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People are more likely to think of their weather stripping during the Summer and Winter months when their HVaC bills are at their highest. But, Spring is the perfect time to lock down your windows and doors and reduce any drafts that you may have in your home. If you have dated windows you can contact a professional home window repair company. You may find that it is best to consider a window replacement company coming in and updating your home to high-efficiency windows to reduce that HVaC bill.
Really it's best if you clean your gutters at least twice a year...after the Fall leaves are done and, you guessed it, after the Spring buds have fallen. You will want those gutters operating at their peak come the Spring Rainy Season. Some people may also find that their gutters clog during the Summer months too.
Much like the gutters, your Windows should be address at least twice a year. Ideally during the Spring and just prior to the Winter. It can be quite a revelation, when you see how much brighter you home is after cleaning all the windows inside and out.
After the Winter's dirt and slush, Spring is a perfect time to hit those carpets in your house. Not only will your house look and smell fresher, you'll find yourself wanting to again get on the floor and roll around with your pets and/or small children.
Paint's first function is to provide a weather barrier for the wood on your house. If the paint if pealing or cracking that barrier is compromised and you're exposing your home to water, mold, mildew and pests. This is why you always want to have extra trim paint on hand. Once you've done these touch-ups, not only will you feel better about the look of your home...you'll rest easy knowing that it's protected. Of course, you can eliminate this annual chore, and have professional siding replacement company re-do your home and/or trim. Thus, never needing that maintenance again!!
Spring is a great time to evaluate the curb appeal of your home. Stand at the street and look at the front door, the window trimmings and the overall attractiveness of your home. Many appearance improvements can be made with out becoming budget-busters.