The winter was not difficult! The entire nation took an icy bath, knowing the ice and snow prediction from Florida in the south to the traditionally hard-hit states in the north such as New York and Massachusetts.
Virginia – especially the north sector – has not escaped the cold and windy bites this fall, and now that spring finally seems to be installed, many homeowners are facing the perspective of home repairs and general maintenance. to ensure that their properties are not only beautiful, but that they will stand the test of time throughout the summer and in all that next winter their Reserve.
Gutters and Downspouts
Clogged or damaged gutters are common after a harsh winter. However, with the spring rains at any time, a gutter system is not working properly can cause disaster for the owner. Water damage is very expensive to repair, so make sure your gutters and downspouts are not only free of debris, but that they are well maintained and work well. If you do not want to get your hands dirty, or if you do not have the skills to do the repairs, call a local do-it-yourselfer who can help you.
Repair Cracks in Concrete
Concrete patios, driveways, or driveways that have cracked will let water through, which can cause movement and settling. Do not wait until it's too late; get cracks in the flat concrete areas now fixed before they become uneven. In addition, if the water gets into cracks and freezes next winter, it will widen and aggravate cracking.
Take care of your woodwork
Wood, especially in older homes, is likely to be damaged by water over time. As for most home repairs, tackling them now will not only be easier, but much cheaper than waiting until they have become more urgent. Small areas of damage to wood components (window sills, fines, etc.) can often be achieved with epoxy wood patching compounds that are even harder and more durable than the wood itself when dry. If the damaged carpentry is structural, then it is imperative that it be repaired immediately, and a quick look into the unforgettable Yellow Book of many local carpentry and DIY services that can take care of that for you.
Inspecting the Roof
A damaged or leaking roof can be a disaster for the owner. A professional handyman not only knows the telltale signs that a roof needs repairs, but he has the head for the heights and skills to take a lighter and make sure repairs are quick and efficient.
Although generally considered cosmetic, a general touch-up on the outside of a home will not only give it a beautiful appearance, but will retain its value and help prevent damage future caused by the elements. A pressurized wash to remove algae and mildew, a paint stroke here and there to protect the masonry and woodwork, new or repaired screens to let in the air but keep the wildlife outside … There A lot of little things to do will help you and your family get the most out of your home.