Being less than a month away from spring and with temperatures throughout New England hitting the 70's this past week it's time to start thinking of the new season. With spring comes more time spent outside and for so many people that means keeping up with house maintenance. Homes endure a lot of stress during the winter and with the snow melting away we see a variety of issues pop up around the house. Follow these maintenance tips this spring so your house is ready to take on all that mother nature throws at it for the rest of the year.

Examine Roof Shingles: All roofs take a beating during the winter so be sure to look for any damage. Ice, rain, snow, and freezing temperatures can create problems that weren't there during fall season. So, this is the perfect time to look for any signs that you need a new roof. From leaks, missing shingles, buckling shingles, missing granules to much more there is a plethora of problems that can arise with your roof.

Gutter Examination:  Check for leaky or loose gutters. Improper drainage can directly lead to water leaking into your house. 

Inspect Chimney: If you have a masonry chimney check out the joints which are in between the stones or bricks. Also, check for:

  • Bricks or Stones that have fallen out
  • Vegetation growing on them
  • Damage to Chimney Flashing
Outside Faucets: Outdoor faucets during the winter sometimes get freeze damage. Place your finger over the faucets and turn it on. If you can stop the flow of water then that's an easy trick to see if the pipe inside the home is damaged. Trim Overgrown Foliage: Trees, shrubs, and branches that have grow over your house can cause issues. The spring is a good time to get rid of these before all the leaves grow. Try to keep branches 5-7 feet away from your house to prevent against falling branch damage.

Spring is the perfect time to get your house in order, so start planning today. If you have any exterior home issues please feel free to reach out to Capital Construction Contracting. We are a full-service exterior remodeling, home improvement and masonry contractor servicing the Greater Boston Area and beyond.

For further information please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone today at 617-319-1225 or through our online contact form.