With spring just around the corner, it would be a good idea to get an early start on your spring cleaning. To keep track of all the chores you need to finish, you can refer to this home maintenance checklist:
You should start by decluttering your home. Get rid of the items you don’t use anymore—you can donate them to charity—to free up limited floor space.
Clean or Replace Your HVAC Filters
Spring is also known as allergy season. To prevent allergy flare-ups and keep indoor air quality at optimal levels, clean or replace your HVAC system’s air filters. As a rule of thumb, your HVAC system’s air filters should be replaced every 90 days. However, if you have pets, you need to replace them every two months.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
Freezing temperatures can be harsh on your exterior, which is why you should have a residential or commercial roofer inspect your roof and the other parts of your exterior. The sooner winter damage is fixed, the better. Remember: your roof needs to be inspected at least twice a year, ideally in spring and before winter.
Clean Your Gutters
Don’t forget to clean your gutters, which serve as part of your roof’s first line of defense against the elements. If leaves, pine needles, and other debris keep water from flowing to the drains, water might spill onto your roof and exterior, increasing the risk of leaks.
Seal Holes in Your Exterior
You should have a professional contractor inspect your exterior or siding for holes. Pests and vermin become more active as temperatures rise. Soon, they’ll be looking for new places to build their nests. If there are any holes, you need to plug them or replace the siding panels before pests can infiltrate your home. For added protection against pests, you might want to consider installing low-maintenance, pest-resistant vinyl siding.
To learn more about your siding options, consult one of your local contractors.
Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including siding and roof replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (905) 875-2888 or fill out this form.