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Preparing the Home’s Exterior for Spring

Even though winter is usually mild in Arizona, it can still leave a lot of dirt and debris on, around, and inside your home. This is why spring is such a big season for home maintenance. A list of exterior projects should include things from checking drainage to investing in replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ.

1. Check Exterior Drainage

First thing, you want to be sure that water is continuing to drain away from your house. If puddles form around the home they should not stand for more than 24 hours. If you notice pooling, you should try to grade the areas around your home so water flows away from the foundation.

2. Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters work as part of your drainage. You might have a bad spout or a loose connection causing leaks. You also want to make sure the gutters are clear of leaves, dirt, and debris. Use a ladder to remove loose debris. Then run the hose down the downspouts to remove any clogs. You want those lines clear when spring and summer rains roll through.

3. Check Roofing for Damage

While you are on the roof clearing the gutters, it is a good opportunity to inspect your roof tiles for damage. If any panels are loose or askew you will want to make repairs as soon as possible.

4. Inspect Home Exterior

You also want to inspect the rest of your exterior. Look for damaged siding. Look for chips in the stucco. Look for holes in the brick. Is the paint chipping? Are there signs of rust or decay? Are there any pest infestations? Making these repairs in spring will mitigate against expensive future damage.

5. Get AC Ready for Summer

In Arizona, it gets hot quickly. You will want to clear the clutter away from the outdoor air conditioning unit, three feet of clearance. Remove any loose leaves, dirt, yard toys, and debris. Spray off the coils and switch on the power. This will prepare the system and help it run more efficiently all summer long.

6. Clear Dead Plants and Shrubs

If you didn’t trim the trees, bushes, and shrubs in the fall then spring is a good time to do it. You don’t want plants to create any cracks or holes in the exterior of your home.

7. Repair Damaged Screens

Windows screens are important. You don’t want bugs and pests making their way into the home. Screen repair is a quick and easy fix. All it takes is one trip to the home improvement store.

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8. Invest in Replacement Windows

Builder-grade windows only last about fifteen years before they need to be replaced. You will start to notice leaks, drafts, fogging between the panes, and difficult operations. Any one of these signs is a signal it is time to start thinking about new windows. The investment will enhance curb appeal, increase energy savings, and boost the value of your home.

For more information about top-of-the-line replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ contact our experts at Freelite, Inc.