Even if you don’t plan to put your house up for sale this spring, these six maintenance tasks should still be high on your list of to-dos:

  • Poke and press the wood siding on the exterior of your house (especially just above the soil line) in search of rotting soft spots.

  • Schedule any painting now, before the summer rush.

  • Re-stain wood decks, fences, railings, trellises and other outdoor structures every year or two (but only if they were previously stained; if they were originally painted, they’ll need to be re-painted).

  • Inspect asphalt/concrete driveways and walkways for cracks and wear. Pressure wash any sections covered in moss.

  • Do not pressure wash asphalt-shingle roofing (which will damage the shingles). But do use binoculars to assess the current condition of  your roof.

  • Check any crawl spaces for water accumulation, mold, missing insulation, rodents and other troubles.


Posted on February 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm
Barbara Maltman | Category: Uncategorized

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