April showers brings May flowers, and a whole laundry list of things to do before getting ready for summer! Here at the investor hub we have some tips as to what projects to delve into this spring, to make sure your home is in tip top shape and up to date!
1.) Clean The Gutters – Whether you need to hire someone or you do it yourself, cleaning your gutters can save you headaches and heartbreaks. If the downspouts are not away from your foundation, adjust it accordingly. Leaky and loose gutters can lead to improper drainage, and if water was to drain into the right space, you could be facing water damage in your basements or crawl spaces without even knowing it! Leaky gutters can also lead to a leaky roof, if the drainage isn’t going to the appropriate place.
2.) Examine Your Roof – Have your roof examined, check for lose tiles or damage that may have occurred during the winter or early spring. The summer sun can have a damaging effect on roof shingles. If you see shingles that are cracked, folded, loose, or even missing granules, try and replace them. Be sure to also check the flashing near the plumbing vents, also check the flashing if you have skylights and chimneys. We recommend to having this done by a qualified roofer, so you that way you take out the risk of being on the roof, and you have the comfort of knowing you’re in good hands.
3). Check Your AC Unit- Just in time for summer, check and have your air conditioning unit serviced by a professional. If possible, have the coils cleaned and the filters changed to ensure that your unit is working efficiently and providing you with the coolest, cleanest air possible. Also, having your air conditioning unit serviced yearly, can bode well if you ever decide to sell your home.
Being prepared never hurt anyone, so before you set off into summer, make sure you’re all set at home!