Winter takes its toll on your house. Here is a checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance.
Examine roof shingles. Shingles that are cracked, buckled or loose or are missing granules need to be replaced. Check flashing around plumbing vents, skylights and chimneys.
Check the gutters. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear of debris.
Fill in low areas. Fill low areas in the yard or next to the foundation with compacted soil.
Inspect the concrete. Fill cracks with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk. Power-wash and then seal the concrete.
Move firewood. Remove firewood stored near the home. Firewood should be stored at least 18 inches off the ground and at least 2 feet from the structure.
Check outside faucets. Check outside hose faucets for freeze damage. While you’re at it, check the garden hose for dry rot.
Clean and repair your screens. Screens help reduce your electric bills in the summer and allow you to open windows at night.
Repair any cracked or peeling paint. Also caulk any cracks around windows.
Service the AC Unit. An annual service call will keep the system working at peak performance levels.
Change interior filters regularly.
Check Power Equipment.
Clean equipment and sharp cutting blades will make yardwork easier.