definitely want to get it inspected to see if there are any signs that it needs to be repaired or potentially even replaced, depending on its condition. When gone unchecked, your roof can gradually decay, deteriorate and lead to a much scarier situation on your hands in the future.

Yes, spring is here and so is your opportunity to inspect your homes exterior! May you take advantage of this time to make sure your home is in good shape. If this spring season brings on the inspiration to start the process of getting your own custom home, we are here to help you make that dream a reality!

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