Author: J. Jerrald Hayes

A Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Winters can be tough on a house especially here in the northeast with it mix of cold and cold-wet weather. Making it a habit of running through this Spring Home Maintenance Checklist and either hiring a professional to take of the problems you discover or taking care of them yourself can save a homeowner lots of dollars in the long run and help avoid the expensive costs associated with emergency repairs. Exteriors: Start at the Top: Inspecting the Roof Walk around your house and give a visual inspection to your roof system. If you can’t see your roof clearly ether get a ladder or use a pair of binoculars but to ignore this inspection can leave your roof in peril. If you have a typical asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof look for loose, worn, curled, and/or damaged shingles. if you can safely get up on your roof look for areas where the roof deck might feel spongy under your feet. Any sign of sponginess should be checked from the underside. It could be a sign of damage. Look at every square foot of your roof. Ice dams can lift and damage shingles. You’ll also want to check flashing around chimneys. Don’t forget to make sure that gutters are free of debris. If you really can’t inspect your roof easily or thoroughly for potential problems then inspecting your roof from...

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